valentine mini sour cream containers

I Love You Because…Love Notes Template

mds love notes Love notes are a wonderful way to show our family how much we love them on Valentine’s Day.  If you are still searching for something special to do for your family consider printing up a few of these little “I Love You Because…” love notes from the template I made in My Digital Studio.

Click to print Valentines Love Notes pdf Template

Print on white or pink paper and cut to 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″ each.  I decorated mine with the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set, and Pretty in Pink and Primrose Petals stamp pads.

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Put them in a pretty container or place them neatly in a Valentine Note Card.   The Stampin’ Up! Note Cards and Envelopes are just the right size.

mds love notes Or fold them up and put them in their own little mini sour cream twist container.  These mini containers are just big enough for one Hershey chocolate kiss!

valentine mini sour cream containers To make the mini sour cream twist container start with paper measuring 2-1/2″ x 4″ and follow the instructions for  the full size container.   You can view the instructions and video for the sour cream twist container here.

valentine mini sour cream containers I stamped some Hearts a Flutter hearts on Whisper White cardstock with Pretty in Pink ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder before trimming them out with the matching framelit dies.  I tied them to the containers with a bit of white Bakers Twine.

valentine mini sour cream containers I rolled these together quickly while I talked to my daughter on the phone.  If you mass produce them like I did here, do it one step at a time.  First, cut all your paper.  Then add the sticky strip to all of them.  And finally, assemble the containers.  It goes pretty quickly.

valentine mini sour cream containers

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I hope you enjoy the free “I Love You Because…” Love Notes Template and the instructions for making the Valentine’s Day sour cream twist containers.   I know your family will love it!!  And you’ll feel like a Valentine super star!

Enjoy!  Julie

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Happy Valentine’s Day Blog Candy

Announcing my grand Valentine’s Day blog candy give-away!

10 winners

free card collections Enter by leaving a comment and telling us about your Valentine’s Day plans.

free card collections 5 people will receive 3 handmade greeting cards with envelopes and a bonus surprise!

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 And 5 people will receive an online Stamping Julie craft class of their choice.

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Drawing is this Wednesday, February 13th, at midnight.

Good luck and

Happy Valentine’s Day!!


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Family Sunday: A Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon Congratulations

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card Recently we’ve had some great things to celebrate in our family: son James earned the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts, son Dallin called home to report his great grades in college so far this semester, son-in-law Joel recieved an award at work and niece’s husband Weston took first place in an interviewing contest at the university.  So I got busy making some masculine congratulation cards, which is quick and easy to do using the Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon stamp set!

james eagle scout project november 2012 james eagle scout project november 2012

dallin off to college january 2013

Kristin Joel Siena dec 2012

 weston rachel oct 2012

Yay!  Congrats everyone for a job well done!

Here’s some more pics of the Blue Ribbon cards.

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card  The Large Scallop, 1-1/4″ Circle and 1-3/8″ Circle punches make this project super fast.

stampin up blue ribbon congratulations card

The card base is Sahara Sand and the ‘blue ribbon’ is Stampin’ Up! color’s Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze.

Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Stamp set
Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon Stamp Set
clear-mount #125981 or wood-mount #125979

Enjoy!  Julie

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Online Heart Box Class Available!

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In this exclusive Stamping Julie online class you will learn how to make this heart box with a step-by-step video tutorial and a complete product list. Once you understand the process, you will be able to repeat the same steps to make a box from any shape you would like with just some cardstock and adhesive!

Perfect for Valentines, Anniversaries, Birthdays or just about any occasion!

hearts a flutter heart box

After you register for the class you will be sent to the link for the class page.

Class fee: $6.50