What do you give a guy on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got a few ideas for you!
My eldest daughter made her brothers at college magnetic paper dolls. She wanted to give them something a little more than a card, something to make them laugh, something to take their mind off school and something to fit their personality.
This first guy is a Spartan. My youngest son, Jacob loves the movies about the Spartans. His magnetic doll has a cupid outfit, a Spartan war outfit and of course an every day outfit. He is complete with a six pack of abs too!
The ninja guy is for my eldest son, George. Growing up, the boys were often ninjas and in later years they became fans of “Ask a Ninja” on You Tube. It is quite silly, sort of on the 3 Stooges level, but boy did they laugh. Besides his ninja outfit he has a suit for special occasions and baggies and surf board for the beach.
This last card was inspired from a card by demo friend, Liz Hughes. Our family loves Star Trek. We’ve watched all the different series and still watch the reruns! I’m a bit partial to the original crew of Captain Kirk and Spock. My husband is the recipient of the Captain Kirk valentine card.
What do you give a guy for Valentine’s day? Would love to hear what you have to say! Only PG answers please.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
All projects were made using Stampin’Up! products. Tins and Crazy Cool stamp set are retired.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
What do you give a guy on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got a few ideas for you!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Today’s cards were created using a bargello technique. To get this look, I cut the More Amore Specialty Designer paper and Red Glimmer paper into 1/4”, 1/2” and 3/4” strips and glued them onto a piece of card stock with a glue stick. I picked two different sides of the More Amore paper and mixed in Glimmer Paper to give it some shine! I then put it through the Big Shot using the Hearts Collection Framelit die.
Next time you don’t know what to do with your Designer Series paper try this easy bargello technique.
Thanks for stopping by. Would love to know what you think of today’s project. I appreciate each and every comment. And, if you have any questions, just email me!
Stop back tomorrow to see some humorous valentines my daughter and I created. They are a hoot!
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Real Red Classic ink
Very Vanilla card stock, Red and Silver Glimmer paper, More Amore Specialty Designer paper
Rose Red Seam Binding, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Posted by Martha at 1:45 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Today’s valentine is a take off on the tri fold card but instead of flaps that overlap you have hearts. When it is closed the hearts connect and look like they are cascading down the card.
The card base is 8”x5.25” scored at 2” and 6”. You could place this on a 1/4 sheet of card stock for a more finished look. The hearts are cut from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die. I used the third smallest heart and dry embossed it with Elegant Bouquet Folder.
The placing of the hearts gets a bit tricky. With the the card closed, the bottom heart is flush with the bottom of the card and the point is about 2 1/8” from the left side of the card and adhered to the left fold. The top heart will be the same distance to the left as the bottom. The distance between the top and bottom heart tips is about 3 3/8”. The top heart is also adhered onto the left fold. The middle heart is placed approximately 1 9/16” from the left side and 1 9/16” from the bottom of the card. The middle heart is adhered to the right fold. If my measurements don’t work exactly for you just play around with their placement until you get the hearts to interlock. I adhered them with Tombow. The hearts easily interlock and open without tearing or coming off.
Here it is unfolded with plenty of room to put another sentiment and note.
This card fits perfectly into our medium sized envelopes.
Wow, another card posted!
If you have any questions, please contact me. Would love to hear what you think of today’s project. Thank you for all the sweet comments from yesterday’s post. I truly appreciate each and every one.
Stamps: Delightful Dozen, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Crazy Cool(retired), Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla card stock
Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits Die, Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, punches
Monday, February 11, 2013
It has been a long time since I’ve posted. We’ve been busily making valentines this year and I thought I would share our results over the next three days.
Today’s card combines the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper from the new mini catalog with the stamp set Affection Collection that was in the Holiday mini catalog.
These colors were a stretch for me but when it’s all said and done; not a bad card.
See you tomorrow!
Affection Collection stamp set
Pool Party and Real Red Classic Ink
Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, 1 3/4” Circle punch
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Very simple sympathy cards I created using Stampin’Up!s Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.
The rectangle background is a stencil I punched out using my 1 1/4” Square Punch. The top card was sponged with Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight; the bottom card with Sahara Sand and Daffodil Delight.
The inspiration for this card came from Canadian Demonstrator, Robyn Stahls.
A short and sweet post, but a post non the less!
Posted by Martha at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This is a get well card for a "manfriend" of mine (as opposed to a "girlfriend"). I kept the paper colors in the same family and brightened it up with a couple of buttons from Stampin’Up!s Designer Brights Collection.
So it wouldn’t look too boring I embossed the bottom 1/2 of the card with the Square Lattice Folder & the Big Shot.
The vase image is the Button Buddies Stamp set (a fun set) and the phrase is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp set (I really like the font on the “get well”).
Crumb Cake card stock is the card base and the ribbon band; Early Espresso is the back layers and ink; and Very Vanilla is what I stamped onto.
Now for my daughter, Rachel’s, card:
When I saw this, I couldn’t resist posting it. It made me smile. Rachel made this for one of her college friends who is studying for the MCAT right now. She found it on Pinterest, originally done by Sara White of Southern Pest Prints.
Rachel drew it free hand and colored in the elements with Stampin’ Pastels on Naturals White card stock. Very simple and very cute!
Hope you enjoyed today's projects. Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, just contact me. Also, my Clearance Rack is “clearing out” but, there are still many great deals to be had! Take a look!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
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- I accept Paypal and checks. I will email you an invoice once you have confirmed your purchase and shipping method.
- Sales are final and are on a first come, first to confirm basis. Items can not be held.
- All stamps are in excellent stamping condition. Their condition is as stated. “Used” means there may be some ink on wood blocks or staining on some of the rubber. This in no way affects the stamps ability to stamp. “Barely Used” means set is practically new and has had little or no use. “New” means unused.
- All punches and Big Shot dies are in perfect cutting condition.
- Contact me if you have any questions, need a picture of stamp images, or picture of item you are interested in sent to you.
Group 1: $3.00
- Always Elegant - new - clear
- So Many Thanks - new - wood
- Ornate Blossom - new - wood
- Hello Blossoms - barely used - wood
- Elegant Thank You - new - wood
- Elizabeth - used - wood
- Homemade - used - wood
- Things I Love - used - wood
- A to Z - barely used - wood
- Fine Flourish - used – wood
- Array of Sunshine - new - clear
- In a Word - barely used - clear
- Friends Never Fade - used – clear
- Strength & Hope - used – clear
- The Nicest Things - used – clear
- Fresh Vintage - new - clear
- Sweetheart - used - clear
- Sunny Fun - new - clear
- Growing Green - used - clear
- Style Beautiful - used - clear
Group 3: $8.00
- Big on Christmas - used – wood
- Vintage Vogue - used – clear
- Filled with Love – used – clear
- Notes & Details – barely used – clear
- Pines & Poinsettias - new - wood
- Birthday Calendar – new
- Bright Blessings Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel - barely used
- Sweet Swirls Standard Stampin' Around Wheel - used- $1.00
- Watercolor Joy Standard Stampin' Around Wheel - used - $1.00
Posted by Martha at 6:02 AM
Friday, June 22, 2012
If you notice in the pattern it is a combination of squares and triangles. To keep it simple I used a 4.25” square piece of Night of Navy cardstock (#100867) as the background and blue parts and embossed it with the Stripes Embossing Folder(#123128). I then cut 12” x 1” strips of the Red(#121790) and Silver(124005) Glimmer paper and then cut them down into 1” squares. I hand cut the squares in half to make the triangles I needed.
It then became a process of piecing it together. I started at one corner and worked my way around and then into the center. I followed the same process as seen in this earlier post. Tombow(#110755) Liquid Glue was my adhesive of choice.
Once I had my design done, I trimmed it down to make it square. Each block was never completely square so I trimmed them down to about a 4” square. Also the centers often didn’t always meet perfectly so I used Brights Glimmer Brads(#121006) or one of the Itty Bitty Shapes(#118309) punched out with Red Glimmer Paper to hide my efforts.
Each square was attached to a 4.5” square card base with the invitation information inside.
I can’t tell how excited I was to use my new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate(#125586) to make an envelope that fit PERFECTLY! It is my new “BFF”.
I purposely left the sentiment off.
Hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment if you have a moment. I always enjoy hearing what the readers think.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The explosion box makes a great gift for just about any occasion. My eldest daughter, Rachel, and her roommate from college made these for their dads.
The explosion box gives you 3 layers for a total of 12 spaces to put pictures and/or journaling. In the center of each is stamped “Happy Father’s Day”
A great gift for men. Once you have closed it up and decorated it like a gift, it is the perfect scrapbook to sit by dad’s computer, or on his desk or a shelf. Ready to show off his family but without all the scrapbook frills.
You can find the instructions for the explosion box at the bottom of this post.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Posted by Martha at 5:11 PM
Thursday, September 22, 2011
- Just center the strip of paper, which is not large enough to make a full oval, in the punch and you’ll get the perfect vase!
Now it’s your turn to try your hand at a Clean and Simple(CAS) card with a bit of lace! Make sure to stop by and see all the projects for this weeks challenge at Pals Paper Arts.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Martha at 5:00 AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Besides the piece of Designer Series paper, I used Very Vanilla, and Night of Navy colors along with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, the Perfect Punches stamp set and a couple of Oval punches.
It needed a little somethin’ somethin’ so, I finished it off with a couple of Basic Pearls.
Very simple cards you can recreate using any of our beautiful Designer Series paper.
Posted by Martha at 2:02 PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I also created 4 cards to put in this purse. I couldn’t bare to cover up the designs from this beautiful set of papers so, each card has very little stamping and embellishments and lots of a Pocketful of Posies!
I will post the cards over the next couple of days and end up on Thursday with one for the Pals Paper Arts challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Pocketful of Posies Designer Series Paper(#122354), Soft Suede Card stock(#115318)
Misc: Basic Pearls(#119247), Antique Brads(#117273), Sticky Strip(#104294), Glue Dots(#103683)
Tools of the Trade: Simply Scoring Tool(#122334), 1 3/8" Circle punch(#119860), 1 1/4" Circle punch(#119861), Paper Snips(#103579)
Posted by Martha at 7:56 PM
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The women at Our Lady of Lourdes school have a fabulous evening planned for our community this Thursday, September 15th at 6pm! The Ladies’ Night Out is open to all you ladies in our community! All your purchases will benefit the school.
I’ll be there displaying lots of new Stampin’Up! products, taking orders, and selling projects made with our wonderful products!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This week’s challenge at Pals Paper Arts is:
- Create a CAS card and round some corners - or adorn some corners.......whatever you need to do to take the edge off!
I chose the beautiful stamp set, Strength & Hope for my project.
It is the last week for this very special stamp set. I usually set aside my stamp sets that are retiring and but, this is one I plan to keep and use again.
Probably all of us have been touched in some way by breast cancer. Research has come so far in treating this disease but, still no cure. Stampin’Up! designed the Strength & Hope set as part of our “Make a Difference” program and partnered with The Breast Caner Research Foundation. Every stamp set that is sold including the Digital Kit, Stampin’Up! is donating $2.00 to this foundation.
Don’t miss out on this beautiful set and making a difference for breast cancer research. Order yours before August 31.
- To make it an even sweeter purchase, through August 31 I will be giving back my 20% to you with the purchase of the Strength & Hope stamp set (wood-#118100-$17.95)(clear-#123660-$13.95)(Digital Downloads-#124475-$9.95).
- Please note: If you order on line, you will receive your 20% back on the Strength & Hope stamp set by check, from me.
See the recipe below for the supplies I used in creating this card. To get the sparkle, I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint over the Very Vanilla card stock and butterfly. Boy does it sparkle!
Contact me if you have any questions. And take care Outer Banks, NC and the rest of the north East Coast as Irene heads up your way!
Stamps: Strength & Hope(clear#123660)
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic ink(#121030), Baja Breeze Classic Ink(#111833)
Paper: Crumb Cake(#120953), Naturals Ivory(#101849), Very Vanilla(#101650) card stock
Misc: Victoria Crochet Trim(#118841), Basic Pearls(#119247),Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint(#116806), Stampin’ Dimensionals(#104430)
Tools of the Trade: Paper Snips(#103579), 3/16” Corner Rounder(#119871), Stamping Sponges(#101610)
Posted by Martha at 6:39 PM