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Romantic Valentine AW08 Sketch Challenge

I made this card based on a Sketch for the “Around the World Challenge AW08”. If you like my card, you can click on this link and go vote for it!!!

I always like to use Black, Red and Gold to make a romantic Valentine’s Day card.  These colors are so rich together, it’s always a winning combination!

Language of Love

I used the new Stamp set from the Occasions mini-catalogue called “Language of Love” to stamp the hearts in the center. One was embossed with gold embossing powder and the second with Black embossing powder. I then used Cherry Cobbler ink and sponge it to on the second heart to make it really stand out!  I also used the Banner Blast stamp set (that you can get for free as one of the Sale-a-Bration set, starting January 28) and the “Hearts a Flutter” stamp set for the smaller pennant at the bottom, also embossed with gold embossing powder.

Do you like the new Gold Sequin? You can buy it as a trim to add some “bling” to your projects!  It’s on p.23 of the mini-catalogue. (Item #132983). You get 10 yards for $6.50.  You can also take the sequin off the trim and glue them separately like I did on this card. Really cool new accessory!

Here’s the Language of Love stamp set: to order it click here!

Language of Love

Language of Love

#133077 Clear $15.95 or #133074 Wood $20.95


Stamp sets: Language of Love, Hearts a Flutter, Banner Blast

CS and paper: Cherry Cobbler, Natural White, Basic Black, Whisper White, Red Glimmer paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark, Gold, Basic Black embossing powders

Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Pretty Prints embossing folder, Heart Collection Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Owl punch (for the small heart), heat tool

Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim


Punch Art Valentine’s Cards

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day!  Mine was great!  I spent my morning making cards for my children, lucky me!!! (I really had a blast you will see!!!) I made a really special card for each one, made especially for them accroding to what they like the most!  My son is really into Pokemon, my oldest daughter loves tigers and my youngest one is really into dogs right now. So here’s the cards I made:

St-Valentin Pokemon1

St-Valentin Pokemon ouvert1

The Pokemon ball opens and let you discover a hidden message!  My son loved it! He said it’s a “Heart Pokemon” (a new kind!!!)


Stamp set: Un coeur joyeux (Retired)

CS and paper: Natural White, Real Red Core-dinations, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Natural Vanilla, Silver and Red glimmer paper

Ink: Real Red, Basic Gray (sponged around the edges)

Tools: Big Shot and Chevron embossing folder, 3″ Circle Bigz die, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Hearts a flutter framelits, Small heart punch, Owl builder punch

Other: small silver brad, Stampin’ Sand Paper block

St-Valentin tigre

My daughter was really happy with her tiger! She wanted to show it to her classmate!


Stamp set: Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Lucky Limeade, Primerose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Natural Vanilla (nose),Tango Tangerine (flowers), Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight (flower center), Red glimmer paper,

Ink: Real Red, Basic Black and River Rock markers

Tools: Big Shot and Vine Street folder, Hearts Collection Framelits, Hearts a flutter framelits, Bird Builder punch, Boho Blossom punch, 1-1/4″ Circle, Owl punch, Modern Label punch

St-Valentin chien

My youngest daughter thought he was really cute!


Stamp sets: Voeux Mignons, Hearts a flutters, Every Little Bits,

CS and paper: Primrose Petals, Real red, Whisper White, Natural Vanilla, Soft Suede (ears), Melon Mambo (collar), Early Espresso (nose), Red and Silver glimmer paper.

Ink: Real red, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Basic Black marker

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts a flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection framelits, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Window punch, Blossom Petal Builder, small heart punch, Owl builder punch

Others: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Children Valentine’s Day cards

Last Sunday, I held my Children’s Valentine’s Day craft and everyone really enjoyed making the cards! I thought I would show you what my 2 daughters, aged 6 and 8 did.

Hearts a flutter -Roxanne

Hearts a flutter-Amelie

We used the stamp set “Hearts a flutter” as well as the coordinated Framelits. Also I thought that the Peekaboo Frames Bigz L die would be nice for the children. In the inside, they stamped a little message saying “I love you!”

Material used:

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons, Hearts a Flutter,

CS and paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Natural White, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler. Silver and Real Red glimmer paper

Ink: Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Regal Rose

Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Elegant lines folder, Peekaboo Frames Bigz L, Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, Boho Blossom punch, Modern Label punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Owl builder punch.

Accessories: 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain ribbon Real red, Satin ribbon Real red, Dazzling diamonds and multipurpose adhesive sheets, Rhinestones, Baker’s Twine

Fast and Easy Valentine’s Day Treat

I made those for my “January” customers as a little thank you.  You could make one for your co-workers, classmates, family, etc!  With the Big Shot, it’s so easy and fast to do! I took the “Top Note” Bigz die to make the top part, fold it in half and stamped a few hearts with Hearts a Flutters stamp set, in Pink Pirouette and Rose Red.  Then I stamped the bigger stamp and I used the Hearts a Flutter Framelits to cut the big scallop heart. Fill you little cello bag with your favorite treat, staple the “Top Note” at the top and adhere the bigger heart with dimensionals. Voilà!

Valentine treats


Stamp set: Hearts a Flutter, Voeux Mignons, Happy Valentine Heart

CS and paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red

Tools: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz die, Hearts a Flutter Framelits die

Others: Hershey’s Kisses and cello bag

Valentine’s Day Craft for children

This is a cute Valentine craft to do with children, that I presented at my latest workshop for daycare providers.  It’s a Valentine butterfly on a clothepin!

I used the Big SHot and Hearts Collection Framelits to cut the hearts, but you can trace your own template and let the children cut the hearts if you don’t have a Big Shot.


1. Trace your clothespin on a piece of Designer series paper. Cut 2 rectangles and glue them on each side of the clothespin, with multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Cut 2 big hearts in Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. Stamp each heart with  “hearts” stamps (I used “Hearts a flutter” stamp set.) with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler ink.

3. Cut 2 medium hearts in Vellum paper using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. Emboss each heart with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

4. Cut a small heart in Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. With a Black marker, trace a smile and two eyes.

5. Glue your 2 red hearts together overlapping just a little bit the “pointed part”. Glue the Vellum hearts on top (just on the center). Glue your hearts on the back of the clothespin. Glue the face on top.

6. To make the antennas, cut a narrow strip of Black card stock, fold in half, curl the 2 ends and glue behind the head.

papillon coeurs


Stamp set: Hearts a Flutter (NEW in the mini-occasion catalogue)

Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Black Marker

CS and paper: Real Red, Vellum card stock, Bright Collection Designer series paper stack

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Other: clothespin. Multipurpose liquid glue.


Hearts a Flutter Valentine’s Day Card

There’s a few new stamp sets in the Occasion mini-catalogue that coordinates with Framelits.  I really love them!  No more tedious cutting!!! Best even is that you can buy the stamp set and the Framelits dies together, as a bundle, and save 15%!  Today’s I’m using the Hearts a Flutter bundle.  Check it out on p. 11! (Click on the left hand side to view the mini-catalogue.)

I used that set for this Valentine’s Day card that we’ll be making at my Monthly Card Class on January 25th, at 7:00 pm. Register early if you want to come, as space is limited! Just email me at julie_olivier@hotmail.com to reserve your spot.  We’ll be using the new “sandable” Real Red Core-dination card stock and this new stamp set!

Hearts a flutter

Here’s the stamp set and the Framelits dies. Even though it’s more of a Valentine’s Day set, you can use the fanions and flags for many other occasions.  Therefore, it’s much more versatile! I always love to use my “stuff” for many different ways! You get more value for your money!!!

Hearts a flutter bundle

Material used:

Stamp set: Hearts a Flutter *NEW*, Teeny Tiny Whises, Itty Bitty Banner,

CS and paper: Real Red Core-dinations card stock *NEW*, Natural White, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red glimmer paper, First Edition Specialty paper

Ink: StazOn Black ink, Real Red

Tools: Modern Label punch, Owl Builder punch, Stampin’ Sanding system, Big Shot and Hearts a Flutter Framelits dies, Chevron Embossing Folder