Valentine’s Day Ghirardelli Candy Holder

 Valentines

I initially posted this Valentine’s Day treat idea in February last year.  It’s had so many hits on Pinterest this past month (over 50,000 impressions!) that I decided to re-post it so that you will have complete instructions on how to create these at home.  It’s the perfect little chocolate gift decorated Stampin’ Up! style!  The most important tool is the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.

  • Begin with card stock that measures 2″ x 7-1/2″.  Score at 3-5/8″ and 3-7/8″, so either side of center to make the gusset.
  • Then punch both ends of your card stock with the Topper Punch.  Decorate as you wish, or follow my design.
  • I love the sweet hearts from the Adorning Accents embossing folder.
  • I grabbed an oldie but goodie stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment.
  • You’re going to LOVE embossing the Gold and Silver Foil Sheets!  Here I used the Fasionable Hearts Embosslits, but I’m thinking I’ll be doing this a lot in the future with the embossing folders.
  • Chocolates are tied up with Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon and Gold Baker’s Twine.
  • Add a sweet little Vanilla Candy Dot to one of the hearts and you’re done!

Here’s a close-up of one of them:
Valentine single

And what’s inside?  Yum!  Just hold it in place with a bit of SNAIL.  Of course, my card stock just had to match the Ghirardelli dark chocolate and raspberry packaging!
Valentine open

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January free card kits are over, but you can begin to earn February Stamp With Me card kits right away!   Please use SX3N3Q6E when checking out to receive February Stamp With Me card kits FREE.  Samples are up for this great class HERE.   You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.

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THINGS YOU’LL NEED:
Item No. 125596 Fashionable Hearts Embosslits $11.95
Item No. 125601 Adorning Accents Embosslng Folders (3) $8.95 (retired)
Item No. 133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
Item No. 132622 Gold Foil Sheets (2 12″x12″ pieces) $3.95
Item No. 122981 Pink Pirouette 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (10 yds.) $6.95 (retired but substitute the following):
Item No. 134558 Blushing Bride 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon
Item No. 132976 Gold Baker’s Twine $3.50
Item No. 130934 Neutrals Candy Dots (100) $5.95
Item No. 128748 Teeny Tiny Wishes wood $36.95 OR
Item No. 127802 Teeny Tiny Wishes clear $26.95


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Just Because

Just Because

Here are some great products that are in the 2013-14 Annual Catalog but are also carrying into the 2014-15 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  You’re able to purchase all of these products now, but if you need to wait a little bit, you can also purchase most of them after June 2nd.  It’s a quick & easy card, with very few steps and a nice, clean look.

  • I love using a double layer of Whisper White cardstock to set off the look of an easy card.  Be sure to set the top layer apart by using lots of Dimensionals.  I don’t use Sahara Sand much for a neutral, but I think I’m going to start – it was the perfect color!   I cut the Sahara Sand cardstock rectangle using my Stampin’ Trimmer with the Rotary Addition and the Scallop Cutting Blade.  It creates a nice delicate edge to all four sides.
  • The flower is created with three punches – Blossom Punch for the largest, Pansy Punch for the Daffodil Delight layer and a 3/4″ Circle Punch for the center.  You’ll find the designer papers in the following packets – Tangerine Tango from the Brights Collection Paper Stack, Daffodil Delight from Quatrefancy Specialty papers (which is retiring June 1st) and the Pacific Point polka dot, also from the Brights Collection Paper Stack.
  • I use A Dozen Thoughts stamp set so much, and the “just because” sentiment is one of my favorites.  You can see this versatile set used in a get well card HERE.
  • Candy Dots have become my “go to” accessory – they’re easy to use, very affordable and travel well in an envelope.  These are all from the Brights Collection Candy Dots.

Just because closeup

UPDATE:  I just realized that the Quantrefancy Designer Series Paper is 50% off now through June 4th while supplies last!  Item No. 130141 $12.95 now just $6.48!

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IC Club allBe sure to get in on the In Color Club for 2014-16!  I’m taking reservations now for ordering June 2nd.  Check out the details on the In Color Club HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Place a qualifying order with me, either online or by contacting me, and you can receive FREE card kits!  Use hostess code J26ZFXH2 when checking out to receive June’s Stamp Shoppe and/or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE.

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THINGS YOU’LL NEED – Just click on the photo below to view more details or to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.

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Guest Designer Teresa Chavez

Teresa Chavez card copy

Today I want to share with you a super masculine card from one of my team members, Teresa Chavez.  I absolutely love her clever use of the Hexagon Punch to make hardware!  And using Stampin’ Up! grid paper for the front of the card – fantastic idea!  And the Epic Day Washi Tape looks like fancy masking tape!

Teresa says, “I punched the circle first then lined up the hexagon punch. I put shapes face down on silver stamp pad, tapped on it a few times then picked it off and adhered it to the card.  I saw the original idea in a Papercrafts magazine but the card design and inking is my own.”

Item No. 130919 Hexagon Punch $15.05
Item No. 119873 3/4″ Circle Punch $12.95
Item No. 130148 Grid Paper (100 sheets) $10.85
Item No. 132142 Silver Metallic Encore Ink $9.95
Item No. 131269 Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape $4.95

Order the Hexagon Punch and all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products at my Online Store HERE.


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Nature’s Hello

 Nature's Hello flower

Remember THIS CARD from a few days ago?  I've used the same sketch to create the card today – isn't it funny how different two cards can look even when they begin basically the same?!

  • Nature's Hello is one of my favorite hostess-exclusive stamp sets ever!  I love the images, and it coordinates with both the Secret Garden and the Backyard Basics Framelits
  • I've used a fresh, modern color scheme of Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Whisper White.
  • Corner rounding is the name of the game on this card – I used the Envelope Punch Board, my favorite new corner rounder!  Spend just $19.95 to get a two-in-one tool!
  • I punched into the Smokey Slate cardstock background before adhering it to the Whisper White card base.
  • The Bermuda Bay cardstock took a ride through the Big Shot with the Arrow Embossing Folder before I adhered it to the front.
  • I used a strip of Basic Black Designer Series Paper across my card, but you could substitute that with a strip of ribbon or washi tape.
  • I love Stampin' Up!'s Silver Buttons – they lay nice and flat for easy mailing.  I ran a piece of 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon through the center holes and adhered it with a Glue Dot.
  • The main image is stamped on Whisper White cardstock with Tangerine Tango ink then cut out with a Secret Garden framelit.
  • Three Basic Black Candy Dots create a pretty center for the flower.

Nature's Hello flower closeup

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LAST CALL for the April Stamp Shoppe or Cards & Coffee – either to attend or to receive your kits "By Mail".  Use hostess code JTFSHDYB when checking out to receive April's Stamp Shoppe or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE!  I've posted the cards for April Stamp Shoppe– check them out HERE And here are the Cards & Coffee cards and envelopes.

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Another Great Year with Flowers

another great year floral

Once again, Stampin' Up!'s beautiful designer papers have come to the rescue with a beautiful color palette for my card today.  I've used a piece of designer paper from the Birthday Basics collection, then set about to make some flowers in Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo and Gumball Green.

Another Great Year is a super fun birthday stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Occasions Catalog  There are so many components that I'm sure I'll be showing you what else you can do with this set in another post.  Here, I've just used one of the sentiment stamps and stamped it in Basic Gray ink.  Here are all of the images you'll receive when you order Another Great Year:
another great year

I let the flowers on this card do the "wow" work.  Flowers are punched with the Pansy Punch and the Petite Petals Punch (which I'm afraid is on backorder right now), and the greenery is cut out with the Big Shot and the Secret Garden FramelitsXL Rhinestones set off the centers.

another great year floral closeup

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Sign up for the April Stamp Shoppe or Cards & Coffee – either to attend or to receive your kits "By Mail".  Use hostess code JTFSHDYB when checking out to receive April's Stamp Shoppe or Cards & Coffee card kits FREE!  I've posted the cards for April Stamp Shoppe– check them out HERE And here are the Cards & Coffee cards and envelopes.

Order these and all your favorite Stampin' Up! products at my Online Store HERE. 

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Simply Celebrate and Final SAB Card

Simply Celebrate and SAB 2104

This will be my final post of ideas using Sale-A-Bration free gift items!  I'm kinda sad to see the end of using these products.  I've enjoyed them so much this year!  Today's the LAST day for free products in this brochure! 

  • There are several Sale-A-bration items in this one card – Sweet Sorbet Desginer Paper, Sweet Sorbet Accesories pack, Banner Punch and Petal Parade stamp set! 
  • The pretty color combo comes straight from the designer paper – Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, istachio Pudding, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White.
  • A wonderfully useful stamp set in the 2014 Occasions Catalog is Simply Celebrate – I've used the "enjoy" from that set to make this card.

Simply Celebrate and SAB 2104 closeup

Be sure to check out THIS POST for the last day of my additional Sale-A-Bration specials!

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THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photo below to view more deetails or to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store. 

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Retro Sending Good Thoughts

 Monday sketch #3

This year's Occasions Catalog has had so many fun new products!  And true to form, Stampin' Up! has given us terrific coordination in its products!

  • One of the biggest hits has been the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.  Make your tag any length you want.  Just cut your cardstock to a smidge less than 2" wide, insert it into the punch tray and punch.
  • Sentiment comes from Perfect Pennants and is the perfect thing to say to someone!  Here I've stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink on the tag, then stamped again on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Tangerine Tango ink, then adhered it with Dimensionals to highlight the word "good".
  • Our color scheme is set with the Retro Fresh Designer PaperBaked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla.  I folded down the top 1/2" of the Designer Paper to reveal the other side then tacked it in place using two Candy Dot Brad Bases with So Saffron Candy Dots from the Subtles Dots.
  • The Naturals Chevron Ribbon and Coastal Cabana Stretch Trim look so pretty topping the tag.
  • I used two other punches for this card.  There's a Baked Brown Sugar cardstock Triangle Punch to the left side of the tag, and the Chevron Punch decorates the bottom of the tag with Coastal Cabana cardstock punch-outs.
     

monday sketch #3 closeup

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Birthday Simple Stems

 flower HB

I decided to combine the old with the new for this card using Simple Stems stamp set along with Cycle Celebrations stamp for the sentiment.  This pretty designer paper called Birthday Basics has such terrific colors – Gumball Green, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Raspberry Ripple.

  • A little paper piercing around the circle adds some extra interest.
  • I used Finishing Touches Edgelits to cut the Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock at the bottom.
  • The new Petite Petals Punch is a must and looks cute with a Raspberry Ripple Dahlia in the center.

flower HB closeup

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Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st!  Which gift are you going to choose free with your next order?   View the Sale-A-Bration flyer HERE.  Click here to place your order in my Online Store. 

THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photo below to view product details or to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.

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Hexagon Hive Thank You

 beehive
I'm in LOVE with the new Hexagon Hive Thinlit!  The possibilities are endless with this great new tool in the Occasions Catalog.  I'm thinking of a plan for all of the Very Vanilla hexagons that were cut out of this card!

  • HELPING HINT:  When creating your "sandwich" for the Big Shot, use the platform, then your cutting pad, then your cardstock, then a piece of waxed paper, then the die, then your last cutting pad.  By putting in the waxed paper, your cardstock will pop right out.
  • Black and Vanilla are such a classic look and the Modern Medley Designer Paper is just that – all prints in black and vanilla which are so usable!  I love the little pop of color – Strawberry Slush for the flowers and Pool Party for the butterflies.
  • The flower comes from two wonderful coordinating products – Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy Punch.  I just stamped two then used a Dimensional between them to add a nice focal point. 
  • Center of the flower is a Basic Metal Button, also from the Occasions Catalog, with Pool Party Twine in the center.  This, along with many other products, can be yours during Sale-A-Bration completely free with a qualifying order!  And don't forget your Glue Dots to hold the button in place.
  • Butterflies come from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  This isn't a new product, but I continue to use it over and over.  This great tool die cuts and embosses the butterflies with one pass through the Big Shot.
  • Sentiment comes from Six-Sided Sampler stamp set – there are three that would work on the Hexagon Hive cardstock.

beehive closeup
THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photos below to see more details or add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.

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Simple Stems Just for You

 just for you

Simple Stems stamp set just might prove to be one of my favorites in the 2014 Occasions Catalog!  Here I've paired it with some older and newer products to give it a different look.

  • Quatrefancy Designer Paper gives me a bright, fun color scheme of Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Slush and Pool Party.
  • The new Petite Petals Punch is perfect for a little accent – don't forget the Daffodil Delight Candy Dot!
  • I pulled out an oldie but goodie stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes for the "just for you" sentiment.
     

just for you closeup

Adding Dimensionals to your layers really makes a difference in your card making.  Be sure to pop up the Pool Party 2-3/8" Scallop piece as well as the main flower image.
 

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