Are you loving our hop this weekend? If you haven’t visited it yet, you can start here and hop all the way through. I promise you’ll see some amazing creations using products from the Occasions mini catalog as well as current Idea Book & Catalog products. There are even some sneak peeks of Sale-a-bration items (Jan. 24-March 31), so drop in this weekend!
The past couple of days have reminded me how very important it is to always appreciate the ones we love and never to take anyone for granted. While I was thinking about that and about valentines and swaps and projects for my Open House on the 14th, I had this great idea.
Stamps: Take It to Heart*, Pennant Parade; Ink: Basic Black classic; Blushing Bride classic ink refill; Paper: Whisper White card stock, Red glimmer paper; Other: Basic Black satin ribbon, jewelry tag punch, Dazzling Details+, Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Hearts framelits*, stampin’ dimensionals; black hemp twine (retired) (*Available in the Occasions mini catalog; +available from the Holiday mini catalog carry over flyer; all other products available in the 2011-12 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog)
I absolutely love the new framelits in the Occasions mini catalog! They made creating the heart frame a piece of cake. This is a very simple card. I stamped the image in Basic Black, cut the frame from glimmer paper, embossed the top layer of Whisper White card stock, stamped and punched a tag and tied some ribbon. And my card stock was already cut, because it was leftover from a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. I added a little bit of “Blushing Bride Dazzling Details” to the trees and hearts in the image to give it just a little bit more sparkle. It’s definitely a 5 minute card!
I really don’t like using retired supplies, but I didn’t have any skinny black ribbon to use for the tag. I tried the pins in the vintage trinkets, white baker’s twine and a few other things, but none of it “worked.” I thought about dying some baker’s twine or natural hemp twine black, but I knew it would take time to dry and I’m too impatient! But that’s an option, if you don’t have any other black ribbon.
Now I’m off to search for my grandmother’s caramel icing recipe for “someone’s” birthday this weekend. I made a caramel cake for Mom’s birthday last year, and it was a little runny even though I used lots and lots of powdered sugar. Again, though – the icing wasn’t really cool when I iced the cake. Maybe if I weren’t so impatient….If this year’s looks a little nicer, I’ll take a picture and post it. (Don’t hold your breath; I’m not creative in the kitchen at all!)
Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!