Big Shot, Cards, Photopolymer, Stampin' Up! Events, Valentine's Day

Be Mine Swap


This past Saturday I was in Phoenix attending the OnStage event that Stampin’ Up! is now offering to align globally with all of the SU! locations.  This is a jacked-up version of what SU! used to host called Regionals.  While attending any SU! event, swapping is always fun to meet new people and get new ideas.  This was my swap card.  I did not want to do a Christmas card as that holiday will be here before you know it!


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My Valentine

Here is my Valentine card I made for my daughter with just enough bling.  This card uses a few of my favorite products…Blushing Bridge Glimmer Paper and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  Do you have a favorite item or two?


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Valentine Mini Pizza Box

This is a great project as you can fill it with a few chocolates as I have or you can fill it with four 3″ x 3″ Valentine’s Day cards with matching envelopes.  How fun is that?




  1. Cut a piece of 4″ of ribbon and adhere to the center of a 3″ x 3″ piece of DSP.  Adhere DSP square to section “A”
  2. Decorate the top of the pizza box and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Assemble pizza box, adhering the side flaps (marked “B” in the template below) with Tear & Tape.
  4. Fill with snack sized candy or mini cards.  Viola…you’re done!

Click on the file below for the Valentine Mini Pizza Box template.

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Valentine Cello Window Treat Pouch

Here is a super quick Valentine’s Day treat to hand out to your co-workers or maybe for your child’s classroom.  The DSP that was used in this project is offered as one of many products that you can get for FREE. It’s simple – one free product for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping).




  1. Trim the cello bag so that it is 4-1/2″ high.  Fill it with candy so that the height if the candy in the bag is no more than about 2-1/4″ high and about 1/2″ wide.  Fold the top of the cello bag over several times and secure closed with Tear & Tape.  Set aside for now.
  2. Score your 3-1/8″ x 6-1/2″ DSP as directed by the template below.  Place Tear & Tape as indicated by the red and blue lines on the template.
  3. Slide the front panel of the DSP into the Sweetheart Punch as far as it goes.  Center it between both sides and punch out a heart.
  4. Stick the treat filled cello bag to the Tear & Tape on the back panel.
  5. Peel the backing off the Tear & Tape on the outer narrow panel.  Fold it inwards and stick it to the inside of the bottom of the front panel.
  6. Slide a piece of 8″ satin ribbon through the heart window (on the right side) and tie it in a knot.  Trim the end pieces.
  7. Stamp a greeting a piece of scrap cardstock and punch it out with the Word Window punch and adhere to the bottom right of the pouch.  Punch out a small heart with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch with another scrap piece of cardstock.  Adhere with a Stampin’ Dimensional and add a small rhinestone jewel.  Viola…you’re done!

Click on the file below for the Valentine Cello Window Treat Pouch template.

Valentine Cello Window Treat Pouch

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Big Shot, Cards, Photopolymer, Valentine's Day

Love You

I spent the day yesterday sequestered in my craft room making several Valentine’s Day projects to share with you over the next few weeks.  Today’s card is a CASE from Trayce Bauer.  Her design wasn’t a card but instead she created a liner with this design and placed it inside a clear box.  I just took her idea and made it into a card instead.  It was a perfect day to spend the day crafting while we had a good rain storm pass through.  What do you do while it is raining?



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Valentine Mini Bag

Today I am sharing this adorable mini gift bag that I made.  This mini bag showcases the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack and the coordinating Embellishment Kit.  This is a quick mini gift bag that is perfect for jewelry or to fill up with candy.  No matter what you choose to fill it with, it is a perfect way to package your Valentine’s Day gifts!


  1. Fold, crease, and attach the 1-1/4″ flap of both 6″ x 6″ sheets to the front of you DSP with Fast Fuse.
  2. Take one of the scored sheets of DSP and place Fast Fuse on the left and right side flaps.
  3. Use a ruler and align the edge of the ruler at the 1-1/4″ score line of the upper flap.  Make a small pencil mark at the 7/8″ mark on both side of the bag.  Follow this step for both sheets.
  4. Take the 1/4″ (I made a mistake on mine and used the 1/8″) handheld circle punch and punch a hole at each mark.
  5. Align and attach the right hand flap of the DSP that doesn’t have any adhesive on top of the left hand flap.
  6. Take the other end that doesn’t have adhesive and attach to the remaining flap that has adhesive.Take 2 pieces of 6″ x 6″ DSP and score all four sides at 1-1/4″.
  7. Turn the bag bottom side up and fold in both sides (as if folding a gift package).
  8. Place adhesive on each long edge of the “triangles” you have made and fold over to finish the bottom of the bag.
  9. Take a piece of the Blushing Bride Satin Ribbon and thread through the hole and tie a knot.  Run the ribbon through the other hole and tie a knot (adjust according to the size of handle you want).  Cut another piece of ribbon and follow the same step for the other side.
  10. Embellish as you wish.
  11. Add some paper filler to the mini bag and place your gift (i.e., gift card, candy, jewelry, money, trinkets, etc.)
  12. You are done!


Big Shot, Blog Hop, Cards, Paper Pumpkin, Photopolymer, Valentine's Day

XOXO – Team Stamp It Blog Hop


Hello there and welcome back for the Stamp It Group’s blog hop ~ Valentine’s Day!  You should have arrived here from the wonderful Siara Acdal’s blog.  If not and I’m your first stop- no worries! Simply use the back/next buttons at the bottom of this post to navigate your way around the hop.

If you have been following me for a while, you will recall that I love making cards with special folds.  So today, I am sharing the Shadow Box Card!  I must admit…I absolutely LOVE my card!  It came out exactly like I thought it would! So…what do you think of my little Love Blossoms Shadow Box Card?



Time for some close ups…did you know that the enamel glitter dots (small size) will fit perfectly in the Candy Dot Brad Bases?  How fun is that!




  • Cut one Blushing Bride and one Whisper White Cardstock sheet to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, score both at 1/2″, 1″, 4-1/2″, and 5″
  • Cut a strip of DSP to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″

It can be decorated anyway you choose with the window on the top layer.  I ran mine through the Big Shot and Happy Heart TIEF.  To finish building the card, add Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape on the end tabs and place both pieces together.  Viola…the folds will make a shadowbox look!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will continue the rest of the way around our hop! Up next is Lori Mueller! I know she has something great in store for you all today!






This month’s giveaway is the super popular and sold out Paper Pumpkin Kit from December called One Great Year!


In order to enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and must include ‪#‎stampitcontest‬‬

One entry per blog, but you may enter on everyone’s blog.  **Remember to enter by February 10, 2016**

Winner will be announced on February 12…Good luck!

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Be Mine Candy Holder

This has to be one of my favorite product suites from the Occasion Catalog…Love Blossoms! I love the color pink and the glimmer paper is my favorite!  This little candy treat holder holds one little box of Junior Mints perfectly.  Thank you to Erica Cerwin for this awesome idea!


  • 2″ x 11″ cardstock, scored at 5″ and 6″
  • 2″ x 6-1/2″ DSP, scored at 2″, 3″, 5″, and 6″


  • Use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and insert/punch each end of the cardstock.
  • Since the DSP I used only measures 6″x6″, I used two strips (2″ x 6″ and 2″ x 2″) and pieced it together to get a longer strip.
  • You will have a small flap and that is where you will add your adhesive.  BEFORE you adhere, add adhesive to the inside 2 long sides (top and bottom edges), not the short sides!
  • Slip the DSP “belly band” over the top of the Scallop Tag and slide down to about 1/4″ from the bottom.
  • Decorate as you wish.
  • Add your candy.
  • Tie the tops together with ribbon.



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