Valentine Kid

Whenever the new minis come out, I tend to neglect current Idea Book & Catalog merchandise.  So for 2012, I’m going to try to use “older” stamp sets at least 2 times a week.

This is one of my very favorite stamp sets – and I wish there were more stamps to go with it.  It’s the Greeting Card Kids set, and there are kids for Christmas, Valentine’s, Halloween and “back to school.”  I love the look of the set, and having 4th of July, Easter, summer and a generic spring stamp with them would be great.  Maybe I should head to the Stampin’ Up!® site and put that suggestion in.

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Stamps:  Greeting Card Kids, Pennant Parade; Ink:  Jet Black StazOn; VersaMark; Riding Hood Red classic; Stampin’ Write Markers – Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Blush Blossom, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride; Watercolor pencils; Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red card stock; First Edition specialty designer series paper; Other:  Big Shot, Paper Doily sizzlet*,  aqua painter, Basic Black satin ribbon, designer frames embossing folders, Simply Scored scoring tool, Red/White baker’s twine, Pewter embossing powder+, 1/16″ circle punch, small heart punch, brads – Brights, heat tool, sponge, punches – corner rounder, jewelry tag, small heart (*available in the Occasions Mini Catalog beginning Jan. 4, 2012; +available as a carry over item from the Holiday Mini Catalog – Item # 124114, $4.95.  All other products are available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up!® Idea Book & Catalog.)

Isn’t she just the cutest little girl ever?  Well, maybe not ever.  I’ve seen some pretty cute little kids.  But this one is a cutie!

For technique class, we’ll be making metal “charms.”  We’ve done faux metal before, but I wanted to use the new framelits with the small heart punch.  The little heart on this card was the part I punched out of the charm, because, of course, I can’t throw anything away.

The spattering on the card is a technique I used with my “after school stamping kids.”  They loved it – and it’s so easy.  Take a watercolor pencil and use an aqua painter or wet paint brush to pick up color from the pencil.  Then just whack the aqua painter with a finger from your other hand to splatter ink on your project.  I used the red, black and a pink pencil.  It’s quick and easy!  I also sponged a little Pink Pirouette ink on the baker’s twine to tone it down a little.  Since the designer paper is vanilla, I didn’t want the white on the twine glaring out.

I’m off to run some errands, then head back to the stamp room to finish up a gift card holder.  Don’t forget the blog hop starting Thursday night.  And today is the very last day to order from the Holiday mini catalog.  The stocking punch will be going away for sure.  The only products guaranteed to stick around are listed here, so if there’s anything you want, be sure to order today.  Also the Clearance Rack Blitz will be ending Thursday, so don’t miss out on great prices!

Thanks for stopping by – and have a great day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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2 Responses to Valentine Kid

  1. I was just taking the Llama blog hop and wandered onto this post of yours. I really love Greeting Card Kids, too. Se looks really cute on the doily. Did you put your suggestion in the sand box?


  2. buffycooper says:

    Great idea, Susan. I totally forgot about the sand box! Thanks for stopping in.


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