Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hugs & Kisses!

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xoxo!

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Just Flip It!

I can’t tell you how much I am in love with these sizzix flip it dies!

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I love them so much I had to buy the circle die cut version so that I could make even more cards! After taking this photo I added a few more details which I will update later but I had to share this little piece of joy!

Here’s the updated version – a friend requested a 50th birthday card and voila:

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I just added an extra polka heart and the numbers 50 using grunge board and some distress ink.  And for those of you not familiar with the flip it dies – here is the inside of the card where you can write a message:

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j’adore!

  • Recipe:  CS from PTI, birthday stamp from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, Spellbinder, Ek Success heart punch, Tim Holtz distress inks, white gel pen, scrapbook paper.

Vroom Vroom…More Father’s Day On the Way!

All dad’s love cars/cards right?

I’ve been wanting to use this scrapbook paper for a while and finally found the perfect combo! This card was a lot of fun to make because I made the Happy Father’s Day sentiment appear under the moving slot! Kinda cool right?  I like it!

  • Recipe: CS from PTI, scrapbook paper from Target, mini clothes pin, hearts, Martha Stewart Balloon punch, Yellow Twine, White Gel Pen, Lawn Fawn Alphabet Stamp set, Glossy Accents, EK success heart punch.

Nine of Hearts

Guess how long it took me to design this card?

Over a year! In the last year, I’ve tried to design this card about 4 or 5 times without much success. (I got excited one day and bought a ton of these dimensional hearts which are so cute) However, this time I like the results!

These hearts are also great to put inside the card where you sign “Love.” Hopefully, I will get more inspiring ideas to use these cutie hearts.

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper and scallop and rounded edge punch, Spellbinders circle die cut, Recollections heart sticks and pink card stock.

Love Love Love.

The possibilities are endless with this Martha Stewart Valentine’s Day Paper!

I made another version that was smaller and with different colored twine and felt hearts:

My friend was asking me how long it usually takes me to make one card and I realized that one card actually takes me a few hours! Especially if I get stuck and cannot figure out color combos etc. I find that the first version of a card I make has little flaws here and there but I end up perfecting it after I’ve made version 2.0! After that, it is really quick and easy to make a card because I know what works.

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Scrapbook Paper and felt hearts & buttons from Martha Stewart, Vellum paper, Colored Bakers Twine, Love Stamp from Michaels.

Be My Valentine!

I was inspired to make a few Valentine’s Day Cards…

Love is in the air! And thanks to Martha Stewart, I get to make all these cute cards.  I have to say patterned paper makes all the difference!  Also, I found a packet of Martha Stewart felt stickers that were perfect for this occasion.

Aren’t the little heart buttons absolutely adorable? The is my first time using felt cut outs and I love it.  So so so cute!

More to come!

  • Recipe: Cardstock from PTI, Patterned paper and felt heart from Martha Stewart, and i-rock hot adhesive.

I heart my Scottie!

I feel like this stamp set was made just for me!

That’s how I reasoned paying $40 (shipping and handling) for this adorable stamp set!

Enjoy the first of many scottie cards to come!

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Scottie Stamp set from Stampin’ Up, Half pearls and Bling from Micheals, Sentiments from PTI.

Doggie bookmarks are a hit!

Apparently if you love dogs and reading, I’m the one for you!

I received a wonderful request for more doggie bookmarks!  The list included adorable Scotties (of course), Schnauzers, Golden Retrievers, and Weiner dogs! I got a bit more creative this time and added some embellishments to the border that runs along the bottom half of the bookmark.  I think they turned out great!  I managed to make all of these in one sitting which was exhausting but worth it!

I know these bookmarks will be well-loved! Keep on reading 🙂

Love is…

Patient, kind and in 3D!

As promised, I finally used my 3 dimensional heart stickers and created a card!  I wanted to keep the design very simple because the stickers add a lot of color and texture.  To make this card, I lined up the hearts in two columns and using a pushpin I made little holes.   I picked a love sentiment and it always surprises me how the font can really change the mood of card – the same design can appear playful or formal just depending on the stamp!

Helpful tip: I would recommend placing your card on a piece of cardboard as you use the pushpin because this allows you to create a well-defined pushpin hole.  Happy paper punching!

  • Recipe: White craftstock from Recollections, “Love You” stamp from the paper company, Pushpin, Heart stickers from Recollection, Tempting Turquoise from Classic Stampin’ Up Ink Spot.

Love me some stickers!

As some would say, “Stick it to me!”

These are such a great find especially when they go on sale for $1 after a particular holiday (i.e. valentines and easter for the above).  I love that the stickers are 3 dimensional and I often use the hearts to sign “love” at the end of my cards.  On my to-do crafts list is to incorporate these little goodies in a creative way!  Hope you find some at your local Michaels!