Posts Tagged ‘valentine’

Tuesday with Tara {take 237} Hogs & Kisses

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been seeing so many fab Valentine’s Day cards from the girls on the design team lately, I thought I should probably make a few myself!  Here’s a quick card I put together since I couldn’t wait to try out the new Falling Hearts die from Tim Holtz.  It is one large die that perfectly fills the front of a standard A2 sized card, plus 3 different sizes of individual hearts.

I cut the falling hearts on the front of a top fold dark pink card, then lined it with an off-white card which I cut just a smidge smaller so it would sit inside better.  I used some adhesive to attach the panels near the fold on the inside of the card and tied some ribbon around the front panels to keep them together.

Hogs & Kisses Card with Tim Holtz Falling Hearts die by Tara Nixon Cox

Once I die cut a few panels (you may be seeing a lot of this die, I kinda dig it!) I starting looking to see what stamps I had that would be fun to use along with it.  I noticed the Tim Holtz Funny Farm stamp set has several images I hadn’t used yet… including this little pig!  Together with his ‘hogs & kisses’ sentiment, he’s perfect for a cute Valentine!  I stamped once in Versafine Clair, carefully positioning him over the hearts.  I stamped him a second time on water color paper, then did some quick coloring with watercolor pencils in shades of pink.  After trimming him out, I simply glued him over the image I had stamped directly on the pink.  Looking at the front of the card, you’d never know I was ‘hiding’ a heart shaped hole under Mr.Piggy 😉

I had a few ideas for things to add… but I think it’s perfect in it’s simplicity!  I hope you like it too!

Inky hugs,


Thanks For Being That Friend!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019


Hello there! I’m super excited to be here, as a new member of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team! My name is Deb, and I live here on the beautiful Canadian west coast – in Vancouver, in fact, which is where Scrap ‘N Stamp is located. I’m a WAHM of 2 grown boys (20 and 24) with my husband. I found stamping when carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists forced me to give up my floral business just over 7 years ago, and before that I gave up my ‘corporate’ job when our first son was born. Needless to say – I much prefer the creative world!

Today I have a quick & fun card to share with you, involving another one of my favourite things – wine! I think this card would be a great ‘Galentine’ card for your bestie, or just because they’re a great friend.

Thanks For Being That Friend!

I’m using the My Favorite Things Good Time to Wine stamp set, along with the matching Wine Glass Shaker & Frame dies. I also added extra fun, making it a shaker card by using the MFT Wine Glass Shaker Pouches!

To start, I sponged on some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto white cardstock. I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios – be sure to keep checking the store, because these are COMING SOON to Scrap ‘N Stamp!! (you’ll fall in love with these brushes – they really do live up to their name!).  After sponging, I dabbed some of the Picked Raspberry ink onto a clear block, and picked up some of the ink with a slightly wet water brush, and flicked some ink over the panel.

Next, I used my Big Shot with the MFT Wine Glass Shaker & Frame Dies to die cut 2 of the glasses from silver foil cardstock. I wanted my glasses to be clear, so I then cut 2 of the backing pieces for the shaker from acetate.

For the next step, I lined the back of the glass ‘bowl’ part with 1/8″ double sided tape, then removed the backing. I then insert the Wine Glass Shaker Pouch, 1 per glass, and then filled each one with some clear droplets form my stash. Then, I attached the acetate backing with more double sided tape, to hold them in place.

Thanks for Being That Friend!

In the photo above, you can see the fun dimension that the Wine Glass Shaker Pouches add to the card!

For the sentiment from the Good Time to Wine stamp set, I place a strip of vellum into my stamp platform. The sentiment is stamped first in Picked Raspberry Distress ink, and then again in Versamark ink. I then covered it with clear embossing powder, and set it with a heat tool. The heat embossing helps the sentiment stand out a bit more, on the vellum and over the glass stems.

To assemble the card, I used the double sided tape to attach the left glass directly to the sponged panel. The left glass was attached using foam tape, to give it dimension, so it looks like the glasses are clinking. Next, I added some more of the clear droplets above the glasses, to look like bubbles. I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Glaze between the droplets, to look like smaller bubbles. The sentiment is attached with a small amount of liquid glue onto the stem of the glasses.

Finally, the front panel is attached to a panel of silver cardstock (to carry over the silver of the glasses) and then onto a card base of bright pink.

Thanks for Being That Friend!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project for today, and you’re inspired to create one of your own! I’ve included the links below, for each of the products you’ll find in the Scrap ‘N Stamp store. Be sure to visit the store often, as new product is added frequently. And be sure to visit the blog every day, for new inspiration from all of the amazing Design Team members!

Happy stamping! ~ Deb

Alcohol Ink Valentines

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Hi Everyone!  My name is Nancy (I’ll be Nancy E on the blog as there are two of us) and I am super excited to be joining to design team here at Scrap ‘n Stamp!  I live in Calgary AB, am a Mom of two grown boys who still live at home and have been married to Bruce since 1991.  My Mom introduced me to stamping in 1996.  My Mom was the queen of crafts… she did everything from sewing to knitting to crocheting to needlepoint to ceramics to paper toile to beading to jewelry making…. I think she tried it all!  So when she told me about this new craft she had found, I admit I rolled my eyes and though “oh no, not another one”.  She showed me heat embossing and I was hooked!  Over the years my style has changed and the amount of time I have to spend on my creativity has ebbed and flowed.  I am very fortunate that a turn of events in 2017/18 led me to find that my creative side was something I wanted to nurture regularly instead of once in a while and I have been creating like crazy since then.


My style is mostly clean and simple… and I hope you’ll find a little inspiration from what I do that might challenge you a little in your creative space!


I don’t often make Valentine’s cards, but I thought that since my first post here was getting close to the big day that I would play a little with some heart shapes.

I started out with a piece of Yupo Paper and some Alcohol Inks in Sailboat Blue, Raspberry and Pink Sherbet.  I don’t have a large stash of these inks so I used a couple of shades of red/pink and a blue so I could get some purple in there.  I spritzed and played around with colours, alcohol and my heat tool until I got a look I was happy with. I cut out some heart shapes (these are from My Favorite Things but you could use any dies or punches, or even free hand them if you’re talented with scissors!) and then let it all sit for a little bit while I decided what I should do next.

I didn’t have any of the metallic mixatives to add, but I wanted these hearts to have some more dimension so I used my Versamark ink pad to create some stickiness on the hearts and then I lightly brushed on some gold Perfect Pearls and let them sit and dry while I went off to work.

As you can see, I didn’t use all of the hearts I had cut…  I added some random lines to my card front with my ScorPal and then finished it off with a My Favorite Things sentiment from Essential Sentiments stamped in black VersaFine ink.

I hope you’ll find a little inspiration to make a valentine for someone you love this year!