I adore you

A quick little note card made with the stamps from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.


I added some supplies to create this little note card:

  • Whisper White Note cards & Envelopes
  • Whisper White card stock – a front layer and the heart
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies – to cut the circle
  • Gold Thread – or use what is left from your kit
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes – for the little gold heart

Use the stamps and ink from your kit.  And you can also use dimensionals and glue dots from the kit – I had left overs.

I finished up my little treat boxes from the Paper Pumpkin kit and mailed them out to my boys today.


I did a tiny bit of altering – on the top flap of the box that gets folded over I trimmed away the back and sides so that it was just a top flap that folded over the arrow.  I also put a piece of Tear and Tape on that flap to secure it down and then put the little gold heart sticker on the back. On one box I moved the arrow to the front and put it under my heart – that was for mailing purposes – when i was trying to get it in the little padded envelope I was using the arrow came poking out of it on the side when it was placed under the flap.  It actually was cute under the heart going across the front too.

If you want the kit for February be sure to have an active account by tomorrow – Feb. 10th.  That is the cut off date.  And during Sale-A-Bration (now through March 31) you can purchase a 3-month prepaid subscription for $55 (+ tax) and get a free Sale-A-Bration item too.  The normal price is $59 – so you save a little bit.  And this deal works for both new and current subscribers. Order today on my website.


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Every Heart Valentine

Every Heart Valentine

Now that the new year has come and gone it’s time to work on Valentine’s Day – it will be here before we know.  We are almost half way through January already!  Where in the world does the time go.  I had high hopes of getting so many things done over the holidays and it really just didn’t happen.  Sigh.

At the end of December I had my monthly Card Maker’s class and created this Valentine’s card as one of the selections.


I used a couple of new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

The Sending Love Designer Paper Stack – which is a fun 6×6 sized stack of red and while designs.  There are 8 double-sided designs in the stack.

I also used a new stamp set called Falling for You.  It’s part of the Falling in Love Suite which has products that are romantic and shabby chic.  Think marriage, wedding, love.

The heart is from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits die set.  I wonder why they gave that one a different name instead of just calling it layering hearts like they did the circles, squares, and ovals.  Even the stars are just called stars.  I want to call it layering hearts.

The Baker’s Twine is actually from the Holiday Catalog – I wish they had kept that little pack as it was perfect for Valentine’s projects this time of year.

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Cupid’s Arrow Treats

Do you need a simple treat idea for Valentine’s Day?  Here is a fun arrow that is easy to make with just a few supplies.

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I filled the 1×8 cello bags with M&Ms – use a straw to help get the first couple in there so they line up nicely.  I used a 2×2″ square of Glimmer Paper to make the end of the arrow – hmm I wonder what that is called.  Punch one end with the banner punch and then take that piece and put it at the other end to cut that into a tip.  Then cut some slits in the sides.  Add it to the filled bag with glue dots.

The point is a heart – I used the You’re So Sweet bundle – that’s the Mini Treat bag Thinlits.

Here is a full list of supplies:

Product List


Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

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Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die

I wanted to show you an idea with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die.  At the OnStage Local event in November the Make&Take that I showed was how to cut the new heart thinlit from Designer Series paper.  So everyone had the opportunity to cut one out and then to stamp on it with the coordinating stamp set.   We were able to use the Precision Base Plate and the new Big Shot Die brush.  Our Make&Takes this time were just elements and not full cards or projects.  I turned the heart into a full card and it ended up looking like this:

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Here are some tips for you when using this new die – it is the most intricate and detailed thinlit that Stampin’ Up! has released so far and in order to have it come out nice you want to follow these tips.

  • You have to use the Precision Base Plate to get a clean cut instead of your bottom cutting pad
  • Pass the die through the Big Shot back and forth 2 times
  • While in the past SU has not recommend this when cutting something thin like Designer Paper or Vellum use the Magnetic Platform on the bottom of your sandwich instead of the Multi-purpose Platform.  Just be careful that you don’t pinch your fingers!
  • Use the Big Shot Die brush and pad to remove all the pieces.

Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! –

Another tip I have for you is with the stamping.  If you look at the stamp set the little flowers have tabs on them to help you line them up for two step stamping.  What I decided to do was to create a template to help with stamping on the cut heart each time.  I marked on a cut heart where the tabs from the stamps should be in order to line it up.  Create your own template so you can use it as a guide each time you stamp.

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The little flower dies also match up to the die cut heart.  Notice there are 2 larger and 3 small flowers – use the cut or stamped flowers in those spaces.  If you look carefully there are also cut out flowers within the heart that you can layer a cut flower underneath.  There are 2 large ones and 2 small ones.  I need to take a picture of that – apparently I don’t have one.

This bundle doesn’t have to be just for Valentine’s day either.  Here I took the same layout for the card I made above and created a birthday and Mother’s Day card with this collection of products.

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These were some of my displays at the OnStage event.  The birthday card uses the little flower dies and the other card uses the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

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Love Blossom Suite

Let me introduce you to the new Love Blossoms Suite from the 2016 Occasions Catalog.


I actually had the opportunity to introduce this suite of products to about 400 demonstrators at the Tampa On Stage Local Event in November.  I was on stage in front of everyone and extremely nervous – but I did it!




There are lights and cameras and screens and timers and so many different things to remember when you get on that stage including what in the world I was supposed to be saying!  I introduced all the products that are included in the suite and showed how to cut out the new Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies along with the new Big Shot Die Brush.

I made a few samples for a display board here are a couple of those:

I’ll share some more of the ideas and info from my presentation in another post – this one is getting long.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun drooling over that new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration free items!

Supply list for the Curvy Keepsake box:

Product List


Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Supply list for the Treat bags:

Print Recipe

Product List



Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

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Hearts & Love

This clean and simple card idea was one that I saw somewhere by another demo.  I used Whisper White card bases which makes this really quick since I didn’t have to cut and score to get my card started.

white-hearts-loveI cut a white layer to stamp on with the hearts in Real Red ink.  The hearts are from the Hello Life stamp set.  A strip of Vellum has the cursive LOVE stamped on it.  Leave the strip long so you can tuck it around behind the layer and glue it to the back.  Then put a glue dot on the other end and cover it with the little heart punch.  Add a rhinestone to finish.

Something just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Owl Be Mine

I love this cute punch art owl that I found online and decided to add him to a Valentine card for my class last month.  Every month I have a class at the local university and their mascot is an owl so it was a perfect card for them too.


I used the You Plus Me Bundle – which includes the Stamp set and the Designer Paper Stack.  Plus the new Happy Hearts Embossing folder.  Be sure to do your stamping before you emboss so it will be flat on your card.

The owl is made with punches – here is a list:

  • body – Real Red – 2-1/2″ circle punch
  • to make the ears at the top punch out a partial 1″ circle
  • belly – Stacked with Love Designer Paper stack – 2-1/3″ circle punch – stick it back into the punch and punch a second time to create a football shape
  • eyes – Whisper White – 1″ circle punch and Basic Black – 1/2″ circle punch
  • nose – Calypso Coral – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Heart
  • feet – Calypso Coral – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Heart
  • heart – Real Red – Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Heart

The eyes on the owl and the heart are both popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and then the whole owl is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the front of the card.

A fun cute valentine card!

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