I decided to have a little fun making valentines with the Hearts A Flutter stamps and die bundle and the Stampin’ Up! note cards and envelopes. This Valentines note card is made in the collage style with In-Colors Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Pool Party with a little Basic Gray for a hip color palette.
The note cards and envelopes come in a pack of 20 which is perfect for making Valentine cards! And you can simplify the card by just stamping a heart inside of the larger heart instead of die-cutting the embossed More Amore designer series paper heart to add to the middle. Set out several cards at once and stamp each step for easy mass production.
I’ve created a video tutorial to show you how to make these cards. (If you are viewing this in email you will have to go to the post to view the video.) And be sure to readto the bottom for a special Sale-A-Bration offer exclusive to Stamping Julie customers.
I love this Stampin’ Up! Blissful Bird stamp that coordinates with the Bird Builder punch, but I hadn’t used it yet. So I combined it here with Ciao, Baby! and the fun Sale-a-bration Petite Curly Label punch to make this wedding card. And, by the way, I love Ciao, Baby! Not only the stamp set – I just love saying the name! Ciao, Baby!
I used the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper as an inspiration for the colors. I stamped the Blissful Bird stamp twice – once in Pretty in Pink and once with Regal Rose – to create the bird. I stamped it a third time with Lucky Limeade to punch out the branch. I wanted a softer look so I stamped the Lucky Limeade off once before stamping and punching.
Love from the Ciao, Baby! stamp set was stamped with Pretty in Pink and punched out with the Petite Label Punch available for FREE with a qualifying Sale-a-bration order. I stamped ‘bride & groom’ on Very Vanilla cardstock with the Sweet Essentials stamp set in Island Indigo. Again, because I wanted a softer look I stamped if off once before stamping on the card.
The heart is punched from the Silver Glimmer paper. (Learn how to get a free pack during Sale-a-bration.) I love the little heart in the birds beak. Don’t you? I ran the So Saffron pattern paper from the Tea for Two dsp pack through the Big Shot in the new SAB Vine Street Embossing Folder (also available for FREE with a qualifying SAB order).
This Bloomin’ Marvelous Heart Butterfly card features a couple of Sale-A-Bration goodies, including the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and the ribbon from the Sycamore Street Pack. This card also features a couple of products from the new, beautiful Spring catalog, the butterfly from the Cross My Heart stamp set, the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, the Pool Party Core’dination cardstock and the heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies set.
The Silver Glimmer Paper and Island Indigo butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die. I ran the largest butterfly back through the Big Shot in the Perfect Polka Dots Folder. The Red Glimmer Paper heart is trimmed out with the heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Dies set.
The butterfly is adhered to a Two Tags Die cut tag. I stamped the Bloomin’ Marvelous sentiment on the tag with Early Espresso ink. After I ran the Pool Party Core’dination cardstock through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, I stamped the butterfly from the Cross My Heart stamp set in a few of the honeycombs and added a little rhinestone.
The butterfly antennae were snipped out with the stem from the Bird Builder Punch. The smallest of rhinestones were added to the end of the antennae.
If you read my posts in your email, you may have noticed this afternoon that first picture of my For the Birds Thank You card was different than most of the rest. Well, I don’t know how it happened put I accidently selected the wrong photo when I wrote it up, but it’s been corrected now. I didn’t want you to lose any sleep over it! Haha.
The adorable butterflies in the card above are from the Stampin’ Up! Cross My Heart stamp set from the new Spring catalog. That little butterfly stamp is the reason I bought that set! I fell in love.
The flower is the star of the show here. I cut two sets of flowers from the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and the Fun Flower Bigz Die. I then spritzed them with water, crumbled, stacked and assembled with a brad in the middle to hold it all together. After putting it all together I sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. Can you see the shine?
A little Linen Thread bow through the button and then I glued it to the top of the brad with Crystal Effects. With all the water and the shimmer, a glue dot was just not going to cut it, but Crystal Effects is like super glue.
The button on the flower is from the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street ribbon and button pack, which will be available FREE with a qualifying order tomorrow! The button is actually Tangerine Tango, and the paper and ink are actually Calypso Coral, so they are not the same color, but in person they blend and look great together. However, in the pictures, not so much. Darn.
It has been a busy, full, worthwhile day and getting ready for another similar day tomorrow, which means I have lots of pictures of this Hearts a Flutter Peek-a-boo Valentine for you but not a lot of time to right up specifics. So I’ll give you a few highlights, a link to the stamps and framelits bundle and a request that you please leave a comment if you have any questions about this card!! And as I promised yesterday, next week I’ll have video tutorials on some of the projects that I’ve featured over the past couple of weeks.
So here’s your pictures:
I embossed the smaller hearts and the sentiment with Pool Party embossing powder. The arrow was hand trimmed after stamping. The button is a Sale-A-bration freebie! (Get Excited! 5 more days!)
Can you see I stamped (and embossed) on the More Amore Designer Series paper?
Here’s the peek-a-boo part!
And the inside – A little heart with plenty of room for writing a love note!
A sneak peek at the new Sale-A-Bration Vine Street embossing folder!