Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Last Chance To Be Loved!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Today is the very last day that you can order from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  Now you may be thinking that the "holidays" are over and there is really nothing else you need to order from this catalog.  Think again!!  There is one little hidden gem in this catalog that was overpowered by all those December holiday items.  It is the beautiful stamp set, You Are Loved.


Stamps:  You Are Loved, Fine Flourish
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper EF, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch, Button, Linen Thread

I love brown and red together for Valentine's Day.  It reminds me of a big box of chocolates!  You can barely see it in the pic, but I stamped the Fine Flourish on the Real Red label.  Just adds a little more texture.  I cut the heart out by hand, which was very easy to do.  But I can't wait to get the Heart Framelit Dies in the Occasions Mini Catalog!  I ended up adding a pearl to the top of the label, right above the word "love".  It just needed something a little more.  And I have the hardest time "finishing" a card.  I keep adding and adding.  Clean and simple is so hard for me to accomplish!!  Here's another card I did using the You Are Loved stamp set...

Stamps:  You Are Loved, Four Frames
Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Top Note Die, Beautiful Wings Sizzlet, Basic Pearls, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch, Perfect Polka Dots EF

I don't usually do monochromatic cards, but I like how this turned out.  This layout was inspired by a card I saw by Heather Klump.  She does some amazing stamping!!  Did you notice that I did not use the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment for either of these cards?  Valentine's Day happens only one day out of the year.  But you can tell someone you love them any day!!  Even those these cards look like Valentine's, they could also be anniversary cards, birthday cards and maybe even a baby card.  That way, they have a longer shelf life.  :)

If you don't yet own the You Are Loved stamp set, buy it today!!  You can visit my website: KRYSTAL'S CARDS and order it online.  Don't forget, the Stocking Punch will NOT be carried over either, so ya better get that today too.  While you are there, make sure to check out the Clearance Rack.  There are only a few days left of this terrific sale!!

You can also check my website for my upcoming events.  I am currently taking sign-ups for my Spring 2012 Hostess Club which starts in January.  Spring is the best season to join my hostess club, because you get to take advantage of all the Sale-A-Bration benefits!  If you are interested in joining, email me ASAP, as seating is limited and fills quickly.  For more details, check out my New Year's New Stampin' News blog post.

And don't forget to become my Facebook fan.  You could win a free stamp set!!  Click the "like" button on my sidebar or search for: Krystal's Cards - Stampin' Up

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Yapha said...

Gorgeous cards!! I love how the embossing folder matches the DSP in the first one!

Tanya Boser said...

That is such a beautiful set! I am really glad I got it already :)
Your cards are gorgeous, and I have to admit the first on is my favorite :)

Paula said...

Beautiful projects. I don't usually buy the Valentines set in the mini but these are some wonderful projects including these. Starting to feel bad that I didn't get it.

Carmen said...

Beautiful cards ... Love the pink one!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love the embossed butterflies with the 2nd card - what a sweet touch.

Heidi Baks said...

This IS a really great stamp set.

Mickey Roberts said...

These cards are so pretty, Krystal! I wish I'd had time to feature this stamp set. I had so many great ideas and no time to make them...so glad that the images will stick around with the digital download.

Shelley Z said...

Beautiful! Love both of these cards! I really like that you can use them for more than Valentine's Day.