Tagged: valentine’s

blue ribbon valentine card

Blue Ribbon #1 Valentine Card

blue ribbon valentine card

I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card.  Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.

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blue ribbon valentine card I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.

blue ribbon valentine card A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns.  (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)

blue ribbon valentine card I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate.  So fun and easy!  If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.

And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog.  I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set.  Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!

blue ribbon valentine card

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I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post.  It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them!  Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.

Have fun as you make your cards and your treats.  And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.

Enjoy!  Julie

digital download valentines owl

Digital Tuesday – Quick & Personal Valentines

digital valentine printable You & Me Frameable

This printable digital download You & Me is new this week on MDS and just in time for Valentine’s Day.  Of course, I customized it with Ron & Julie in the middle.  You can insert your own names and even change the colors to match a room for use year round.  I used Arial font bolded, but when I get a minute I may experiment with some other fonts.

This is an inexpensive project.  Frame it and give it as a wedding, aniversary or valentine gift.  I think I may make up several of these for friends this valentine’s day.  You could even shrink the template down for a customized valentine card!  How fun would that be?  Can you imagine your friends reaction to get a valentine card with her and her boyfriend/husband’s name on it?  She will likely display that card all year long!!!

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Valentine Digital Download You & Me Frameable
You & Me Designer Template
Digital Download #133378
Only $2.95
Click on picture for more details.

 

Here’s a digital valentine card template I customized.

digital download valentines

Can you see I added Hey, Savannah! to each of these cards to customize them?  Would you like to see a video tutorial on customizing the valentine cards or the frameable?  Send me an email or leave a comment below.

Here’s what the template looked like before I customized it:

officially awesome valentine designer template digital download
Officially Awesome Valentine Designer Template
Digital Download #13309
Only 3.95
Click picture for more details

Here they are individually:

I mustache you a question…

digital download valentines mustache

I’d pick you …

digital valentines heart flower

O’fish’ally awesome…

digital download valentines fish

Owl be your friend…

  digital download valentines owl

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To personalize a valentine just add your friends’ names, save and print.  Or even just sent them an e-card.  Who will you make quick & easy digital cards for this Valentine’s Day?

Enjoy!  Julie

Collage Curios ‘Bee Mine’ Valentine Card

Collage Curios bee mine card

The big framelit die-cut heart provides impact on this Bee Mine Valentine, made with the Collage Curios and Notable Alphabet stamp sets.  And even though m-i-n-e is spelled out with individual letters, it’s super quick and easy to make this customized card.

Collage Curios bee mine card

After I layered the Whisper White cardstock on the Primrose Petals cardstock, I used my bone folder to gently rough up the edges.

I added a rhinestone to the bee and included a cascading row of rhinestones on the heart for a little sparkle.

Collage Curios bee mine card

So here’s the part that makes this card super easy to make and duplicate.  Add your stamps to your long ‘H’ acrylic block and stamp as many as you would like! This is a great strategy for stamping any word multiple times and it’s one of the great advantages to clear-mount cling stamps.

Collage Curios bee mine card acrylic block

When you add your stamps to the block you have to think backwards to line them up correctly.  And be sure to stamp a sample on scrap paper to make sure you have it the way you want it.

Collage Curios bee mine card block

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Collage Curios clear-mount #129102,  Notable Alphabet clear-mount #126357, Hearts a Flutter Stamps & Framelit Dies Bundle wood-mount #131098 clear-mount #131097
Ink: Black StazOn #101406, Primrose Petals #126858, Pool Party #126982
Paper:  More Amore Designer Series Paper #129309,Pool Party cardstock #122924, Primrose Petals cardstock #126841, Whisper White cardstock #100730
Extras:  Hearts Collection Framelit Dies #125599, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Rhinestones #119246

Collage Curios bee mine card

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Be sure and order your valentines supplies today to make this collage curios BEE mine card.  Valentines is in two weeks!

Enjoy!  Julie

hearts a flutter heart shaped card

Make a Heart-Shaped Valentine Card

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hearts a flutter heart box

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hearts a flutter heart shaped card

On today’s video tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how you can make this heart-shaped valentine.  I used the Heart Collections framelit dies to snip out this little wonder that opens just like a card.  Super fun!

hearts a flutter heart shaped card

In tomorrow’s post and video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the matching envelope that is just the perfect size for this little number.

Here’s the supply list:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps & Dies Bundle: Hearts a Flutter wood-mount #131098 clear-mount #131097
Ink: Whisper White Craft #101731, Black StazOn #101406
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730,  Basic Black cardstock #121045, Pool Party cardstock #122924, Silver Glimmer cardstock #124005, More Amore Designer Series Paper #129309, Primrose Petals Core’dination paper #129322
Extras: Hearts Collection Framelit Dies #125599, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, White Embossing Powder #109132, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335

BTW, HAVE YOU NOTICED THE NEW MUSIC ON MY VIDEOS THIS WEEK? My son James wrote and recorded new music for me this week. Be sure to watch to the end so you can hear more of his song.

 

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the envelope tutorial for this heart-shaped valentine card!

Enjoy, Julie

Jar of Hearts a Flutter Valentine Card

Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts card

I am so excited about this Jar of Hearts valentine card made with the outline heart from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set and, of course, the Perfectly Preserved jar stamp with the coordinating Cannery Set framelit dies.

The title of this post reminds me of the Wheel of Fortune category – is it called ‘before and after’?  Jar of Hearts and Hearts a Flutter to make Jar of Hearts a Flutter.

Here’s another valentine project video for you!  In the video I explain how I made the jar and the chalkboard background for this card.  Enjoy!  The supply list is below.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter wood-mount #129249 clear-mount #129252, Perfectly Preserved wood-mount #126690 clear-mount #126692, Itty Bitty Banners wood-mount #126255 clear-mount #126257
Ink: White Craft #101731, Black StazOn #101406
Paper: Pink Pirouette cardstock #111351, Basic Black cardstock #121045, Regal Rose cardstock #105130, Silver Glimmer #124005, Red Glimmer #121790, Vellum cardstock #101856
Extras:  Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439,  Cannery Set Framelit Dies #127822, White Embossing Powder #109132, Small Heart Punch #117193, Black Ribbon #119261, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
 
Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts card jar

After die-cutting the jar sandwich the hearts in between the Vellum jar and the Whisper White background jar, as shown in the picture and the video.

Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts hearts

After stamping your chalkboard, use multipurpose glue to pile up the hearts!

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hearts a flutter heart box

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Hearts a Flutter Jar of Hearts close up

I hope you enjoyed today’s Jar of Hearts A Flutter valentine project and video tutorial!

Enjoy, Julie