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.


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 ~





I Made This Just for You!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m excited to share today’s card with you! First, because we all need birthday cards, second, because I made it with some really cool new products and it was fun to do!

I started with the “Balloon Bash” stamp set from the Occasions catalog – pg. 13. It’s such a fun stamp set and can be used for any gender at any age … from 9 month to 90 years (and beyond!)


Well … then I knew I wanted to do the “Chalkboard” technique because Stampin’ Up! introduced “Chalkboard paper” … It works so nice, and is a bit heavier than regular cardstock. You can find it on page 25 with the new Chalk ink (but that’s another day – lol).

I started by wiping down the Chalkboard paper with the embossing buddy, then I inked up my stamp with the White Craft Ink and embossed with the white embossing powder… this gives you a very bold image, AND it allowed me to color the banner with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities pen! I love the way it pops!!

The embossing buddy adds to the “chalkboard” look, however if you want a bolder look of “chalk” you can use the White Craft Ink and sponge it on lightly.

Once I finished that, I needed to mount my project, but I wanted more than just a plain background so … I went to the new paper stack “Staked with Love” and picked out the XOXOXOXO pattern! Who doesn’t want “Hugs & Kisses” on their birthday!


I don’t know about you … but I think this card is so stinkin’ cute! It was FUN and easy to make too!

I appreciate you stopping by to see me today. Let me know if you have any questions with the technique or products I used to create the card.

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