Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Heart, Love/Affection, Valentine's Day

Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting

I am so excited to share this Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting card today. There are several Valentine’s Day stamp sets in the new 2021 Jan-June Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, but the Heartfelt stamp set can be found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I always seem to have the holidays sneak up on me. This year I want to send Valentine’s out to my friends and family to let them know how much I love them. The Stampin’ Up!® Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Greeting card is almost monochromatic with mostly Rococo Rose.

Measurements

Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla CS: 3 x 9 1/2 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Rococo Rose CS: 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim: 7 1/4 inches and one bow.

Stamping

Starting with some Petal Pink ink, stamp the scalloped heart from the Heartfelt stamp set onto the end of the 3 x 9 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS. Switching to the Rococo Rose ink stamp 2 of the scalloped heart. Note: Remember to use some padding under the Photopolymer (See-through) stamps to get the best image. I use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat.

Finish the stamping with the Rococo Rose ink by stamping the heart with the Happy Valentines Day sentiment onto the end of the Very Vanilla CS.

Punching

The next step is to punch the hearts out using both of the punches in the Heart Punch Pack. Use the smooth-edged heart for the stamped heart with the sentiment, and the scalloped heart punch for the scalloped stamped hearts.

Putting It All Together

First use the Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment heart to the Petal Pink colored scalloped heart. The scalloped edge barely shows but this makes the sentiment heart more elegant.

The next step is to adhere the 2 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch Rococo Rose CS to the top of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Very Vanilla CS. Then you will adhere the Rococo Rose DSP to the bottom. The DSP will overlap the Rococo Rose CS a little.

Now adhere the Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim to the middle of the card by applying a glue dot to each end and adhering the trim to the back of the card. You may need a few glue dots underneath to keep the trim straight. I applied one glue dot to the center of the ribbon.

Begin putting the hearts on the front by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the 2 Rococo Rose scalloped hearts to the card front as shown.

Follow with the sentiment heart by placing one Stampin’ Dimension in the middle of the bottom, and use adhesive to adhere the sentiment heart over the center of the 2 scalloped hearts and a little below the 2 scalloped hearts.

To complete the card, use your Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold along the 4 1/4 inch score line on the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Very Vanilla CS card base. Now adhere the completed card front to the front of the Very Vanilla CS card base.

Bling!

And now for the finishing touch- Bling! The Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels look great with the Rococo Rose. I use the Take Your Pick tool to easily transfer the rhinestones from the acetate to the card.

Add the Very Vanilla Lace bow with a Glue Dot and then add the Champagne Rhinestones.

Viola! You have an elegant Valentine’s Greeting card to send to someone you love!

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Thanks so much for coming by! Have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in beginner stamper, flowers, Photopolymer

Floral Essence and Tips

I really love making cards because of all the wonderful stamps Stampin’ Up! has available! I can make just about any theme. Today is another card from the Perennial Essence Suite. I love flowers because they give such a nice relaxing feeling when I look at them.

Here is my beautiful desert flower garden this year. I love all the colors!

And here is the card for today using the Floral Essence stamp set, and Rococo Rose cardstock and ink for the primrose. I have lots of stamping tips for you today!

This is the Floral Essence stamp set. There a many gorgeous flowers in this set! The 3 leaf flower has a coordinating punch to make more of a 3-D flower.

Measurements: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch Whisper White card base scored at 4 1/4 inches, 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inch Whisper White cardstock, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Rococo Rose cardstock, 5 x 2 inch Old Olive cardstock, and 4 x 2 inch 2019- 2021 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP).

In addition you will need Stampin’ Up! ink in Rococo Rose, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive, the Leaf Punch, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, clear blocks A, C, D and H, paper snips, Multipurpose Liquid glue or Snail adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tip: Since this is a Photopolymer stamp, you will need a Stampin’ Pierce mat. I cover mine with white paper so the ink doesn’t get on my mat.

Stamp the primrose in Rococo Rose ink onto the Rococo Rose cardstock. Add the center of the flower in Daffodil Delight.

Stamp the leaves in Old Olive onto the Old Olive cardstock. Stamp the sentiment “Wishing you a blissful future” in Old Olive onto the bottom of the 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock. I put a black background so the piece would be more visible to you.

Use your Paper Snips to fussy cut the primrose.

Use the Leaf Punch. Tip: I put mine upside down on the table, line up the image and then use the heel of my hand to quickly punch the image. Note: My flower bracelet was a gift from my son for my birthday. He knows what I like!

Cut a banner end on the DSP. Tip: First make a cut in the center, then cut from one corner to the end of the center cut.

Tip: Finish the banner end by cutting from the other corner to the center.

Adhere the DSP banner onto the lower 2/3 of the front of the Whisper White cardbase.

Use the Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the sentiment piece. Tip: To make the Dimensionals last longer, I use my paper snips to cut them in half. I also use the left over border by cutting them to size.

Adhere the sentiment piece over the DSP banner, slightly to the right.

Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the primrose and adhere it over the sentiment keeping in mind the placement of the leaves.

When adhering the leaves, you may need to trim off a bit so they fit under the flower.

Add the sequins. I move the sequins by using a pick. Stampin’ Up! has a new one called the Take Your Pick. The one I am using is old and has retired. Tip: Slide the pick under the adhesive of the sequin, place over where you want it, and use your finger with gentle pressure to slide the sequin off the pick.

The sequins add some sparkle to the card. Viola! Another completed card.

I am not sure what this sentiment was intended for, but I would use it as a graduation or wedding card. What would you use it for? Please comment below. I would love to hear your ideas.

Promotion!! I am having a Summer promotion. For every $30 ordered at my store, you can earn 3 tickets. The prize will be: the Free as a Bird stamp set, Bird Ballad DSP, a roll of 3/8 inch Scalloped Lace Trim, Memento ink and the Flower Faceted Gems–valued at over $50! The drawing with be on September 14, 2019. Good luck!

Stampin’ Up! products used include: Paper: Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Rococo Rose #150882 and Old Olive #100702; DSP: 2019-2021 In Color #149617; Ink: Rococo Rose #150080 and Old Olive #147090: Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199; Leaf Punch: #144667; Clear Blocks: A #118487, C #118486, D #118485 and H #118490; Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins #148561; Paper Snips #103579; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The new pick is the Take Your Pick #144107 on page 189 of the Annual Catalog.

To order the products for this card, select the “Shop Now” button on the top. You can also visit my Facebook Page Theresa’s Treasures Arts and Crafts Store: facebook.com/theresastreasures.az/. You will also see other cards I have made but not written a blog about.