Stampin’ Up! Sparkling Valentine with the Sweet & Sassy Framelits

Hi Crafty Friends!

February is here which means love is in the air!  Are you busy thinking about those you love? I am, which prompted me to come up with a simple Valentine’s Day card.

I wanted to see if I could come up with a Valentine using many of products I already had on hand.  I should mention there is one lovely new item on this card, and that is the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  You can’t go wrong with stripes, right?  The bigger heart was made using Cherry Cobbler and Powder Pink ink and my Aqua painter.  I continued with the stripped theme using light strokes on watercolor paper. Once I had a look that I liked I cut it out with a heart from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits.  To make the other heart I started with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper and colored it in with my Cherry Cobbler Blends marker.  I must be sure to note that you have to be VERY careful if you choose to try this.  The glimmer paper is very coarse and the blends marker tip is easily frayed on a surface of this nature.  I found that if I made very light strokes in one direction it seemed to work fine without damaging the tip of the marker.  I was very happy with the result because it is a different color than a true red glitter paper. The heart I used to cut out the Glimmer Paper is part of the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  For the sentiment I used the love, also from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits; and the You from the Celebrate You Thinlits set.  This is a Sale-A-Bration item you can get when you spend $100.00.  I guess that is one other new item I used after all!  I did add some Clear Wink of Stella over the top of the YOU so it would pop a little better. To finish things off I added Glitter Enamel Dots in the lighter Berry Burst color.  The card stock used is Powder Pink, Whisper White and Sahara Sand.

Did this give you some inspiration to get to work on your Valentine cards?  I hope so!

~Kristal

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Stampin’ Up! 2016 Occasions Catalog sneak peek of the Bloomin’ Hearts Die!

Hi Crafty friends!

Even though we are in the final days before Christmas, I have started thinking ahead about the holidays and activities coming up after Christmas.  That is because as  demonstrator I am fortunate enough to order items from our NEW upcoming catalog that comes out on January 5, 2016.  There are so many pretty and awesome items in this new catalog I almost did not know where to begin.  I decided that since Valentines day is the next bigger Holiday I would start there.

Bloomin' Hearts Valentine card

Isn’t that die cut heart gorgeous?  Practically all of the items used on this card are part of the new catalog so I would be able to give a full supply list until that comes out in January. However, I decided to make a video to show off the die, the stamps and the awesome new tool we have to use that helps with getting all those little pieces out of the intricate dies!

Watch the video to see how I made this card!

I hope you enjoyed the video!  These products will be available as of January 5, 2016. If you need a catalog, let me know and I will send you one.

Hope you are having a great Christmas week!

~Kristal

Supplies used – will be posted at a later time.