I’m crossing fingers that there is no traffic or very little, that we get to the airport, through security and our flight has no problems.  I was a bit irked with the airline because when I made my reservations I had a flight that left after 11 am so I could leave my house after the morning rush hour traffic.  But they move my flight up by more than an hour and it leaves before 10 am now and that means I have to leave my house before rush hour traffic.  And our rush hour lasts more than an hour around here.  So I’m up before dawn and Diane will be up even earlier since she has to drive to my house and she is even further away.

Here is another card for you – this one uses one of the new A La Carte stamps in the Occasions Mini Catalog – it’s called Candy Conversations.  I created this as a contest entry and also as a general swap card.

I also used the new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – the strip with the hearts – on this card.  I’m also planning to add this card to my Card Maker’s Club – it will be one of the options for the January class on the 25th right after I get back.  The Cherry Cobbler panel and each of the little hearts are popped-up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.    And I did use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to align the “Be Mine Valentine”.  I also made a punching template using my grid paper to line up punched circles so they would be spaced evenly across the card front.  To make each subsequent card I laid the template on top of the cherry cobbler layer – traced inside the circles, move the template and then punch around each circle.  You could just punch through the template but what I found is that if I was even a hair off with my punch it would punch my template and be going through 2 pieces of card stock which makes it difficult to punch and left frayed edges.  So tracing inside the circle template and then aligning my punch around the pencil marks worked better for me.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write marker
  • Stamp sets: Candy Conversations
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Small Heart punch, 3/4″ Circle punch, Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine Stampin’ Dimensionals

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.