Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

I love Valentine's Day.  Not just because it's all about love and red and telling people that you love them and sweet things.  I love that it's easy.  I love that my inspiration is always in full force because when you are making something out of love, you don't overthink it.  You just make something, stand back, and do a fist pump!

Each year I hide several little love notes around the house for my husband.  He's not a big romantic but he has a box where he keeps all the cards.  This morning I was late to the "getting up" game and I loved seeing his eyes sparkle a little bit when I clumsily tried to sneak the first card by his coffee.  He will find the others in his car, in his laptop work bag, and then one more when he gets home and goes to pour himself a Valentine's Day beverage.

These are the cute notes with envelopes that he's receiving.  I love our Envelope Punch Board because it allows us to make adorable little envelopes for love notes using only a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of paper.  A perfect use for our 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stacks.  I already shared one of these sets a few days ago but here is the other set using the Sending Love DSP and the Lift Me Up Bundle.

Love notes are perfect for using scraps.  Plus they look like a lot of effort was made when they are actually very quick.

I also made this card for him.  I was referred by Heidi W. to a video from Jill Olsen about a 12 x 12 scrap card.  You can see the cool video HERE.  I have made several of these lately using different kinds of paper.  They all turn out adorable!

The measurements are 12 x 5 1/2.  You score at 4 1/4, 7 1/4, and 10 1/4.  The DSP pieces are 5 3/8 x 1 5/8, 5 3/8 x 2 7/8, and 5 3/8 x 1 3/8.  The rest is just stamping and assembling.  The belly band can be whatever you'd like.  Mine is 1 x 9.

I tried to copy Jill's card almost exactly but then I had to use my Stitched Shapes Framelits and then it just went from there.  The final card has wallet sized photos and love quotes I've been collecting all year.  I am very verbal with my husband - I never want him to doubt how much I love or appreciate him.  So I don't feel like quotes is cheating - more just letting him know that my words or not, he's an amazing husband and father!

Supplies (for the accordion card):
  • Cardstock/DSP: Whisper White, Real Red, Sending Love DSP Stack, Red Glimmer Paper
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Accessories: Lace Doilies, Sweetheart Punch, Big Shot, Cutting Mats and Platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tear and Tape, Adhesive, Triple Banner Punch, Dimensionals


It's time to Sale-a-Brate!  From 1/4 through 3/31, you will be able to select an exclusive Sale-a-Bration (SAB) offering for each $50 in merchandise you purchase in a transaction.  Check out the great offerings by clicking the catalog link to the right and stop by my Online Store to earn them today!

Please use hostess code 3JS6YYRV when checking out!

If you are interested in hosting, you can earn an additional $25 in free merchandise with a party of $250 or more.  Contact me today if you want to bring the party to your place!


They tell you to sell what you love and I love Paper Pumpkin.  It lets me show people that I am thinking of them while taking much needed time for myself to do something I love.  I'd love to see if it's the crafting solution for you as well! 

Paper Pumpkin is creativity in a box.  It costs $19.95 plus tax and ships to your mailbox once a month.  It contains everything you need for your own creative escape.  Besides the instructions and pieces for the cards or project, it also contains ink and photopolymer stamps and usually the adhesive you need as well.  My subscribers will also get a project sheet with tips and additional ideas and instructions that they can make with the supplies in the kits and sometimes some supplemental supplies.  They also are invited to participate in a free Paper Pumpkin Playdates to make their kits using any of my additional supplies like framelits and punches!  It's a wonderful program and I'd love for you to try it out!  Sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit!

During Sale-a-Bration, you can also purchase a 3 month pre-paid subscription for only $55 and pick out a Sale-a-Bration offering of your choice!


If you are interested in joining out team and participating in monthly meetings with free make-n-take projects and outstanding company, contact me today or go here to sign up!  You can get $125 in free merchandise that you choose yourself for only $99 plus tax.  During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick out any two stamp sets of your choice and add them to your kit for free!  With the 2017 Occasion catalog out now, it's not hard at all to find stamps and accessories that you will want to play with. 

Contact me today for more information or sign up here: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stacymccain/jointhefun

Have a craftastic day,


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