Heartfelt Daisy Valentine

This is a change up from the Valentine cards I’ve been doing lately. I’ve finished setting up things for my classes and just wanted to work on a little something different. The flowering elements were brought to life by spritzing the cardstock with water after punching and die cutting. I then wadded them up and carefully unfolded and waited till they dried. The paper stiffens back up after drying and holds the crinkled shape. I then began gluing the pieces together to form this little bouquet attached to the heart.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Heartfelt (151417), Meant to Be (148626)
Card-Stock:
Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), So Saffron (105118), Mint Macaron (138337), Blushing Bride (131198), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Vellum (101856)
Ink: Crumb Cake (147116), Flirty Flamingo (147052)
Accessories: 
Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (148527), Layering Circles Dies (141705), Bouquet Bunch Dies (143659), Painted Labels Dies (151605), Scripty 3D Embossing Folder (149634), Tufted 3D Embossing Folder (151785), Daisy Punch (143713), Medium Daisy Punch (149517), Clear Faceted Gems (144142), Sponge Daubers (133773), Dimensionals (104430)

Hope you’ll try to make a bouquet of your own for a special Valentine card or project this year!

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

Bird Ballad Get Well & GDP222

Created this card for a pastor friend of mine who has been ill and in the hospital. My inspiration came from the GDP222 Sketch over at the Global Design Project Blog. Hope you’ll consider playing along this week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Because I Care (120118), Free as a Bird (149468)
Card-Stock:
Mossy Meadow (133676), Sahara Sand (121043), Basic Gray (121044), Bird Ballad DSP (149592)
Ink: Versamark (102283)
Accessories: 
Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Subtle 3D Embossing Folder (151775), Scalloped Lace Trim (149593), White Embossing Powder (109132), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430)

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Heartfelt Rosette Valentine

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Heartfelt (151417)
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Flirty Flamingo (141416), From My Heart Specialty DSP (151189) 
Ink: Real Red (147084)
Accessories: 
Layering Circles Dies (141705), Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder (151503), 1/4″ Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326), Paper Snips (103579)

You’d want to hand deliver this sweet card or mail in a padded envelope. This one sports a standard rosette with a medallion made using the Layering Circles Dies. The From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper makes designing cards a breeze. Don’t you think the gals are going to have a great time at my upcoming classes?

Happy Stamping,

Dacia Smith

Heart Rosette Box and Note Cards

Project Recipe:
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Real Red Glimmer Paper (150427), From My Heart Specialty DSP (151189) 
Accessories:
Heart Punch Pack (151292), Layering Squares Dies (141708), Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder (150665), Heart Doilies (151191), Mini Pizza Boxes (144645), 3 x 3 Envelopes (145829), Dimensionals (104430)

This project is a no stamping one that’s quick and easy with the Heart Punch Pack and the From My Heart Specialty DSP. Did you get a look at that heart shaped rosette on the top of the box? What a WOW! I stumbled on the directions from Sheshe Crafts. I made my own template because I’m a devoted Stampin’ Up follower but I loved her idea.

The heart shaped rosette is attached to the top of a Mini Pizza Box perfect for 3″ x 3″ note cards. You could mix and match the From My Heart Specialty DSP to your hearts’ content.

The heart doilies are a match for the 3″ x 3″ cards with the punched DSP hearts.

For the second two, I added the textured background using the Stylish Scrolls Embossing Folder and punched the hearts using the Heart Punch Pack.

For the final pair, I used From my Heart Specialty DSP for the background and more of those hearts from the Heart Punch Pack.

These cards are great for tucking into a lunchbox, punched and hung on a gift bag, hiding under a pillow, taped to the bathroom mirror or anywhere you want to share love with your special someone. Use them all week long leading up to Valentine’s Day.

It would also make a great beginner class with friends. The purchase of the Mini Pizza Boxes, Heart Punch Pack and the From My Heart Specialty DSP qualifies for a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Hope you’ll give it a try!

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith

 

 

 

 

Heartfelt Box

I’m leading a table of gals for Believing Jesus by Lisa Harper. I’ve created this sweet little box to share with each gal the first day of class to help them know they are loved and the importance of making declarations over their life. We’ll begin studying together on Thursday, January 9, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Joy Bible Study.

Project Recipe:
Stamps: 
Heartfelt (151417)
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Flirty Flamingo (141416), From My Heart Specialty DSP (151189) 
Ink: Real Red (147084)
Accessories: 
Heart Punch Pack (151292), Layering Circles Dies (141705), Stitched So Sweetly Dies (151690), Tear and Tape Adhesive (138995), Dimensionals (104430)

After Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples were required to risk everything to establish a new community that would change the future world. After all these years later, it remains the same.

I created the tag by typing the info and setting the Real Red matching color using the Hex Value Color Chart and then die cutting with the new Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

The box is triangular shaped and works great for keeping the message at the fingertips of the receiver because it serves as an easel. I found the directions for putting it together at Chick’ n Scratch with Angie Juda. The directions can be found by following this link. I used a magnetic closure and put 7 Dove chocolates in the box, one for every day of the week until we get together again the next Thursday. Hope you’ll consider creating your own custom design and sharing with someone you love!

Happy stamping!

Dacia Smith

 

Heartfelt and CTS 353

This card design is compliments of Case this Sketch #353. Brian King and the design team do a great job with inspiration each week. Hope you’ll bounce on over and get your submission in for the week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: 
Heartfelt (151417)
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Flirty Flamingo (141416), Real Red Glimmer Paper (150427), From My Heart Specialty DSP (151189) 
Ink: Real Red (147084), Versamark (102283)
Accessories: 
Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (148527), Layering Ovals Dies (141706), White Embossing Powder (109132), 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim Ribbon (149593), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals (104430)

Bonanza Buddy and SC782

Are you having trouble getting your mojo back after the holidays? A great place to start is a sketch challenge. Head on over to Split Coast Stampers and access the SC782 sketch this week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:
Heartfelt (151417), Bonanza Buddies (151567)
Card-Stock:
Real Red (102482), Shimmery White (101910), Flirty Flamingo (141416), From My Heart Specialty DSP (151189), Real Red Glimmer Paper (150427)
Ink: Real Red (147084), Smokey Slate (147113), Memento (132708)
Accessories: 
Heart Punch Pack (151292), Layering Circles Dies (141705), Stitched Shapes Dies (145372), Bonanza Dies (151566), Dimensionals (104430)

I turned the sketch into an interactive card. The greeting swings open to access the card’s inside. What a fun Valentine for that someone special in your life!

Hope you’ll consider giving the sketch a try. Don’t forget to post your submission to the gallery with a tag to the sketch.

Happy stamping,

Dacia Smith