I Wood Like to Tell You Something

I wood like to tell you something… “I LOVE YOU!”  I might as well make as many Valentine cards as I possibly can to inspire you to make some yourself.  Believe me when I tell you that when you wake up tomorrow… it will be Valentine’s Day and you will be stopping at the gas station on the way home because you had no idea what to make.  Trust me, you do NOT need to be crafty or artistic to make this cute wood card.  In the next couple weeks I will be putting together a series for those who say, “I am not crafty at all!”

I quickly threw this card together by taking a 4″ x 5-1/4″ inch soft suede card stock and ran it through my Big Shot in the Woodgrain embossing folder.  I sliced an 1/2″ x 8″ ince Melon Mambo scrap I had laying around and curled the edges with my piercing tool and put some Tombow glue on the edges to keep it glued down.  Tombow works wonders!  Another two scrap pieces of Very Vanilla and three tiny button brads from the Vintage Trinkets collection finished it off.

Now, if you’d rather make digital cards… you have to check these out, they are simply A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!  Besides, in some of areas of the U.S. it’s freezing outside, so how about we daydream about love and spring?  (And if it’s not freezing where you are, then consider yourself lucky!)  Don’t miss our Officially Awesome Valentines Designer Template with its tiny, trendy valentines that fit in tiny, trendy envelopes.  Click HERE to view the new digital arrivals.  While you’re at it go ahead and click HERE to get a 30-day FREE trail of My Digital Studio.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Suede (115318) Very Vanilla (101650), Melon Mambo (115320)

Brads: Vintage Trinkets (118764)
Embossing Folder: Woodgrain (127821)
Originals BIGZ:  Typeset Alphabet Bigz (127553)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue:  Tombow (110755)

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Stampin’ Up! Some Thank You Cards

I have something other than a Valentine’s Day card.   I’ll return to those tomorrow, which will happen to be the Pretty Pals January Blog Hop.  Make sure to come back and check out some Spring Catalog favorites.

These cute little cards were made for a customer who placed an on-line order.  It is my way of saying, “Thank You” for placing an order with me.  The cards were quick & easy to make and they will certainly bring a little bit of sunshine to the people who receive them.

The Papillon Potpourri stamp set is absolutely stunning with magnificent details.  I used the Hearts A Flutter framelit on a little piece of Primrose Petal card stock leftover scrap to make the little tag behind the sentiment.  The rhinestone was added to add a bit of pop.

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT:  I’m on a countdown before going overseas for six months and I’m beginning to have separation anxiety from my craft room.  What items do you suggest I take with me?

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am so grateful that you have reached the bottom of the post.  I know 2013 is going to bring me a whole lot of blog visitors.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Set: Papillon Potpourri (123759), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370),
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Primrose Petals (126841), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Primrose Petals (126858)
Punches: Word Window (119857), Elegant Butterfly (127526)
Embossing Folder: Lacy Brocade (127819)
Framelits: Hearts A Flutter (130159) from Spring Catalog

Accessories: Rhinestone (119246), Medium Envelopes (107301)

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More Valentine Treats with Valentine Bundle

I love spicy foods and sweets, so I filled my cellophane bag with great tasting cinnimon Red Hots! and two Hello Kitty pencils.  The 1″ x 8″ cellophane bags are yours free when you purchase the Valentine Treat Bundle for only $5.95!  You can honestly say that Stampin’ Up! is practically giving them away!  You get 50 1″ x 8″ cello bags with each single Happy Valentine’s Day stamp (below).

Don’t procrastinate, this item will only be available until January 21.

Stampin’ Up! Items Used to Create Treats
Stamp Set:  Two Step Owl (118074), My Little Valentine (132242) See Prior Post HERE
1 1/4″ Scallop, 1″ Circle
Other Items:  Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (105021)

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Stampin’ Up! My Valentine Treats

I received a call about what the Valentine Bundles.  The caller wanted to know what the bundles were all about.  Well, here is just one possibility.  These will go to my family & friends next month for Valentine’s Day and I’m pretty sure at first sight they may not want to eat the Hershey’s Nuggets wrapped up in the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper.  The envelope was made out of the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper.

I used the Happy Valentine ‘s Day stamp from the treat giving bundle to make the 3×3 card that will go with each Hershey’s Nugget.  Don’t forget this stamp comes as a single stamp and comes with the 1inch cellophane treat bags, which can be used to fill with a magical sweet treat.  I will have a sample for you tomorrow.

To wrap the sweet treat simply cut your paper 1″ x 3″ and use double sided tape to seal the deal.  I used each stamp from My Little Valentine (C132242) in Real Red ink and punched three of them with the small oval punch (120908).  I hand cut the Be My Valentine stamp.

Click HERE to view the Be My Little Valentine with a Valentine Treat Bundle post to learn more about these bundles that you will pay only $15.90 plus tax & shipping!  Now that is a STEAL!!!

PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT:  Let me know what kind of things are you planning for your family, friends, or children’s treats you will be preparing for Valentine’s Day.  I love your comments and I look forward to finding comments on my posts.  Your thoughts are very much appreciated.

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: My Little Valentine (C132242), Valentine Treat Bundle (C132771)
Classic Ink:  Real Red (126949)
Punches: Omall Oval (120908)
Paper: Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack – Brights Collection (117155), Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902), Whisper White (100730)

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Stampin’ Up! a King for a Day

In chess the King is only as good as his Queen… LoL.  You can check out the previous Queen card post here.  The stamp set is from the You Rule Spring Collection, which will debut tomorrow!  Yes, you are going to love it just as much as I do!  The other stamps say… Princess and You Rule!  I think it is my favorite… for now.

The card was made for my brother Reyes.  It’s Spanish for King, so this stamp is perfect for his birthday.  He was born on January 6th, which is the Three Kings Day also known as Epiphany or the 12th day of Christmas.  To many it marks the arrival of the magi (three kings) who were bearing gifts for baby Jesus.  That is why I don’t take down my Christmas decorations until January 6h… LoL… well, that and because it’s my all time FAVORITE holiday.

I’m not worried about my brother seeing his card before his birthday, since he doesn’t visit my blog… LoL.  But his wife does and she’s already seen the card… =)

Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Paper:  Early Espresso Card Stock(119686), Baja Breeze Card (111352), Very Vanilla (101650)
Stampin’ Pad Ink:  Early Espresso Ink (126974), Basic Gray (126981)
Ribbon: Early Espresso 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126871)
Punches:  Modern Label (119859), Word Window (119857), Scallop Edge Border (119882)

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Stamp Set:  You Rule (W129261/C129264)

Stampin’ Up! is Sincere, True, & Caring

The last Pals Paper Arts Challenge #149 for the year!  Wow!  Time sure does fly when you’re having fun and you can still buy the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday Catalog.  I love the colors in this paper stack because you don’t have to use them just during the holidays, so many of them are non-traditional colors.  Click here to get yours now.

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Hugs & Inspiration,
Maggie

Products Used:
Stamps:  Decorate a Daisy (125991)
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Stampin’ Up! a Christmas Thank You

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Merry Christmas to you!  A card made in your honor today for your kindness in visiting me today.  I immediately fell in love with Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper that will be released in the 2013 Spring Mini Catalog.  I couldn’t get enough of my Christmas stamps and with today being December 25th, I just couldn’t pass up my last chance to use this stamp from the Tags Till Christmas collection.

Today’s Christmas Thank You card was inspired by Mojo Monday 273.

Enjoy the rest of your Holidays and may you be Blessed with Health & Happiness!

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Hugs & Inspiration,
Maggie

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Products Used
Paper: Sahara Sand (121043)
Stamps: Tags till Christmas (121169)
Other: 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon in Daffodil Delight (125583)
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); Large Pearl Basic Jewels (125577)
Punch: Boho Blossoms (119858)

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Paper: Parker’s Patterns Designer Series Paper (1310021)

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The Pink Elephant – Shine Bright Like a Diamond

I initially posted this cute pink elephant on my private blog, but I just couldn’t resist it’s cuteness and keep it to myself (along with a handful of friends).  My niece is in love with elephants and pink is one of her favorite colors.

So, to create the perfect personalized birthday card, I searched the Internet for a picture that I thought was her style.  Just goes to prove that even a custom made card can also be Quick & Easy.

I placed our Basic Rhinestones on the edges of the glasses to give the picture a sparkle and so that she would shine because my niece definitely shines bright like a diamond!  The sentiment is from the Made for You stamp set and I punched it out with the 2 x 1 3/8″ Oval punch and matted it with the Scallop Oval punch.

I used the Petite Pennants paper punch to create the banner at the bottom with her nickname.  I then added little dots using our basic black Stampin’ Write.  Papers used were Basic Black and Regal Rose.

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Quick & Easy Christmas Card w/My Digital Studio

Don’t let time pass by and your Christmas cards aren’t even bought or made.  Here’s another Quick & Easy card from my Maggie Made Collection you can make if you have My Digital Studio.

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After the image printed, I used our Basic Rhinestones to add a little sparkle to the Wreath and used the Merry Christmas sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set.  It was that Quick & Easy!

 MDS will always give you a crisp clear image if you print or decide to send to our printing service.  Go ahead and try before you buy!

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