Work of Art Man's Valentine

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I needed a serious male Valentine - NO FRILLS!! Here is what I'm sending to a sweet 91 year old man in a nursing home - that I have never met. Word of mouth got back to me that he liked my monthly cards because they weren't flowery!! So NO bling for this guy! My local stamp club sends monthly handmade cards to specific residents. They LOVE IT! We love it, too. PLEASE send cards to those who can no longer get out and about. You will brighten their day AND your heart will feel good!! Do it!! 

Work of Art Stamp Set & Wood Textures Designer Series Paper


Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes

THANK YOU to all who came to our Annual Used Stamp Sale! It was another success!! ENJOY your bargains.

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These handy dandy Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes #145583 make up quick! I used the flamboyant Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 to cover the front. It's splashy and fun!

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The 2-1/4" Circle Punch #143720 makes a perfect layer for the envelope flap - cut it exactly in half.

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Stock up on this elegant specialty paper before it's gone FOREVER!! Get your cards ready for Valentine's Day!!


Sure Do Love You Bundle

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This is call an Envelope Card and it uses very little paper. The base is 4 X 5-1/4" which saves paper when cutting from a 12 X12" sheet! The tip of the triangular flap TUCKS under the strip below. SO SIMPLE & UNIQUE!

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The flap is a 3-3/4" square, scored diagonally. The flap opens to reveal your message! 

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This back view shows the square flap. This GORGEOUS paper is Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 - OH SO SPLASHY!! The stamps and dies are the Sure Do Love You Bundle #145965 wood or #145966 clear.

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Be sure to dimensionalized (elevate) the strip so you are able to TUCK the tip of the flap 1/4" under. TRY this FUN FOLD!!

All items available in my online store now!

 

 


Sunshine Wishes Thinlits with Brusho

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Valentine's Day is around the corner! I've been playing with Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 from the Occasion Catalog. Sprinkle a small amount of Brusho Crystals onto wet Watercolor Paper for interesting backgrounds! That's the easiest use for these Crystals, but there are many more ideas!

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 Sunshine Wishes Thinlits #141489 are perfect for a Valentine Card!

Try Brusho Crystal Colour if you love "out of the box" experimenting!


Bloomin' Love Valentine Panel Card

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A simply elegant Valentine was created using Stampin' Up!'s Bloomin' Love Stamp Set of 16 photopolymer images, #140643! A die cut heart using a Sweet & Sassy Framelits Die was layered onto a Silver Metallic Foil Doily.

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Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red.

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To create your own unique fold PANEL CARD, cut base card  8-1/2" X 5-1/2" and score at 2" and 3-1/8" from both ends. Try it, then send your Valentine some love!!

Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies

#141707 - $35 for 15 dies

Sweet & Sassy Framelits $35


Sealed With Love Bundle, Tri-Fold Card

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Today's Valentine is a showy Tri-Fold design. This requires 12X12" cardstock. Start with your Real Red cardstock cut to 12" X 5-1/2". Score at 4-1/4", 7-1/4" and 10-1/4". A Belly Band holds the card flat and the band's measurement is flexible. Mine is 1" X 9-1/2". The feature is the sweet Sending Love Design Series Papers!

Tri fold valentine

I like to give the Belly Band a cute FOCAL point! LOVE THE LIPS STAMP!!! 

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Here is the total presentation! I alternated the Designer Series Paper: dark/light/dark so it pops. This BUNDLE saves you 10% and is sooo VERSATILE! Have you made your Valentines yet??

Sealed with Love BUNDLE

#144705 - $45.75

27 photopolymer images & 14 dies

Sealed with Love Bundle $45.75


A Foxy Valentine for Him

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Stampin' Up!'s "Foxy Friends Bundle" creates the PERFECT Valentine for HIM!! The 29 photopolymer stamps are combined with the Fox Builder Punch in this bundle to save you 10% and give you GREAT versatility to make LOT of different critters!!

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The colors are Real Red, Basic Grey and Whisper White. Be sure to cock the Fox's head to give him a sassy look!

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Foxy Friends Bundle

#142326 - $40.50

29 photopolymer images & coordinating punch

Foxy Friends Bundle $40.50


Bloomin' Love Stamp Set begins Valentine Postings

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This is the beginning of Valentine ideas for YOU to make for your friends and loved ones! This Pop of Pink Designer Series Washi Tape card is a FAST one! I created a tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch #133324 and Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272. Starting at the top, I applied the Washi Tape in 3 designs, then stamps, then applied 3 more rows of Washi Tape. I cut off the excess tag at the bottom. EASY, because Washi Tape is REPOSITIONABLE!!

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I keep my Washi Tape in the specific designer grouping by using an office binder ring. It's simple to open and remove or change the rolls of tape!

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It's time to get ready for Valentines!! Click in tomorrow for another idea!

Bloomin' Love Stamp Set

#140643 - $17 for 16 photopolymer images

Coordinating Thinlits Dies are available

Bloomin' Love $17


Do more with So Detailed Thinlits Dies

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We ALL love versatility! Check out what I did with Stampin' Up!'s SO DETAILED Thinlits!!

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I needed a coordinating envelope for this Valentine. So, I cut an extra die cut from the same die used on my card. I lightly attached it to the envelope flap, just to hold it in place.

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Using a sponge dauber, I pounced on heavy color using a Real Red ink pad.

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I gently pulled away the die and I have the perfect coordinating envelope flap! The Die Cut was used as a stencil! As a BONUS, I can use the Red Stencil on another project! Another variation in my NEXT post! Stop back.

TRY THIS!

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Valentine Cards

Hearts

PUNCH OUT some Valentines using the sweet Love Blossoms Designer Series Papers!! I used a 1" square punch, Sweetheart Punch and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Because the designer paper is thinner than card stock, you can punch two sheets of the designer paper at once! Corrugated Card stock and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper add interest and texture to this sweet, simple layout! Try it!

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Love Blossoms

Designer Series Paper STACK

#140548 - $8 - 6X6"

Love Blossoms Stack $8


Bow Builder Punch

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Here is a sweet little Valentine notecard from my recent class. The Bow Builder Punch is a PERFECT mate for the darling Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack!! We covered the envelope flap to coordinate.

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This is a peek from the top so you can see the other side of the paper inside the bow loops! This Valentine goes together quickly and makes a BIG impact with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper!! Try it!


Challenging YOU...

This challenge is for you:

PLEASE, PLEASE send a hand stamped Valentine to someone who is ill, lonely, grieving, in a nursing home, ETC. Brighten someone's day with an UNEXPECTED card! You have more power than you know to cheer another. I have a stack of Valentine Cards going out...but the 3 most IMPORTANT are going to three ladies in their nineties in care facilities! Leave a comment for me.

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Sneak Peeks begin...

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Confession time: I'm sick of my holiday stamps because I have been using them since August. I got my BIG box of Occasion Catalog and Sale-A-Bration pre-ordered products!!!! I'm busy, busy playing with NEW TOYS!! This lovely image is called "Love is Kindness" and just perfect with Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities Markers....available in NEW COLORS! All this EXCITEMENT starts on Jan. 6, 2015 when the Occasion Catalog begins and Sale-A-Bration starts!

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I think this quote would make a sweet Valentine message!

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If you are my regular customer, watch your mail for this new DELIGHTFUL Occasions Catalog. If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to order from me, I'll be happy to mail you a copy: nferb@hotmail.com

Come back...more PEEKS to follow!!


Dress Up Framelits Die

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Here's a HOT little number for Valentine's Day!

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The Dress Up Framelits Die is a STAMPIN' UP! EXCLUSIVE and has

 ENDLESS possibilities! SHOP NOW!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: My Little Valentine #132242 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Regal Rose #105130, Pretty in Pink #100459
  • Ink: Real Red #126949
  • Dies: Dress Up Framelits #130101, Heart Collections Framelits #125599, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits #125596
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #133439, Red Glimmer Paper #121790, Small Oval Punch #120908, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding #120992, Dimensionals #104430

Dress Up Framelits

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You should have been at my Valentine Class last week when we created this sweet duo!

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The Dress Up Framelits are soooo ADDICTIVE!! Sooo cute and fun!!

Supplies List:

  • Cardstock: Primrose Petals #126841, Pool Party #122924
  • Die Cutting: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Dress Up Framelits Dies #130101
  • Accessories: More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper #129309, 3/8" Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon #126844, In Color Dahlias #127556

That's the Ticket

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This was a Valentine Class project from last week.

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Elizabeth Price's swap card was my inspiration.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: That's the Ticket #128072 Wood or # 128075 Clear
  • Cardstock: Pink Pirouette #111351, Primrose Petals Core'dinations #129322
  • Ink: Primrose Petals #126858
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Honeycomb Embossing Folder #129378, Designer Sanding Block #124304, Ticket Duo Builder Punch #126883, More Amore Specailty Designer Series Paper #129309, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper #126918, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, Linen Thread #104199, Dimensionals #104430

What do you do with a Hat Pin?

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Did you see the Hat Pins in the Occasions Mini Catalog on page 18?? Here is a creative use of the Hat Pin by my demonstrator friend Tami Waddell. She laced the pin through ribbon and lace! So pretty!

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The card is the lovely Designer Cuts that comes with Blushing Bride Envelopes! Just back the die cut shape with any cardstock or Designer Series Paper to have a speedy card! The package contains 8 cards, in two designs. Give them a try!


My Type

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This card was a favorite at my recent Valentine class. Everyone loved the old typewriter and had a story tell about pre-computer days! This creation would be great to give to a guy. I love the First Edition Designer Series background paper that features the "olde type." Its a perfect match for the stamp set "You're My Type."

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The Red Glimmer Paper punched with the Heart to Heart Punch adds glitz. I've just returned from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in San Antonio so keep stopping by for my "BEST of SWAPS!"


Fashionable Hearts

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I cased this 3X6"card idea from Carrie Gaskin because it is very unique! It features the NEW "Fashionable Hearts" Embosslits Die for the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.

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I used the embosslit with Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, and Basic Grey. I popped out the hearts and mixed the colors, then re-inserted the images into the coordinating hole. This is sooo chic! Give it a try!


Valentine

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This is a Valentine made in my recent class using "P.S. I Love You" stamp set of 15 images. I love the colors of Basic Grey and Blushing Bride! All products are from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

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I love all the textures: satiny pleated ribbon, shiny Rhinestones, metallic Heart trinket, and Fashionable Hearts embossed with the MUST HAVE Big Shot Die Cutting Machine! Time to start your Valentines!


Coming in January...

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Beginning Jan. 4, 2012 you can order this unique stamp set of 7 called "You're Just My Type." I have heat embossed "ye olde typewriter" in black and created a masculine Valentine. No fu-fu for the guys, but definitely RED for Valentines Day.

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The Trinket says, "love," and comes packaged with assorted hearts. It contains jump rings and lobster claw closures so I can snap these cuties onto my Simply Adorned necklace or bracket! The Occasions Mini Catalog begins Jan. 4th and it's FULL of cool new TOYS!!