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Best of LOVE

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Welcome BACK!!  This is the Stampin’ UP’s 25th Anniversary “Best of ” Blog Tour.  This month, we are featuring the ‘Best of LOVE’ stamp set.  Though it is aimed at being a valentine stamp set, I think there are many other ways you can use it.  It’s got perfect images for weddings and other just ‘thinking’ of you kind of cards…  so… here we go!!

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“OLIVE YOU!!  Get it???  (snort, snort…)  I paired this olive stamp the from the Best of Love stamp with the Martini glass from Happy Hour stamp set.  I love the pewter embossing powder.  It melts SO smoothly.

Here is a little closer picture…

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This is Lucky Limeade paper and ribbon…  I’ve used the Melon Mambo prints paper pack for that polka-dot paper.  And, of course, basic black…

The next sample is a little more elegant… Perfect for a wedding, bridal shower… or just a heart-felt thinking of you card.

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I’m using the basic gray paper and I used the paper doilies from the Spring Occasions catalog…  I cut the lattice die out of gray paper too and layered over.  The silver glimmer and rich razzleberry flags give a little bit of color punch over the layers.  And of course, I stamped and embossed the big heart image with clear embossing powder just to give it the tone-on-tone elegant look.

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The vintage faceted button with a tidge of white baker’s twine tied in the holes finishes off the card.  I left it plain, but a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes could be stamped on a white flag and added to the ensemble…

FUN STAMP SET!!  Even though February is OVER, these will still be available until March 2014.  Go ahead and get yours!!  And, you’ll get a little decal and collector’s card.  If you collect 6 decals between now and March 2014, you can trade it in for a free stamp set valued at $14.95 or less…

Well… Thanks for stopping by!! Off to the next project…  click the button below…

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My Heart is Fluttering!!

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Hello!!  And Welcome to the 3rd posting of the Remarkables Blog Tour!!  I hope you are enjoying this… I sure am.

So, Today is about Valentine’s.  Or any other event you’d need LOTS of hearts.  I have to admit.  I first saw this stamp set and didn’t give it a second look.  I have heart stamps.  But, then when I actually PLAYED with it, I fell in love.  And, here’s why:  It’s got matching Framelits.  AND, the heart is the same size in but with different stamps.  I like that I can have the same size of image in many different ways.

And, I am a teacher, so I had Christmas Vacation to play a lot with this set.  It has quickly become a favorite of mine from the Occasions Mini.

Needed a little of inspiration, I took to pinterest to find a color challenge.  This one was a fun one… Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White.  I gotta say, Pinterest is the creative jump-start…    And here is what I came up with.  I kind of wanted to do a SUITE of different things… for all the different people you need a little gifty for on Valentine’s Day.

Oh…  and because Heart’s A Flutter is wordless, it works for a lot of different things.  But, I wanted SOME words… so in the samples you see below, all words are from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set.  Nope, I lied.. .Tiny Tags and Pretty Petites (a Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek…)

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Here we have something for everyone…

First off, is the Valentine’s Card for the Husband (friend, lover, whomever…it’s pretty generic… and you can change the sentiment)

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My favorite, absolute FAVORITE item from the mini is the honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TEIF)

Next we have the gift to our BESTEST FRIEND… (who always appreciates a good hug–both the human and chocolate variety)… The Up-cycled Starbucks Frappachino Bottle filled with a Hershey’s Hugs.

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Then we  have the PERFECT gift for the teachers (and, cause I am a teacher, I can speak from experience)  The Hershey Bar Slider…

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Here is a picture of the bar with it partially open:  (notice that it is HERSHEY DARK)

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And here is the package without the chocolate, so you can see how to put it together.  Punch a hole in the TOP LAYER ONLY of your pocket (and to make the pocket, I just cut card stock a little longer and wider for it to wrap completely around a chocolate bar…or WHATEVER… but this teacher likes chocolate… dark chocolate).  Thread ribbon through it and around a chocolate bar, and tie.  There… It will slide in and out… And BTW… I lied again. The Two Toned Ribbon may be my favorite item.  Well… I CAN’T DECIDE ON A FAVORITE.

Let’s see…where does that leave us…  OH, the little card box.  This is good for your sister, mom, friend, or that person in your life who ALWAYS encourages others.  Cause there are 4 little note cards and mini envelopes that they will just LOVE giving away to people…

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This is a close up of the front of the box.  I used the framelits heart to cut out the heart shape and the new soda caps with crystal effects to add that little detail…  These look great packaged in our gusset cello bags!!

Here is a close up of the contents:

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And next we have the little post-it easel.  These are GREAT for the co-workers. Fast and EASY to make and they are very cost effective as they don’t use a WHOLE pad of post-its.  It will brighten ANYONE’s day on Valentine’s.

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Here it is from the top, closed (mostly…)

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On this, I got out that honeycomb TIEF again!!  And, used the Pool Party Co’ordinations paper.  LOVE IT TOO.  And, I’m getting back into embossing.  I can’t figure out why I didn’t enjoy it.  I always thought I didn’t like it.  But, the SU embossing power melts so smooth… and FAST.  And, the redesigned heat tool (new to this catalog year) WHISPERS compared to the others… (I think I was afraid to emboss cause I’d wake the kid…)  Anyway…

Here is the image of the stamp set…  and if you think you wanna make these Valentine’s, you better get your product ordered.  You have exactly ONE MONTH!!  🙂  And, Hey, Stamp Club Members:  Leave a comment for which project you’d like to make at club this month!!  I can’t decide… I love them all…

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