With All My Heart: Heart of Hearts Wallhanging

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Once again, Welcome!


This third, “With All My Heart” project I’m calling Heart of Hearts and as you read on you’ll see why. This was such a fun project to make from strips of Designer Series Paper.  The technique is such a simple one.  I’m always amazed at what you can make with paper and glue.
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How to make this Heart of Hearts:

1.    Cut 30  1″ x 4″ strips of designer series paper of your choice.


2.   Fold each strip in half, so you have two side pieces of 2″

Making the Hearts

 3. Bring the sides down to the bottom and staple them together to form a heart.

Heart of Hearts Detail

4. Make 30 hearts. 14 for each side and one for the top and bottom. You may have to make more or less depending on how closely you stack them.

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5. When you have all your hearts, place a dab of glue in the top crevice of one heart. Take another heart and place it in the top crevice, hold slightly, so the glue adheres the newly added heart. Continue in this manner until you have two equal sides.

Heart Of Hearts with Text

6. As you glue your hearts together you can curve the bottoms as you go up and around.  It helps to draw a heart or download one, to use as a guide for placement and heart shape. Here’s a detail of the bottom of the heart where that one middle bottom heart goes. See next photo for top middle heart that will hold the two sides together.

Heart of Hearts Corner

7.  Once the heart is completed, glue it to an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of

Whisper White Card Stock. With a pencil, lightly scallop around the heart.

With scissors cut around each outer scallop, making sure you stay on the penciled lines.

If any pencil shows simply erase the lines.

Top detail

8. In each scallop punch a hole with a 1/4″ Circle Punch.


9. Find your prettiest wide ribbon, string it through two side holes at the top of the heart and tie a pretty bow for a hanger.


And, now you know why I called this project, “Heart of Hearts!

Check back tomorrow for another card tutorial and

on Friday for a similar paper heart project!


Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


With My Whole Heart: Cupid Valentine’s Day Card

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Welcome Back!


For the second heart project I’m featuring a vintage looking Valentine’s Day card.  When you think of Valentine’s Day symbols, who doesn’t think of cupid??? For me this is the type of card I think about for Valentine’s Day; hearts and cupid himself!

Cupid Card 1

The card base for this card was an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Real Red Card Stock cut in half and scored at 4-1/4″. The Whisper White piece was cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″ and embossed with the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder. Cupid was cut from an old die I have ⎨sorry not Stampin’ Up!⎬, You can find many of pre-cut cupids, in all sizes at your local craft store or party supply store.


Cupid Heart Detail





The heart stamp used, is the limited Stampin’ Up! offer, Flowerfull Heart and was stamped in Real Red Ink and punched out with the Heart Punch.






Cupid Heart Detail 2



For Cupid’s little nosegay, the Stampin’ Up! Mixed Medley stamp set was used.  Again Real Red Ink was used and the 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches did their magic in punching out perfect circles! A piece of Real Red Taffeta Ribbon was wrapped around Cupid’s wrist. The other end was adhered to the circle nosegay. The, “Be Mine” was secured with a Dimensional.


The four corner red ❤❤❤❤ ‘s were punched using the from the Owl Builder Punch.


Thanks for stopping by again.  Be sure to check out tomorrow’s, “With All My Heart” project. And, remember to sleep, eat, stamp and create!


As usual, hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


With My Whole Heart: Love Shack Birdhouse


images-7  Welcome to the Lakeside Stamper’s, “With All My Heart” week.   I hope you enjoy this week of projects and cards to make and share just in the nick of time for Valentine’s Day. So, let’s get started with project one; Love Shack Birdhouses.


  These are unfinished wood birdhouses I picked up at Joanne’s for less then a dollar with a coupon.  Can you believe it? When you’re out and about you should try to see where you can use and incorporate all the materials you have in your stash.



Love Shack Birdhouses

  When you purchase your unfinished birdhouse match up some acrylic paint to the designer series paper you’re using.  Paint any edges you’re not covering with the paper. These would be fabulous to make and celebrate Easter and Spring as well!



  Once paint is dry make a template by placing tracing paper over the back, sides and roof of birdhouse. You can use a pencil to trace or with a scoring tool or stylus score the tracing paper along all the birdhouse edges.  For the heart shape opening do the same and carefully cut out all pieces. You can glue the pattern pieces to scrap card board or laminate the pieces for future use.


❤  Now use these pattern pieces to trace unto your designer series paper. Make sure to trace on the back of the designer paper you want to use, so no tracing lines show. Cut out all the birdhouse parts & with Sticky Tape or Multi-Purpose Glue adhere all the parts.


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❤  You can use anything for the embellishments. I used the new Stampin’ Up! Petite Petals with Real Red Ink.  And, with the new Petite Petals Punch it was so easy to decorate this birdhouse. With the coordinating Petite Petals Punch it doesn’t matter how you stamp them, they are symmetrical so any side will punch perfectly! For the bird I used the Backyard Basics along with the Backyard Basics Framelits. Violia!


Don’t forget to visit tomorrow for another,             “With My Whole  ❤ “ project!


Hugs ,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Daydream Medallions: Valentine’s Day Ornament

I just love the Stampin’ Up!’s Daydream Medallions Stamp Set!  When paired up with the Floral Frames, anything isStampin Up Daydream Medallions, Lakeside Stamper Daydream Medallions Valentine's Day Ornament possible.


This is a Valentine’s Day Ornament made using the Daydream Medallions, Mixed Medley stamp sets and the Floral Frames.


Here’s what to do to make your very own Valentine’s Day Ornament:


On a 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Real Red Card Stock stamp the largest medallion in VersaMark Ink.  Sprinkle the VersaMark with White Embossing Powder and heat it with a Heat Tool. When dry, run the stamped image through the BIG Shot with the largest die from the Floral Frames.  Run another piece of Real Red through the BIG Shot using the same die. This piece doesn’t need to be stamped or embossed, because this will be the back piece that hold the ribbon hanger.


STampin Up Daydream Medallions, Lakeside Stamper Dayream Medallions Valentines Day OrnamentOn a 4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock, stamp the next to the largest medallion in either Primrose Petals or Real Red.  Either color works. I used Primrose Petals and it looks a little softer then the Real Red. Run this piece through the BIG Shot with the appropriate die.


On a scrap of Real Red Card Stock, stamp the heart circle and greeting from the Mixed Medley stamp Set in VersaMark and emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Use the 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches to punch out the images.

stampin Up Daydream Medallions, Lakeside Stamper Daydream Medallion Valentine's Day Ornament

Cut a 12″ piece of 5/8″ Satin Ribbon for hanger.  Go to your local craft store and pick up some 1/2″ plastic rings. They’re usually in the yarn section and come in various sizes in a bag. Thread the ribbon through the plastic ring and stop at the ribbon’s halfway point. Fish tail the opposite ends of the ribbon.


Start putting the ornament together by adhering the two large Real Red pieces, placing the ribbon in between the layers.   I used Sticky Tape. Then keep layering using Dimensionals.  On the tips of the large medallion place a Basic Pearl.


This Valentine Ornament can be made for all the holidays by simply changing the colors and greeting.


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Thanks for dropping by.



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Stampin’ Up!: Hearts a Flutter

WARNING: This project could be addictive!!!


STampin Up Hearts A Flutter, Lakeside Stamper Valentines Day Card

Do you or you children want to pass out a little different kind of Valentine’s Day card this year? Well here’s the perfect project which serves two purposes; a card and a valentine’s treat!!  These can be made for any holiday or as birthday party favors by simply changing the color of the card stock you use.

Let’s Get Started!

Cut a:

4-3/8 x 3-1/4″ piece of Real Red Card Stock and score it along the 4-3/8″ edge at 1-7/8″ and 2-1/2″  


a 1-5/8″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock


You’ll also need a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ of Real Red and a few scraps of Whisper White


Stampin Up Hearts a Flutter Valentine Card, Lakeside Stamper Valentine Day CardOnce your Real Red is cut and scored, punch out a 1-1/4″ Circle out of a piece of any scrap card stock or paper. I used a piece of Whisper White.  Adhere the circle to the front of the Real Red with Dotto or repositionable adhesive. Use the circle as a guide to punch your hole.  Line up your punch with the white circle and punch through the Real Red front. Adhere your 1-5/8″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White to the front, covering the punched hole opening. Now turn the card and from the inside, line up your punch with the opening and punch again. You need to punch the hole in this manner, because the punch won’t do two thicknesses of card stock at once. 


STampin Up! Hearts A Flutter, Lakeside STamper Valentine Hearts a FlutterTake the 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Real Red and run it through the BIG Shot with the Hearts A Flutter Framelits using the scallop heart die. Once cut take a Paper Piercing Tool and pierce a hole in each of the heart scallops. On a scrap of Whisper White,  stamp the “For You” and the heart circle from the Mixed Medley Stamp Set in Real Red Ink With the 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, punch out stamped images.


Place some Sticky Tape on the back of a Cherry flavored Tic-Tac box and stick it on the inside back of the card so the candy part shows through the hole opening. Cut a 12″ piece of 1/8″ Taffeta Real Red Ribbon and wrap it around the card and Tic-Tac box and tie a bow on the side. Adhere the heart over the ribbon and in the center of the heart, with Dimensionals, place the stamped images.


I certainly hope you get to make a few dozen or so of these! Don’t forget to place an online or EMAIL ME your order during Sale-A-Bration from January 22- March 31, 2013. For every $50.00 you spend, before shipping and taxes, you earn a FREE item from the Stampin’Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog. As ever, I’m here for you.



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Take It to Heart: Valentine’s Day Banner

At my last workshop this was one of the projects we made, using the new Stampin’ Up! Heart to Heart Stamp Set and the fabulous Big Shot Heart Framelits. These are wonderful new products and can be used in many ways to make all your projects look completely different.


Stampin' Up! Heart Framelets, Valentine's Day BannerThis banner was made using, Real Red, Whisper White, Regal Rose. Melon Mambo and Pretty-In-Pink Card Stock.


The stamp set used was the Take It to Heart set.


The Inks I used were Black Stazon for the large heart, Real Red for the Medium Large Heart, Regal Rose for the medium Heart and Melon Mambo for the smallest heart.


I cut out all the different size hearts using the new Heart Collection Framelits Die from Stampin’ Up!.


Whisper White Satin Ribbon was used to hold all the hearts together and the bow was made from Whisper White Taffeta ribbon.


After all the hearts were layered I added Basic Rhinestone for some extra bling. I have mine hanging on one of my kitchen pantry doors and it looks great. I need to make another one for the other door. The large heart was colored in Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.





For the large heart I used Water Color Pencils and colored in the bird to look like a Robin Red Breast, which is what I believe the bird is. It was fun blending in all the colors to try and get a realistic looking bird. I added the large scallop heart in Real Red for the background heart.

Stampin' Up! Heart Collection Framelits, Take It to Heart, Valentine's Day Banner





The Medium large heart was stamped in Real Red Ink and two rhinestones were added to the middle of each bicycle wheel and one to the middle of the heart

Stampin' Up! Heart Collection Framelits, Take it to Heart, Valentine's Day Banner














For the medium and small heart the additional Basic Rhinestone were added as shown.




I hope this banner inspires you to make one or two of your own. If you don’t own the Stampin’ Up! Heart Collection Framelits, make sure to order them. Using them is addictive. Remember I warned you!!!  


This post was to appear before Valentine’s Day, but the launching of my blog took longer as you all know, so I decided to share this with you anyway. You can incorporate this banner in different colors to use as a house warming gift, wedding gift, Mother’s Day gift or as bridal shower favors.


Stampin’ Hugs to all of you,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Patch-Work Heart…

Hi Lakeside Stamper Friends!

Here’s one last Valentine’s Day Idea. You can even do these tonight in time for tomorrow.

Step 1:
Lakeside Stamper Patch-Work Heart Step 1 Draw a heart shape and divide in into 1-inch squares or other random shapes. I started at the top center, and using a ruler, I drew two diagonal lines on each side. I then measured 1-inch from each line and drew another line. You really can divide the heart up in any way you’d like.


Lakeside Stamper Patch-Work Heart Step 2 STEP 2: From Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, I punched eight, 1-inch squares. Using my template as a guide, I adhered the 1-inch squares right over my drawing to use as a base. If you don’t want to hand draw each heart, copy the original for multiple hearts or future use.

Step 3:

For the last step, I carefully cut around the outer edge of the heart. For a fast and fun project I’m happy with the result.

Lakeside Stamper Patch Work Heart

Remember, you can use any color combination.  Choose shades of Whisper White and Blushing Bride for a wedding card or pastels or brights for baby cards. Change the size of the heart, string into a garland  and personalize for special occasions.


For all your stamping and paper-crafting needs email me your order and remember, “It’s Sale-A-Bration!”


Thanks for stopping by and paper-crafting with me!


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2



Victorian Valentine’s Day Cone…

Good Morning Lakeside Stamper Friends!

Here is a simple Victorian Valentine’s Day Cone I designed for my class.

Victorian Valentine's Day Cone front

Since it’s close to Valentine’s Day I made this cone out of Elegant Embossing Folder paper-crafting companion, The Big Shot and the Petal Cone Die featured in Stampin’ Up!’s new Occasions Mini Catalog.  I took each cone, placed it in the Elegant Embossing Folder and ran it through my Big Shot.I have many other designs for this die and will share them with you soon.

Victorian Valentine's Day Cone Side At any rate, instead of folding the flaps of the Petal Cone down I kept them up. To decorate them, I punched two 2-3/8″ Scallop Circles, paper pierced around the edge with my Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack and cut the circles in half. I then stamped the largest circle image from the Circle Circus Stamp Set in Regal Rose Ink on three of the half circles, one for each side and one for the back.


Detail Valentine's Day Cone Front I left the front scallop circle plain, because I wanted to feature the new Stampin’ Up! Vintage Flowers on it. On a piece of Whisper White Card Stock I stamped the Be My Valentine  heart in Regal Rose Ink  

Bow & Ribbon Detail Petal Cone



Using Whisper White Organza Ribbon,

I made a handle and anchored it behind each side scallop.

On top I made a pretty bow and adhered everything as shown.

If you would like any of the product used in this project simply place your cursor over the item in the post, click and order. What could be easier???

Until next time, dream bigger and create more! Corner View Victorian Petal Cone

Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


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