Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine's Day Stamp-a-Stack

It's been a LONG time since I've posted anything -- back in November!  Well once the holidays hit, it's such a busy time for everyone that I was just struggling to get all my holiday plans completed before Santa arrived!!  We just had our last Christmas celebration this last Saturday and my tree is finally put away for another year.  But how quickly the months pass it will be back up before I know it, LOL!!!
I've designed a few cards for my upcoming Valentine's Day Stamp-a-Stack.  I'm kind of excited about these two cards because I designed them myself -- no CASEing!  The first one uses the a la carte stamp set "Candy Conversations" in the Occasions Mini.  I also used some of the beautiful pleated ribbon.  It makes the card look so simple but elegant, don't you think?  The other supplies I used were:  Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock; In-Color DSP (Blushing Bride); Riding Hood Red ink with Blushing Bride and Early Espresso markers; Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch and the small Heart Punch.

The next card uses the "Sweetheart" stamp set from the 2011-2012 Catalog & Idea Book.  I used the new embosslits (small hearts at bottom of card base) from the Occasions Mini.  They are very easy to use and add an extra little something to your projects.  I embossed the heart in the center using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, punched it out with our Heart punch and used Stampin' Dimensionals to make it pop.  Other supplies used:  Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose and Whisper White card stock; Regal Rose 1/8" taffeta ribbon; Corner Rounder punch.

I hope you enjoy my little "sneak peek" from my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack.  I plan on designing one more Valentine card and two general occasion cards for a total of 5 different designs.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'm back and hopefully won't be gone so long next time, LOL!!!