My Valentine Box

This 3″x3″x3″ Valentine box is perfect for small gifts or lots of candy or a cupcake or other treat.
Valentine treat or gift boxSUPPLIES:
Boxes:  White Gift Boxes (Food safe)  #142000
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Sending Love Designer Series Paper (6×6) #142733
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Big Shot:  Tags & Labels Framelits  #138282
Punch:  Bow Builder #137414
Other:  Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack #142737
Stamping Sponges
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your paper into four 2-3/4″ squares.  Attach to sides.  Cut 1″ strips for the top.  Attach the first strip diagonally down the center, then a strip on each side leaving a white strip in between each patterned strip.
2.  Sponge around the edges in Real Red ink if desired.
3.  Punch out the Bow Builder Punch twice from Red Glimmer Paper.  Put together with Glue Dots.  Attach to the lid with Glue Dots.
4.  Stamp My Valentine in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut it out with one of the Large Tags and Labels tag framelits.
5.  Cut 6″ of each the Real Red and Whisper White ribbon.  Put together and fold in half.  Put the fold through the tag hold and put the ends through the loop formed by the fold.  Pull tight.  Trim ribbon ends.
6.  Attach tag to box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7.  Fill with treat or small gift.

Have fun giving out your Valentine Treats and Gifts in this Valentine Box.

Bloomin’ Heart Valentine

This sparkly Valentine Card uses Bloomin’ Heart die cut in Gold Glimmer Paper and the Sale-a-bration Metallic Silver Ribbon along with Real Red flowers and a Be Mine banner.
Sparkly Heart Valentine cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Real Red
Whisper White
Gold Glimmer Paper
Falling in Love 12×12 Designer Series Paper #142786
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621
Embellishments:  3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-a-bration) #143601
White Perfect Accents  #138416
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tombow Glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Wait to attach to card base until it is all decorated.
3.  Decorate:
~Attach 3 rows of ribbon to the front with SNAIL.  You can either run the SNAIL on the card front or on the back of the ribbon.  Wrap the ends around to the back and attach with SNAIL.
~Cut out the Gold Glimmer Paper with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit.  It works best if you put the die on the white back of the Glimmer Paper to cut it out.
~Cut out two large flowers and three small flowers with the Flower Thinlits in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the flower shapes on the Gold Glimmer Paper Heart die cut.
~Put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of each Real Red flower .
~Stamp the Banner and greeting in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with scissors.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back.
4.  Lay out all the pieces where you want them, then attach.
5.  Add the White Perfect Accents to the center of the flowers.
6.  Tie a bow and attach it with either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
7.  If desired add a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White to the inside of your card to write on.

Happy Valentine Card Making!

Love Blooms Embellishment Kit: Love You Card

This card uses the Love Blooms Embellishment Kit and is pretty quick to make.  Enjoy making one of your own to give to someone special.
Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit Love You CardSUPPLIES:
Love Blooms Embellishment Kit #140551
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love  Photopolymer #140643
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack #140548
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Glue Dots
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Cut a 6 to 6-1/2″ piece of Ribbon.  Lay the Ribbon so the lower edge is about 1″ from the bottom of the patterned paper.  Put Fast Fuse or SNAIL on the back side of your patterned paper where the Ribbon ends will wrap around.  Attach your Ribbon ends pulling your Ribbon kind of tight, but not so tight it will make your paper curl.  Attach to your card base with Fast Fuse.
4.  Attach your Gold Foil Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
5.  Stamp your Banner and Love You on Blushing Bride card stock in Real Red ink.  Cut out with scissors.  Attach to the Gold Foil Heart with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
6.  Attach a Wood Heart to y with 2-3 Glue Dots.  Place Glue Dots all around your Wood Heart.  Measure the Pearls to go around the Heart.  I used 13.  Yes, you do need lots of Glue Dots all around your Wood Heart to hold the Pearls in place.  They really do not like staying in a circle otherwise.

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Valentine Heart Banner Card

This fun Valentine Heart Banner Card is perfect for almost anyone!  It is also easy to make.  Have fun making several of your own!
Valentine Heart Banner CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Red Glimmer Paper
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #  Heart
Other:  Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine
Fast Fuse or Tombow Glue
Glue Dots
Scotch Tape

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a Whisper White card front at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Lay out the Baker’s Twine.  Use the Scotch Tape (adhesive on one side) to hold the ends and the middle in place on the back of the card front.
3.  Stamp where desired in Real Red ink.
4.  Punch 11 or so Red Glimmer Paper Hearts using the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Attach the hearts with Glue Dots to the Baker’s Twine and outside corners of the card.
5.  You now have a Valentine Card you can give to someone special!

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin’ Love Valentine Card

Make this elegant Bloomin’ Love Valentine card for someone special – probably not for your DH though unless you change the colors.  🙂
Bloomin' Love Valentine Card in Blushing BrideSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140818)
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Rose Red
Blushing Bride
Markers:  Rose Red
Wild Wasabi
Card Stock:  Blushing Bride
Pink Pirouette
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper #140550
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits #140621  (See Bundle above)
Chalk Talk Framelits #
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (3 small punches) #133787
Embellishments:  Pearls Basic Jewels #119247
Adhesives:  Tombow Glue
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Other:  Paper Snips or Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Blushing Bride card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.  Watch this Video for more information on making card bases.
2.  Cut your Pink Pirouette card layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through the Big Shot with your Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Color the sides with either your Rose Red Ink Pad or Rose Red Marker.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Heart.  Stamp the Flowered Heart with Wild Wasabi ink on Blushing Bride card stock.  Cut out with your Paper Snips.
4.  Lay your cut out Flowered Heart on top of your Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  Cut out a Glimmer Paper mat about 1/4″ larger than your Flowered Heart.  Attach the two Hearts with Dimensionals.
5.  Flowers. Stamp on Blushing Bride card stock:
~1 large Flower in Rose Red ink
~3 small Flowers in Rose Red ink
~2 small Flowers in Blushing Bride ink
~Cut out with coordinating Thinlits
~Add Dimensionals to the back of all Flowers and attach them to the Flowered Heart.
~Add Pearls to the center of each Flower.
6.  My Valentine.  Put the My Valentine and the long flower & vine stamps on a D Block.
~Color with the Rose Red Marker and the Wild Wasabi Marker.  Remoisten by breathing on the colored stamp with your mouth wide open for several breaths.  Stamp on Blushing Bride card stock.
~Cut out using the large Chalk Talk Framelit.  Place your top cutting pad only on the part of the Framelit you want to cut.  Run through your Big Shot.  Now reverse the top cutting plate, lining up the cut lines with the inside of the Framelit until it is in the position you want.  Again, only place the top cutting plate over the part that needs to be cut.  Run through your Big Shot.
~Lay our cut out My Valentine on Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and cut out about 1/4″ larger on each side.  Trim the corners last.
~Attach the card stock and Glimmer Paper together with Dimensionals.
~Add a small Pearl to the center of the Flower, as shown.
7.  Lay out the Flowered Heart and the My Valentine in the positions you want them.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals.
8.  Punch three small Glimmer Paper Hearts with the Itty Bitty Accents Heart Punch.  Attach to card front with Dimensionals on top of embossed Hearts.
9.  You now have an elegant Valentine to give to your BFF or another favorite woman in your life.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin Heart Thinlit Video

This video will help you use the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit quickly, easily, and get great results every time!

This video is just over 8 minutes long.

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Card Stock:
 I usually use a green because the Heart is leaves and you add the flowers.
Whisper White for the flowers
Ink:  Color of your choice
Big Shot:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140621 (See Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate #139684
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Adhesive:  Stampin’ Dimensionals

Shim:  5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of card stock

Happy Thinlit Cutting!
Nendy Kerr

Bloomin’ Heart Gift Bag

I have really enjoyed using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit and the coordinating stamp set, Bloomin’ Love.  This detailed Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit is quick and easy when you use the Big Shot Die Brush and your Bone Folder.
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Birthday Bouquet paper
Bloomin Heart Gift Bag-Perfectly Artistic paperSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Love Photopolymer #140643  (Bundle with Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit #140818)
Ink:  Rose Red/Lost Lagoon  (Choose ink to coordinate or contrast with your paper)
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Garden Green/Mossy Meadow
Designer Series Paper:  Birthday Bouquet (striped) #140557
Perfectly Artistic #141021  (Sale-a-Bration product FREE through February 15, 2016 with $50 purchase)
Big Shot:  Bloomin Heart Thinlit #140621 (see Bundle above)
Precision Base Plate
Big Shot Die Brush #140603
Tool:  Gift Bag Punch Board #135862
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8″ Satin #134549
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tear & Tape Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose the green you want to cut with your Heart Thinlit.
2.  Big Shot cutting sandwich:  Magnetic OR Multipurpose Platform, Precision Base Plate, card stock, Thinlit with cutting side on card stock, FLAT cutting plate (this makes a huge difference!!).  Run through your Big Shot at least once, twice if it didn’t cut all the way.  If you can peel off around the Heart, then it cut all the way.  If not, just stick down and run through again making sure everything is lined up properly.
3.  Take your Thinlit and card stock and place them on the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad and firmly roll the Die Brush over the Heart Thinlit.  You can run the Dir Brush over both sides if you need to.    The goal is to get most of the excess card stock to separate from the rest of the card stock.  When you get an edge so it peels up you can peel up the rest.  If it is a little stubborn, you can slide your Bone Folder between the card stock and the Thinlit.  This should separate the piece that you want from all the little pieces you don’t want.
4.  Choose the ink color(s) for your Flowers.  I used the solid ones from the stamp set.  Pay attention to the little points on the stamps and put those so they face the same direction.  These will help you line up the Flower Thinlits tabs so you can get the Thinlit lined up with the stamped image more quickly.  You will need two large flowers and three small flowers.  Stamp and cut out with your Big Shot.
5.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the flowers and on the back of the Heart in the flower area.  Attach the Flowers to the Thinlit.
6.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 6″ x 12″.  Make a Large Gift Bag.  Watch This Video to show you how.  Just make your score lines on the “L”.  Punch holes on each line that is the side of the Back and Front.  Skip the center pleat lines.  Make sure and punch holes at both edges too.
7.  Now attach your Heart Thinlit.  You can hold a Clear E Block inside so you have a flat surface to press against while attaching your Heart.  If you think ahead, you can do this when your bag is flat.  The Bag Front has a pleated side on both sides.  You score the Bag Back first.
8.  Put in your treat or small gift now.
9.  If you punched accurately, you can pinch your sides together and see all the way through the holes.  This means you only have to thread your ribbon through holes on the left and then on the right (or reversed).  If you are not so lucky, pinch the front half of the side together and thread the ribbon through, then the back half of the same side and thread the ribbon through.  Repeat with the other side.
10.  Pull your ribbon tight and tie a bow.  Trim the ribbon ends.  You can add a tag if you want.  Your Bloon’ Heart Gift Bag is now ready to give to someone special.

Happy Heart Making!
Nendy Kerr