2023 Flip Over Desk Calendar ~ Valentine Hearts

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Once again I enjoyed designing and making my flip over calendar for 2023, with the help of my friend, Elly – while she was visiting from the UK in October. . As I have done for the last few years I am going to be sharing one at the start of each month. This was designed for a stamp camp in early December 2022, we had such fun making them and my ladies have made me promise to do another for 2024

I am changing things a little for this year, I recognise not everyone is into making 3D items so have created a card for each month, using elements from the calendar for that month. .

So today I share, Valentine Hearts

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop ~ January Sale-a-bration

Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop,  we are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Stacy’s post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . This month our theme is Sale-a-bration, where we showcase some of the exclusive free products available now until the end of February 2023.

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Country Bouquet Valentine Fun Fold Card Idea

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I can hardly believe we are in the last full week of January….. already! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so it is time to rustle up some cards to share with friends and loved ones.

My fold today, is one I call a Lazy Z fold – basically because the front of the card is folded back on itself giving a lopsided Z shape, but lop-sided does not sound as good a lazy – so hence its name 🙂

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Desk Top Calendar – Video Tutorial

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Today I have a cute desk top calendar to share – and it will fit in a regular envelope for posting!!! I have used a mixture of products from the new 2023 Jan – April Mini Catalog and the Annual Catalog. I think sometimes I get so caught up in the new goodies that I can overlook the ones already in my stash. So Tea Boutique decorative paper and Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set are from the Annual Catalog and the Petal Park Bundle is from the new mini!

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Quick and Easy Birthday Card Idea

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Twice a year there is an opportunity to get exclusive Stampin’ UP! goodies for FREE, from now until February 28th 2023, there are a range of different stamp sets and decorative papers to choose from depending on how much you spend on your order. Today I have chosen to feature the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper which has the most gorgeous flowers in shades of peaches and rich purples. Scroll on down for more info on Sale-a-bration! #simplestamping

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Heat Embossing ~ Nature’s Prints meets Art Gallery Thank you Card

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Today I have paired 2 stamp sets with one of new decorative paper packs from the 2023 Jan – April Mini Catalog. Heat Embossing is one of my favorite techniques and using it on decorative paper is something I had not done before, I created my card during a Facebook live recently and I am sharing that video with you in this post……….. Enjoy!

Don’t forget we are now in Sale-a-bration, shop with me and choose free stuff! Click here for more info

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Floating Three Diamond Fancy Fold Card Video Tutorial

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Now the rush of holiday preparations are over maybe you are sitting and ready for some card inspiration – and I have a great one for you today! Fun folds are one of my favorite types of card to make, I love the challenge and the sense of satisfaction when it is complete, often times the most complex looking of cards are a lot more straightforward to do than they look and that is the beauty of them!

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Wisteria Wishes Inspirational Card

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Well here we are, Christmas just behind us and the New Year on the horizon ! I know I say this every year……………… but 2022 did fly by so fast!

The Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set has very pretty floral images as well as greetings stamps in a cursive font – my favorite kind of set 🙂 Today’s card is very easy to create and showcases the lovely Brushstrokes Specialty Paper.

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