Pleated Valentine

Creative Tips:

1. The Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack has 24 unique designs. Create a matching color palette in a snap by pulling together the colors in the designer paper.

2. Thread your Playground Tempting Turquoise Buttons with a small strip of matching card stock for a faux thread effect.

3. Add a little Real Red Satin Ribbon and make it a dress up affair. A girl can never have too many accessories.

4. Have you ever tried pleating your card stock or ribbon? It is a fun technique and so easy to do. The distressed effect was created using the Cutter Kit.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts (118571), Love You Much (113756)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Taken With Teal (101584), Whisper White (100730), Sweet Pea Designer Paper Stack (117161)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133), Taken With Teal (103257)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Playground Buttons (116313), 1 3/4″ Circle (112004), Heart to Heart (113694), Word Window (105090), & Modern Label (116630) Punches, Cutter Kit (106958)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Love Notes

A sneak peak at one of the six unique Love Notes found in the Valentine class this month. When you add the Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper or matching Epoxy Brads to your order this month the class is FREE.

Creative Tips:

1. The Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon is one of 10 matching colors now available through the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog.

2. Rub-Ons are easy to apply and enhance any gift from the heart. Complimentary images coordinate beautifully with Stampin’ Up’s unique, stamped artwork.

3. The Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper creates male or female Valentines with ease.


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Card Recipe:
Paper: Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287); Laughter and Love Rub-Ons (113889)

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Happy Valentine’s Day

Need a 2010 Occasions Mini catalog? Email your request and it’s on the way.

Creative Tips:

1. Creating that special card for your Valentine this year is quick and easy when you create using a Clean and Simple Template.

3. Did you know white space attracts attention? Very Vanilla in this case.

4. Balance is easily achieved by repeating Real Red three times in this layout.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Real Red (102482), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Small Heart Punch (117193), Dimensionals (104430)

This Valentine class is yours with a qualifying order?

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

I {Heart} Hearts All in a Row

The 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog went live at 2:00 am yesterday. Have you placed your order? What’s the hold up? I’ve got just the deal for you. All orders placed this month containing the Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper or Matching Epoxy Brads will receive the Valentine Class FREE!

Creative Tips:

1. Line up your savings with Clear Mount Stamps! Beginning with the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog Stampin’ Up! is offering you a choice of clear or wood mounted stamps. I {Heart} Hearts was my first clear mount set. I’m sold! It’s clear mount all the way, BABY. Dreaming about all the stuff those extra dollars will buy.

2. The Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon adds instant elegance to your stamping projects. Did you know the Satin Ribbon now comes in 10 exclusive colors?

3. The Small Heart Punch proudly shows off the new punch style. You can now lock the punches shut for easy, space-saving storage. A little love goes a long way.

4. The Sending Love Epoxy Brads are available in Real Red, Pretty in Pink, and Chocolate Chip.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (117287), Sending Love Real Red Epoxy Brads (117270), Small Heart Punch (117193), Exclusive Top Note Die (113463), Dimensionals (104430)

Just a reminder, the Valentine class can be yours for a qualifying order.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Puttin’ on the Glitz

It’s time TO ORDER! You can now place orders for the items in the 2010 Occasions Mini Catalog. Your list ready? You can access the Mini Catalog on my left sidebar. You’re gonna love it!

Creative Tips:

1. The new Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper is a new favorite. All 12 designs make creating Valentine cards a cinch. Each page has a glittered side for just the right added flair.

2. Just look at those new Sending Love Epoxy Brads! Stampin’ Up! is the bomb. Matching accessories, a girl’s best friend.

3. The Mat Pack template will help you align those brads and keep your piercings all in a row.

4. Your next demo project will be a breeze with this quick easy template.


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Card Recipe:
Stamps: Best Wishes & More (111602)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Sending Love Epoxy Brads (117270), Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826)

Looking for a Valentine class for your customers?

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Black Tie Valentine

It’s MOJO Monday. This week is the first Monday of the month and free stamps are up for grabs. Pop on over and play along.

Creative Tips:

1. Today is your last chance to snatch up some of the Night and Day Specialty Designer Paper. The elegant designs of this paper are a year round must have. What doesn’t go with black and white?

2. The Corduroy Buttons are now available in Real Red and Pretty in Pink. They make the perfect accessory for a black tie Valentine.

3. Stampin’ Up’s Textured Card Stock is available in 60 colors and adds a little something extra to that special gift from the heart.

4. New border punches! Tomorrow marks the first day to add the Pinking Heart and Scallop Trim Border Punches to your ever growing stash.  The Scallop Trim Border punch is free with a $50.00 order during Sale-A-Bration. What a bonus!


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Card Recipe:
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851), Real Red Textured Card Stock (108698), Night and Day Specialty Designer Paper (116768)
Accessories: Laughter and Love Rub-Ons (113889), Full Heart (113693), and Pinking Heart Border (117649) Punches, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Real Red Corduroy Buttons (117268), Flowers Layers Die (113458), Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Dimensionals (104430)

Need help preparing a Valentine class for your customers?

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Simply I Love You

This one was created with some scraps from the last couple of days lying on my stamp table. We’ll call it a green card!

Creative Tips:

1. The quilt square began with a 1″ square and 3/8″ strips of scrap. The Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper is so pretty, you wouldn’t want to waste it.

2. Short and Sweet is one of my loved stamp sets. You know the one you pick up over and over again. The sentiments are lovely and oh so versatile. A must have for any stamper’s library.

3. Sometimes simple is just better!  Enough said.


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Project Recipe:
Stamps: Short and Sweet (115060)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Real Red (102482), Pretty in Pink (100459), Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153)
Ink: Real Red (103133)
Accessories: Small Heart Punch (117193), Dimensionals (104430)

Hope you’ll try my virtual Valentine class in January.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Love You Much

This one was created in less than 30 minutes. I just love this new Vintage Vogue stamp set. I’m learning to work with the technique distressing. How am I doing?


Creative Tips:

1. A Stampin’ Write Marker and the Spritzer Tool allows you to achieve spectacular effects. A spattered look with this tool is a breeze.

2. The Pretties Kit contains over 300 embellishments for any work of heart. The pearls are attached easily with a mini glue dot and come in white and vanilla.

3. The greenery and blooms from Vintage Vogue were stamped using the new Clear Mount Blocks. These blocks give you the versatility to stamp one image or a collage of images.

4. The Paper Snips provide expert cutting in even the tiniest areas. Precision cutting is achieved by turning the paper rather than moving the scissors.


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Project Recipe:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue (118598), Well Scripted (118601)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Pretty In Pink (101301), Old Olive (102277), Crushed Curry (115659), Regal Rose (105211), Regal Rose Marker (105108)
Accessories: Pretties Kit (109114), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Sponges (101601), Paper Snips (103579), Block Bundle (118491)

Don’t  you want to join us at a Valentine class in January? You will not regret it.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Creating with PPA23

Have you ever played at PPA? Why not buzz on over to their site and check out the inspiration ideas? You can get started on a project of your own. This week the challenge is to create anything but a card. What do you think of my idea?

Creative Tips:

1. The flower was created using the Hearts Set Big Shot die and the glittered Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper.  You wouldn’t have to worry about this bloom wilting!

2. The Satin Ribbon is available in Old Olive, and doubles as a leaf added to the stem.

3. Be creative, the treat cups could be filled with seeds, beads, conversation hearts, or your favorite treat. Couldn’t you see your child sharing this bud with their sweetheart Valentine’s Day?

4. Add a pull out tab using the Modern Label punch attached to Pretty in Pink card stock. The treat cup can be filled and used again. How about stamped with a secret sentiment?


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Project Recipe:
Paper: Sending Love Specialty Designer Paper (117153), Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Ink: (sentiment created on the computer using Old Olive rgb formula) reads: Share/Plant seeds of Love and watch them grow!
Accessories: Old Olive Satin Ribbon(117292), Treat Cups (116802), Hearts Set Dies (113448), Big Shot (113439), Sticky Strip (104294), Modern Label (116630) & 1 3/4″ Circle (112004) Punches, Circle Scissors Plus (112530), Paper Snips (103579)

Check out my Valentine classes in January. It’s a great way to have fun with friends!

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith