Love & Happiness
I definitely enjoyed some love and happiness today. Amelia’s school was closed, so Wes dropped her off here this morning and we got to spend the day together. We had so much fun! We made several videos that I posted on my Stamping with Buffy Facebook page. The first one was our snow volcano that was a huge success. The second was one showing how I die-cut the sentiment from my card on Monday using dies that didn’t fit the sentiment. We had some technical difficulties on that one; my die-cutting plates were pretty warped and wouldn’t go through my machine. UGH! No problem. Amelia took over and presented a craft of her own. I wasn’t going to post it, mostly because of my video fail, but she was so excited about it, I did. She loves teaching and sharing ideas; she’s a natural. Her craft used a lot of glitter, so she’s obviously my granddaughter. We’re saving it for the fairy garden this spring.
I did go back later tonight and re-filmed my video, so if you’re looking for my live at 11 a.m., it’s really more like 5:30 or 6 p.m. Of course, if you’re into blooper reels, feel free to watch the earlier one.
I ordered the Stampin’ Up!® Love & Happiness Bundle after OnStage in November. It includes the Love & Happiness Stamp Set and the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder. The hybrid folder cuts and embosses at the same time. Or you can cut or emboss if you choose. I used the dies with the set to cut and emboss.
Since I’ve done several bright cards lately, I decided to make a vintage Valentine with this bundle. First, I ran a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock through the Cut & Emboss Machine using the embossing folder and the heart die. Then I repeated it with a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I sponged the Very Vanilla heart and the Blushing Bride panel with Crumb Cake Classic Ink, then adhered the heart into the center of the Blushing Bride panel over a Very Vanilla card base.
Next, I stamped some Forever Fern Greenery using Merry Merlot Classic Ink on Old Olive Cardstock, then die-cut them with the Forever Flourishing Dies. The Love & Happiness Bundle also includes several flower dies, so I die-cut some Merry Merlot flowers and added them to the card. Every vintage Valentine needs pearls, so I added some to the centers of my flowers. I used a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Marker to add a little ink to the pearls to age them a bit more.
The label die and the sentiment are also part of this bundle. I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake Classic Ink on Vellum, then die-cut with the coordinating label. It kind of disappeared on the die-cut and embossed heart, so I cut another label from Very Vanilla Cardstock to add behind the vellum, then added it over the heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This card was really simple and very quick to create. And it was fun to make it while the snow was coming down last weekend. As excited as I was to have snow, I’m ready for it to be gone. We’re in the phase where it’s no longer pretty and is just extra work for everyone. So spring can’t come too quickly for me!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!