Seasonal - Winter, Valentines

Bouquet of Love Valentine

One of the new items in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog is the Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder & Die Set.  It’s a combination Embossing Folder that you can place a Heart shaped die right in the middle and when you run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, it does just that….Cut and Emboss.  All in one easy pass through the machine.

I used it to make this card:

I have to admit that this was not the original card I had in my brain when I started embossing.  My intention was to use both the Embossed Pieces, the heart in the middle and the outside piece that surrounds the heart.  I tried it in two colors, first the Basic White (which I thought was too white) and then Highland Heather which was too dark.  So then I started trying to combine the pieces – putting the White Heart inside the Highland Heather background, and then the Highland Heather Heart inside the White background.  As you can see from my finished card, neither of those happened.

Instead, I used the smaller heart die to cut another heart from the White Embossed piece. And then I cut a small strip off the Highland Heather embossed piece and put that on the inside of my card.

I’ve seen some beautiful cards using both pieces of embossed cardstock on the same card, but for my personally, it was flower embossed overload, so I chose to soften it a bit and remove some of the embossed pieces.  I kept the large Highland Heather embossed, heart and replaced the  embossed background with a large die cut background using the Scalloped Contours Dies and a piece of retired Hydrangea Haven Designer Series Paper.

If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies, you will need:

  • Bouquet of Love Hybrid Embossing Folder/Dies
  • Sweet Conversations Stamp Set
  • Scalloped Contour Dies
  • Highland Heather Cardstock –
    • Cut 4 1/4” x 11, Score and Fold at 5 1/2”
    • Cut 4” x 5 1/2” – Emboss and die cut heart, cut 1/4” strip off bottom for inside
  • Basic White Cardstock
    • Cut 4” x 5 1/4” (inside)
    • Scrap for small heart (die cut/emboss)
    • 3” x 1” (sentiment tag)
    • Cut 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” (Scalloped rectangle)
  • Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – Cut 3 1/4” x 4 1/2”
  • Ink: Highland Heather
  • White 3/8” Glittered Organdy Ribbon
  • Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
  • Tools: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

So if you start making a card and don’t quite like what you have done, do not give up.  Start changing out elements, colors, backgrounds and it will eventually come together!  And your card might not look anything at all like what you envisioned, but that is OK!

Happy Stamping!




February’s Paper Pumpkin Kit is now available to order!  This all inclusive kit has enough supplies to make 9 cards -3 each of 3 designs and includes card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, adhesive, an exclusive stamp set and a Rich Razzleberry Ink Spot.  The other colors in the kit are Bumblebee, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz Soft Succulent and Soft Suede.  The Stamp Set features a full selection of celebratory sentiments like “You did it”, “Let’s Celebrate”, and “you are so fantastic!”  This is a safari themed kit and it’s packed with playful patterns – spots, stripes, squares and more!

So get out your “wild” side and celebrate with a little bit of safari fun and order your kit today!

The deadline to order is February 10th!   ORDER HERE!


January Host CodePlease click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my JANUARY 2022 HOST CODE: U44ZTWCC and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order,  please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!

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These are the products used for today’s card.  Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information.  And don’t forget to use the HOST CODE: U44ZTWCC when prompted!

Mini Glue Dots




Paper Trimmer




Paper Snips




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