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Double Easel Valentine Tutorial

29 Jan

Here’s a fun twist on the basic easel card.   This may look complicated, but it’s oh, so, simple!  For your creating pleasure, there’s a picture tutorial below!

Here’s the card closed…

easel32And here’s the card opened…

easel62What do you think?  I can’t wait to give it to my husband…not because I think it’s so fun, but because it will be fun just watching him trying to figure out how the card works!  LOL!

Just click below to get a listing of all the supplies, dimensions, and a picture tutorial so that you can create your own!



Valentine Card Share…Crazy, Mixed-Up Love

23 Jan

Here’s a simple valentine card, or it could even be an anniversary card if you wanted.  It uses one of my favorite sets, Crazy, Mixed-Up Love (Clear #131072, Wood, #131068).

Crazy, Mixed-up lovef2Colors:  Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Embossing Folder:  Arrows #132187
Designer Series Paper Stack:  Fresh Prints #132996

Balloon Hearts Card with Heart Embossing

20 Jan

This is one of the swap cards I created for swapping at Leadership.  It’s really a very simple card to create or recreate if you so choose!

Balloon Hearts

While it takes on a Valentine’s appearance, I think it can be used for all kinds of occasions of celebration.

Punch:  Full Heart #119883
Embossing Folder: 
Adorning Accents – Hearts #125601
Colors:  Raspberry Ripple, White
Ribbon:  Linen Thread, 3/8″ Stitched Stain – Raspberry Ripple

Brayered/Embossed Valentine

26 Jan

This is a recent card I created using the new single stamp Candy Conversations.

Created by Kathy Alt


Supplies Used: 

Stamp Set:  Candy Conversations
Colors:  Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Concord Crush
Big Shot:  Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (Hearts), Tasteful Trim XL die
Accessories:  Wisteria Wonder Baker’s Twine, Sponge, Brayer


Cardstock Dimensions:

Wisteria Wonder:  4-1/4″  X 8-1/2″, 4-1/4″ X 2-1/4″
Whisper White:  4″ X 5-1/4″, 3-1/4″ X 1-3/4″
Pink Pirouette:  4′ X 2″, 5-1/4″ X 1-1/2″ strip for cutting out scallop trim

Project Hints:

  1. Ink the Candy Conversations stamp using the markers.
  2. Huff on the stamp and then apply it to the CS.
  3. Layer as shown.
  4. To create the bottom border, place the large white cardstock in the hearts embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
  5. Ink up the brayer and lightly run the brayer over the hearts.
  6. Cut and sponge the scallop border using pink pirouette
  7. Finish the card as shown.



Beautiful Framed Art

25 Jan

I just had to share with you one of my favorite samples that I saw at Leadership. Not much to say except, WOW!

Petal Cone Hanger

3 Feb

I’m loving this Petal Cone die, so today I thought I would share another way to use it.  This could be done for any occasion.  I just added sweets tied up in one of our small cello bags.


Created by Kathy Alt


To create this hanger, you need to…

  1. Punch 2 of the petal cones out of designer paper or card stock and two of the scallops from the same die.
  2. Assemble the petal cone using sticky strip to assure it will be sturdy.
  3. Add your scallops under the front and back flaps.
  4. Punch a hole and add the jumbo eyelet .  Do this on the left and right side.

5.  Add your ribbon for the handle.
6.  Adhere the front flaps with adhesive.
7.  Fill as desired.

Petal Cone Valentine

2 Feb


Created by Kathy Alt



Stamp Set: Valentine Defined (inside) p. 9 Occasions Mini Catalog
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Big Shot Dies: Petal Cone, p. 15 Occasions Mini Catalog
Heart Embosslit
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
Colors: Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, US White



1.     Cut 2 hearts from the petal cone die, but cut them one at a time to reduce the creasing.  DO use the regular cutting mats for this die.

2.     Cut one of the hearts in half on the center fold line.

3.     Emboss these two halves using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, but be careful to decide which side should have the raised image.

4.     Fold the other heart in half and emboss.  You will have one raised side and one impressed side on the back, but no one will notice.

5.     Use the sticky strip to put the two half hearts on the front of the card.

6.     Use the hobby blade to cut a slit on each of the folds about half-way up for the ribbon.

7.     Cut the two scallops  and the saying flag using the petal cone die.

8.     Cut the heart using the heart embosslit.

9.     Use the pattern to cut out the inside heart, stamp this using the Valentine Defined set.

10.   Run your ribbon through the slits and across the inside of the card.

11.    Attach your stamped heart over the ribbon.

12.    Stamp your saying, fold the flag and attach over the embosslit heart.