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Jar of Love Valentine

Jar of Love Valentine

Hello Friends,

What do you think of when you think of Valentine's Day?  Love, Flowers and Chocolate?  Today's Jar of Love Card in Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Blushing Bride and a dash of Whisper White blends all of that for a rich, romantic card for your Valentine.

With all the fabulous new product from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog beckoning me, I have neglected some of my other favorite playthings from the "Big" Catalog.   So today, I decided to show my Jar of Love stamp set and my Everyday Jars dies some love.

Jar of Love Stampin' Up!

Jar of Love Valentine Tips 

For the big red flower, I stamped off and then stamped the bottom layer of my flower at half strength.  The second layer is Real Red Ink full strength. and the flower center was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink.

I inked up my smaller flowers with Blushing Bride ink.

To make my jar look a bit more like a vase, I stamped it with Real Red Ink onto a sheet of pretty Sending Love Designer Series Paper.

For a stitched look, I cut my label with the Stitched Shapes Dies.

The Chocolate Chip layers look like chocolatey goodness.

Lastly, spilled hearts and a flower add to the abundant, overflowing look of the card.


Color Throwdown

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Valentine Baker's Box with Love You Lots

Valentine Baker's Box

Hello Friends,  

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is just a month away?  Not only is Valentine's Day on February 14, but my sweetheart's shares birthday is February 12.  It's time to start working on Valentine's projects along with Joe's birthday projects.  

I thought that I would start with a Love You Lots Baker's Box that can be filled with so many fun things for Valentine's Day.  The little frog with his miniature envelope and letter reminds me of The Frog and Toad Are Friends story "The Letter" which my grandchildren think is enormously funny.  In the story toad is waiting by the mailbox, but he has never received a letter.  His best friend, Frog, goes home and writes Toad a letter and asks snail to deliver it.  Four days later, Frog and Toad are waiting and the much anticipated letter arrives.  Anyway, you would probably like to know more about how to make this cute Valentine Baker's Box.

Love you Lots Baker's Box

Valentine Baker's Box Tips & Tricks

First, I cut out my Baker's Box with the Baker's Box Thinlits Dies.  

Next, I stamped the frog from the Love You Lots stamp set.  The is a hostess stamp set that is available for purchase with all orders over $150.  I colored Mr. Frog with my cool new Watercolor Pencils.  The Bermuda Bay Pencil is one of my favorites.

I can't get enough for the sweet little envelopes and scalloped notes.  They are so easy to make with the Love Notes Framelits Dies.  The pretty red and white paper is from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.

To me, Joe is the most handsome man around, so I stamped "Hello Handsome" from the Happy Happenings stamp set with Whisper White Ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder on Real Red Card Stock.

There's a complete list of Project Supplies listed at the bottom of this post.


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12 Crafty Picks from 2016

Hello Friends,

Let's close 2016 by strolling down Paper Craft Lane to see my 12 Favorite Paper Craft Projects for 2016.  What's your favorite?  What kind of projects would you like to see at Stamping Country in 2017?

Honeycomb Happiness Glassine Gift Bag

What's not to love about this You're So Sweet Chick Glassine Gift Bag?  It wins my January 2016 Top Craft Pick Award.  Scroll Down to see all 12 Top Crafty Picks for 2016.

Giggle Greetings

This Birthday Card may be cheesy, but it's my February 2016 Crafty Pick. Get the Details Here.

How to Make Birthday Cards

Love the bold watercolored stripes of my March 2016 Top Crafty Pick. See How It's Done Here.

Balloon Celebration Stampin' Up!

Who you believe that this card was made with a balloon stamp set?  For its creativity, this Hello Card wins my April 2016 Top Craft Pick Award. See Details Here.

Swirly Bird Stampin' Up!

Love the randomness and carefree look of this card.  It earns my top May 2016 Craft Pick. More Details Here.

Baby Bear 50th Anniversary Spinner Card

 This 50th Anniversary Slider Card is simply huggable and is my June 2016 Top Crafty Pick. Find out more about these Baby Bears and 3 Step Stamping Here.

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

My July 2016 Craft Pick goes to with it's lovely color wash and 3-D Flowers. Find out more here.

Pretty Pines Stampin' Up!

Hands down the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies Make the prettiest Packages and wins the top spot for my August 2016 Craft Pick. Click Here for the full Scoop.

Jolly Friends &  Pretty Pines Stampin' Up!

I moosely picked for my September 2016 Crafty Pick for the cute moose decked out with stripes and plaids to usher in cooler weather. Details Available Here.

Jar of Haunts & Fox Punch

My October 2016 Crafty Pick is scary, stinkin' cute. Get the full scoop here.

Star Wars R2-D2 Birthday Card

In memory of Carrie Fischer who played Princess Leia in  Star Wars film series, this R2-D2 Card scores my Top Crafty Pick for November 2016.  For Details About making the cute Punch Art R2-D2 Click Here.

Candy Cane Christmas

Farm House Decor was a huge trend in 2016 and to me this card says Farm House and scores my top December Pick.

My December 2016  favorite crafty pick features the Jars of Love and Candy Cane Christmas stamp sets, plus the Pretty Pines Thinlits dies and the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  


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Have a fabulous day and Happy New Year,