For the Love of Chocolate . . .

Learn how to create a ghirardelli treat holder valentine with Stampin Up Heart Happiness - Mary Fish ideas

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like “love” and chocolate.  Tucked inside of this Valentine treat holder is a Ghirardelli Square.  Yum!

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the Crumb Cake card stock to 2 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ and score the 5 1/4″ distance at 2 1/2″ and 2 3/4″.

I love these dies!  The Whisper White square was cropped with the second largest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Learn how to create a ghirardelli treat holder valentine with Stampin Up Heart Happiness - Mary Fish RibbonThe hearts were created with the Heart Happiness Photopolymer stamp set and “love” was snipped from a sentiment in the Petal Palette Stamp Set.  Both stamp sets are NEW in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.  The way I used them together was inspired by a sample on page 20. 

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Learn how to create a ghirardelli treat holder valentine with Stampin Up Heart Happiness - Mary Fish openThe striped heart was cropped using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, a coordinating heart die from Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies and the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (to keep the die in place).

Learn how to create a ghirardelli treat holder valentine with Stampin Up Heart Happiness - Mary FishThe Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Ribbon is such a pretty way to close the “package.”  It’s adhered below the Whisper White Square with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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New WOW! Video: Simple Ombre Technique

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On last Saturday’s post here and yesterday’s post here, I shared card ideas where I added an ombre look to the die cut sentiments.  As promised, I’ll demonstrate in today’s WOW! video how simple this is accomplished with a sponge dauber.  The color combinations are endless!

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Here’s the “love” card I shared exclusively in the video above.  

Learn how to create a simple love card valentine using Sunshine Wishes Dies - Mary Fish StampinUp

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Sending Sunshine Note Card Idea

Learn how to create a simple friendship card using Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

Brighten someone’s day with this simple note card idea.  Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes are an every day paper crafting essential.  The note cards are always cut, scored and ready for your artful touches.

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STAMPIN’ PRETTY TIPS:

I used a Stampin’ Up! Sponge Dauber and Calypso Coral Ink to create an ombre effect on “sunshine.”  I did the same thing on this card from last Saturday.  I’ll do a 1 Minute to WOW! video tomorrow with tips!

Learn how to create a simple friendship card using Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes - Mary Fish StampinUp

The negative space on the Smoky Slate rectangle (3 1/2″ x 3″) was created with a stunning stem die from Petals & More Thinlits Dies (Occasions Catalog).

Petals & More Thinlits Dies

Calypso Coral adhesive dots (Subtles Enamel Shapes) add pop and playful texture.

I heat embossed “sending” (Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set) with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Paper Snips make creating the flagged end a snap.

Learn how to create a simple friendship card using Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

The final touch is adding random blooms from Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set to the envelope flap.

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