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“Love” Mini Treat Bag

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I am absolutely loving the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlets Dies! These treat bags are so quick & easy to put together – even my 10 year old can do it! Watch this video to see how to make them! The possibilities for these cute little bags are unlimited! Use them for wedding or shower favors, birthday gifts or party take-home bags… I’m sure you can think of even more ways to use them. To embellish this bag, I just wrapped a piece of ribbon all the way around the bag and tied it in a nice knot to one…

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Sketch Challenge Valentine Card

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Sometimes you just need a starting point and that’s why card sketches are so great! It doesn’t matter what stamp sets or supplies you have, you can look at a card sketch and use what you’ve got to create a fabulous card. When it comes to card sketches there are no “rules”. Some sketches come with paper sizes, but it’s okay if you don’t follow them. The sketch should be used as a starting point, not a prison sentence. Use it as a jumping point to help you get your creativity going. Here is a Valentine card that I made for…

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Handmade Valentines

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I’m pretty sure that Valentines were meant to be handmade. Just about everyone has a memory of cutting up hearts and doilies to make a Valentine card. Then we started adding candy and things started to get crazy from there. While candy is still good, let’s go back to making handmade Valentines. When I first saw the Hey, Valentine stamp set I kinda skipped over it because it looks like you have to do a lot of coloring. I decided to get it anyway because I thought my kiddos would have fun with it and they like to color. After playing…

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Oval Frame Cards

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I’ve been seeing these oval frame cards all over the place so I had to make one! This one could be a wedding card, an engagement card, an anniversary card, a Valentine’s Day card or even just an “I love you” card. Dimensions: Basic Gray: 4″ x 5-1/4″ Smoky Slate: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ Tips for making an Oval Frame Card: Stamp first. I used the Basic Gray ink pad to totally ink up the stamp, then used a blender pen to remove the ink from the heart and inked the heart up with the brush-tip of the Melon…

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Be Mine Valentine Card

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching (it’s Friday!) so here’s a quick card for you to make for your honey… Dimensions: Designer Series Paper: 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ Whisper White: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Real Red: 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ Pink Pirouette: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″   Tips for Making This Card: There’s nothing I love more than a stamp image with a coordinating punch! Punch out the “Be Mine” image with the coordinating 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. In fact, you’ll find ALL the stamp images in the A Round Array stamp set coordinate with that punch! Layer your punches – but don’t…

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