I have been challenging myself to do lots of Valentine's Day Cards this year. There is so much sadness and unhappiness in this world, I thought why not spread some love this year. This may become an Annual thing, we'll see.
Last week I shared about making all the Valentine's Day boxes for my Mom's Assistant Living Home. As I was making them I thought how much love they would spread. Well now I am in to making Valentine's Day Cards.
I always have felt Valentine's Day was for your sweetheart, but you know since I have lost Jay, I have come to realize how many other loves I have in my life. The dear neighbor that stops by to see how I am doing. The cousin that gives me a call out of the blue, and I can't forget the countless girlfriends who are always there to brighten my day.
Well I am finding the Darling Donkeys is the perfect set to spread the love this Valentine's Day. The Flowers & Field Designer Series Paper, that you can get free during Sale-a-Bration, has lots of beautiful bright colors, that will cheer up everyone who see it. With this card I used the Curvy Dies and the "Be My Valentine" stamp, from the Always in My Heart Stamp Set. But check out the little Resin Heart. Isn't it the cutest. Don't miss them in the Mini Catalog on page 55, as they are a must for spreading love.
One Technique Three Different Looks Video
You are going to love today's technique video, with the Blending Brushes that are new in the January-June Mini Catalog. These are a must have accessory for every stamp room.
First, I took the Layering Oval Dies and made a masking to sponge the inside of oval to create this card. I saved the oval I cut out.
Even though I blended color, Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green, in the inside of the Oval I was able to go in and color with my blends for the donkey.
Next, I took the oval that I cut out, and sponged it to create another look. As you can see, I layered with the Layering Oval with a Basic Black Scallop Oval. I used the negative image from that to use on my third card.
Finally I took the negative Basic Black Image and layered inside the cut out. This allows you to have three totally different looks with one technique using your layering ovals dies. Stampin' Up!'s Blending Brushes our the best way I have found to sponge backgrounds.
Now time to watch the video for more tips & tricks.
Hee Haw Love Darling Donkeys
OMG I am loving playing with the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set that you can get FREE during Sale-a-Bration, with a $50 order. I have to admit when I first seen the Sale-a-Bration Catalog and Darling Donkeys Stamp Set it was my least favorite. But now can't stop playing with them.
I used the Playful Alphabet Dies, which I have shared before when I did milestone birthdays. But this die set is perfect to personalize a card like this one. When you use the Foam Adhesive Sheets with the Playful Alphabet, it makes your words or numbers just pop right off the card.
I also used the Merry Messages Bundle, with the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper another Sale-a-Bration Item. If you remember the video I did on that a few weeks ago, it is so nice to have several greetings right there when making a card.
I used yet another Sale-a-Bration Item on this card, the beautiful Flower & Field Designer Series Paper. Did you count that is three Sale-a-Bration Items on one card? There is so much to offer during this year's sale.
This card is going to be sent to a TEAM Member for hitting an amazing milestone in her career. I am also using the Darling Donkeys this month for my birthday cards for my TEAM. I will be sharing them in the days ahead.
Don't let the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set go away before you get your hands on it. It is such a cute set for general, masculine, and children's cards.
Time is runnig out to get this Exclusive Tutorial done with the Love You Always Suite. Check out all the details here. Product List
Creative Inking Blog Hop -Celebrating Sale-a-bration
So glad you joined our blog hop, as we Celebrate Sale-a-Bration. This is the best time of the year to be a Customer, Demonstrator, or Hostess, with Stampin' Up!, as we all earn more. If you have not checked out the amazing Sale-a-Bration Catalog you can do so here.
I love cards that have Creative Folds. Gate Folds are probably one of my favorite folds. Well in today's video, I show how to create a Locking Gate Fold. I use the Berry Best Stamp Set, with the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. You can get both these items free with a $100, but only until February 28, 2021, during Sale-a-Bration.
You can create the locking part of this Gate Fold any size you wish. I chose a 3"x 3" piece of card stock for my closure, because it was easy to measure the center. Take the time to see how quick it is to make this Locking Gate Fold Card in my video.
Click here to get over $200 worth of Stampin' Up! Product for $99 with FREE shipping. Being a Smart Stampin' Up! Shopper, means you take advantage of amazing deal like what is going on right now during Sale-a-Bration with the Starter Kit. Number one question, "do I have to sell or demonstrator if I purchase the Starter Kit?" The answer is no. But what does happen is you get a minimum 20% discount on anything you purchase until July. That's it. What holds you back from being a Smart Shopper?
Learn all the details about this tutorial here.
Now let's head over to see what Diane Evans has created for us.
Or if you missed what Dena Plummer Rekow created for us you can hop back.
Love Is In The Air
If you joined me yesterday, you saw the adorable little Valentine Boxes I made for the workers at my Mom Assistant Living Faculty. I normally don't send Valentine's Day Cards. But with all that is going on in the world, and with the help of this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit, I have decided to change that this year, as we all need some more love in our life, and in the world.
Paper Pumpkin is a great product to inspire you to be creative. Here are some of the cards I made from Love In In The Air Sending Hearts Kit this month.
Did you know when you subscribe for Paper Pumpkin with me, each month you get an Exclusive PDF Tutorial. This Tutorial has a minimum of 6 cards just using the stamp set you get in your kit designed by an Exclusive Design TEAM? That's right we use nothing from your Paper Pumpkin for that month accept the stamp set.
This is a great way to keep using the lovely stamp set in your kit. The stamp set that comes each month, is worth the price of the kit. The kit provides a immediate stamping experience with no prep. So great for a craft escape for you, your kids or grandkids. During Sale-a-Bration it is the perfect time to purchase Paper Pumpkin and earn Sale-a-Bration plus Hostess Rewards.
Now check out the fun cards, with matching envelopes, I did with this months Paper Pumpkin Kit.