Families First

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Families First Pals Blog Hop for April 2017.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are all about our families. This is a great time of year to think about what to make for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or upcoming graduations. And, family vacations are just around the corner…how would you want to remember those special family moments? We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

The inspiration for my Families First Blog Hop project today is our amazing 27-year-old daughter. She teaches sixth grade Science in an urban middle school which has a very diverse student population. She is also finishing up her Masters Degree in Administration and will graduate in May. Therefore, a Graduation card seems fitting for today’s post.

Before we get to my Graduation card, I want to share with you how excited I am to have been chosen as a Display Stamper for Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage Local event in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past weekend. One of my favorite samples among those I created was this card using the new Lemon Lime Twist InColor cardstock along with the Beautiful You stamp set. It also features the new Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon. The new Ombre Ribbon comes in three color choices. These new products will be available June 1 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. Take a look!

Stampin Up, CAS, All Occasion Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper Stack, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ombre Ribbon, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I just knew I had to recreate this card for our daughter as a Graduation card. This card reminds me of her generous and carefree spirit, along with her attitude of embracing the quote “Live, Love, Laugh” in her daily life.

For her Graduation card, today’s official project, I used the girl with the umbrella image and stamped the image by masking out the umbrella, and replaced with a fussy-cut Graduation cap. Check out the recreated version and let me know what you think? Do you think she will enjoy receiving her card?

Stampin Up, CAS, Graduation Card, Beautiful You Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper Stack, Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock and Ombre Ribbon, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Since I was only provided with the ink and solid cardstock for three of the five new InColors to use in my display samples, I needed a way to create some type of Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper for the dress. To create her Lemon Lime Twist and Black Polka-Dot dress, I took a small piece of the white with black polka-dot paper from the retiring Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and sponged with Lemon Lime Twist ink. The good news is, the Beautiful You stamp set will be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog along with this super, fantastic, new InColor – Lemon Lime Twist.

Now, don’t let the fact I used the masking technique a couple different ways on this card. It’s super simple! And, this card goes together quickly, too! The supplies used to make these cards are listed below.

Before you go, I would love for you to leave me some feedback on today’s post and projects in the comment box below. Let me know what type of cards you make most for family members this time of year. And, subscribe to my blog while you’re here by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, or Tumbler here.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  5. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  11. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  12. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  17. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  18. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  19. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  20. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  21. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  22. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  23. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  24. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  25. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  26. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  27. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  28. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  29. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  30. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards

Supplies used for today’s projects (pick and choose as needed):

    • NEW Lemon Lime Twist InColor Classic Ink Pad (144086) – Available June 1
    • NEW Lemon Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon (144234) – Available June 1
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Excitement is Building for OnStage

Stampin Up, OnStage, Card and Gift ideas designed by Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

You may have noticed I’ve been quiet for a few weeks. Well, there is a reason for this. I learned a couple months ago I was selected by Stampin’ Up! to be a Display Stamper for our OnStage event later this week, and am just thrilled to have been chosen for this special opportunity.

Because of this, I have been very busy creating display samples for the event using new Stampin’ Up! products from the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. In fact, I have been crafting so hard, I’ve been sweating glitter. Not really, but it sure sounds good!

Of course, I can’t share my projects with you yet; some things must be kept secret. Once I am able to share them, you’ll have lots of new product inspiration coming your way. I can’t wait to begin sharing my creations with you. This little detour in my journey has been a wonderful adventure and learning experience for me, and I’ll share more about that with you when I begin sharing my projects.

I am so excited to see and learn about all the new and exciting products Stampin’ Up! has in store for us in the upcoming new annual catalog later this week at OnStage! Then, I get to turn around and start sharing the exciting news with you, my customers and friends.

So, stay tuned! I have some fun and inspiration coming your way. Plus, I’ll provide you with an update on my experience at OnStage Local in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Blessings,

Lynn

 

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You Don’t Want to Miss This!

I have some exciting news to share, and I don’t want you to miss out on this amazing kit!

Stampin’ Up! turned creative control of the April Paper Pumpkin kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and we’ve heard the final result is going to be stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit for our customers, so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace your inner artist and skip to the fun of Paper Pumpkin with Sara.

As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! You don’t want to miss this special edition, so be sure to sign up BEFORE April 10, here.

StampinUp, Paper Pumpkin, Details, cards and other gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #beyondbeachesandblessings

What’s so special about Paper Pumpkin? Here are just a few of the great benefits:

  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

I have personally sampled other monthly paper-crafting kits offered by other companies (you have to know your competition, right), and here are a few things I like best about SU!’s Paper Pumpkin kits:

  • Special recognizable Paper Pumpkin packaging; a true leader in the marketplace!
  • Step-by-step instructions for completing each month’s projects!
  • Step-by-step video available online each month so you can see how each month’s project is assembled!
  • Quality product and coordination of supplies!
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp set each month to add to my stamping supply collection!
  • Variety of card-making projects with a few 3-D projects mixed in here and there!

Even though I haven’t seen what’s inside the April Paper Pumpkin box, I am familiar with Sara’s style, so I know I’m going to love April’s kit! Don’t miss out! Contact me today to sign up, or click here for more details and to subscribe.

Check out this video on the upcoming April kit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8aL_P1nJSo

Interested in learning more about Stampin’ Up! CEO Sara Douglass, you can follow her on Facebook here.

If you’ve never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin before, you definitely want to sign up now and give it a try with the April kit! Don’t miss out!

Blessings,

Lynn

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A Baby’s First Birthday

The opportunities for me to create baby cards have been limited, so today’s card is special to me given this fact. I also have to admit, my stamping supplies for creating baby cards are also pretty limited. That said, a friend’s granddaughter recently celebrated her first birthday and my friend was in need of a homemade card idea for her granddaughter. Being new to the world of stamping and card-making, she asked if I could assist her, so I created this card for her.

Before I share my card creation with you, I thought I would share a couple additional details. The design for this card was inspired by a card created by Mary Fish of Stampin’ Pretty, so this is my CASE of Mary’s original creation. I chose to use a onesie as the focal point of the card as my friend’s granddaughter was turning one year old. I also chose to use a couple stamps from a carryover stamp set called Paisleys & Posies (originally from the 2016 Holiday catalog and on page 55 of the Occasions catalog) which I had among my collection of stamping supplies, as the baby’s name is Paisley. Take a look at my paisley onesie for Paisley.

Stampin Up, CAS, Baby's First Birthday Card, Something For Baby Stamp Set, Baby's FIrst Framelits Dies, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The clear faceted button used with the baker’s twine bow is a retired embellishment. All other supplies used in the card can be found in the current 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and the 2017 Occasions Catalog. The list of current supplies can be found at the bottom of my post. What do you think? How might you change this design up?

Here is a peek at the inside of the card. The sentiment comes from the stamp set Milestone Moments in the current 2017 Occasions Catalog. This is a wonderful and versatile set for all those milestone moments.

Stampin Up, CAS, Baby's First Birthday Card, Something For Baby Stamp Set, Baby's FIrst Framelits Dies, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Before wrapping up my post today, I have one final picture to share with you. Speaking of onesies, I couldn’t help but share this picture of our delightful Yorkie-poo, Panda, with you. About four days after we rescued her from a local shelter, we took her for her first Veterinary visit. She had been licking her surgical incision quite a bit, so the Veterinarian suggested we purchase a baby onesie for her rather than putting her in the “cone of shame.” She LOVED her onesie, and was a real trooper with having to fasten and unfasten the snaps before/after going outside. Here she is being a real couch potato.

Panda, Yorkie-Poo, Baby Onesie, Stampin Up demo Lynn Tague, see card and gift ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Isn’t she just adorable surrounded by some of her toys? This photo was taken last July when she was just over one and a half years old. In case you’re wondering, my husband is the Chief’s fan in our family. I have to confess though, I do cheer for the Chiefs, too, when our teams are not playing against each other.

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Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a most wonderful day!

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used to create today’s projects (pick and choose products as necessary):

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Spring Has Sprung

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring Spring or Spring related projects. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

When I think of Spring, the first two things that come to mind are Easter and Spring flowers. For today’s Spring Has Sprung projects, I chose Easter. I have this beautiful collection of Amana Easter Eggs, I continue to add to from year-to-year.

At the start of Lent, I bring the basket up from the cool darkness of our basement and enjoy this Easter Egg collection though the season of Lent and the Easter holiday.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these special Easter eggs for their vibrant, marbled colors. It’s this vibrant color I chose to bring out in today’s card project. Haven’t heard of these special eggs, you can find many pictures on Pinterest or through a Google search for Amana Easter Eggs. Here is a picture of a small portion of my collection. I added two and a half dozen new eggs to my collection this year.

Stampin Up, Amana Easter Eggs Provide Card Inspiration, Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

For my Easter card, I wanted a white basket to match the white basket featured in my photo. This was the first basket I filled with these precious Easter eggs. I also wanted to use our new Watercolor Pencils to create the vibrant color for this card and the eggs. Take a look and see what you think.

Stampin Up, CAS, Easter Card, Basket Bunch Stamp Set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Pencils, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

The full list of supplies used to create this card is located at the bottom of my post below the Blog Hop Line-Up and includes among other items the Basket Bunch Bundle, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack, and Watercolor Pencils. The inside of the card is stamped with the “Happy Easter” sentiment from the Easter Message stamp set.

Of course, this post would not be complete without sweetening the deal by adding a few chocolate Easter eggs. This time of year you can find one of my favorite Easter treats, Dove’s Milk Chocolate Coconut Creme Eggs. Hope you enjoy these calorie-free chocolate treats.

Stampin Up, CAS, Easter Card, Easter Favor, Basket Bunch Stamp Set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Pencils, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Aren’t they just adorable and yummy at the same time? I also water-colored the Chocolate Bunnies in Early Espresso. What is your favorite Easter candy? My husband LOVES Jelly Beans this time of year and eats them by the bagful. Leave me a comment below and let me know your favorite sweet treat this time of year.

Stampin Up, Easter Favors, Basket Bunch Stamp Set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack, Watercolor Pencils, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Please subscribe to my blog by clicking on the Follow Me Now link to the right. You can also follow me on Pinterest here, Facebook here, Twitter here, and Tumbler here.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme by Becky Retzer
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  11. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  18. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  19. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations

Supplies used to create today’s projects (pick and choose products as necessary):

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CASE The Catty

Stampin Up, Pals Blog Hop, Demo Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month, we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Not sure what CASE means? Well, I’ve seen this defined a couple of ways: Copy and Share Everything, and Copy and Selectively Edit.

I’ve chosen one of my most favorite projects from the 2017 Occasions catalog. The card can be found on page 42 and is made with a die and stamp from the Special Reason Bundle. This card is super quick and easy to re-create, as well as very versatile! Rather than use the same Designer Series Paper (DSP) used in the Occasions catalog sample, I chose some of my favorite patterned Designer Series Papers from the Annual catalog. Take a look at my first CASE’d sample made using paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP pack featuring Island Indigo and Mint Macaron.

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Special Reason Bundle, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

My next CASE’d version uses another patterned paper from the Blooms & Bliss DSP pack using the colors Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum.

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Special Reason Bundle, Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

And, my last version of this card uses paper from the Floral Boutique DSP pack in Night of Navy and Whisper White. Take a look.

Stampin Up, CAS, Birthday Card, Special Reason Bundle, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

These are standard A2 cards (5.5″ x 4.25″). Cut base cardstock 8.5″ x 5.5″ scoring 8.5″ side at 4.25″ then fold in half on score line. I used Shimmery White cardstock cut 2.75″ wide and 3.75″ tall to cut out the die-cut flower using the largest flower in the Stylish Stems Framellits Dies set. The sentiment is stamped on a 3″ x 0.5″ piece of coordinating cardstock. Each card uses a 14″ piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow and Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the shimmery white piece.

Hope you have enjoyed the inspiration I prepared for you today! These are very easy cards to make and assemble. And, they assemble quickly. The stamp set in the Special Reason Bundle contains several sentiments such as Birthday, Friendship, and Congratulations which make the stamp set pretty versatile on its own.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of today’s CASE’d cards and what your favorite set is in the 2017 Occasions catalog. I love reading your feedback! Like my projects today? Please consider following my Beyond Beaches & Blessings blog, if you don’t already, by clicking on the Follow Me Now button to the right and providing your email address.

Thanks for visiting! To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blessings,

Lynn

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  9. Susan Itell at simplestampin.com
  10. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  11. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  12. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  19. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  20. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
  21. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  22. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  23. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  24. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme

Supplies used in today’s cards (pick and choose products as necessary):

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Sunshine Wishes & Valentines

Today, I am sharing a Valentine’s card I created for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge GDP072. Below is the picture of the card inspiration by Designer, Krista Frattin, we are using to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit). Additional details on this challenge can be found here.

#GDP072

Before I show you the card I submitted for my #GDP072 entry, I want to share the first version of this card with you, with no added embellishment. I think you’ll find this card quick and easy to create. Take a look.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

I created these cards by combining patterned paper from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, along with Real Red and Basic Black Cardstock and Red Glimmer Paper. Keep in mind, you could also use Real Red for the die cut heart rather than the glimmer paper.

The next version of this card is my Global Design Project entry. To the above version, I added a piece of Real Red ribbon from the Sending Love Combo Ribbon Pack.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings #GDP072

To create these cards, cut a 5.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Real Red cardstock, score 8.5″ side at 4.25″ then fold in half. Cut a 3″ x 3″ piece of patterned paper from the DSP pack and a 2″ x 4.25″ piece of patterned paper from the DSP pack. Cut a 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. Using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, die cut the Heart (from Red Glimmer Paper or Real Red cardstock) and the word “love” from Basic Black cardstock.

Then, if you wish, add some embellishment, such as a piece of ribbon or rhinestones. Speaking of rhinestones, to the final version of today’s card  I added three rhinestones from the Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack. Check out this final version in the picture below.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

And finally, one last photo of the two embellished cards side-by-side.

Stampin Up, CAS, Valentine Card, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, designed by Demo Lynn Tague, See more cards and gifts ideas at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com #BeyondBeachesandBlessings

Need more Valentine’s inspiration? Check out these additional blog posts for more ideas, Sending Love is So Sweet, Be My Valentine, and From the Heart.

So, which version of this card would you create? Is there anything you would do differently or change? Leave me a comment below and share your feedback with me.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blessings,

Lynn

Supplies used to create all three versions (pick and choose the products for the card version you’re interested in CASEing, less any products you may already have on hand):

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