Valentine’s Blog Hop

Welcome to our February Blog Hop – this month we are featuring all things Valentine’s.  How about Di’s project – cute, eh?

In December, I had a bunch of Holiday treats and holders left over from a craft fair I participated in and I was looking for a way to sell them.  I asked if I could put them on display in the salon my daughter works in.  (Vickie’s Personal Touch Salon in Wauconda, IL;  Ask for Vera!) Now, being made with Stampin’ Up! product, they were, of course, cute, but I was floored at how quickly the products sold!  Several of their customers asked if there would be any Valentine’s items for sale, so I went to work to give the customers what they wanted!  I made a few different types of treat holders to see what would sell best – here’s one of them:

I brought in some 4 oz quilted jelly jars, filled them with Valentine’s Day M & M’s, and decorated them Stampin’ Up! style!  The layers on the lid are: Bottom:  Melon Mambo cut with the 2 1/8″ layering circle framelit die.  Middle: Red Glimmer Paper cut with the 2″ circle punch. Top: Whisper White cut with the 1 3/4″ circle punch.  On the top layer, I stamped the “Sealed With a Kiss” from the Sealed With Love stamp set in Versamark and used Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Embossing Powder.  Once that was heat set, I stamped the lips image in Melon Mambo ink.

Around the jar band, I used a length of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Real Red and concealed the seam with a bow made of the same ribbon.  I stamped the heart from the Sealed With Love set in Versamark ink onto Melon Mambo cardstock and diecut it with the largest heart die from the Love Notes Framelits set.  It was attached beneath the bottom layer of the lid assembly with a piece of Baker’s Twine. Then the band was screwed on.


Keep your eyes peeled for some additional Sale-a-Bration items in a couple of weeks!  I got to preview them today and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today.  Your next stop on the hop is Kathya and I just know you’re going to love her project!


Just in case you get lost, here are the stops on today’s Valentine’s Day Blog Hop:

Barb    (You are here)


Hearts A Flutter Valentine

IMG_2475I just love how Stampin Up is grouping products together in their catalogs to create product suites.  It makes it even easier to make beautiful cards when all I need to do is start out with things that already coordinate with each other!

I created this card for a Spring Mini swap and used lots of stuff from the More Amore Suite.  See the large, lacy Primrose Petals heart on the left side?  That was snipped from the laser-cut sheet that comes with the More Amore designer series paper!  Then I stamped the lacy heart from the Hearts a Flutter set in Versamark and embossed it with Pool Party embossing powder and stamped the ‘hearts’ heart from the same set in Real Red to create the stamped layers.  Here are the ingredients for this card:

Card stock:  Pool party, Very Vanilla, More Amore DSP

Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, That’s the Ticket

Ink:  Versamark, Real Red, Primrose Petals, Pool Party

Accessories:  Clear & Pool Party Embossing Powder; 5/8″ Flower Trim; Ticket Duo Builder Punch, Homemade Shimmer Spray, Pool Party 1/4″ Satin Ribbon (a Sale-A-Bration award from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack)


Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!  You won’t want to miss out on all the wonderful things you can get for FREE!!  Place an order today or call me to book your workshop.  Don’t forget, for each $50 in merchandise, not only will you be able to choose a Sale-A-Bration award, but you will earn a chance for a free clear-mount Oh Hello stamp set just from me…

Hope you have a terriffic Tuesday, and take some time to be creative!



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