Stampin’ Up! and the Frilly Valentine’s Day Cards!

By | 30 January, 2013

I’m not a frilly gal by nature.  Honestly.  I don’t know what’s gotten into me lately with all of the frilly Valentine’s Day cards that I’m making.  Stampin’ Up! just has so many great papers, punches, framelits and stamp sets that make it so easy to put together a great Valentine’s Day card.  It’s irresistible!  valentinebouquetcardPlus, who doesn’t love a bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day?!  The Spring Mini is full of inspiring products.  My color choices came from the fabulous More Amore Designer Series Paper set (#129309).  I used a small piece of that layered on Pool Party Core’dinations paper (#129321).  The base of the card is Primrose Petal Core’dinations paper (#129322) embossed with the Chevron Embossing Folder (#127749) and then sanded with the Stampin’ Up! sanding block (#129367) to expose the core of the card which is a different color than the outside!!  It gives you a vintage, shabby chic look.

The Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits bundle (#131097) make creating hearts and cutting them out very easy.  I love when Stampin’ Up! bundles stamp sets and framelits.  It saves me money.  I’ve learned to always purchase the coordinating stamp set and punches or framelits.  I never regret those purchases!  I also continued the same color palette using Pool Party and Primrose Petal ink to stamp my hearts.

I used the That’s the Ticket stamp set (#128075) for my sentiment stamped in Real Red, along with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch (#126883) of course!  Another coordinating stamp set and punch.  My craft room is full of them and they all get used!

Finally the flowers are from the Artisan Embellishment Kit (#129328) and the ribbon is free from the Sale-A-Bration Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack.

I love this card!  If you need inspiration to get a card started, choose one of Stampin’ Up!s Designer Series Papers.  The catalog tells you what colors are used in the paper packs, so you can use those colors for your inks and your background papers and mats.  Your DSP can also inspire the stamp set you use.  My DSP had small hearts, so I chose to use Hearts a Flutter.  Then you just use the sentiment you need and a couple coordinating embellishments and you have a card!

If you need card layout ideas, look for card sketch challenges like the Paper Craft Crew.  They give you sketches to start with to build your cards around.  There are other sketch challenges out there with tons of ideas!!!  Check my Pinterest Board as well.  I’ve got a sketch board for when I need layout inspiration!!!

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Remember to check my Facebook Page tomorrow for my Freebie Friday printable!!  Make sure to give me a “Like” while you are there to get a sheet of printable journaling boxes for your scrapbook pages!

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