10 Minute Valentines Card for Husband or Boyfriend

Hello friends, it's getting to that time of year when a lot of my card making friends and customers are looking for card making ideas for Valentines cards. Today I have a quick 10 minute Valentines card for you, that is designed for a husband or boyfriend.

2021 Valentines Card using Always in My Heart bundle Stampin Up

 

I'm so in love with this sentiment stamp (famously quoted in the movie Jerry Maguire), which is from the Always in My Heart stamp set. I have used the bundle in this project (includes the coordinating Floral Heart Dies).

Always in My Heart Bundle Stampin Up

2021 Valentines Card using Always in My Heart bundle Stampin Up

I love how the Bricks and Mortar 3D Embossing folder gives this card base a bit of a subway art or industrial feel. Then all I needed to do to complete my card was:

  1. Stamp the sentiment heart in Real Red ink and cut out with the inside of the floral heart die in the bundle;
  2. Die cut a heart with the same die from Smoky Slate cardstock;
  3. Die cut a small real heart (die cut from the small strip of hearts in the Floral Heart dies);
  4. Some black and white bakers twine from the Playful Pets Twine Combo Pack.
  5. When assembling the pieces, the sentiment heart is adhered with Dimensionals to lift that up a bit.

2021 Valentines Card using Always in My Heart bundle Stampin Up

 

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New 2021 Forever and Always Bundle Valentines or Anniversary Card

Lots of shiny, foil goodness in today's card share. I am using the gorgeous foiled papers and Forever and Always bundle from the Love You Always product suite in the Stampin' Up! 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I LOVE (excuse the pun) how this card turned out. There's actually three amazing papers in the Love You Always Product Suite (view the whole suite HERE).

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The Love You Always Specialty Paper is the foiled patterned one I have used for the second layer which has four sheets each in Sahara Sand, Petal Pink and Rococo Rose. I have used the Rococo Rose with a Rococo Rose card base. The Love You Always Foil Sheets are the solid foil colours to coordinate with the patterned foil (which I have used for the die cut word), and the black and white True Love Designer Series Paper. is a standard DSP which is also great for colouring with Stampin' Blends and spongeing or brayering. I added a punched vellum heart underneath the start of my sentiment.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The Forever and Always bundle is a really great bundle for wedding, valentines and anniversary cards. I can also see it will be useful for scrapbooking, especially the great die-cut words.

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I am particularly keen on the die cut words in this bundle. They have the great outline die as well, and several great words and phrases that coordinate with the big words. There are also little labels to cut these words out.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the inside of the card I have just used a piece of Whisper White cardstock and a thin strip of DSP.

Stampin Up Forever and Always Bundle 2021 Card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Where do I get the products used today?

All the products I have used today are available NOW in my Stampin' Up! Online Store. When you shop online with me in Australia, and use the monthly Host Code, you also qualify for a small thank you gift mid the month after your purchase. My customers love getting these little gifts in the mail. Here's the shop link (individual products are linked direct throughout the post), and this month's host code (if it's past January 2021 when you are reading this, this month's code is in the right hand column or HERE). You can read about three ways to shop with me HERE.

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Stampin' Up! Forever & Always Bundle, with True Love Designer Series Paper

Hello friends. Today I have another Stampin' Up! card idea for you from products that will be available on January 5th in the new 2021 Stampin Up January to June Mini Catalogue. This card features the Forever and Always bundle, and the True Love Designer Series Paper. These products are perfect for wedding, engagement and velentines papercraft projects. I love them!

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The bundle features the Forever and Always stamp set, and the Always dies which contains two large die-cut words (Love and Always), some labels to cut out other words in the stamp set, and some dies which cut out the flowers and leaves in the set. There are also dies to cut out outlines for both of the large words and I have used one of these in today's project.

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The True Love Designer Series paper is a 12x12" 12 double sided paper pack entirely in black and white. It has floral images on one side, and patterns on the other. You can alter the paper by colouring it however you like: sponge brayering, using blending brushes or colouring with Stampin' Blends as I have have done with the flowers in this card. I have used a combination of Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin' Blends. They blend nicely on this paper, just make sure you have something underneath the paper when colouring to protect your work surface.

Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Stampin Up Forever and Always bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper. 2021 card idea by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Bright Pink Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas Card

Let's brighten things up shall we? Today I have the beautiful Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle from the 2020 Holiday (August to December Mini Catlogue) again, but I have brightened it up a notch or 10 with the colour.  You can view all the products I have used today using the image links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Instructions to Watercolour this Poinsettia

  1. I embossed the three layers of the flower, in white embossing powder onto Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
  2. I taped the watercolour sheet down with washi tape onto an old piece of cardboard for my work surface.
  3. Using a plastic paint palette, I added one drop of Magenta Madness reinker to one spot, 2 drops to another spot, and one drop of Blackberry bliss reinker to the third spot. I then added some water to each one (a couple of sprats of my spritzer did it). Test the colours to make sure they are the dilution you want.
  4. I spritzed the embossed images a couple of times from about 20cm away so the surface of the watercolour paper was wet.
  5. I started with the one drop of the Magenta Madness mix and  just dabbed onto the petals using my medium Waterpainter. The colour easily spreads without brushing because of all the water that is already added.
  6. I then added darker contrast with the 2 drop Magenta Madness, and finally some Blackberry Bliss in the centre and on the tips of some of the petals. If the ink isn't distributing as well as you would like, give another spray of the water spritzer.
  7. Let the inked images dry naturally and cut out with paper snips before layering together with dimensionals.
  8. After I assembeld the flower, I painted the visible bits of the flower with Wink of Stella for extra sparkle. It's hard to capture the sparkle in photos. but this one shows glimpses of it. It's much more sparkly in real life. Wink of Stella is such an affordable and easy way to give your projects sparkle.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's what it looked like when I was watercolouring:

Pink Poinsettia in progress

My base card is Smoky Slate, and my second layer is a piece of Fluid 100 watercolour aper with a very light waterwash of Smoky Slate, which I mounted on a thin mat of Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I worked out where I wanted the poinsettia to go, and then stamped ome of the foliage from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set directly onto the watercolour paper in Smoky Slate. I also did that with the greeting. I recommend using the Stamparatus Stamp Positioning Tool for this step, because it allows you to stamp over the top again in exactly the same spot if you don't get a good stamped impression the first time (which is often the case with watercolour paper because it is so porous).

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the other foliage, I die cut some in silver foil, and others I stamped in Rich Razzleberry and die cut with the coordinating dies in the bundle. For the centre of the Poinsettia, I coloured three of the large clear Rhinestone Jewels with my dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend, so they coordinated with the rest of the project. I also added a few of the smaller clear Rhinestone Jewels (one top left, two around the bottom right of the sentiment) to balance the layout.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals 2020 Christmas card in Magenta Madness. Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Stampin Up Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder with In the Pines Bundle

Hello stampers,

Today I am sharing a 2020 Christmas card I created using the inked embossing folder technique with the Stampin Up Evergreen 3D emboosing folder. I also have used one of the. dies from the In the Pines Bundle. This makes 8 Stampin' Up! In the Pine Christmas Card Ideas to share with you.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

For the embossed piece, I used the inked embossing folder technique (I started with Pear Pizazz cardstock and inked with Mossy Meadow ink).

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a video I did for my YouTube channel which shows this technique.

Once I had completed the embossing, I trimmed the piece to 10cm x 14.3cm, inked the edges with Mossy Meadow ink and then mounted onto a standard C6 cardstock base. I die cut two trees from the brushed Metallic cardstock, using the Pine Woods Dies, which are Part of the In The Pines bundle. My greeting was one I had sitting on my desk from another project (it's from Poinsettia Petals) but there are lovely greetings in the In the Pines Bundle which could be used as well. It's stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Shimmery White cardstock. I added three of the clear and gold gems from Wonderful Gems to finish my card. I also tied a double strand of linen thread around the top of the card and tied a bow.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using Evergreen 3D Embossing Folder, In the Pines Bundle, inked embossing folder technique. Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

In the Pines bundle has been one of my favourite bundles to play with for Christmas 2020.

Check out these other creations. This first card is blogged HERE.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using  In the Pines Bundle.Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This second card is blogged HERE.

2020 Stampin Up Christmas Card using  In the Pines Bundle.Card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There's also these cards for ideas, created by the Stampin' Up! designers.

In the Pines  SU samples 1

In the Pines  SU samples 2

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