There was a lot of commotion in my craft room today. The dog and cat were fighting over whose turn it was to appear on a card, and they were both mad at me, because it had been a long time for either one! I settled the argument by agreeing to use both of them on a Valentine card.

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Hey, friend


I even let them choose their fur, and they both liked the pastel shades of Fine Art Floral Designer Paper. Cat Punch preferred pink, Dog Punch chose yellow, and they sat still while I punched them out of the patterned paper.

Next, was the heart, cut with a Be Mine Stitched Die from a beautiful, pastel section of Fine Art Floral Designer Paper. We were happy with this selection, and all three, the heart, the dog, and the cat, were backed with cardstock for thickness.


In spite of arguing once in a while, the dog and cat really are friends, and wanted to say “hey, friend” from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. Cat wanted me to stamp it in pink ink, and Dog wanted yellow ink, so I went with the neutral, Balmy Blue Ink. They said it brought out the blue flower in the heart, so they were appeased, as long as I used the smallest Stitched So Sweetly Die for cutting. I think it worked perfectly, don’t you?


For the background, they wanted Basic White Cardstock, 5 1/4″ X 4″, embossed with the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder. This was really my idea, but I let them think it was theirs. I glued this to a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/4″, folded at 4 1/4″, and attached the heart with Dimensionals. Then, they jumped on top of their Dimensionals, and said, in unison, “but, what about our envelope?” I used my very, easy, way to decorate an envelope flap to complete their card:

I cut a piece of designer paper 5 3/4″ X 2 1/4″, added a thin line of Liquid Glue around the edge of the envelope flap, and attached the paper. Then, using my Paper Snips, I cut the excess, with the edge of the flap as a template.

You can see the envelope in the first picture, decorated with another pattern of Fine Art Floral Designer Paper. At the last minute, they wanted to add a Ladybug Trinket, which is this month’s host code gift, but I said, “next time.”


I was inspired by the Paper Players, and chose the top row across: die-cut, animal, scene.


My February Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (BDVFUSPH) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of February, and I will send the Ladybug Trinkets (20 pieces; Antique Gold) to you in March. Incidentally, they attach securely with a Glue Dot.


My February Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be the Dandelion Wishes (cling stamp set). It’s on page 73 of the current 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in February.  I’ll announce the winner March 1st.


Would you like to get a 20% discount on everything you order?  Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to join.

During this time (January & February), you can choose your $125 Starter Kit for only $99. Plus, you’ll get a FREE exclusive gift from the upcoming catalog — an assortment of six 6″ x 6″ stacks of Designer Series Paper, 200 sheets.
Did you know that the majority of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are not pursuing the business? They appreciate Stampin’ Up! products, like you do, and enjoy the 20% discount. The addition of the stacks of  6X6 Designer Paper during Sale-A-Bration is an added incentive, giving the kit a $182.50 value. 
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