Bloomin’ Heart Thinking of You card

Stampin Up Thinking of you card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simplie4u

A friend of mine just moved her mother-in-law to Hospice and she asked that Valentine or other cards be sent to her to make her last Valentine’s Day her best ever!  Instead of my usual hot pink or red and black Valentines, I was hoping to make something more elegant that might be appreciated by an 80 something year old.

Stampin Up Thinking of you card designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simplie4u

I used the Global Design Project Case the Designer for my inspiration on this card. #GDP072

The heart is cut from the Falling in Love DSP.  This paper is gorgeous! The other colors are Sahara Sand, Blusing Bride and Very Vanilla. I used clear embossing powder on the sentiment so it pops a little in real life.

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂

 

 

First Graduation Card of the 2017 Season

What a fun day I had today!  I got to watch musical theater performances at the high school this morning.  My kids weren’t in it this time, but my friend’s daughter and other kids I know were fun to watch.  Truth be told, Broadway musicals are a passion of mine and I could happily sit and watch them for hours! I had a sweet lunch with one of my dearest friends and then a crafting session this afternoon. I used to do “Ladies Night Out” card parties all the time.  I would have up to ten gals at a time at my house and I’d have everything cut and ready to make the cards.  The problem was I would spend hours trying to “guess” what they may like to make.  It was very stressful and time consuming.  Lately, I have friends come over one or two at a time.  I do no prep work except make sure my Stamping Studio looks presentable.  I ask them what they want to make and we look at examples on the computer and other things I’ve already made in my studio and then we create something together.  Today we made Valentine candy boxes and a college graduation card.  Very fun, no stress, and everyone goes home happy because they made exactly what they wanted!  Which of my friends wants to stamp with me next?  Give me a call!

Stampin Up Graduation card made with the Large Numbers Framelits designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

We decided to make this card a 6″ x 6″ card to have plenty of room for the “2017.”  We used the retired Stampin’ Up set Go, Graduate and some retired DSP to match Jenn’s school colors.

Stampin Up Graduation card made with the Large Numbers Framelits designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

We also made a coordinating envelope to fit the larger card.  Now I need to make another special graduation card for Miss Abby who is graduating from high school in May!

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I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend and getting some time to stamp or whatever you enjoy!

Blessings,

Beth 🙂

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Directions for Mini Ghirardelli Box

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071 #paperpumpkinalternative

I was so happy many of you wanted directions to make the Mini Ghirardelli Box.

Mini Ghirardelli Box Instructions

 Step 1

To make the Mini Ghirardelli Box, you need one 5-1/2” x 7-½” cardstock or DSP. Score on the longer side at 1”, 2-½”, 4-¼” and 5-¾”.  Score the DSP on the shorter side at 1-½” and 4”.

Stampin Up directions to make a Mini Ghirardelli Box-Step 1 designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Step 2

The 1” end middle piece at the top is the flap of the box. Use Paper Snips and cut down two score lines (1-½’ and 4” score lines) and cut away two squares on each side. Use the Project Life Corner Punch on both sides of the flap. Cut on the 4-¼” and 5-¾” score lines toward the center of the paper up to the next score line. Add Tear & Tape Adhesive on both flaps on both sides. Note: I used red sticky strip so it would show up better in the photo.

Stampin Up directions to make a Mini Ghirardelli Box-Step 2 designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom #cute&simple4u

Step 3

Take the middle flap and adhere it to the back of the flap that doesn’t have adhesive. Take the front flap and adhere it to the outside of the box. Do the same thing on the other side.

Step 4

Wrap five Mini Ghirardelli candies with a 1” x 3” strip of DSP.  Punch out hearts and add to candy with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Add five decorated candies to the Mini Ghirardelli Box.

Stampin Up Valentine Mini Ghirardelli Box using the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set designed by demo Beth McCullough. Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom#cute&simple4u #GDP071 #paperpumpkinalternative

The “Love” is from the January 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamp set.  I fussy cut out the heart and adhered it to the box with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

These boxes are quick and easy to make! I’d love to receive pictures of the boxes you make to share on my blog.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

The black with white polka dots and color scheme for this box was decided by my design assistant, aka, sweet daughter Abby.  I neglected to give her credit when I first posted this box a couple days ago and she did take note of that.  Next fall when Abby’s away at college and my projects aren’t cute anymore, you’ll realize how much she actually helps me.  Thanks so much Abby! 🙂

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Blessings,

Beth 🙂