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Hearts, Hugs, & Kisses -- No Glitz!

Today's valentine features texture without glitz ... 
You know I love the glitz ... but of course, we all have many people in our lives who do not subscribe to glitter.   (Reminds me of the saying, "Can't live with'em, can't live without'em!)  LOL

One of the cool new things Stampin' Up! offers is cardstock packages that contain specific color combinations designed to perfectly coordinate with various designer series collections of 12" X 12"s.  This card features the Love Blossoms Cardstock Pack (140549) from page 17 of the Occasions catalog - 8 sheets each of Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, + Rose Red.  

I adore the size of the Little Letters Thinlits.  Not only are they fun for personalization, but they're also fun for short words or acronyms, etc.  For added dimension, I stacked 3 of each X and O die cuts, adhered them together with eency dots of Multipurpose Glue, and aligned them vertically, leaving a perpendicular space for the "Be Mine" greeting.  Notice that banner die?  OMGosh ... That die is in the Large Numbers Framelits, but has matching stamps in the Number of Years stamp set and also in the Bloomin' Love stamp set!  I used the coordinating banner stamp from Bloomin' Love for this greeting. 

How did I get the greetings to be so deeply inked?  I re-stamped them ... using my beloved Misti!  Iliana has just won the paper crafting "Hot Product" award at Winter CHA in Anaheim, CA ... and I couldn't be more tickled for her giant success with this remarkable positioning tool.  Congratulations, Iliana!

Okay ... now I'm off now to start studio tidy 'n prep, etc. for Saturday's Valentine class.  This class has already filled, so I'm happily adding a second round during the week next week.  If you're in the area and you'd like to come, pop an email over to me to RSVP by/before Sunday, please!

Inky (((hugs))),

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Time for More Presents - Really!

More presents?!
Time to start plan a jump-start on birthday cards for the coming year!   
Ready for something really fun 'n fresh?
How about adding pop-up cards to your stash, courtesy of Stampin' Up!'s Party Pop-Up Thinlits die, available for ordering on January 5 from the new Occasions Catalog!
Birthday cards take on a brand new dimension packed with fun!  Just open the card to reveal a pop-up greeting that has never been easier to create.  I promise ... super-easy! 

Tex's Tip:  Just score the midline of your inside card stock or DSP (designer series paper), then lay the die on top.  No specific measurements are required as long as your die fits with visually-pleasing margins on all sides. The die actually includes arrow markings to be lined up atop the midline score.  Use your Magnetic Platform for this ... the Precision plate is not necessary for a great cut on this one.  

Notice the glitz?  After die cutting the Happy Birthday, I used the Confetti Textured Impressions folder to create dimension.  Then I brushed on Gold Wink of Stella for an easy dazzle!  (Look for Wink of Stella in the new Occasions Catalog!)  Gold, black, + white sequins are in Stampin' Up!'s Metallic Sequins Assortment.  

Since the inside practically shouts out 'Happy Birthday', I chose this fun sentiment from the Party Wishes stamp set, and added some little splatter dots with Gorgeous Grunge, just to coordinate with the It's My Party designer series paper stack.  Wait until you see this set!  It also includes 'Happy Birthday', 'Make a Wish', and a cute sentiment, "A Party without Cake is Just a Meeting"  .... with additional images that have cute bitty punches to coordinate!

Happy new stamping season to you!  Please let me know if I can help you in any way!

Inky (((hugs))),

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

New Weekly Deals! * August 19

Weekly Deals  *  August 19 - 24

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95 US
Discounted Price: $20.21 US

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$11.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.46 US/$8.96 CAN

Vanilla Coaster Board Item # 129392
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.21 CAN

Twine Baker'S Early Espresso Item # 123124
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Elegant Butterfly Punch Item # 127526
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 129378
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$9.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$7.46 CAN

Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details Item # 127845
Regular Price: $2.50 US/$3.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $1.88 US/$2.44 CAN

Travel Journal Digital Kit - Digital Download Item # 121071
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN