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14 Days of Valentine's: Project 6 Team Love Swaps



Summer's and Nancy's Jan. 2016 Swap Cards



Hi Everyone! Local Designer Paper Dolls met Saturday for Fun, Food, and stampin' Fellowship. Our January swap them was Love - but it didn't necessarily have to be Valentine's. Above is Summer Moser's and Nancy Taylor's swaps cards.

Summer's Add Color to Designer Paper Swap

 Summer used Timeless Elegance Designer Paper and sponged with Real Red Classic Ink the rose image. Die cut LOVE with Gold Glimmer Paper overlay make for a sophisticated Valentine's Card.


DSCN5852Nancy make a Friendship Love card - I think Valentine's Day is a great time to let our friends and besties know that we love them and how much they mean to us! What I wanted to share about Nancy's is that little punch heart accent found on the inside. Such a cute detail! While she used a non-Stampin' UP! punch for hers, we tested the heart in the Owl Builder Punch and it worked great!

Next post will have Davette's and my swap.


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14 Days of Valentines: Day 5 - Pyramid Pals Valentine's Treat Holders

Pyramid Pals


Hi Everyone! OMGoodness! Pyramid Pals Bundle is soooo stinkin' cute! You can make one box out of a 1/2 sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock (in other words - 2 per sheet!). If you have ever assembled Curvy Keepsake Thinlit Box, it's the same idea.

Pp3Above is 2 cut outs to form the box. TIP! Stamp any spots or extras prior to assembly. I die cut the ears and nose for this puppy pyramid. Add eyes and mouth using Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. I also add a little glitter using the new Wink of Stella glitter pen!

Kids would LOVE stamping and stuffing treats in these for Valentines' Day. (or any other occasion!) The box isn't big but big enough for a snack size treats.


I prefer the Mulitpurpose Glue to Tear & Tape when putting together. On my pig, I used Tear & Tape and the points are hard (for me) to line up and stay. With the glue - you can go all the way to the point.

Add a glitter heart and you're ready to give as a Valentine's treat!

General Instructions: Die cut pyramids. Stamp prior to assembly. Use Liquid Multipurpose Glue to glue bottoms together as well as one side of the box. Tuck in treats and tuck in back side (don't glue unless you don't mind them ripping open for the treats!) Punch at glitter hearts. Die cut noses/ears and attach with Glue Dots and Stampin Dimensionals.

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14 Days of Valentines: Day 4 Go Wild Pocket Page Inserts for Project Life


Hi Everyone! Go Wild! with this group of Pocket Pages for your Project Life Pocket Pages! A fun alternative to red & pink. In fact, I titled it WILDLY in Love! The beauty of these inserts is you can use the inspiration for a card element or layer!


These layouts would also work GREAT for a formal dance, bridal shower or any fancy date night out! Maybe even to help you scrap your New Year's Eve party!

2 sizes of pocket inserts: a 2" x 3" and a 4" x 6".

Use the Stampin' Trimmer to cut your paper and trim photos if needed.

Layers for the 2" x 3" Insert: Tip Top Taupe Cardstock 2"x 3", Basic Black 1-3/4" x 2-3/4", Go Wild DP 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"

Layers for the 4" x 6" Insert: Whisper White 4" x 6", Basic Black 3-3/4" x 5-3/4", Go Wild DP 5-1/2" x 3-1/2 or 5-1/2" x 2-1/2" for the insert with a pocket.

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Valentine's Card & Baker's Box with Lindor Strawberrys & Cream Truffles

Love Blossoms & Bloomin Love


Hi Everyone! Day 3 of my 14 Days of Valentine's Projects. Today's is a 2-fer. A card and a treat box. And I just cannot stop playing with this group of products. And why not! (giggle) they are uber cute and Valentine festive! Let's start with the treat box! It's made using the Baker's Box Thinlit Dies.


General Instruction for the Baker's Box.
Die cut 2 images out of Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack. Each pass makes 1/2 the box. With one of the sections, die cut the circle out of the front panel using the circle die the comes with the set (nice!). Adhere a 2" x 2" Window Sheet to the back side using Glue Dots. Assemble the box using Tear & Tape.

Die cut the word YUM out of Rose Red using the die that comes with the set. Using the circle you cut out of the box and using the reverse design side, adhere YUM using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Cover the front of the Mini Clothes Pin with Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. Add Lindor Strawberry's & Cream Truffles inside (5 shown) and keep top closed with clothes pin.


General Instructions for the card and envelope.

 Stamp image on a 2-1/4" x 2-3/4" Whisper White Cardstock. Ink around edges with Blushing Bride. Layer on a 2-1/2" x 3" Love Blossoms Designer Paper. With Happy Heart Embossing Folder, emboss a 4" x 4" Whisper White. Lightly ink with Blushing Bride ink to highlight the hearts and ink edges. Adhere to Blushing Bride card base 4-1/4" x 11. Stamp sentiment and punch out with Washi Punch. With same punch, punch with Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. Cut in half. Add sentiment layers as shown. Die cut flowers out of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and adhere to image. (they match up with the stamp!)

DSCN5835Inside of card: Stamp images on a 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White Cardstock.

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14 Days of Valentine's Projects Day 2: Be Mine Chocolate Treat Holder

14daysofval Valentine's Treat Holder
Hi Everyone! It's day 2 and I love this little box for snack size wrapped chocolates! I think half of it is that the Snicker's bars say Be Mine and Valentine! The other half is it hardly uses any supplies to make the box ;)

DSCN5828The box has a belly band around it and you slide out the candy. I think this would be a sweet treat to make for the office, teachers and a fun lunch box surprise!

Also  - please note how it uses most of the same supplies as yesterday's card! A handful of coordinated supplies can go a long ways :)




Box - Blushing Bride Cardstock 2-1/4" x 4"  Score 1/2" on all (4) sides.
Belly Band: - Rose Red Cardstock 3" x 4" and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack 2-3/4" x 4"

General Instructions:

Box: Along the 4" side - cut score line until it intersects with the other score line. Flip to other 4" side and repeat. You will make 4 cuts total. Crease fold lines with Bone Folder and fold up to make box bottom. Set aside.

Belly Band: Adhere Designer Paper to top of cardstock. Add Tear & Tape to back along the 3" side. Wrap around box and join sides. Do not adhere to box :) We want it to only wrap around so box slides out like a match box.

Stamp sentiment and punch out . Punch hole using the 1/8" handheld punch. Tie baker's twine and add to front with a Stampin' Dimensional.

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14 Days of Valentine's: Day 1 Love is in the Air Card for Gift Cards

14daysofvalHi Everyone! Welcome to 2 weeks of Valentine's inspired projects :)


Day 1: Love is in the Air card for Gift Cards. - This is a simple, yet different approach to a hold a gift card without adding bulk to your greeting card.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to form the gift card pocket!


General Instructions:
Crumb Cake  for cardbase 5-3/4" x 5-1/2" Score at 4-1/4" along the 5-3/4" side. Another piece 1-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Rose Red (2) 1-1/4" x 5-1/4"
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack 1" x 5"
Whisper White: 4" x 5-1/4"

Layer card stock and designer paper as shown. For the bottom section - use Stampin' Dimensionals on the left, right and bottom sides close to the sides to form the pocket.

Make gift card envelope out of Designer Paper and the Envelope Punch Board. I trimmed the flap straight across and added the small glimmer paper heart as a flap tuck element. I used Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (retired but it might still be on the Clearance Rack!)

Stamp images on Whisper White Cardstock. Add to the inside of card base. Punch (2) Sweetheart and(1) small heart out of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

Add embellishments as shown. Use Glue Dots at point of hearts to keep flap on the gift card :)



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