Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Linda K's Stampin' Champs Valentine's Day

How do Linda K's Stampin' Champs celebrate Valentine's Day?  With cards and treats of course!

Here is Nora's 2015 Valentine's Day card.  Didn't she do an awesome job?

Here are Nora's directions how she made this beautiful card:

1) Card base layer is Naturals Ivory card stock - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", folded to make a card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". It is sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.
2) Real Red layer is 4" x 5 1/4" and is sponged with Chocolate Chip ink.
3) Crumb Cake is 3 7/8" x 5 1/8". It is stamped with the retired En Francais Background stamp in retired Close to Cocoa ink. I very lightly laid it on the inked up stamp which was placed rubber side up on my counter. Then I just lightly tapped and rubbed it to get an aged look. The card stock edges were sponged with Chocolate Chip ink too.
4) Naturals Ivory layer is 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" but is torn and distressed diagonally. I ran this layer through my Big Shot with the retired Finial Press TIEF then sponged it lightly with Chocolate Chip ink. The card stock edge was crumpled a bit to make it aged and worn. The focal point layers are Real Red, cut at 3" x 2 3/4" and is sponged with more Chocolate Chip as is the Naturals Ivory layer which is cut at 2 3/4" x 2 1/2". It is also stamped with the En Francais Background stamp. I didn't reink it after stamping the Kraft layer and used the same method as before so this would be even lighter in color.

For the heart accents, I used my Full Heart Punch The odd heart is punched from the scrap of the dry embossed card layer and is sponged with a combo of Chocolate Chip and Real Red.  For my ribbon and bow accent, I used some ribbon I bought at Michaels and wrapped one piece around the large layers, adhering it on the back with SNAIL. Then I made a fork bow with a second piece of ribbon, adding the red bling to the center. A little snip on the ribbon ends for a crisp look and the outside was done. The inside was a magic pop up box made with a spare piece of Natural Ivory cardstock with an additional full heart with the En Francais Background. The sentiment is a retired stamp from 2002.

Look at her Valentine's Day treats she made using the January's 2015 Paper Pumpkin,  Not only did she remember her two legged friends, but her four legged friends too.

If you haven't heard of Paper Pumpkin, it is Stampin' Up!'s monthly crafting subscription.  Paper Pumpkin is the perfect family time activity.  Each month you get a fully designed project with stamps, ink and paper....everything you need for a fun, simple project.  Here's how to subscribe:

Just a reminder, if you purchase the 3 month prepaid subscription from now until March 31, you will also qualify for one FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Who doesn't love FREE????  Click on the links above or on the Paper Pumpkin button on the left hand side of the screen to sign up today!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products Nora used, just click on the item below and you'll be magically taken to my online store where you can purchase that item, plus many more:

Naturals Ivory card stock #101849
Real Red card stock #102482
Crumb Cake card stock #120953
Chocolate Chip ink #126979
Real Red ink #126949
En Francais stamp set retired
Full Heart punch retired
Finial Press TIEF retired
Close to Cocoa ink retired

Even though some of the items Nora used have been retired, substitute with what you have on hand and share your card with me.  I would love to see your creation!

Happy stampin'


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