Thursday, December 31, 2020

Sneak Peek Valentine Card using Two new Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets


  • Stampin' Up! Valentine Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! Forever & Always Stamp Set
  • Get ready for some fun with  Hey Birthday Chick!

We're less than a week away from seeing the entire new Stampin' Up! January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Today I'm showing two of the new stamp sets from the catalog:  Valentine Keepsakes and Forever & Always Stamp Set, that I used to create this simple Valentine card.  I created a watercolor wash background, and then stamped the heart flowers and the sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I added a Magenta Madness bow and a few Frosted Epoxy Droplets, and the card was finished.  You'll love creating your Valentine cards with personalized greetings for your special friends and family members using these two new sets.  Add a sticky note to pages 13 and 16 of your Stampin' Up! January-June 2021 Mini catalog to remind yourself to order these sets on 5 January 2021.                    

Valentine flowers with Love You sentiment on a Valentine Card

The card above uses a basecard of Magenta Madness.  Then a layer of Basic Black.  The image layer is Whisper White.  I cut a Rectangle using the Rectangle Stitched Dies to use as a matt and created a watercolor wash on the inner portion of the Whisper White cardstock.  I used the Water Painters to first lay down a light layer of water.  Then I used four different color ink pads to layer on colors:  I used Poppy Parade, Magenta Madness, Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride inks.  

Valentine Flowers with Love You sentiment on a Valentine Card

I used my heat tool to help dry the water color area quickly.  Then I stamped my images and sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink using the heart flower images from the Valentine Keepsakes Stamp Set.  I selected the sentiments from the Forever & Always Stamp Set.  
Frame used to create a watercolor background for a Valentine Card

Then, to finish the card, I created a bow out of the Magenta Madness 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon and added it off center.  You'll notice that you also have a stamp in the Valentine Keepsakes set that will stamp a bow image for your card instead of using a ribbon.  This is a great alternative if you don't want the bulk of a bow when mailing your cards.    I also added three Frosted Epoxy Droplet to the card front for a little more interest.     

Valentine Flowers with Love You sentiment stamped on a Valentine Card

You'll want to begin your Wish List now so you're ready to place your order as soon as items from the new catalog become available on 5 January 2021.    Order items directly from my Stampin' Up! site when ordering begins. 

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the upcoming 2021 mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure contact me. My customers have already been sent their catalogs, and my order for new catalogs has arrived. I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


  • Stamps: Valentine Keepsakes, Forever & Always (Available from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog to customers beginning 5 January, 2021 or on a Demonstrator Pre-Order today)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Poppy Parade, Magenta Madness, Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride
  • Paper:  Magenta Madness, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, 2020-2022 In Color Magenta Madness 1/4" Ribbon,  Water Painters, Heat Tool, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Seal 

To learn more about any of these items,  visit my online store.  Some items will be available in December to Demonstrators and in January to Customers. 

Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!

Get Ready for some Hey Chick fun 

Did you see the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set on page 52 of the January-June 2021 Mini catalog?  Go look now!  Look familiar?  Remember the Hey Chick Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration 2017?

Well, here's some fun news:  Stampin' Up! is bringing back the Hey Chick Stamp Set, along with new coordinating dies.  And they are creating a Hey Birthday Chick Bundle so you can get coordinating dies with the new Hey Birthday Chick Set, too.  I can't wait to create fun projects with these sassy Chicks!  Each new Chick takes one of the previous Chicks to another level of fun.   

Demonstrators will be able to preorder these two bundles beginning 5 January 2021 -- a great reason to take advantage of the upcoming Starter Kit Bonus for new Demonstrators who sign up beginning 5 January 2021.  

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick Stamp Set is returning

Look for more information on the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles, plus details about the Demonstrator Sign-up Special 5 January 2021.  You'll want to be among the first to order these adorable Hey Chick Bundles.  For a sneak peek about the Demonstrator Sign Up Special, read more on page 18 of your new 2021 Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Don't have a demonstrator, and haven't seen the new catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure yet?  Contact me to send you these catalogs now.

Giant Year End Closeout Event:  One Week Left!

Just a friendly reminder that you have just a few days left to take advantage of the Giant Year End Closeout event.  Check the remaining selection of retiring items and make sure you place your orders by 4 January 2021.  

Note:  Although some bundles will carry over to later catalogs, the bundle pricing will go away as of 4 January 2021.  Order these bundles now, before the bundle pricing retires.    Read more about this sale in my earlier post, including where to download the Retiring August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Items and the Carryover list for that mini catalog.

Shop Paper Pumpkin, now!

  Visit the Stampin' Up! Online Store to check out the 

The Stampin' Up Online store has more ways to search, and larger images making it easier to find and see close ups of new products.  If you haven't visited the store since the launch, you will need to enter your password as the new Online Store also has a new location.  Just once; then you're all set.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos, plus you'll receive project ideas and notifications of my upcoming classes. 

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