Last-Minute Valentine's Day Treats

A few years ago, we started the tradition of handing out treats on Valentine's Day to our patients in my chiropractic office.  We had no idea that this small gesture would touch some people so deeply.  One of my 80+ year-old patients still remarks on how much she appreciated her Valentine from several years ago.

 

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So, last night I took a little time to whip up some matchbook treat holders with the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper and Embellishment Kit.  I've featured these on my blog before and you can get the complete directions HERE.

 

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Here is a close-up of 2 of my favorites.  I used the Bloomin' Love stamp set to create the heart and greeting.  I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the wooden hearts from the Embellishment Kit.   The ribbon is also exclusive to the kit and it is absolutely to die for!  Gorgeous!

 

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And since we'll be busy in the office this week, I'm also taking the treats from the January Paper Pumpkin kit.  I can't believe how cute these are!  I'll definitely be using the stamps again.

New to Paper Pumpkin? You can learn more about it HERE.

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Just One More Pedal Pusher

20160207_233447000_iOSHow can you not fall in love with the new Pedal Pusher stamp set?  I'm giving you one more idea today, then it's time for my party pants to come out (hint-hint).

 

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The layout for today's card comes from CAS(E) this sketch.  I paired the Pedal Pusher stamp set with the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper to create a soft, subtle Thinking of You card.

 

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I layered a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of the striped Designer Series Paper onto the Whisper White card base.  I placed a paper doily in the center of the card to give it a bit of a feminine flair.  Next, I cut 1/2" strips of various patterns of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and trimmed the ends with the Banner Triple punch before adhering to the card front.

 

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The bike image was stamped onto Whisper White card stock with Basic Black Archival ink, then watercolored with an Aqua Painter and several ink refills.  I cut the image out with the Ovals Die and Big Shot, then layered it onto a larger die-cut oval.  The greeting was stamped on Basic Black card stock with White Staz-ON ink.

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Simple Bicycle Card

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Seriously, how cute is the tandem bicycle from the new Pedal Pusher stamp set?  You'll be able to earn this set for FREE with a $50 purchase beginning February 15th.

 

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Today, I paired Pedal Pusher with the Balloon Builders stamp set to create a super quick & easy Valentine's Day card.  The bike was colored with Real Red and Smoky Slate markers.  The balloon and sentiment are from Balloon Builders.

 

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The stamped panel was layered onto a piece of Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper before adhering it to the card base.  This card can easily be made in 10 minutes or less!  You'll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

My friends at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are featuring Valentine Cards on our blog today.  You can check out the other designs HERE.

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Monday Montage 62

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all 10 stops.....you don't want to miss anything!

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Sale-a-Bration 2016 just keeps getting better.  On February 15th, there will be 3 new and exclusive Sale-a-Bration products available.  Today, I'm featuring one of the stamp sets:  Pedal Pusher.  It is a set of 11 stamps including a tandem bike, a basket, and lots of accessories and sentiments to personalize the bike.

 

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I decided to rotate this week's sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and to pair the stamp set with the Love Blossoms suite to create my card.

 

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I began by stamping the bike in Basic Black Archival Ink onto a 2-1/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I added the basket stamped in Wild Wasabi ink and the hearts stamped in Blushing Bride ink.  It was so easy to line these up perfectly because this is a photopolymer stamp set.  The bike was colored with a Pool Party marker.  I added a light shadow below the bike with an Aqua Painter and Crumb Cake ink.

 

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I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink onto a 1/2" strip of the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper, then added a glitter enamel dot from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.

You can find a complete list of supplies with links to purchase them at the end of this post.

I had so much fun with this stamp set that I created several more cards with it, and I'll be sharing them throughout the next week.

Be sure to visit all 10 stops on the hop.  Click next to see what the Wonderful Wendy has created or click back to check out Kreative Kaitlyn.

 

 Happy Stampin'

 

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A Week's Worth of Love

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I've been sharing Watercolored Valentine's Day cards on the blog all week.  If you missed any of them, just scroll through the last 4 days of posts.  I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek at one of the new Sale-a-Bration products that will be available on February 15th.  You're going to love it!

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Love Is In The Air

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And here is the final watercolor Valentine card!  I created a wash of Bermuda Bay ink on the Whisper White card base with an Aqua Painter.  Then I die-cut the piece of Real Red watercolored paper with the Sunburst die.  I punched a couple of clouds from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper with the Tree Builder Punch.  The sentiment is from the Balloon Builders stamp set.

 

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Another Watercolor Valentine

Here is proof that I was able to turn my "crime scene" into a cute card.  Be sure to check out yesterday's post if you missed it!

 

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I started by creating a wash of Real Red ink onto Shimmery White card stock with an Aqua Painter.  Once it was dry, I splattered it with Whisper White ink by flicking (?) the Aqua Painter over the card stock.

 

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The focal point is made up of some die-cuts from the Circle Card thinlits die, a punched heart, and a 1/8" strip of Crumb Cake card stock.  So easy!

I've got one more "bloody" Valentine to share tomorrow, so be sure to visit again soon.

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Watercolor Love You

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Today on Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are featuring cards for Valentine's Day.  Be sure to check out what the designers have created for you.

Now, for a little PSA.......if you are going to watercolor with Real Red ink, be aware that it may end up looking like a crime scene.   I think I'll call this card my Dexter card.  LOL

 

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I like to create several pieces of watercolored paper at one time so that I have a variety to choose from.  I have found that the Shimmery White card stock is excellent for creating different effects.  I heavily spritz my card stock with water, then use the Aqua Painter to add drops of Real Red ink refill.

 

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To create the vein-y areas, I used a straw to blow the ink over the card stock.  Once the red ink had dried, I splattered a little Whisper White ink over it.  The sentiment was die-cut with the Big Shot and the Little Letters plus Hello You thinlits dies.

I've got 2 more watercolored Valentines that I'll be sharing in the next week. They turned out less "bloody" and more whimsical, so you'll definitely want to check back in with me.

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Love Blossoms Mojo Monday 433

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With less than 2 weeks until Valentine's Day, it's time to start using the Love Blossoms suite of products a little more.  The layout for today's card comes from this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

 

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I'm making a real effort this year to not hoard all the pretty things ~ designer series paper, embellishments, ribbon, etc.  I have been very guilty of not using something because it was too pretty and apparently I was saving it for something special.  Cut that paper up?  No way!  It's too pretty! 

So why did I buy it in the first place?

 

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So today I stepped way out of my comfort zone and cut up lots of the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper and used a bunch of goodies from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.  I can't get over how well everything coordinates!

 

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The focal point stamping was super easy ~ the heart was stamped in Blush Blossom ink and the banner was stamped with Rose Red and Basic Black ink, then cut by hand.  Don't you just adore the Blushing Bride satin ribbon, strand of pearls, and enamel dots?  These are exclusive to the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, so you'll definitely want to add them to any order that includes the Designer Series Paper.

 

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