41 posts categorized "2021 Valentine Collection"


Wed 25

Hugs and Kisses
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have another Valentine's Day card for you featuring products from the 2023 Valentine's Day release.

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I did a faux letterpress technique using the Blissful Heart Hot Foil die.  This is a good example of using dies other than what they were intended for.

To do this technique I used a brayer to apply Red Archival ink to the die and placed a piece of watercolor paper on top of the die.  Next, I ran this through my die cutting machine following the instructions for embossing.


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I used one of the hearts from the Double Stitch Loving Heart die set to die cut the letterpress heart.  

I die cut the Pinpoint Leaf Plate on a white cardstock panel and adhered it to a red cardstock mat.  This was glued to a white note card.

To create the strip behind the heart, I applied double stick to a white cardstock strip of paper and glued strips of cardstock to it.  This is a great way to use scraps of cardstock.  I glued this to the center of the card and used foam tape to adhere the letterpress heart to the card.

Next, I white heat embossed the words Hugs and Kisses to a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to the center of the heart.

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To finish the card I added some Clear Fairy Drops and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!







Mon 16

Valentine Card Backgrounds Using Jolly Christmas Paper
by Anne Thompson

The idea for today's cards came from my friend Donna and I think it's a great way to repurpose the rest of the Jolly Christmas papers you have as backgrounds for valentine cards and also using Garland papers for adding decorative details. 

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Start with a 4" X 4" square of one of the JOLLY CHRISTMAS PP1019 papers--I chose ones that had a lot of red and white or pinks in them.  Cut the square in half on the diagonal so you end up with two triangles.  Adhere the triangles to the front of a white (or red or pink) notecard with the shorter sides of the triangles aligned with the outside edges of the notecard, with the corner point in either the upper left and lower right corners or the upper right and lower left corners.  This will leave a solid band of color (that of the notecard) between the two triangles.  Cards can then be oriented for top-fold or side-fold opening.

Card One

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  • red and white plaid paper on a white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • PINPOINT BURST HEART 94639 cut from white card stock glued on the top 2/3 of the card overlapping both triangles and the center band
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red and white plaid, assembled and glued in the lower right corner

Card Two

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  • pinks plaid paper on a white notecard, top-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • large heart cut with one of the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT dies 94359--use the plain heart that cuts out--cut from a coordinating floral paper in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued to the center of the card, overlapping both triangles and the center band
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same pinks plaid, assembled and glued in the lower left corner

Card Three

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  • red plaid paper on white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper left corner and one in the lower right corner
  • HEART RING STACK 94662 cut from the pink roses on black floral paper in the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued in the center white band
  • two hearts, one medium and one small, cut with dies from the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359 set, the medium heart glued on the upper left triangle and the smaller one on the lower right triangle
  • "Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red plaid, assembled and glued in the lower right corner under the small heart

Card Four

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  • red plaid paper on white notecard, side-fold, one triangle in the upper right corner and one in the lower left corner
  • RING STACK 94547 cut from a pink flowers with green ferns and white dots paper from the GARLAND PP1010 paper pad, glued across the white band, overlapping the plaid triangles a bit
  • two medium hearts, again using the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT die, one white and placed off-center behind one from the same floral paper, added to the lower right corner with dimensional foam dots
  • one small heart, again using the DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT die, cut from the same floral paper and 0"Love" from SENDING LOVE DAILY SCRIPT 94661, background cut from white card stock and the detailed letters cut from a scrap of the same red plaid, assembled and glued in the lower left corner under the small heart

These are the dies I used:

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Honestly, these cards came together very quickly.  I made all of the background triangles first and glued them to the notecards.  Then I auditioned the dies in my valentine box.  And there are so many I didn't choose that would have worked just as well or even better.  Think of all the floral dies you have!  And stamps!  The possibilities are endless.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature





Thu 03

Pretty Pink Valentine's Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have another flat shaker card using the Verdant Leaf Collage and Cottage Flower Stem.  This is an simple and quick card to recreate that is fun for the recipient.



Die cut the Verdant Leaf Collage die from a light pink/purple paper from Vibrant Violet pad.  Die cut the Sprinkle Heart Collage die from the darker shade of the same hue paper.  Adhere the hearts around the frame and sides one either side, leaving the bottom free of hearts.  Die cut Sending Love Posh Script die from a med tone matching glitter paper from the Graceful Garden Glitter pad.  Adhere to the bottom of the frame.  Add a matching gem from Autumn Fairy Jewels to the top of the Sending Love die. 



Die cut the Cottage Flower Stem from the same color as the frame and heart die cut, light pink/purple paper from Vibrant Violet pad.  Trim the stem off the Cottage Flower.  Shape the bottom and second layer. Glue the second layer to the bottom layer just in the center.  Add a yellow Autumn Fairy Crystal to the center.  Adhere the flower to the leaves from the Verdant Leaf Collage.


Shaker background:

Cut a darker hue from the same pink/purple paper from Vibrant Violet pad slightly smaller then A2 size card panel.  Take a plastic package sleeve from a die and trim down around 6" x 7 1/4".  Add double sided adhesive to the back of the card panel.  Remove 3 sides adhesive backings and tightly wrap the plastic around the panel.  Trim down the corners diagonally on each corner.  Add matching glitter to the open side. Remove the backing and seal the last side.



Adhere the frame to the shaker with double sided tape.  Adhere the shaker to the front of a A2 size card.







Sun 16

Blossom Birthday Wishes
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Sunday, everyone.  I have a simple birthday card to share today featuring the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral die from the 2022 Valentine’s collection.

The flower layers were die cut from Bristol paper and two shades of the Vibrant Violet paper.  The leaves were die cut from two shades of the Lush Green paper.  Added clear shimmer to the entire flower for some sparkle.


Next, white woodgrain paper was trimmed to 4.25”x5.5” (A2 size) and the Double Stitch Loving Heart was die cut from it.  Die cut the heart again this time from the same color paper as the flower center. Ran this heart cutout through the die cutting machine with the Pinpoint Burst Plate to give it the burst detail before inlaying it into the woodgrain panel opening.  The sentiment from Birthday Blowout stamp set by Poppy Stamps was initially white heat embossed directly on the heart, but the pinpoint detailing made it look splotchy… so it was heat embossed on the same plain color paper, fussy cut out and adhered over top. 



A few clear Fairy drops finished off the card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week. 






Sun 09

Valentine Flat Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone!  I have a valentine card using the plastic sleeve from the dies to create a flat shaker card.  I have been seeing them around and found out how to make them.  They are really easy to make and using the plastic packaging the dies come in. 


Background Panel:

Use the smooshing technique with Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar smooshed on a glass mat.  Spritz the ink.  Take Open Studio Watercolor paper, sprig with water, and dab in the ink randomly.  Re-ink and repeat until you have a light color.  Let dry.  Trim down paper just under 4" x 4".


Die Cuts:

Die cut both the Neighborhood Heart Frame and Sending Love Posh Scrip dies from a matching paper from the Twilight Purple pad.  Die cut the 2nd smallest Double Stitch Loving Heart die from the white Polished Foil paper pad.  Adhere the sentiment to the heart die cut.



Cut the plastic sleeve the dies come in to create 1 flat sheet that is around 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".  Add double sided tape around the back of the background panel.  Remove only 3 sides of the tape and lay front side down in the center of the plastic sheet.  Wrap the plastic sheet over 1 side than the opposites side, making sure the plastic is tight.  Trim down the corners so the plastic lays flat. Trim the other side too. Pour Distress Rock Candy Glitter and Mica Flakes into the front pouch.  Remove the backing from the adhesive and fold down the plastic tight.  


Create a 41/4" 4 1/4" card base from white card stock.  Add double sided tape or tape running to the back side of the shaker.  Adhere to the front center of the card base.  Add 1/8" double sided tape around the Neighborhood Heart Frame outside edge and heart.  Adhere to the top of the shaker.  Add double sided tape to the back of the heart with the sentiment and adhere to the center of the frame. Add a purple Fair Jewel for the top of the "I".  You cannot use liquid glue to adhere to the plastic and hence why the sentiment is added to the heart first then the shaker element.  






Mon 03

Heart Streamer Globe Hugs Quintet
by Anne Thompson

I spent some time this past week going through my collection of Memory Box dies to see what I might use for designing some valentine cards.  The Heart Streamer Globe from Spring 2021 has always been a favorite so I decided to make some cards featuring that image.  Here are four that also use Cottage Meadow papers, the Twiggy HUGS die, and some tiny hearts cut using the Double Stitch Loving Hearts dies set.


materials used on these four cards

  • white notecards
  • white cardstock, red cardstock
  • COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 papers
  • TWIGGY HUGS 94519
  • DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359, the smallest heart


The  fifth card (which was the first card I made, actually) used the last piece of paper I had left from SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PP1006.


to make these cards

  • cut a pretty background paper 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard
  • die cut the Heart Streamer Globe from cardstock and attach it to the card front with glue on the outside frame
  • add Fairy Jewels to the tiny hearts on the streamers and three more to cover the hole at the top 
  • die cut two tiny hearts and glue them under the streamers area on the card front
  • die cut the Twiggy Hugs from white cardstock or scraps of the printed papers; sneak some of the letters behind and/or over the lowest streamer
  • add more of the die cut tiny hearts inside with a message

Valentines Day will be here before you know it!  Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



Mon 27

Woodgrain Heart Poinsettia Thank You Cards
by Anne Thompson

It's time to send out those after Christmas thank you notes, and mine are both a nod to Christmas and to the upcoming Valentine's Day.  When I was going through my supplies from the 2021 Valentine Collection thinking about valentines, I found the Woodgrain Heart that I thought would be the perfect background for a Layered Poinsettia thank-you-for-my-Christmas-gift card.


materials used

  • white notecards
  • white cardstock
  • cardstock from the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003
  • cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005
  • plaid papers from WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • white pearls


to make this card design


  • Trim plaid paper or cardstock to 4X5.25 and adhere to the front of a white notecard.
  • Die cut the Woodgrain Heart from cardstock and add it to the front--I used Scor-Tape to anchor mine.  In the photo below you can see the beautiful detail in the heart.


  • Next die cut the Layered Poinsettia from a cardstock that coordinates with the plaid or cardstock background and heart.  I assembled mine using Glue Dots and another in the center back to hold it onto the heart.
  • Die cut the Thank You Streamlined Script from white cardstock and use glue to add it to either the heart or the background on the card.
  • The last step is to add Christmas Fairy Jewels and Christmas Fairy Crystals to the flower centers and the card background.

This may also give you an idea for those valentines you will need to start making soon.  Just change up the flowers and the sentiment for a lovely valentine!  Need some supplies?  Check out the 2021 Valentine Collection here.

Happy Crafting!  See you again in 2022!

Anne Signature


Sun 27

Heart Birthday Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with this multiple heart die birthday card.  It's a clean and simple card using lots of dies and just a little stamping and heat embossing.
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The biggest heart was made with the Memory Box Woodgrain Heart cut from Memory Box pink card stock. It's a wonderful heart die unlike your other heart dies.  But here's a tip, if you don't have this die you can get white or kraft woodgrain card stock from Memory Box and use it to cut any shape die you have and then ink it or color it with markers to make it any color you like!  The woodgrain papers from Memory Box come in white, ivory and kraft colors.
The next layer in my heart die stack is the inside of the Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die, cut from pastel glitter card stock, also from Memory Box.  On top of that I added the Crystal Heart die also cut from pastel pink glitter paper.  On top of that I added a white cut out I made using the two smallest dies from the Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out die set cut from white card stock.
The sentiment is from Birch Press Design's Crystal Lingo stamp set, heat embossed in white on black card stock then cut with coordinating dies.  Here's one last look:
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I finished the card by adding clear Fairy Gems around the outside of the pink heart.
Hope you like my card inspiration for today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!





Mon 26

Thinking of Fishes
by Michelle Bala


Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some Under The Sea fun! I started off by inking up some cardstock with distress oxide inks in shades peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon , and blueprint sketch. Than I used the new Waves 3D Embossing Folder to create the background. I trimmed the embossed background to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Next, I die cut the Coral and Kelp Ribbon Die, and School of Fish. I colored them up with Copic Markers.  I adhered the images to the background, propping some up with foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the set, Big and Little Valentines Clear Stamp Set.

For a finishing touch, I added some Fairy Drops to act as bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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Sat 27

Glitter Easter Egg Card with Video
by Sara Cook

I have an easy Easter card that has layers for a stunning effect.  Check out the video tutorial, link below.


I used the Rustic Tree and Bramble Collage dies and cut out a medium and light green paper from the Lush Green paper pack.  Die cut the Rustic Tree Collage die out of the darker of the green paper and the Bramble Collage die from the lighter green.  Trim the papers to 4 1/4"x5 1/2".

For the background I ink blended  Squeezed Lemon Aid, Spun Sugar, and Tumbled Glass Distresss Oxide Iinks in a rainbow effect.

Add double sided adhesive foam tape to the back of the darker green paper and adhere to the lighter green paper.  Adhere the 2 stacked papers over the ink blended background and then adhere to a A2 size card.


I die cut eggs using Half Dozen Eggs die set and Delicate Pastel Glitter pack.  I glued the egg die cuts on the front of the card.


I used the Happy Easter Posh Scrip die and ut it out of pink Delicate Pastel Glitter paper an adhere to the top center of the card.