Dec 28 2013

Love You Much Tri-fold card

Yep…I'm using Stampin' Up!'s Love You Much set again!  I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! came out with the Whole Lot of Love series of products!  Our Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Mini Collection subscription using them is VERY popular!!!  It's not too late to join!


Here is the card closed:

Then showing the tri-fold:


Love You More tri fold open

And fully open:

Love You More tri fold inside

Isn't that cute?  I love these tri-fold cards!  A couple years ago I received one with a photo on the inside…great idea!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Real Red cardstock, scored at 2 3/4 and 8 1/4.  The sides should fold in and meet in the middle.
  2. Add 2 1/2 x 4 panels of Fresh Prints Designer Paper to each flap front.
  3. I cut a 2 1/2 x 3 1/4 panel of Baked Brown Sugar and layered on 2 1/4 x 3 Whisper White.
  4. The bird was inked with Coastal Cabana and then used a marker on the legs, top feathers and beak.  I stamped the heart again with Real Red, then cut out and adhered over the other one.
  5. I stamped Made with Love in Real Red, punched with the 1-1/4 Circle, then layered on 1-3/8 Circle of Coastal Cabana and then the Scallop Circle of Real Red (I don't know how LONG it has been since I've used that combo of punches…and it used to be my favorite!)  I added a Rhinestone to the center of the heart.
  6. Inside I stamped Love You Much in Real Red on a 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 panel of Whisper White and centered it inside.

Isn't it SWEET???



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Dec 11 2013

Love You More again

OK…I'm in the middle of a big project, but took a few minutes to make up this card.  Stampin' Up!'s little Love You More stamp set for Valentine's (or other occasions!) is just TOO cute!  It is available to purchase NOW thru January 31st!  

Love You More

131850 Love You More Stamp Set (Wood) $21.95
131853 Love You More Stamp Set (Clear) $16.95


Here's another quick card I made up using the little bird…don't you LOVE those colors in the Fresh Prints DSP, too!

Here are the details:

  1. The 4 1/4 x 11 base of Coastal Cabana cardstock is folded in half.
  2. I cut a 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 piece of Baked Brown Sugar and added a 2 x 3 1/2 piece of Fresh Prints Designer Paper Stack to the bottom.  I rounded all four corners with the corner rounder.
  3. I stamped Love You More in Basic Black in the upper left corner, then added a strip of the new Natural Chevron Ribbon across the seam.  I used the reverse side for a solid ribbon so the chevrons didn't conflict with the DSP pattern.
  4. I used Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Baked Brown Sugar Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the bird stamp in Love You Much, then stamped it on Whisper White and cut it out, placing it on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Finally, I added a In Color Boutique Detail of Coastal Cabana to the ribbon.

Super cute???  I think so!!!


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Feb 14 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Woohoo!  I did have good news when I got home yesterday.  One of my Love You Much cards (posted HERE) made it to Stampers Showcase!  Stampers Showcase is on the demonstrator side of Stampin’ Up!’s website and a wonderful resource for demos to find cards they can use in their workshops.  This card was one that I made for the Control Freaks swap.  

I didn’t get many Valentine cards made to send out this year, although I did send a few.  The prototype for this card was a Shoebox Swap that I made for an upline meeting in December.  I still have a lot of Georgia Peach left from an earlier class I did, so I decided to use up some of the checked designer paper.  I love the colors in this paper and thought they’d make a great Valentine’s card!

I started with a base of So Saffron and added a strip of the stripe DSP inside along the bottom.  Then I used a layer of Regal Rose on the front and a strip of the checked DSP on the front.  I stamped Love You Much in Regal Rose on Whisper White and added a Saffron mini brad in the center of the flower and layered it onto So Saffron.  I stamped the hearts with Regal Rose on Pretty in Pink and punched with the Heart to Heart punch…the small one went in the center of the O.  I added a strip of Old Olive and pierced a row of holes down the center leading to the other punched hearts on the right.

Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!  I had an awesome time visiting my friends and teaching a couple classes over the past couple days.  Wish I got to see them more.

Set:  Love You Much
C/S: Regal Rose, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Georgia Peach (retired)
Inks:  Regal Rose
Other:  Piercing tool, Heart to Heart punch, Saffron mini brad


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Feb 13 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Valentines

I’m out of town, so this is scheduled to go off on Friday for the Bloggers’ Challenge which is a Valentine theme.  I think I’ve shown you all my Valentine’s this year…I’ve done quite a few!

These are the cute little pull-up boxes that my Stamp Club did last month using the Love You Much Bundle.  You pull the ribbon and the box of Conversation Hearts pulls up with it!  I’ve done this pattern with Hershey bars and other candy items…it has been around.

This one focuses on the Love You Much bundle that was on sale last month.  I used all the elements, stamp set, Heart to Heart punch and Candy Lane designer paper.  The stripes in this paper are my favorite and there are several variations of stripes in this package!   The large heart I stamped on Pretty in Pink with Riding Hood Red and hand-cut.  I stamped Friend to Friend in Riding Hood Red on Very Vanilla and punched with the Word Window punch, adding a couple silver mini brads to the side.  The 3 small hearts are punched from the Candy Lane DSP, I just used the back side of the small one for contrast.  The base is Pretty in Pink and the large heart is popped with dimensionals.  I used the slot punch on the front and back so the ribbon can feed down into the box and hold the box of Conversation hearts.

Hope you have a great weekend!  I’m headed to see Menopause at the theater with several of my girlfriends on Sunday and dinner after.  I’ve heard this is hysterical, so I’m really anxious to see it!

Set:  Love You Much
C/S: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Inks:  Riding Hood Red
Other:  Heart to Heart punch, Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Word Window punch, Silver mini brads, slot punch, dimensionals


Feb 02 2009

Love You Much Scallop Envelope box

At Leadership and Convention, I always like to take some 3D type items with me to swap with other demos.  I always come away with great ideas.  This year, for Leadership I made these scallop envelope boxes and filled them with a Ghiradelli Chocolate!  Yummy!  They were quite easy to do and nice for a little treat or table favor.  This one I used Pink Pirouette for the base scallop envelopes, then added a strip of Candy Lane DSP.  I stamped the scallop circle from Love You Much twice, ones in Chocolate Chip on Riding Hood Red and once on Very Vanilla with Riding Hood Red, then punched with the Scallop Circle and the 1 3/8 circle punches.  I tied the Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon around the box to hold it closed.

Without doing a step-by-step tutorial, here are a few basic instructions.

1.  Cut 2 Scallop Envelopes from cardstock.
2.  Score 1/2 inch from top existing score mark and 1/2 inch from bottom existing score mark.  Cut off both the bottom score marks you just made.
3.  Adhere the two envelope bottom flaps together with sticky strip and add tape to each side.  Remove side tapes one at a time and fold into box shape.  (Hint…hold the top and bottom together with one hand while you square and line up the sides with the other.)
4.  Fold the front scallop flap down into the inside of the box.  Fold the back scallop flap to the front.
5.   Decorate as desired.

Have fun!  Let me know if you make one of these…would love to see your creation!

Stamp:  Love You Much
C/S:  Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Candy Lane DSP
Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Other:   Scallop Envelope die, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, RHR Taffeta ribbon, 1/8 circle punch


Jan 21 2009

Love You Much – DCBD 111 Challenge

Just a quick post tonight.  I’ve been trying to find time all day to upload my DCBD Challenge card, but have been fighting a sinus headache all day.  Today’s challenge was to use this sketch.  I love sketch challenges…I find them much easier to do than color challenges for some reason.

This card uses the elements of the Love You Much Bundle…on sale 20% off thru the end of January only.  Of course, the Heart to Heart punch is my favorite and this is a cute stamp set!  I chose to paper piece the little birds…each in a different color Candy Lane designer paper.  I cut them out and layered them over the second stamped image and used my coluzzle to cut out the circle.  It is layered onto a third pattern in the Candy Lane Designer paper and the Close to Cocoa.

I wrapped Riding Hood Red striped ribbon around the Pink Pirouette cardstock and tied on the right.  I stamped Enjoy (from Enjoy Every Moment) with Close to Cocoa craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The same with Every Moment on Riding Hood Red, then punched with the Word Window Punch.  I used the Heart to Heart punch and placed one Riding Hood Red punch in the O of Enjoy and the other over the birds.  Then layered a smaller heart from the stripe Candy Lane paper again.  I thought it turned out cute and would make a nice anniversary card.

Well…I have a class coming in about 20 minutes.  Better finish up and get this posted!  Enjoy the other cards from the Bloggers’ Coffee Break Design Team!

Chris Austin
Dannie Graves
Dee Tollaksen
Heidi Michel
Julie Semones
Kristin Moore
Selene Kempton
Lisa Freeman




Dec 30 2008

Love You Much – Control Freaks swap

Here is the card that I made for the Control Freaks swap…a great bunch of gals with MEGA talent are in this swap group.  It is always like Christmas getting a swap package back in the mail.

I started with a base of Riding Hood Red.  I stamped the trio of hearts with Riding Hood Red on the Pink Pirouette layer, then adhered that to Chocolate Chip before placing it on the base layer.  I inked LOVE in Versamark, then Riding Hood Red and stamped on Very Vanilla, then embossed with clear embossing powder (a great way to get embossing powder in ALL colors!)  I colored the word LOVE with a blender pen and my Pink Pirouette reinker.  This I layered on Chocolate Chip, too.  I also placed a pink mini brad in the center of the flower and colored the leaf and stem with Certainly Celery marker.

The stripe is from Candy Lane Designer Paper…part of the Love You Much Bundle special going on right now.  Love this designer package because it has LOTS of stripe patterns…my favorites!  I did make some Pink Pirouette Faux Diamond Dust paper and punched out two of the small hearts from it and placed them with mini glue dots in the upper left corner of the LOVE layer.  Finally, I wrapped some of the Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon around the designer paper layer.

I made a couple extras of this card to give my Mom & Dad and hubby’s Mom & Dad for Valentine’s Day!  I’m sure they will love it and it certainly feels good to be done with that already!

Today I plan in working in my studio all day!  Yeah!  I had needed a break from creating gifts, classes and projects before Christmas, so it felt good to just relax.  But now I’m anxious to start creating again…can’t stay away too long.

And…don’t forget!  Email me to order your Love You Much bundle with this cute stamp set, Candy Lane Designer Paper and Heart to Heart punch at 20% off!  ($41.48 plus tax and shipping), plus save $10 off my Love You Much Stamp Camp on January 25 when you preorder this Bundle for me!

Dec 28 2008

Bonus WINNER and Love You Much

Oh my gosh…I totally spaced out on announcing the random drawing winner of the Bonus Window Dressing and Level 1 stamp set on December 23.  (Criteria was placing an $40 order or more between December 9 and 23).  I hope you understand that it was the craziness of getting ready for Christmas that caused me to forget! 

And…the winners are…



Congratulations, ladies!  I’ll be seeing both of you soon at classes, so I’ll give them to you then!  Thank you for your support of my business.

Here is a card I made with the Love You Much stamp set and Candy Lane Designer Paper during a challenge with Mary.  It was also an early prototype for my Control Freaks swap…although I did change that a little.  I’ll be posting that soon.

I started with the Riding Hood Red base card and added a layer of Chocolate Chip with Pink Pirouette stamped with the trio of hearts stamp in Pink Pirouette (kind of hard to see on this photo).  Then I inked LOVE with Versamark and then Riding Hood Red and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I added a pink mini brad in the center of the flower, and colored the letters with a blender pen and Pink Pirouette reinker.   I adhered it to another Chocolate Chip Layer.  The Love Birds were stamped in Basic Brown on Very Vanilla and colored with the Riding Hood Red reinker and blender pen. Then punched with the 1 3/8 circle and a punched Riding Hood Red scallop circle behind it (pierced with the piercing tool!)  I added a strip of the Candy Lane Designer Paper (I love this stripe!)  Oh, I added a folded over piece of Pink Pirouette stripe ribbon under the LOVE layer in the upper left corner for a little added interest.

So, this card features 2 of the 3 items in the Love You Much Bundle (the stamp set and the designer paper)…the third is a Heart to Heart punch trio.  You save 20% by ordering this bundle by January 31st.  BUT, you can save another $10 off my January 25th Love You Much Stamp Camp when you purchase this bundle with your Stamp Camp reservation by January 15!  Don’t delay!

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