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Victorian “Be My Valentine” Hand…

Rouching on Wrist

Hello there Lakeside Stamper Friends!

As I write this we are, yet again, getting slammed with another snow-storm. Will the snow ever stop? As a result of the snow, I had to cancel my Valentine’s Day Class and since I have all my other classes planned already, I’ve decided to do my posts on the projects for the cancelled class on my blog. This way, all of you hoping to attend the class can stay at home and make them while the snow falls.

Although, I love the way this victorian hand came out,  I would not have embossed the hand with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder on the Blushing Bride Card Stock. I used the Blushing Bride to resemble skin tone and now it looks weird to me. When I make the next one I’ll use only the Blushing Bride Card Stock without embossing the hand part or I’ll use another card stock color to look like a glove. Get it??

Victorian %22Be My Valentine%22 Hand

I began by  drawing a simple hand shape.  An easy way to do this is trace off a  hand onto a piece of cardboard, cut it out, making sure you cut in between the fingers. Make sure you also extend the wrist a bit to accmoidate the red ruffle.

Once I had my hand template I traced it onto Blushing Bride Card Stock, cut it out and ran it through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

I then punched a large Scallop Circle out of eal Red Card Stock, ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and cut it in half. I then adhered it to the hand at the wrist and trimmed the sides with Paper Snipes.

On a piece od Whisper White Card Stock I stamped the Be My Valentine Heart in Real Red Ink and cut it out leaving a bit of white edge around the heart. On one of the flowers on the heart, I added a Basic Rhinestone.

Detail Of Rouching Along the wrist, I did some rouching or pleating with White Organza Ribbon. There are several ways to “Rouch Ribbon.” For this project I simply laid a strip of Sticky Tape and folded the ribbon back in loops along the tape. I placed a glue dot on each fold to hold them down. I ran one end of ribbon around the back of the wrist and knotted it. On the top of the knot I glued a  Marina Mist Designer Button with a Glue Dot.

Detail Of I placed and adhered the heart between the thumb and index finger, On the ring finger I poked a Flower Brad through and on top of the flower Brad I placed a Basic Rhinestone.

I think this “Victorian Hand” could be made in many different colors such as Pretty-In-Pink, Concord Grape, Very Vanilla and Real Red for the hand. Switch up the colors for the scallop circle, heart, and ring as well. Just have fun with this. Send Me what you make and I’ll post it on my blog. Of corse it has to be made with Stampin’ Up! Products.

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Thank you for reading and visiting my blog. I appreciate your visits.

Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2



Three Hearts and A Bird…

This is the final Valentine’s Day Card. For the saying on this card I stamped “Heartfelt Thanks” from the Sweetheart Stamp Set, because I needed a thank you card. In the class we stamped “Love” from the Wonderful Words Stamp Set (retired). Both were embossed with White Embossing Powder.


Because I love the Two-Step Bird Punch and the Scalloped Heart to Heart Embosslit so much I decided to make another card using them. 

For this card I cut pieces of:

      Real Red Card Stock (10″ x &” and scored it at 5″) and

                                                     two (3″ x 3″) squares

     Blush Blossom Card Stock (4-1/2″ x ^-1/2″), 

     Regal Rose Card Stock (3″ x 3″) 

I punched the Two-Step Bird out of Real Red Card Stock and with The Big Shot and the Scalloped Heart to Heart Embosslit Die I cut two hearts from Regal Rose Card Stock and one from Real Red Card Stock. I used 5/8″ Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon and Hodgepodge Hardware to complete the card with the perfect touches.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects. Come back next week for a sneak peek into the garden class coming soon in March.

Thanks for visiting!

HUGS & stamps,


STAMP SET:  Sweetheart Wood Mount #120415, Clear Mount #120780

INK: Versa Mark #102293 

PAPER: (All Card Stock)  Real Red  #102482, Blush Blossom #103318 & Regal Rose #105130

FRILLIES: 5/8″ Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon #109056, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware #111325, White Embossing Powder #109132

TOOLS: Heat Tool #100005, Paper Piercer #116631, Mat Pack #105826, Two-Step Bird Punch #117191, The Big Shot #113439, Scalloped Heart to Heart Embosslit Die #117332


Two Birds & A Heart Valentine…

This is a card I made for a swap. I also included it in the Valentine’s Day Class. For this card I wanted to play around with the new Stampin’ Up! Two-Step Bird Punch, the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder. 


Here’s What I did:

1. I cut pieces of: 

        Real Red Card Stock (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it at 4-1/4″)

        Regal Rose Card Stock ( 5″ x 3-3/4″)

        Blush Blossom Card Stock (4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″)


2.     I punched two birds with the Two-Step Bird Punch. This punch id fundamentally! The storage is so very nice because of the new punch design. I found the punch easy to use and because the punch is two-step the variations you can achieve are endless. 

3.   After I punched the birds out I placed the wings inside the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die to add texture to each wing. If you do this you need to remember to turn one wing around so the texture is facing up on the wing when you assemble your card.


4.       I then ran the piece of Blush Blossom Card Stock through The Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder. Love, Love, Love this folder!!!!


5.       Next, I cut the heart using the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die and The Big Shot which I might add, cut and embossed the heart beautifully as you can see from the picture.


6.        I cut a 1-1/4″ piece of 5/8″ Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, folded in half along the long edge, adhered it and attached to the back of the heart.


7.         The card was then layered together as shown. For the  birds’ wings and heart  I used Dimensionals to pop them. I also added a red rhinestone to the heart.


Thanks for stopping by and look for one more Valentine’s Day Card to follow.


HUGS & stamps,





Gum-ball Hearts…

Who wouldn’t love to receive this for Valentine’s Day? This was a fun card to make and will be just as much fun to give. Sorry the colors are a little off.


Here’s the recipe:

STAMP SET:         Something Sweet

INK:   Pixie Pink

                                  Real Red

PAPER:                  Real Red Card Stock  (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″)

                                 Pixie Pink Card Stock (5″ x 3-3/4″)

                                 Whisper White (4-3/4″ x 3-1/4″)

ACCESSORIES:   Sweet Treat Cups, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Real Red Striped  Ribbon, candies or such to fill treat cups. I have a jar of these plastic hearts which I thought looked like a big gummy heart.

I hope you have fun making this card and thanks for visiting.

HUGS & stamps,





Heart Treat Card…

This is one of the cards we made at the “Valentine’s Day” Class on Friday. 

For this card I decided to do a long card so I cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock ( 9-1/8″ x & 3-3/4″). I know the size might seem weird but, I had long envelopes and wanted to use some of them. I then cut pieces of Crushed Curry Card Stock (8-7/8″ x 3-1/2″), Bermuda Bay Card Stock (8-3/8″ x 3-1/4″) and Melon Mambo (8-3/8″ x 3″). On a piece of Whisper White Card Stock I stamped the heart from the Sweetheart Stamp Set with Melon Mambo Ink. With the Large Heart Punch I punched out the center of the stamped heart, placed a Heart Treat Cup in the middle, filled it with sweetheart candies and adhered another piece of Whisper White Card Stock to the back. I then trimmed around the heart using the Heart Treat Cup as a guide. 

I stamped the stem and leaves and bird from the Sweetheart Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay Ink onto Whisper White Card Stock and cut them out.


For the bird to carry I made a teeny envelope.

Then I layered the  Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo Card Stocks and wrapped two corners with Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon. I put the rest of card together as shown above.

Here’s how I made the teeny envelope:



I first cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock (1″ x 3/4″)








I  scored 3/4″ down from the 3/4″ edge.











From the top center to the score line I cut on a diagonal to resemble an envelope flap.















I folded down the flap to form the teeny envelope. 

Thanks for looking!


HUGS & stamps,



Heart Shape Puzzle…

I had these heart shaped puzzles and actually gave them away as dinner favors last year.  These were  "So Simple"  to make. I used the chef from the Voila Stamp Set (113756), stamped him in Basic Black Ink (101179) and masked him by stamping him on a piece of white printer paper, cutting him out and with my dotto I adhered the mask over my original stamped image (See masking under Techniques). Then I stamped the background with hearts from the Love You Much Stamp Set (113756) in Real Red Ink (103133). On the chef's tray I stamped the hearts from the Loads of Love Stamp Set (115022) in Pink Passion (101212)  and glittered them with Dazzling Diamonds (102203). Using my Crop-A-Dile (108362) I punched a hole at the top of the heart for the Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109034) hanger.

Here's the result, cute and uncomplicated!


HUGS & stamps,




Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


How to Mask a Stamped Image…

Masking is a technique that allows multiple images to be stamped without overlapping each other. This allows you to stamp layers of images, so, some are in the front and others are in the back.

To mask an image, an identical image is stamped on scrap paper, cut and placed over your original stamped image. When other images are stamped on top of your original image, it is protected by the mask.

Here’s how to make a mask:

Stamp your original image onto your project:


Stamp another image on a scrap piece of paper. Thin paper works best.


Cut out scrap image as close as possible to the outline. I cut on the outline or just to the inside. Then with removable adhesive like dotto, layer the scrap image directly over your original image. Below the scrap image is a little off just to show you what I mean.


Stamp an image over your original image so it overlaps the mask on on all sides.


Remove the mask to view the protected original image.


I hope this helps and that you have fun trying this technique. As, ever thanks for stopping by.


HUGS & stamps,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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