Looking for the Pals Hop I promised you yesterday? We'll I'm all ready for it (card done, post written). However, I now realize it's NEXT Tuesday (Dec. 14). Oops! Sorry, gang. I quickly whipped up today's 4 x 4 card and envelope, both offering sneak peeks from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
- Valentine Defined is a flirty and fun new stamp set. The heart tree is adorable and is easily colored with Stampin' Right Markers (Real Red and Basic Gray).
- The "love" stamp (also from Valentine Defined) gets a little extra oomph with the help of a Black Flourish Designer Jewel (Holiday Mini) and a Real Red heart (popped up on a piece from Stampin' Dimensionals).
- The envelope flap is highlighted by a snapshot of Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper.
- The final touch is the strings of hearts from Valentine Defined on the back of the card. I love how it wraps up the look. It's not a wheel . . . just a long stamp.
NOTE: The Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (responsible for my Real Red scallop square) WILL be continued after the Holiday Mini expires. Click for a list of all carryover items, including the Holiday Mini Catalog.
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Stamp Set: Valentine Defined (Available Jan. 4: WM 121941, CM 123057)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120), Stampin' Write Markers in Real Red (100052) and Basic Gray (120966)
Cool Tools: Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch (119856), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (199855), Heart to Heart Extra Large Punch (119881), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die (120903), Paper Cutter (score lines, 104152)
The Perfect Touch: Black Flourish Designer Jewels (Holiday Mini, 120987), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Whisper White Envelope (Fresh Cut Notes, 111882), Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper (Available Jan. 4, 121780), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Real Red Card Stock (102482)