All My Love Chocolate Wraps

Today’s project is a quick and easy treat that you can make last minute for Valentine’s Day. I whipped up a batch for my team meeting today.

They were a lot of fun to make – and I hear the little chocolates are yummy too.

I’ve got a video tutorial for you.

All My Love Chocolate Wrap Video Tutorial

Along with this PDF with step by step directions.

All My Love Chocolate Wrap Tutorial PDF

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Forever Lovely (148624)

Inks: Lovely Lipstick (147140/147179)

Paper: All My Love Designer Series Paper (148576), Blushing Bride (131198), Lovely Lipstick (146970), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (148527),h All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack (148584), Heart Epoxy Droplets (148583), Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Triple Banner Punch (138292) and Silver & Petal Pink Baker’s Twine (146288)

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Vintage Flower Shop

Today’s card is one that has for better term, a vintage feel to it. Isn’t it funny how you can change the whole look of a card with just the choice of card stock and colors you use?

Flower Shop

The base for this card is Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849) and if you haven’t ever used our Naturals Card Stock you’re in for a pleasant surprise when you try it. It has such a rich earthy feel to it, and it can really make a difference to the whole look of your project. I use the Nautrals card stocks when I’m wanting a more subtle feel of color, (Whisper White or Very Vanilla), and look for a project.

This card uses the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set which is a wonderful set to add to your collection since it is so versatile and lends itself to so many different styles. It is one that you may pass over at first when you flip through the catalog, since it seems a little bland at first – but don’t let that deter you. Once you stamp with it you’ll wonder why you didn’t get it sooner!

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Supplies:

 

Stamp Set: Flower Shop (130939/130942),  Papillon Potpourri (132058/123759),  Teeny Tiny Wishes (128748/127802), and Gorgeous Grunge (130514/130517)

Inks: Hello Honey (133643),  Blackberry Bliss (133642), Crumb Cake (126975), and Memento Tuxedo Black (*132708)

Paper: Naturals Ivory Card Stock (101849)

Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324),   Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (133668), Pansy Punch (130698), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Raspberry Ripple (*131003), Daffodil Delight (*130998), and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (*130997)

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Perfect Pennants

Make a wish with the Perfect Pennants stamp set and you’ll give someone a little surprise with this card.

Perfect Pennants Leadership Swap (1)

I received this card in a swap from Sarah and I thought she was very clever using the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies to create this little pocket with the Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper. When you pull the tag out you’ll see the sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog. Cute, right?

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Don’t you love the way the Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape adds a bit of color along the bottom of the tag. Our Washi Tape is a lot of fun to use and there are so many different ways you can use it.

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants (133227/133230)

Inks: Tangerine Tango (126946)

Paper: 2013-2015 In Color Core’dinations (126946),  Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper (132993), Coastal Cabana (131297), Tangerine Tango (111349), and So Saffron Card stock (105118)

Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324),  Retro Fresh This and That Designer Washi Tape (133001), Arrow Embossing Folder (132187),  Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (132172), Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (130024)

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Birthday Wishes Four You

Why does this time of year always get me motivated for home improvement projects? I’m not sure but it seems that this time of year my husband and I are always getting into something. This weeks project – Finishing the pantry downstairs. Now don’t get me wrong I’m really excited about getting some more storage space in my house to organize things. I’m just not nuts about painting trim – which I guess is why it wasn’t done last fall. My excuse was I couldn’t find what I needed and the holidays were coming, thus the newly built shelves sitting in our garage still.

So since my friend Rosemary from Leadership could paint her bathroom during a northeastern winter storm I could paint my trim, right? Here is what I’ve learned during the process of my painting the latest trim.

1. I really don’t believe it is cheaper to have painted trim. (This was our builders reason for going with white trim, verses the stained trim I wanted. I’m not sure he included the fact it has to be painted, repeatedly. But it sounded good to my husband at the time and it does pop and look nice when the paint is fresh.)

2. I’m not very neat at caulking. It seems like I end up getting more on me and the rag that the trim. Thus the pile of rags – that reminds me I need to locate more rags for tomorrow. (However, since I’ve taught myself through trial and error and the end project looks ok, I guess caulk and soap are cheap.)

3. I really hate caulking and painting the trim around framed openings and doorways. There are waaay too many corners and edges and some how I always need to lean on the wall next to me. Thus the paint on the right side of my body and hair – I forgot the fact I just painted that wall – LOL!

4. I reeeally really dislike painting an exterior door – why did they make those gaskets black anyway? And what was I thinking wanting all those doors?

5. If anyone were to tell you I’m a perfectionist, they are wrong and they obviously haven’t seen me paint trim. A good enough job is perfectly okay with me! Shhh… don’t tell my husband.

6. Being able to frost and decorate cakes does not mean you’ll be good at mudding sheetrock, caulking, or painting trim. This is the logic my husband has used since 1987 for the reason I do the detail and trim work when painting. Personally, I just think he hates doing those things more than me. But since he does the hanging, sanding, spackling, and rolling which I’m REALLY bad at it works out, right?

7. Bifocals make detail work a bear – especially when you’re blind as a bat! I’m sure my husband would have been howling with laughter if he were watching me paint today holding my glasses in my one hand while painting with the other! Thus the paint on the left side of my head – hopefully I got it all when I showered, that way he’ll never have to know!

Of course, all of this is like childbirth right? When you’re done you forget all the pain involved. And I’m really looking forward to the finished result – a new storage space to organize!

So now to treat myself, I’m off to stamp in my classroom. (Even though my video space is covered in wet trim, I made sure I left enough space to stamp. Priorities – seriously:) But first I wanted to share this fun card I made.

Four You

The color pallet for this card was pulled from the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper. Don’t you love our Designer Series Paper Stacks? They are so great for card making and since there are 12 different designs to choose from they’re great for all kinds of projects! I’m reaching for mine all the time.

Just a tip when recreating this card you’ll want to attach your Designer Series Paper to your card stock before you punch the two ends – it will make things a lot easier, ask me how I know.  And since the base layer is Whisper White you won’t have a problem with your punch.

And do you recognize the ribbon used on this card? It’s the Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch trim that can currently be found on our Weekly Deals list. How cool is that right?

Coastal Cabana  Ruffle Stretch Ribbon

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Supplies:

Stamp Set: Four You (130535/130538) and Petal Parade (Sale-a-bration 133599/133602)

Inks: Coastal Cabana (131175) and Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (126949)

Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996), Coastal Cabana (131297), Crumb Cake (120953), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Coastal Cabana 3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim (130024),  Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (132187), and Arrows Embossing Folder (132187)

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Scallop Tag Topper Treats Tutorial

As promised yesterday here is my latest tutorial for the Scallop Tag Topper Treats that my Hostesses received during the Hostess Appreciation Brunch this past weekend.

Scallop Tag Topper Treats

They are so much fun to make using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch, and the basic design can be customized for any occasion. Quick and easy to make – I think you’re friends will love them too, since they hold 2 Hershey’s Nuggets.

Everyone needs a little chocolate sometimes and when it’s in a treat there are no calories, right? LOL

Check out my latest video tutorial – Scallop Tag Topper Treats

What event will you make your Scallop Tag Topper Treats for?

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Petite Petals (133152/133155) and Banner Greetings (Hostess Set 129711/129714)

Inks: Real Red (126949)

Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Scallop Tag Topper Punch (133324),  Real Red 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (126875),  Petite Petals Punch (133322), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and Glue Dots (103683)

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