Sunday, February 8, 2015

You're So Sweet

Here is a card inspired by an Online Card Class. This is a single layer card with in-laid die cuts (technically 2 layer because I added a card base). I went back to my trusty valentine CCC color combination, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Cherry Cobbler.

I laid out 1/2 inch strips of the colored cardstock, adhering them to printer paper. I then die cut out the heart using the Hearts collection Framelits. Next, I used the Hearts stencil and used versamark to create what looks like a shadow. I then offset the stencil, and used Whisper White craft ink to make it look like the hearts were jumping off the paper. Obviously my versamark pad was a bit filthy, as it turned one of the hearts a bit gray, but I don't think that's worth scrapping it.

I then cut the same heart out of Whisper White cardstock and stamped and colored the sentiment. Then I assembled everything together on a Cherry Cobbler card base.

I used the photo-polymer set Countless Sayings 2 for the sentiment, and colored it in with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities (my friend's markers that I used while she was napping ;) ). I then added dots with the Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

I think I may take advantage of all these blendabilities sets available free with Sale-a-bration, I was pleasantly surprised!

It's Sale-A-Bration time again, remember that you can pick a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 (pre-tax) spent! Visit my online store fall all these supplies and to take advantage of this offer!


  • Countless Sayings 2 stamp set 135893
  • Whisper White card stock 100730
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
  • Calypso Coral card stock 122925
  • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock 131298
  • Versamark ink pad 102283
  • Whisper White Craft ink pad 101731
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad 132708
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities Marker pack 130996
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen 105021
  • Hearts Collection Framelits 125599
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks 133777

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine Love

Here is a card using a sentiment from a set called Hello Life from the Occasions Catalog. This is a photopolymer set, so it was easy for me to extend the drawn line to the edge of the card (the curly-cue on the right hand side is actually the "e" from the "love", I wasn't watching, oops!).

To make this card I sponged (similar to a cosmetic sponge), in a pouncing motion on top of the Hearts decorative mask stencil. I used the "CC" theme, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe for the hearts gradient. I used Staz-On for the sentiment, then lined up the stamp and stamped again to extend the line to the width of the card.

The doily heart is a design that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo, I don't think this particular design was suited for being cut on such a small scale... it was quite "fun" to weed all the hundreds of tiny pieces (hard to see in the photo, but the interior heart is a lacy grid). I think it was worth it though!! I adhered it to the card using bits of Stampin' Dimensionals.

The silver glitter heart was cut using the smallest framelit from the Hearts collection, and the red glitter heart was cut from the Fashionable Hearts embosslit.

Cardstock Dimensions

Whisper White - 4" x 5.25"
Cherry Cobbler - 4.25" x 11 (scored at 5.5")


All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at
  • Hello Life 137136
  • Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask 133777
  • Crisp Cantaloupe Ink 131176
  • Calypso Coral Ink 131176
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink 126966
  • Staz-On Black Ink 101406
  • Red Glitter Paper 121790
  • Silver Glitter Paper 135314
  • Heart Framelits 125599
  • Fashionable Hearts Embosslit 125596
  • Cherry Cobbler Paper 119685
  • Whisper White Paper 100730