Take a Peek: Valentine Defined

Stampin pretty valentine defined occasions mini catalog
Looking for the Pals Hop I promised you yesterday?  We'll I'm all ready for it (card done, post written).  However, I now realize it's NEXT Tuesday (Dec. 14).  Oops!  Sorry, gang.  I quickly whipped up today's 4 x 4 card and envelope, both offering sneak peeks from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Stampin up love impressions specialty designer series paper
NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog products will be available for purchase with on Jan. 4, 2011.  New products are in red.

  • Stampin up valentine defined occasions mini card Valentine Defined is a flirty and fun new stamp set.  The heart tree is adorable and is easily colored with Stampin' Right Markers (Real Red and Basic Gray).
  • The "love" stamp (also from Valentine Defined) gets a little extra oomph with the help of a Black Flourish Designer Jewel (Holiday Mini) and a Real Red heart (popped up on a piece from Stampin' Dimensionals).
  • The envelope flap is highlighted by a snapshot of Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper.  
  • The final touch is the strings of hearts from Valentine Defined on the back of the card.  I love how it wraps up the look.  It's not a wheel . . . just a long stamp.

Stampin up valentine defined
NOTE:  The Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (responsible for my Real Red scallop square) WILL be continued after the Holiday Mini expires.  Click for a list of all carryover items, including the Holiday Mini Catalog.

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Stampin up valentine defined Stamp Set:  Valentine Defined (Available Jan. 4: WM 121941, CM 123057)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120), Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red (100052) and Basic Gray (120966)
Cool Tools:  Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch (119856), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (199855), Heart to Heart Extra Large Punch (119881), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (120903), Paper Cutter (score lines, 104152)
The Perfect Touch:  Black Flourish Designer Jewels (Holiday Mini, 120987), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Whisper White Envelope (Fresh Cut Notes, 111882), Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper (Available Jan. 4, 121780), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Real Red Card Stock (102482)


  1. Carla Bazhenow

    Oh, now I wished I’d of ordered that paper and stamp set. I feared that gray… but its beautiful. Beautiful card and envelope!!! The inside is perfect!!! Hugs,

  2. This is gorgeous! love the white and red.

  3. Love the sneak peeks! I better put my pre-order in soon!

  4. You are so talented with your creative ideas. I love the color combinations and you terrific thought with details. Stunning!!

  5. Hi Mary!

    Love the classic red and white, and the little tree is super cute. Thanks for sharing! Do you have tips somewhere for using the treat cups? I have some cups but haven’t actually used them yet. I tried to search for it and end up getting distracted by other cool things on your site…argh! While searching, I saw you were going to do a workshop of a lifetime…I’ll need to search that now and see what you guys did 🙂 Thanks for your help!

  6. Lovely card! So excited for new mini!

  7. holly aka kopykat

    this is so cute!

  8. wow this is so amazingly beautiful. thanks for sharing you are so talented.

  9. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!

  10. Hi Sharon: I paid extra for expedited shipping. Gets UPS’s attention. LOL. Hugs, M

  11. can’t believe you already received the new items, i haven’t even received my order i placed before you could get the sneek peek items

  12. LOVE that tree of hearts! and the polka dot xoxo is darling, too. beautifully put together, m!

  13. Adorable! Love the envelope!

  14. Love the placements of your brads … adorable card! The envelope is just as pretty as the card!

  15. Sharon Wendling

    oh my goodness…so cute!

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