Archive of ‘Romantic’ category

Valentine’s Day…with a twist!

Do you ever have trouble finding exactly the right sentiment for a card?  Stampin’ Up! are brilliant at covering all the beautiful moments but sometimes showing that you’re cranky can be a struggle.

Do you remember that Janet Jackson song “What have you done for me lately?”  My friends and I have often commented that a card like this could be handy at times 🙂 This video will have you reaching for your largest shoulder pads in no time!

We did have a fabulous stamp that I’ve used on this card, it is a rotary style so you can make up your own words.  In it’s place you could use any of our alphabet sets.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for a supply list.

This card features a background technique that I will be showcasing this Friday at my classes.  Check back here after that to see how you can recreate this look on your own cards.  It is not too late to book into the classes.

The card above was a lot of fun to make but it is not at all how I feel about my Valentine.  For his card I have cased Cindy Schuster with some very minor changes.  The stamp is from “Suite Sentiments”.

I wanted to make a card for each of the kids and so I followed the basic design above and simply changed the background colour (and then stamped the “kid” with the “Back to Basics Alphabet” and matching ink).  I changed the washi tape to a gorgeous sparkly one that we had at our previous Sale-a-bration.

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Alphabet Rotary Stamp

Alphabet Rotary Stamp


The year of the wedding!

This year some very special family members are getting married! It is so super exciting and I’ve already made their card (thanks to a friend coming over who was also making wedding cards and therefore got me inspired.)


This card also works in silver but as you can see I’ve made it with Shimmer White and Gold.  I’ve used a few framelits – “Botanical Builder”, “Rose Garden”, “Squares” and “Bold Butterfly”.  Punches are “Bitty Butterfly”.  Stamps are “Gorgeous Grunge” and a retired one “Occasional Quotes”.  I’ve used some pearls and gold metallic thread. I’ve also used a retired little embossing strip for the detail down the bottom of the card.  This card is the bigger A5 style which I don’t make very often.

There’s a little bit of a trick to getting your flowers edged in gold embossing powder…

You edge the flower in the versa mark by simply rolling it over the pad (like the flower is a wheel rolling along the surface).

You then need to roll the linked flower in the embossing powder in the same kind of way,

Flick the excess powder off the flower and then heat set the powder.  You should now have a flower that looks something like this…

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The Ribbon Master

While sorting through my blog I came across these cards that I had made with ribbon scraps.

Got ribbon scraps?  These are the cards for you!



Another one…



Last but not least…

ribbon-multiThese cards are so easy and  they make great use of the “heart to heart” punch.

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“It’s a bit much really.”

Well that’s what my husband said when I showed him this card…

This card was a case of one that I found on Pinterest.  I’ll give credit back to Sheri Gilson however the photo hasn’t been pinned correctly and it doesn’t take me back to the correct photo on the correct website as it should! Argh, only bad thing about Pinterest, you are relying on the Pinner to Pin correctly.  Anyway, I digress…

The original card had different ribbon, different DSP and paper flowers.  I instead chose to spend no less than 2 hours fiddling with my ribbon roses.  Needless to say that when this card makes an appearance in a workshop you will not be making ribbon roses!

To make your flowers like this you pull the thread in the bottom of your ruffled ribbon to gather it.  You then roll the ribbon and stitch the bottom to keep it all together as you go. Very tedious but thankfully worth the effort (Pete doesn’t agree).

My colours are Pool Party, Basic Black and Whisper White.  I think it is a very striking combination. The divine flocked DSP is from the Speciality pack called “Mocha Morning”, I really didn’t want to cut it, I love it so much!

The sentiment is from “Loving Thoughts”, this stamp set coordinates perfectly with “Apothecary Art”.  The leaves are cut with the Big Shot and the “Little Leaves” sizzlet.  The white scalloped edge was cut in the Big Shot with the “Tasteful Trim” Bigz XL die.  I think that’s about it.  Let me know if you want to know any further details, also let me know if you agree with Pete in that it is “a bit much really”.

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July 6 class, card 2 of 5

Here is your second card….

You may remember this card from a previous post.  It also uses Twitterpated DSP so was perfect to use up all my opened packs.

Remember to RSVP now if you would like to join this class.

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Another Mixed Bunch…

Here is another card I’ve used with new stuff from the Autumn/Winter Mini.  I think this new pleated satin ribbon is just gorgeous.  It was cased from this one by Mary.

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