Copper Tea Tins for Valentine Treats

Each month, I hold four card classes. We make cards and have lots of fun. I love to offer a door prize each month. Sometimes, it’s a spool of ribbon, or a package of embellishments. Occasionally, I make something like cards or boxes. This month, I was inspired! I decorated some Copper Tea Tins and filed them with Valentine candies. It was fun putting them together. I hope my friends will be excited about possibly winning!

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If you win, you can keep it for yourself or give it to someone else – with or without the candy!

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Design Notes for Copper Tea Tins Valentine:

Are you wondering about the stamped sentiment? I was looking for something small and ended up using a sentiment from the January Paper Pumpkin kit! Isn’t it perfect? I keep all of my past Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and find they often come in handy.

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The Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper seemed just right to go with the copper tin. The ribbon is from the Annual Catalog and is part of the Tea Room Suite. I love the copper hued trim on the edges.

Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack, Copper Tea Tins, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Purchase List for Copper Tea Tins Valentine:

 

This and That:

Sale-A-Bration

Remember, that Sale-A-Bration is still going on. All you need to do is purchase $50 and you earn an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Yea!

Here’s a link for the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code, BD6UQ44Y. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Dianne

 

 

Meant To Be My Valentine

You probably know that tomorrow – Thursday, the new Occasions catalog goes live. I can’t wait! There are so many terrific stamp sets, papers tools and embellishments. I picked one of my favorite stamp sets for today’s post, Meant To Be. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day cards and treats.

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Hummmm, I’m thinking it would also work great for anniversary.

Design Notes for Meant To Be Card:

First, the color combination. No brainer, right? But there are so many great shades of red! I went with Lovely Lipstick and glad I did. That’s one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!, he paper, the ink, the ribbons – all the same color.

I mounted most of the heart stamps from the stamp set onto one acrylic block and stamped on some Whisper White card stock. Voila, my own designer paper!

The Meant To Be stamp set is part of a bundle. The same set goes with a set of Framelits that you will love. The set includes lots of hearts and the cluster of hearts edgelits. That’s what I used for this card. Before I cut the hearts from the Gold Foil, I  backed that foil with some adhesive sheets. That way, after I cut the hearts, there was already adhesive on the whole piece. No mess, no fuss. Bonus time – all the little hearts also had adhesive! Win! Win!  Can you see where I scattered some? I put one on the inside as well.

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Purchase List for Meant To Be Card:

Remember, the stamp set and Framelits are part of a bundle, Save 10%!

 

 

This and That:

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List above and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code KF3FW4VB. If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. This is the area to look for when you order.

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A Treat With Heart Felt Love Notes

The January Paper Pumpkin kit, Heart Felt Love Notes was so much fun! The materials could be used to make cards or, as I did, treat holders. Since I get two kits each month, I should have enough for everyone in my monthly classes.

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Here’s a close up of one of the treat holders.

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And, of course, you want to know what kind of candy I’m giving everyone. Heart Felt Love Notes, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Get ready for the fun!

Dianne

 

Timeless Textures Valentine

Like most men, my husband doesn’t like fussy cards. I think the Valentine card I’ve created using Timeless Textures and Bloomin’ Love should be not fussy enough to please him. We’ll see. What do you think?

Timeless Textures stamp set, Valentine, Stampin' Up! diannescards.com

Design Notes for Timeless Textures Valentine Card:

Do you like the subtle accents in the background?  I used two different stamps from the Timeless Textures stamp set for the background. I used Berry Burst ink for the stamp with the lines. Sometimes the image was  stamped off. Then, the little vine element was stamped with Crumb Cake ink. The colors seem to work together nicely. The little banner was cut with a framelit the Large Number Framelits set. Next, I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits for the Gold Foil hearts.  Berry Burst ribbon ties in with the Berry Burst stamped images. I used Crumb Cake for the back layer. Here’s a peek at the three colors.

 

Finally, I resisted the urge to add pearls or Wink of Stella, but you could certainly do that!

Tip for Today

When you want just a light look with stamping, you can stamp off. Stamp the image one time and then stamp again without re-inking.

 

Supply List for Timeless Textures Valentine Card:

Notice that the Timeless Textures stamp set is available in both clear mount and wood mount. Nice to have choices.

 

 

If you live nearby, and attend one of my classes, you’ll see this card again! You can be the star of the class!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great day.

Dianne

P.S. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow as I announce my next Class to Go – Birthday version!

Hugs and Kisses Valentine with Large Letters Framelits

Don’t we all want to give hugs and kisses for Valentine’s Day? The Large Letters Framelits make that easy. I used the eclipse technique to make the X and O pop a bit.

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I actually made the an additional card with a different background color, Calypso Coral. It’s another one of the colors in the gorgeous Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Do you have a favorite? Rich Razzleberry or Calypso Coral?

Design Notes for X O Large Letters Framelits Valentine Card:

For a few months, I didn’t think I needed the Large Letters Framelits Dies. Wow, was I wrong, This is just one of the cards I’ve made using these letters. (See a few of those cards, here, here, and here.) Oh, and the Large Numbers dies followed shortly after I got the letters. They are both easy to use and fun to use. For this technique, called eclipse, all I did was cut out the letters where I wanted them. Then, I cut out another set to back them and give a little depth. Next I popped them up on Mini Dimensionals. Finally, one little tricky part… the inside of the letter 0 needs a tiny bit of liquid glue to adhere it. I like to use liquid glue for something like this since it will give me a few seconds to move it where I want it.

If you look closely at this picture, you can see that I used Mini Dimensionals to adhere the popped up parts.

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Tip for Today

Use some Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a Stamping Sponge on a Silicon Craft Sheet to add some glue to the back of small pieces to adhere them to your card.

 

Supply List for X O Large Letters Framelits Valentine Card:

 

Hope you are having a splendid day and looking forward to a great weekend. I’ll be busy crafting today. Need a new baby card, a new house card oh, and a guy get well card. The list grows!

Dianne