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Valentine Pinwheel Tower Card


Fancy Fold Time! This is a Pinwheel Tower Card and it folds flat for mailing in a medium envelope. SO CUTE!!



This adorable paper is the Sweet Talk 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper from the Jan. - June Spring Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up! 



Decorate any or all of the panels. Sometimes the designer paper is enough. Sign up for my in person class and learn this easy Fancy Fold!! One of the class projects will be this Fancy Fold, but with different supplies.

Fancy Fold Cards Class  $20

Fri., Feb. 11th at 9:30 am in Punta Gorda, FL

Create 3 fun FANCY FOLD Cards with envelopes to impress your friends! “Take-home-patterns” are included. Register & pay $20 by Feb. 4th. Please bring your own adhesive or purchase from me before class. Tell a friend. Orders always welcomed.

Start with paper, end with friends! Class details:

INVITE your friends! No experience needed, I’ll guide you! Please register & pay by the deadline. My ZELLE Acct. is 8159798912. No refunds after deadline. Please bring your own favorite adhesive or purchase from me before class. Orders appreciated & keep me in business.

[email protected] or 815.979.8912


Catch You Later #158037


This Catch You Later Stamp Set #158037 is a CHARMER!! This card is created by my friend and team member, Michelle Miller! It's sooo cute and youthful! Find it on page 63 of the Stampin' Up! Jan. to June 2022 Mini Catalog.




This card could be a Valentine or ANYTIME greeting because it's so versatile!


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Eden's Garden Bundle #157832

Eden's Garden Bundle 157832

This lovely bundle of foliage stamp images creates great Valentines! It's the pretty Eden's Garden Bundle #157832 with this sweet leafy oval die! The sentiment is mounted onto the Heart Punch Pack #151292. The envelope flap is covered with Red Foil paired with the Stitched Greenery Die #155451 with more leaves.


Edens Garden Bundle 157832

The Stitched Greenery Die was also used on the Basic White Card Stock layer. Wouldn't you love to get this in your mailbox?


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Hearts & Kisses Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Here is a FUN, unique stamp set, Hearts & Kisses #154345! It also comes as a PUNCH bundle #156201, saving 10%! I paired it with the Flowers for Every Season 6X6" Designer Series Paper #152486.



This sentiment is for a GIRL-to-GIRL Valentine card! The other sentiments in this set can be used all year around!



So then I tried the same fast layout with a bright stripe from the same paper packet! This is totally different look!



The Heart Charms #154282 are sooo easy to use by simply tying them into a twine knot or bow! These cards were fast and fun!



Which is your favorite?? Poppy Parade with the stripe? Magenta Madness with the floral??



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Love You Always Suite by Stampin' Up!


Elegantly striking! This Black silhouetted heart really makes a BIG statement of LOVE!! This is the exquisite Love You Always Suite #155977.



This lovely heart die is sooo detailed and bold in black!! The background is the Sale-A-Bration FREE item, Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper in Rococo Rose! Be sure to use adhesive sheets on these thin dies so your glue never shows.



The inside features a KISS image from the Hearts & Kisses Stamp Set #154345.  LOVE the row of tiny hearts die! 



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Overalls Pattern from All Dressed Up Dies


How cute are these overalls created with the All Dressed Up Dies #151665 that made the "purses" in my last post?!?!?!? I cased this adorable idea from Australian Demonstrator Michele Jutrisa. Michele has a 26 minute video you can view. I just had to make the coveralls with the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper #151189!


Cut off the bottom and side panel of the die cut purse, then cut a "V" to create two legs using the simple measurements above. 


Here is the backside so you can see how I crossed the two die cut straps.



ALL dies used are in the All Dressed Up Dies #151665. What a cute baby card, baby Valentine, toddler birthday or farmer card!! Just change the color!


TWO SUPER FUN CREATIONS from one set of dies!! SOOOO many possibilities!! TRY IT!!

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All Dressed Up Dies by Stampin' Up!


ADORABLE party favor "purses!" These sweet 15 All Dressed Up Dies #151665 create girlie goodies for card fronts and table favors! The purse goes together very quickly and can hold 3X3 cards, little gifts of jewelry or candy!


YOU really should have registered for my class today, because each guest received a sweet treat in a Real Red little purse that coordinated with the projects!!


The finished purse measures about 3-1/4" X 3-3/4" without the handles. Lots of fun to make and even MORE FUN to give!!


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Pressed Petal Specialty Washi Tape


Here is a clever idea using Pressed Petal Specialty Washi Tape #149585! I was inspired by Demonstrator, Su Mohr.


Lightly mark the shape of the plain heart punch from Heart Punch Pack of 2 layering hearts #151292. Starting from the TOP of the heart shape, fill in the image by overlapping the self-adhesive Washi Petals. Punch out the completed shape and layer onto a scalloped heart punched from Rose Glimmer Paper #146960


These tiny tumbling hearts are punched with the Dog Builder Punch #148543.


I love the simplicity and shimmer of this sweet card!! Use it for Valentine, Birthday, Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary or Baby!


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Got Scraps?


Here is fun way to use those designer paper scraps I know you have!! I die cut a heart using BE MINE STITCHED FRAMELITS DIES #148527. Using ALL MY LOVE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #148576, I cut my scraps into 1/2" strips and attached them on the back of the die cut. SIMPLE!


The result is a sweet scrappy quilt look!! Try it!!

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Foxy Friends Valentine


A little gray fox is bring Valentine Wishes! Poppy Parade and Basic Gray are a perfect color combo for this foxy message!

20190114_092241The NEW Rectangle Stitched Framelits #148551 focus the eye right to the adorable fox, which was created with the Fox Builder Punch #141470!! The coordinating Stamp Set is FOXY FRIENDS #141549 and makes lot of different critters!

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Hello Cupcake

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Sale-A-Bration is almost here!! It starts Jan. 3, 2019!! Select a FREE item for EACH $50 you purchase (USA) and there is no limit!! Time to stock up and earn free stuff - YAY!! This is the SWEET "Hello Cupcake" Stamp Set of  TEN images!! Colors: Lovely Lipstick and Flirty Flamingo.

Work of Art Man's Valentine


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.


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!


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


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


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!


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


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.


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!!

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Sunshine Wishes Thinlits with Brusho


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!


 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


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.


Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red.


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


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!!! 


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


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!!


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


Foxy Friends Bundle

#142326 - $40.50

29 photopolymer images & coordinating punch

Foxy Friends Bundle $40.50

Bloomin' Love Stamp Set begins Valentine Postings


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!!


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!


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


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


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.


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


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.



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Valentine Cards


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!


Love Blossoms

Designer Series Paper STACK

#140548 - $8 - 6X6"

Love Blossoms Stack $8

Bow Builder Punch


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.


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.


Sneak Peeks begin...


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!


I think this quote would make a sweet Valentine message!


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: [email protected]

Come back...more PEEKS to follow!!

Dress Up Framelits Die

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


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

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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

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

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

This was a Valentine Class project from last week.

Lots of new products! "Tickets" are HOT!100_3189
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?

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!

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

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."


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!"