Well – good day-after-Super-Bowl Sunday (and also – day after Groundhog Day!). Did you watch the game? We did. No dog in this year’s hunt, but…it’s the thing to do, right?? And boy – I’m glad we did! What a great game! KC – talk about keeping their heads up and driving thru to the other side. I was real happy to see them win. In the immortal words of Sir Alexander Dane: Never give up. Never surrender!
Also – apparently Spring is right around the corner. Whether your team won or lost – there’s THAT to hang on to!
My card today is another one for Valentine’s Day – this one aimed at a card for a friend (versus a card for a spouse or other romantic interest!). I used the Heart to Heart stamp set and the Heartfelt Bundle – with it’s cool Heart Punch Pack! Take a look-see:
The layout for this one is inspired by the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
And the color palette of grays, red and white comes from this week’s Color Throwdown.
I needed to start with the sentiment strip and the DSP strip so that I’d know where to stamp all my hearts! A little different order of doing things, huh?
I stamped the sentiment from the Heart to Heart stamp set in Basic Gray on a strip of Whisper White. Then I snipped a banner end.
I laid the strip on a Whisper White panel and used that as the starting point for the stamped hearts.
With the smaller lacy heart image from the Heartfelt set, I stamped twice in Real Red. Then I pulled out the small heart images from the Heart to Heart set and stamped them in Real Red, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.
Then I matted the panel on Real Red to make the card front.
On the side, I added a Real Red-matted strip of Basic Gray paper from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP, adhering it with Liquid Glue.
Using the scalloped punch from the Heart Punch Pack, I punched out a Real Red foil heart from one of the designs in the From the Heart Specialty DSP pack, and adhered it with Liquid Glue.
I wrapped a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon around the card front – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.
I adhered the sentiment with Liquid Glue, and then added Rhinestone Basic Jewels – one on the sentiment strip and several around the stamped hearts.
A good-sized bow from the Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, adhered with a Glue Dot, finished off the card front.
On the inside, I added a sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Basic Gray on a Whisper White panel. Then I stamped Heartfelt and Heart to Heart images in Real Red, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Basic Gray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more hearts on the front…
…and some more Basic Gray Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! These two stamp sets – Heartfelt and Heart to Heart – really work in concert to let us make Valentine’s Day cards for friend and lover alike, don’t they? And I LOVE when punches – like the Heart Punch Pack (bundled with Heartfelt) – will cut images from Designer Series Paper like the From the Heart Specialty DSP. SOOO stinkin’ handy!! I hope you like!
HOST CODE FOR 1 FEB – 15 FEB: ARFHDNCQ
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Rewards page for full details.
For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Friday, 14 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!
This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!
The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!!
And don’t forget that there will be 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get a free adhesive from me!
***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!
Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:
- Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
- Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
- Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
- SNAIL Refill (2)
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
- Fine Tip Glue Pen
- Tear & Tape Adhesive
- Washi Tape
- Mini Glue Dots
- Foam Adhesive Strips
I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!
Coordination Product Release – Coming TOMORROW!
You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.
We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!
Check them out!
Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set
Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set
Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set
Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set
Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set
Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)
Give the pics a click for printable flyers!
Sale-A-Bration….is a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!
If you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!
Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!
If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step! The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going. You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping! For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set! Pretty awesome deal. Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else. Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.
Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!
There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.
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February Thirty One Specials
And look! Distressed Chestnut will be available for a Limited Time!
We’ve also got a pretty awesome deal going for Party Hosts in February.
Give me a holler if you want more info!
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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Gray Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); One 1 1/8″ wide strip for Detailed Hearts Die Cut
Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat under DSP strip)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment)
From My Heart Specialty DSP: Punched heart on front
Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Basic Gray): 1 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (DSP strip); envelope flap
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Finn Fan Fix
I’ve mentioned a time or two that Katy gets me up early to be fed.
Most mornings, Finn gets up with me. Out of solidarity.
Also FOMO! 😉
But – like me, the early mornings tend to make him sleepy (“er” than usual) in the afternoons.
Sometimes I’ll take a short power nap in the recliner.
Finn – out of solidarity – usually does the same!
Frequently on the sofa – where he can keep an eye on me.
Just in case.