Thursday, February 11, 2021

Here's how to use a variety of different stamps, dies and punches to create Fun Valentines


  • Stampin' Up! Valentine Card and Treat Box
  • Heartfelt Bundle, Heart to Heart, and Meant To Be Stamp Sets
  • March Here's To You Paper Pumpkin Kit and Sneak Peek Video

I don't recall a time when we've had soooo many heart sets or Valentine set to play with! I'm having so much fun mixing and matching items from multiple Stampin' Up! stamp sets, coordinating dies and punches, and using free paper from Sale-a-Bration to create wonderful Valentine cards and treats packaging.  My color theme is Poppy Parade, Rococo Rose, and Flirty Flamingo.  Then I used the Love You Always Treat Boxes from the January- June 2021 Mini Catalog to make a matching candy holder  What do I do with all these Valentine sets following February 14th?  I continue to use these wonderful sets all year for weddings, anniversaries, or just to let someone know how much I love them. How can you earn free paper, too? Place a $50 order (less tax and shipping) before 28nFebruary 2021, and earn a free Sale-A-Bration Selection.

Valentine Card and Treat Box from Stampin' Up!

The card uses a basecard of Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then a layer of Poppy Parade.  Then a layer of the Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper from the free Sale-A-Bration selections.  I used one of the dies from the Floral Heart Dies to die cut several small Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo hearts, backed with Adhesive sheets, which I added to the Rococo Rose Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper layer. Then I die cut a scalloped, stitched Basic White layer using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to use as the background for my images

Valentine Card using Heartfelt Stamp Set and Be Mine Stitched Dies from Stampin' Up!

I used dies form the Be Mine Stitched Dies set, Many Hearts Dies, the Heart Punch Pack, and stamps from the Heartfelt Stamp Set to create the hearts for my image layer.  The heart on the left is die cut from Poppy Parade.  The one on the right is die cut from Rococo Rose Love You Always Foil Sheets, and the heart under it from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and is stamped in Poppy Parade ink and punched out with the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack.   

Valentine Card with Rococo Rose Love You Always Foil Sheet Heart

I added a Sheer Real Red Ribbon, a carry over ribbon from the August-December 2020 mini catalog.  I also added a few Resin Hearts to my image layer.  
Stamps and dies used to create a handmade Valentine card

I also used the new Match Box Treat Boxes to make a coordinating box for a few wrapped candies.  The box is called Love You Always Treat Box from the Love You Always Suite on page 12 of the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  It arrives flat and folds together in seconds without the need for gluing!  Then, you can decorate it in any theme to fit your needs -- birthday treats, Valentine gifts, Anniversary surprise, or just a little "Thinking-of-You" chocolate surprise. It is a nice size for holding small gifts or treats.

Valentine Match Box Treat Holder from Stampin' Up!

I followed the same color theme as my card, and covered the box in Poppy Parade, and die cut an image layer using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I added a couple of die cut hearts, and stamped a sentiment from the Meant To Be Stamp Set using Poppy Parade ink for the box front.  I added a sheer Real Red box and attached the ribbon to the underside of the box using glue dots.   

Valentine's Day Match Box Treat Box from Stampin' Up!

The treat box slides open like a match box, with room for small gifts or sweet treats.  

You'll love creating beautiful cards and treat boxes using a variety of stamp sets, dies, punches and accessories from Stampin' Up! that coordinate so well.  Your loved one will know how much you care when they receive your beautiful creations.  .  Order items to make these projects from my Stampin' Up! shopping site  24 X 7.


  • Stamps: Heartfelt, Heart To Heart, Meant To Be
  • Ink:  Poppy Parade
  • Paper:  Basic White, Thick Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Oh So Ombre, Love You Always Foil Sheets
  • Accessories: Floral Heart Dies, Be Mine Stitched Dies, Many Hearts Dies, Heart Punch Pack, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Love You Always Treat Box, Resin Hearts Embellishment, Real Red Sheer Ribbon, Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals.  

To learn more about any of these items, visit my online store

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Here's To You March Paper Pumpkin Kit

If you've wondered what using stencils are like, the March Here's To You Paper Pumpkin Kit is a catch.  With a set of four unique, reusable stencils -- and a stamping sponge -- included for free, Paper Pumpkin newcomers and ongoing subscribers can try their hand with stencils.

Nature-lovers will appreciate the beauty and adventure of March's marvelous kit.  From skies of blue to forests of green, the inspiring imagery of the Here's to You Paper Pumpkin Kit will send subscribers into the great outdoors!  Here's a sneak peek.

The kit's exclusive Here's to You Stamp Set has a sentiment for every celebration!  Commemorate every milestone of any season of life with this versatile stamp set.  This is a great way for new stampers to collect craft supplies and try their hands at simple stamping techniques.  

Paper Pumpkin not only provides a fun and easy crafting opportunity for you, a subscription to Paper Pumpkin is an excellent gift for your friends and family for the Birthdays or Mother's Day.. You can add a Paper Pumpkin Subscription to your order by using the item numbers below.  Order one for yourself and one for a family member or friend and craft together!    

Some of you ordered a yearly subscription last January, February or March in order to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration merchandise with your order.  If you want your purchase to qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration selections again, place your order for the March Kit by 28 February 2021, before Sale-a-Bration ends.  Note:  Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.    Subscribe with me at

Kit contents of the Here's To You March 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit

About the January Sending Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Kit includes enough supplies to create 8 cards -- 4 each of 2 designs -- and coodinating envelopes.  The kit's contents include printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • Card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
  • Envelope size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray
  • Arrives in a cute and collectible box
  • Subscribe:  By 10 March 2021 at

These all-inclusive kits are a great way to keep your stamp stash fresh with up-to-date themes, and a way to try new techniques for not a whole lot of money.  Here's a money-saving tip:  During Sale-A-Bration, order a 6 month or 12 month Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  Your subscription will qualify for free Sale-A-Bration gifts for each $50 you purchase.  

Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD.  Click the subscription item you want to order, below, today, or included the subscription item number with your next order.  

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