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Heartfelt Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

This week ushers in Valentine's Day.  Where do you get inspiration for your hand stamped cards?  Do you ever have those times when your creative juices are all dried up?  Look around you for fresh inspiration.  Your ideas don't have to come from other cards.  There is beauty all around us in nature, on a magazine cover, a hand towel, a sales ad or a church bulletin.   I loved the touch of whimsy and non-traditional colors from this week's church bulletin.

Heartfelt Stampin' Up!

So I stepped away from the traditional reds and pinks that we associate with Valentine's Day and instead used Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and Gray Granite Inks to make today's card.  Hint: The lacey hearts in the background stamped with Gray Granite ink that I stamped off once to get a lighter shade.  The other heart and the flowers were punched from the new Pleased as Punch Designer Paper.  They are Coastal Cabana and Blushing Bride.

Joe & Robin Feicht

Another way to restart your creativity is to step away for a bit. Go for a walk.  Get some fresh air.  My number one Valentine and I took a stroll through the woods this weekend.  We were blessed with glorious snow this weekend.  It was one of those heavy snows that blanket the ground and glisten from every branch.  You can almost feel it winking at you.   

Heartfelt Stampin' Up!

How many Valentines will you be hand stamping this week?  What inspires you?




Have a fabulous day,


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5 Cards in 5 Minutes Card Making Challenge

Card Making Challenge

Hello Friends,

Can 5 Window Cards with matching envelopes be made in 5 minutes?  Watch today's video to find out if this 5 minutes Card Making Challenge can be done.


If you like to make cards that quick and easy, you will like today's card. made with the Garden Shed stamp set by Stampin' Up!  Beautiful cards really can be clean and simple.  

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5 Minute Window Card Measurements

Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

Whisper White Card Stock cut 10-1/2" x 4".  Score at 5-1/4".

Garden Lane Designer Paper cut 1/2" x 5-1/4".

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Have a fabulous day!


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