Sweet Treats for my Club Members …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a cute little treat that I made for each of my Club Members … they are very special to me so I used the January Paper Pumpkin and some Candyman truffles to to help me surprise them!

This is just one of the many, (see more below) I tried to make sure none of the treats in class looked alike. I was happy to see that Stampin’ Up! had added the refill kit so I had enough for all my club members and my grandkids! The refills are a great way to cost effectively purchase multiples … you don’t have to buy the entire kit, just the “consumable” contents … clips, bags, hearts, etc.

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If you are not a subscriber and would like to be, you can CLICK HERE.  You will receive a cute crafting kit in your mailbox each month for only $19.95 which includes tax and shipping!!  OR Save by subscribing for 3 months – see below…

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Order a 3 month subscription here at a discount & pick out a

FREE Sale-a-bration item!

(view the Sale a Bration Catalog – free items – HERE online or ask me for a copy in the mail)

 * You can still enjoy this kit … just sign up! It is available to all current subscribers!

Let me know if you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin. I’d love to have you join me and my Pumpkin Pals 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop back tomorrow and see what I am doing with the left-over sheet you see here …

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Have a wonderful day ~

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BE MINE, Valentine

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised, I am going to share a card that I whipped up using 3 of yesterday’s Weekly Deals! I used the two heart punches and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

All you glitter lovers … if you do not have the new “Dazzling Diamonds” glimmer paper, put it on your shopping list – it goes with almost everything!

I began with a Basic Black base and my Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. After I punched the heart border, I added the Real Red behind the glimmer paper to make the hearts pop.

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I then embossed the Valentine greeting (came from the January Paper Pumpkin) and then punched it out with the heart punch.

There are two hearts in every love story, so I added the red heart. To balance out the card, I added the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine and tied it off in a bow.

Super simple. Hope you enjoyed.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today have a good one!

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More Valentine’s Day Ideas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share more samples from the January Paper Pumpkin kit! These cute projects were created by Stampin’ Up! Concept Artist Arika B.

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Here is the first of 3 projects that Arika shared with us … A simple wrap for a sweet treat

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Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and watch this fun video on how easy these cute treat bags are to put together.

 

Here are two alternative projects you can create …

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If you are not a subscriber and would like to be, you can CLICK HERE.  You will receive a cute crafting kit in your mailbox each month for only $19.95 which includes tax and shipping!!  OR Save by subscribing for 3 months – see below…

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Order a 3 month subscription here at a discount & pick out a

FREE Sale-a-bration item!

(view the Sale a Bration Catalog – free items – HERE online or ask me for a copy in the mail)

 

* You can still enjoy this kit … just sign up! It is available to all current subscribers!

Let me know if you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin. I’d love to have you join me and my Pumpkin Pals 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Hugs, Kisses & Valentine Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

This weekend I shared with you our January Paper Pumpkin and an alternative project you can make with the kit. So what happens when you use up all the contents of your kit? Well … one of the best things about the kit is the stamps!! You can use them over & over & over!

Today’s card is using the stamps and fun stuff you have in your stamp room. Let’s begin with the “Red Glimmer paper”, left over from Christmas and our “Stacked with Love” designer paper that we used earlier this month.

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I picked the XOXOXO paper because of the greeting I was using from the kit, and the Basic Black cardstock was the obvious choice for the base. It ties in beautifully with the designer paper and really makes our red glimmer paper pop.

I wanted to use the “Postage Stamp” punch because I thought it would be “fun” when “sending” hugs & kisses. I trimmed the center out of the glimmer paper that is behind the designer paper and used it to back my postage stamp.

I punched the center of the postage stamp so you could see more of the glimmer paper and it’s cute!

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I took my left over designer paper and added it to the inside along with the hearts … stamped in red, from the kit. This picture also gives you a great shot of how I “popped up” the postage stamp punch and greeting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card … remember, just because the rest of the items in the kit have been used, doesn’t mean you have nothing left to play with! Your stamps will last forever 🙂

Hugs & Kisses to my Granddaughter Cassie and sister Ruthie … today is their birthday! Love you both

Thanks for coming by and …

Have a marvelous Monday!

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You Have My Heart Valentine

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today’s Simply Sunday is a card I created using the 2015 January Paper Pumpkin Kit! It was super simple to put together as all these fabulous components are found in the kit …

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All I added to my Valentine’s card is cardstock! Whisper White is my base and makes the the focal point (the heart) really stand out. The Real Red was embossed with the “Happy Heart” textured embossing folder from the occasions catalog.

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The tag, clip, bakers twine, heart, banners, stamps and even the ink are included. To join in on all the fun … you just need to sign up for Paper Pumpkin. As a subscriber, you receive a pretty package packed with fun every month. You can put it on hold while your away, or just subscribe for a determined length of time.

CLICK HERE to View the Options

Don’t forget … The 3-month subscription is ON SALE and it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-a-bration item! I have the link below (To view the Sale-a-bration catalog Click Here)

You can always contact me: lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for stopping back, and be sure to come back again tomorrow … I have another Valentine’s Day project from my Paper Pumpkin kit!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Sweet Valentine Treats …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am really excited to share this sweet Valentine treat with you. It’s a treat bag embellished with the cutest tags and more! It comes in a kit … all you need to do is assemble, add candy, and you’re the hit of the party!

These sweet treats are sent directly to you … delivered by your fairy stamp-mother (as known as Paper Pumpkin!)

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Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and watch this fun video on how easy these cute treat bags are to put together.

Now really …. how cute and how easy! I am going to make some grandbabies very happy this Valentine’s Day! Treat a special friend, or your co-workers … just think of the fun you could have with these!

My fingers are crossed that Stampin’ Up! will add this awesome kit on their “past kits” page. This is where you can purchase past kits or refills!! It is for Paper Pumpkin subscribers only …

If you are not a subscriber and would like to be, you can CLICK HERE.  You will receive a cute crafting kit in your mailbox each month for only $19.95 which includes tax and shipping!!  OR Save by subscribing for 3 months – see below…

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Order a 3 month subscription here at a discount & pick out a

FREE Sale-a-bration item!

(view the Sale a Bration Catalog – free items – HERE online or ask me for a copy in the mail)

 

Let me know if you have any questions about My Paper Pumpkin. I’d love to have you join me and my Pumpkin Pals 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to come back tomorrow …

I will be showing you another cute project that you can do with your Paper Pumpkin Valentine kit!

Have a wonderful day ~

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Lovin’ that Valentine Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share another Valentine Card with you. I figured since I had all my supplies on the table yet, I could show you another way to use them!

If you are like me ….  you have a hard time throwing those left over pieces of cardstock and designer paper away!  Well thank goodness you didn’t, because look at what you can do with leftovers!

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I cut yesterday’s scrap pieces down into 1-1/2″ squares and arranged them on a piece of black cardstock. WOW … how simple can you get! I added a heart, punched out of the Silver Glimmer paper and topped it off with a cute little bow made out of the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.

Our greeting comes from the “Hello Life” stamp set that I used yesterday. I really like this stamp set. When you look at it in the catalog, just be aware the the pictures on the right side are only shown at 50%, the real size is what you see on my card and I think is a perfect size!!

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As you can see from this peek inside the card that I used a few more left over pieces to embellish the inside. Nothing wrong with showin’ some more love.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I hope you enjoyed the card.

Have a great day … it’s almost Friday!

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I Love You Valentine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the Valentine card as promised. A sweet and simple card that gets right to the point “I Freakin’ Love You”. The sentiment comes from our Yippee Skippee stamp set found in the main catalog … click on the right side of the screen directly on the catalog to view it.

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Our sweet little hearts come from the Hello Life stamp set in the new Occasions catalog. I really love this stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions. I chose the polka dot heart to coordinate with the polka dots in our designer paper. The designer paper comes from the “Stacked with Love” paper stack on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.

I masked the red heart and stamped the simple outlined heart so it appears to be behind the red. I then added a touch of glitter into it.

Thanks for stopping back today.

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~

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Sweetly said with love …

Hello Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a few card samples that come from Jen our concept artist. She is using one of my favorite new stamp sets “Hello Life” that can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

The first is simple but so adorable, and is created by repeatedly stamping the twin hearts across the note card. I will admit … I really love the script greetings!

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The next is a shaker card … who doesn’t love those little hearts floating inside the big heart.  To create the striped background, she masked horizontal stripes using washi tape, then spritzed using Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and the Stampin’ Spritzer.

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On the final card she paired Real Red and Blushing Bride on the Crumb Cake note card, which highlights those cute hearts in the stamp set so sweetly.

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Happy Valentines can be said simply yet sweetly and these cards are definitely proof of that. You know what they say … sometimes, less is more!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful Sunday … and I must say “GO PACK GO”!

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Crazy about You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been having a great time down in my Stampin’ Studio creating cards with all the new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.

Today I’d like to share a touch of Valentine’s day with you … before we know it, it will be here and we want to be prepared. I began with the cute new “Happy Heart” Textured Impressions folder and used it with the “Shimmery White” cardstock.

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Sometimes I like to pull stuff out of my stash, that I haven’t used for a while. I find that most of the time is works beautifully together with our new items, and our Shimmery White cardstock is subtly beautiful with just a touch of shimmer.

I wanted to create a “Shaker Card” so I used the “Sweetheart” punch from the catalog and punched out a section for my window. I covered it with a piece of the Window Sheets and then used the outer edges of the stampin’ dimensionals to create the “well” in which I put my confetti in.

To create the confetti I used the “Confetti Heart Border Punch” in the Occasions catalog – pg.5. and punched them out in different colors, the punch already supplies you with different sizes! I then pealed off the backing from the stampin’ dimensionals and covered it with a piece of the Shimmery White cardstock.

Now, I wanted some type of greeting or verse on the inside so I decided to create my own with the “Crazy About You” stamp set. It contains 33 stamps and will create endless greetings and or verses for you. Here is what I came up with …

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I snuck the little hearts out of the “Hello Life” stamp set to complete the look on the inside.

To finish the outside of my card, I added one more heart that I punched our of Rich Razzelberry. The heart comes from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”.

I wanted the “shaker” part of the card to be the focal point so did not add a greeting or ribbon to the front … just the one little heart. As it turns out, it matches those little hearts from the embossing folder perfectly!

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Thanks for dropping by,,, have a heartfelt day

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To my Stampin’ Friends … I Heart You

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am sharing with you a little peek into my Appreciation Party and a new card I designed to say “Thank You”!  Make sure you go all the way to the end … I don’t want you to miss a thing!

Let me start with one of the cards my Hostesses stamped.  We had a stamp camp after the dinner, but my hostesses were treated to two additional cards … my way of saying “Thanks” for stampin’ with me this past year.

The card was inspired by a fellow demonstrators card … the talent pool within our demonstrator circle is endless and very inspiring!

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Because I will be sharing several samples with you … I will be listing the ingredients after each project, this will make it easier for you to pick out the items you want on your wish list.

The stamp set used is of course, a hostess set … I Like You, found on page 237.  The greeting comes from the Photopolymer stamp set; Endless Birthday Wishes.  My favorite thing about this stamp set is that you can create your own phrases!  Such as … have a lovely day!

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I used different Designer Series Paper for the belly bands, but this one comes from the Park Lane packet.  The flowers were fun to make and topped off the box so nicely.

The door prizes contained samples of our newest embellishments from the annual catalog.  One of the goodies enclose was a yard of each of the 5 “Thick Bakers Twine” … which will bring me to my next sample!

I wanted to share a card that showcased at least one of the door prize goodies, and this is what I thought of …  All of the 5 thick bakers twine are present with hearts streaming down.  I want my stampin’ friends to know exactly what they mean to me, and how much I really do appreciate their loyalty and friendship.  I really do “HEART YOU”.

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Hope you got a little taste of the fun that we had at the Appreciation party.  You can be there next year … I’m taking bookings right now for fall and Christmas stampin’ parties!

Contact me, ( lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) I’d love to share the exciting new products with you and your friends.

Here is a quick reminder of our current promotions … just click on anyone of them to get more details.  Thank you.

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Thanks for stopping by …

Hope you have a wonderful day!

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Made with Love …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends & a Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

First, let me say thank you for all the “get well” wishes I received yesterday … you are all awesome.  Feeling much better today.

I could help but piggy-back on yesterday’s layout for today’s card share.  I said you could make those cute cards in any color you want, truth is … you can change the punch (or framelits) too!

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I followed the same layout, used the same stamp set, and stayed with the same dimensions … I only changed the cardstock to the beautiful “Red Glimmer” paper and the “Hearts Collection” framelits.  That’s it … I’ll have to call today’s blog “Fast Friday”!  LOL

I do have to say one thing … I found using the framelits a bit easier than the punches – only because you can line the framelits up on the “Magnetic Plateform” and center them.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I hope to see you tomorrow.  I promise, no more hearts.  Well, for a little while anyway.

Have a great weekend ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

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 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

129123

$21.95

 Kind and Cozy Stamp Set – WOOD

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$16.95

 Kind and Cozy Stamp Set – CLEAR

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$4.95

 Red Glimmer Paper

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$26.95

 Hearts Collection Framelit Dies

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$3.95

 Stampin’ Dimensionals

The items listed here will give you enough in sales to qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item!  Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank YOU!

** Please note that the pricing for the “Kind & Cozy” Stamp Set was incorrect yesterday … they have been changed here.  Good news, even if you ordered them, the correct price is on the website.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

Simply Saturday … Valentine

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Holy cow … I’m a bit late with my post today!  Got caught up in the Winter Olympics and then in my stampin’ room creating.  Funny how time flies … one minute it’s 9:30 in the morning the next it’s almost 2 in the afternoon!  On that note, let’s get on to the card share.

This Saturday share is simple and easy to make.  Sometimes we get so bogged down with trying to make impressive cards that we forget that sometimes simplicity is pretty!

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I wanted to make one more Valentine’s card for you …. it’s less than a week away, so I simply layered the beautiful Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Silver over Real Red mat.  My base is Whisper White.  Then I added a bow using the Real Red Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon.

Next step was to choose a greeting… I pulled “Happy Together” from the “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set.  I wanted to add a little flair to the greeting, so I turned it into a banner.  A simple heart punched out of the Red Glimmer paper was added to finish off the card.

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Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!

Have a wonderful Saturday and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

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$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD

131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR

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$10.95

 Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – Silver

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$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

121790

$4.95

 Red Glimmer Paper

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$4.95

 Real Red ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

So Happy Together …

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

It’s finally Friday!!  Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo!  I’m not complaining … my work week went very fast, and we closed the candy store on Tuesday because of the bitter cold, so it was a short week too.

Today’s card share will warm your heart.  A sweet and simple card created with heart … and with punches!  You can use it for Valentine’s Day or an Anniversary.

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I knew I wanted to use our Red Glimmer Paper for the card, in fact, the entire card was designed in my head (now you know it won’t be hard to make – lol)

I simply punched out the red glimmer paper with the “Postage Stamp Punch”.  I then punched 3 hearts out of a strip of Whisper White using the Small Heart Punch.  Then I centered the 1″ Square Punch over the heart and punched out the square.  It is so much easier to center the hearts that way, instead of trying to punch the heart out of the square.

I mounted the white heart squares onto the red glimmer paper using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then mounted each of the completed squares using the Glue Dots onto the Whisper White mat.

The mat is 5″ x 3-3/4″ and is mounted onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Since my “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set was still on my table from yesterday’s card … I chose the “happy together” for my greeting.

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Not to waste the hearts … I stamped the greeting onto one of them, and then layered it over the stamped greeting to add a bit of dimension onto the bottom half of the card.  The other two hearts are on the inside of the card.

You will notice that the main part of the stamping in the heart is “to”… for the two of you together!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Have a “happy” weekend ~

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

131056

$26.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD

131059

$18.95

 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

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$15.95

 Postage Stamp Punch

117193

$5.95

 Small Heart Punch

124094

$15.95

 1” Square Punch

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  THANK YOU!

Just Sayin’… Two-day is Special

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have something special for you … two card shares and a treat.  Why you ask?  Well, today is my 200th blog post!  I am really excited to have shared my passion of stampin’, some of my travels, and even a bit of my home life & family with you.

Yesterday I shared a few of my favorite things from the new Occasions Catalog, and told you that I would create a cute card for you with the Just Sayin’ bundle.   In honor of my 200th post, I didn’t bake a cake, but I have BLOG CANDY!  Keep reading …

The first is with the beautiful “Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper” …

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The card is sweet and simple to make.  I used two different patterns from the “Watercolor Wonder” designer paper.  The patterns coordinates perfectly so it’s easy to pick 2 to pair up.  Then, I simply stamped the “miss you already” greeting from the Just Sayin’ stamp set in Tangerine Tango, and cut it out with the coordinating “Word Bubble” framelits.

Ahh yes, and I must not forget the beautiful “Organza Ribbon“.  I keep at least 2 rolls on hand at all times because it works so nicely on a number of different styles of cards.

So, how are you liking the Just Sayin’ stamp set so far?  And how about the coordinating framelits?  No cutting … I love that!

OK … on to the next card.  With Valentine’s Day coming up, I just wanted to say “Love Ya”!

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Oh my, it appears as if I have another “SNEAK PEEK” … this time it comes from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  The texture you see on the card comes from the “Decorative Dots” Embossing folder in the Sale-a-bration catalog.  (I am currently booking “stampin’ parties” if you’d like to get you folder and more for free… contact me).

Once I textured the cardstock for the card and coordinating envelope, I used the “Hearts Collection Framelits” to create the focal point of the card – the hearts.

I wanted to add a bit of “zing” to the card, so instead of leaving the background of the heart plain, I simply dabbed my “Versamark” onto the white cardstock, then heat embossed it using silver embossing powder and our spiffy new heat gun.  Did you know it has two temperature settings?  One is for drying … the other is for embossing!

What better greeting from the Just Sayin’ stamp set goes better with hearts than “Love Ya”.  I used Cherry Cobbler for both the ink and cardstock.  I then finished it off with a cute little bow made with the Silver Ribbon.

Both of the cards have coordinating envelopes.  These were created with the use of the “Envelope Liner Framelits“.  I think it adds such a nice touch when sending your hand stamped cards.

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OK … Now how do you like this dynamic duo – the Just Sayin’ Bundle?  Well, I love them.  In fact, I love the stamp set so much (and because we’re celebrating my 200th post) I’m giving away a “Just Sayin’ Clear Stamp Set“!!  That’s right … BLOG CANDY!

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All you have to do is comment on what “you” think about this duo!  One name will be randomly chosen on Monday night at midnight (central time) … and then I’ll post the winner on Tuesday.  You will have 24 hrs to send me your contact information (lindaluvs2stamp@aol.com) so I can get your stamp set out to you!  Good Luck … and thanks for following my blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …

 ITEM

 PRICE

 DESCRIPTION

134819

$43.95

 Just Sayin’ Bundle (Save 15%) – WOOD

134820

$37.95

 Just Sayin’ Bundle (Save 15%) – CLEAR

132994

$10.95

 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

132172

$26.95

 Envelope Liner Framelits

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.