27 posts categorized "2022 Valentine’s"


Sun 06

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a fun technique for you.  I watched a YouTube video by Natasha Foote showing this floating shape technique.  

The first thing I did was to die cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Oxide Ink.  


Once they were colored, I placed them face down onto a sheet of Gina K Masking Magic Paper.  I tried to place them as close together as possible.  Next, I placed my heart die on top of the images and die cut it.  The images stick to the masking magic which is a low tack paper.  I adhered foam tape to the images and then glued it to my card front.

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I placed it onto my card and lightly pressed it down to make sure everything was glued down.  Next, I gently peeled off the masking magic.

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I spattered the card front with gold ink and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued it to the front of the heart.

I adhered the card front to a white card base, and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!






Sat 05

Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral Slimline by Jean Okimoto


Hi and happy weekend!  Jean Okimoto here with a design to celebrate Valentine's Day, a special friendship or - planning far ahead - Mother's Day.  The Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral is my new favorite flower set - hope you enjoy creating with it too!

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Cut the base flower from two shades of pink in the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  Cut the detailed top layer from the lighter pink 6x6.  Squirt and spread big dots (that sounds nicer than "blobs") of Open Studio Berry Mist Glitter Glue onto it.  Set it aside to dry.

Cut the leaves and two-piece layered center from sheets in the Lush Green 6x6 Collection.  

Assemble the flower and attach the leaves.

Cut the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  Cut the second-largest heart from a dark red/coral sheet from the Berry Red set.

Cut a pink sheet from the Berry Red set with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut another half-piece and attach it to the full piece to create a 7" strip - the heart diecut will cover the joined pieces.


Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam dots to attach the plaid heart.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting this weekend - see you next week!






Wed 02

DIY Hybrid Blossoms on a Slimline Thank You
by Jean Okimoto


Mix and match design elements from the new floral die sets for hybrid blossoms on a slimline thank you card.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to create unique flowers in your favorite colors.  I wish growing flowers could be this easy!

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Cut an assortment of Vibrant Violet 6x6 sheets with the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral and Cottage Flower Stem Sets.  Mix, match and layer the pieces onto 3 flowers.  The smallest flower is a a pair of the Cottage Flower Stem's top layer - cut from different shades of violet 6x6 sheets.

Cut the leaves - from the Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral - from Lush Green 6x6 sheets.  The leaves are designed to be layered in different shades of green - but they're just one color here so they don't compete with the flowers.

Cut the flower centers from a lighter shade of green, spread Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue over them and set them aside to dry.  The  two Cottage Flowers have a section of the Gentle Blossom's  center.  The Gentle Blossom has the Cottage Flower's center.  


Cut white cardstock with the largest Wrapped Stitch Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the rectangle with the Vertical Line Collage.  Tape a strip of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet behind the collage.  Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Attach and assemble the flowers and leaves.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Verdant VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder. Cut it with the matching die from the set.

Attach Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Enjoy the versatility of these new floral dies - and the great range of coordinating colors in the Memory Box 6x6 Color Collections.  Create flowers for all seasons and occasions by mixing and matching these great options!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...




Fri 28

Slim Pinpoint Heart Balloons by Jean Okimoto


Send special hugs with glittered pinpoint heart balloons on a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card.  It can be a Valentine - or a friendship card just to say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a basic design that could work for birthdays too.  Or Mother's Day.P1012525

Cut the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the top portion of the 
Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate.  Use a sponge or blending brush to color it with picked raspberry, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo Distress Oxides.  Spritz it with a light mist of water to create some shadowy areas.  Heat-set the inks.  

Spritz it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes then heat-set it.  

Diecut it with Balloon Bunch - place the die so there's a complete heart in the center balloon.  Leave the pieces in the die and tape them together on the backside.  It'll be a lot easier* to remove and attach the balloons and delicate outlines if they're intact.

Use dies from the Have a Heart set to cut a medium and 2 small hearts from a pink 6x6 in Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Tape white crochet thread or twine behind the balloon - cut the strands longer than necessary - it'll be easier* to trim them later.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from Kraft Woodgrain Paper (cardstock).  Pressure-emboss it with the delicate greeting to add dimension and make it easier* to attach the top layer.  Ink a scrap of watercolor paper with inks used for the balloons and diecut the top layer.

(*always looking for easier ways to do things!)


Attach the diecuts to a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use doublestick tape to attach the greeting (not glue) and balloon strings.  Add the orange/copper Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Trim the ends of the crochet thread.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front if it'll be mailed.

Thanks for visiting  our blog - hope you'll have time to create a few cards this weekend!






Wed 26

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy card for you.

To make the card, I used a brayer to apply ink to the flat side of the Stunning Mandala 3D embossing folder.  I placed a piece of white cardstock in the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.


I mounted the embossed paper onto a blue foil cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the shadow of the Hello Friend Die from white cardstock and the words from blue foil cardstock.  I glued the words to the shadow background and adhered it to my card.

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

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!






Mon 24

Sending Love Valentine
by Anne Thompson

For the card I made today I repurposed the Contempo Poinsettia and the Pinpoint Daisy plate both from the Holiday 2021 collection to create a Sending Love valentine.


I began to create this card by using white cardstock with the PINPOINT DAISY BACKGROUND 94621.


I then took half of a red notecard and cut into it with the CONTEMPO POINSETTIA die 94607.


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Then I removed the five petals on that right side.


I chose another red notecard as the base for the card, trimmed the Pinpoint Daisy Background to 4X5.25 and adhered it to the front of the card using Scor-Tape.  Using more Scor-Tape I added the red Contempo Poinsettia panel on top.

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In my next step I added five small CLEAR FAIRY DROPS CLD101 to the flower center.

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I chose the SENDING LOVE POSH SCRIPT 94543 for the sentiment and cut it from white cardstock and glued it to the notecard.

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the finished card:

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This was a fun self-challenge to find and repurpose holiday supplies to use for a valentine.  What supplies do you already have on hand that might also be used to create valentines?  This particular design might also be used for a variety of other purposes just by changing the sentiment--hello, thinking of you, thank you, birthday, and more.

Happy Crafting!

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Sat 22

Cottage Flower Thank You
by Trina Pham



Hello everyone.  I am sharing a clean and simple (CAS) thank you card today that I made for a crafty friend who helped me update my blog recently.  I used the Cottage Flower Stem die from the 2022 Valentine’s release and skipped the middle layer so I could do some die cut coloring.

The flower stem and flower center were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock.  To give it strength, the flower stem was die cut from thick white cardstock, then adhered beneath the first one before some easy coloring with Copic markers.  Okay, maybe not so easy because I messed up on the stem/leaves. 😂  Another flower stem was then die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and the stem/leaves were re-colored.  I liked how the flower turned out on the first one, so it was cut off and pieced on top of the second one.  The resulting dimension was a nice unexpected surprise.




Next, a piece of Bristol paper was die cut with the Wrapped Stitch Rectangle and splatters added using diluted black gouache paint.  The Thank You Posh Script was die cut three times from white cardstock and once from black cardstock, then stacked for a floating effect.  For some shine, covered it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it twice with clear embossing powder.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added clear shimmer to the flower to finish.



Kept it pretty simple so the Cottage Flower Stem could shine!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.