Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Paper Craft Crew Challenge 230 - Sharing the Love at Valentine's

This week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge is all about love.  I know this time of year with Valentine's so near the first thing that come to mind is romantic love.  But there are SO many more kinds of love.  I want to share two of those with you as well as my Valentine's card this week.  

First, I want to share a little about my love for my family and in particular my man-child, Bennett.  B made a brief appearance to help me and have dinner Monday night during my Manly Men Make Valentine's Cards event.  I love that he still shows up and stamps and just hangs out with me once in a while.  He is such a funny, bright and great kid.  Yes, sometimes he drives me crazy, I can't imagine my life with out him!

I also started thinking about how much I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and getting to share this love with others.  In case you didn't know this is a big part of Stampin' Up!  and it is all summed up in the Statement of the Heart:

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity
and worthwhile this we make a difference!

I loved getting to meet some new people I would never have met otherwise , share my love of stamping, help them have some social time out with the guys while making a card that I know their wives will love getting on Valentine's Day.   How many people get to do something they love, make a little money and meet new and interesting people!  What isn't there to love!?

Okay, I am done prattling on about love.  I thought I would share the card we made Monday night along with the step by step instructions. 


  1. Stamp the lips on one of the Crumb Cake squares.
  2. Stamp hugs and kisses on the other Crumb Cake Square.
  3. Stamp the line of hearts and the Happy Valentine’s Day greeting on the Whisper White pieces of cardstock.
  4. Go to the Big Shot and cut out your greeting and the hearts.
  5. Attach the Chocolate Chip piece of cardstock to the Real Red piece of cardstock with the Tombo multi-purpose glue.
  6. Put Tear & Tape on each corner and across the bottom on the back of the Real Red cardstock. These should be about 1/2 inch.
  7. Attach the Real Red ribbon across the front of the Chocolate Chip card stock.  Attach this entire piece to your Crumb Cake card base.
  8. Use the SNAIL Adhesive to attach the two pieces of Sending Love Designer Series Paper onto the Chocolate Chip piece.
  9. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals (3 on each square) to attach the two Crumb Cake squares.
  10. Use the foam adhesive strips to attach your Happy Valentine's Day greeting and the little strip of hearts.  These need to be cut with the gray handled scissors.
  11. If you would like to add a little bling ask me about attaching sequins! =-)
If you have any questions please feel free to post them below or email me.  I would love to help you!  Have you ever thought about joining the Stampin' Up! family and share your love of creativity with others?  If so Sale-A-Bration is a great time to do this.  I would be happy to share more about this opportunity with you!

Now it is your turn to share your love of stamping!  Post your card or other love inspired project on the Paper Craft Crew page.  We want to see it and hear about what you love this week!

Thank you for letting me share my thoughts and card with you. 

Happy Stamping!

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