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.

Large Letters Framelits, Stampin' Up!,

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.

Large Letters, Valentine, Stampin' Up!,

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.

Large Letters, Valentine, Stampin' Up!,


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.


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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!


It’s Blog Hop Time With Number of Years!

Today is the day! Kylie Bertucci’s International  Blog Hop starts today! The theme was life changes. I may have not quite followed that but I think I consider turning 95 an amazing event. I wanted to honor a lady I know who will be turning 95 soon. So, I  created a special card using the Number of Years stamp set.

Number of Years stamp set, Blog Hop, 95th birthday, Stampin' Up!,

Here are the links to follow the rest of the hop. Be sure to check them out. Amazing cards!

Design Notes for Number the Years Card:

I have been having so much fun with the Large Letters Dies that I realized I had to have the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and the accompanying stamp set, Number of Years. The sweet leaves and flowers are all included in the Number of Years stamp set. Love it! I used the eclipse technique to make the numerals stand out, then I surrounded the sentiments and “95” with leave and flowers.  Next, I cut out the “9” and “5”. Finally, I added some Wink of Stella on the flowers and on the 95. Really, a pretty simple card.

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Be sure to keep hopping! You will see some fabulous projects!



Cookie Cutter Christmas is Eclipsed!

There is a card making technique going around that, I believe, is fairly new – eclipse. (See my musings about eclipse technique at the end of the post!) I decided to try combining eclipse with a fun fold. The Santa from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set was just what I was looking for!

Cookie Cutter Christmas, eclipse technique, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Cookie Cutter Christmas Eclipse Card:

This card was deceptively easy! I used regular weight Whisper White card stock and first stamped then colored in the Santas. Next, I used the Large Letter Framelits to cut out the letters. I mounted the Whisper White piece on a base of Real Red card stock. After that, it was time  to replace the letters. I like to use the Foam Adhesive Strips to adhere the letters. Obviously, I cut the strips down a bit!

Cookie Cutter Christmas, eclipse technique, Stampin' Up!,

The final step is to replace the inside of the letter o. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue for that since I could move it around a bit if needed.

When I was finished with the Santas and the lettering, I felt it still needed something. A bit of color? A little anchor? Something to structure perhaps? AH HA! Garden Green Washi Tape across the top. I felt better.

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I hope you liked my first eclipse card!


Why is this called the eclipse technique? I looked up eclipse and, of course, learned lots about solar eclipses. The only other meaning that could be related is “a falling into obscurity or decline”. Perhaps because the background paper becomes obliterated? Maybe because the letters are somewhat hidden? Let me know if you find out!