Three Valentine Cards & Valentine Treat Tutorial

As I type this post, I realize that Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away and I haven’t shared any of my Valentine cards or my treat holder with you.  The cards were created over a month ago and put in the mail way in advance of the holiday, but I am very much overdue in posting about them.  I was busy this week in that I substitute taught one and a half days and I cleaned out two closets this week.  (I do feel I accomplished a lot.)

Anyway, here is the first card I made using the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die, Sweetheart punch, and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  When I cut out the heart with the thinlit, one heart was enough to make two cards since I only needed a small piece to peek through the punched out heart image.

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I made the second card with the Sky is the Limit stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog and the Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Just a reminder that it will no longer be available beginning Monday, as new Sale-a-bration items will be replacing it.  If you aren’t familiar with Sale-a-bration, it is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale event of the year.  When you spend $50.00 on any Stampin’ Up! product you qualify for one free item.  This set is one of the free items until midnight on Feb. 14th.

I love this set because you could say it is quite masculine, and I thought this made a good card for my son.

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Finally, my last Valentine card happened quite by accident.  Someone once told me there were never any mistakes is stamping, just happy accidents.  So, this accident was a happy one.  I had cut out a vellum heart using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit intending to use it for a totally different purpose on a card, and this is what I ended up with.  🙂

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I hope you like the cards.

For the tutorial I promised, I have a cute little Valentine treat holder that takes only minutes to make.  I call it a Sweetheart Candy Slider Sleeve.  Isn’t it adorable?

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If you want the tutorial for the box, you can download it here.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

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