I Just Adore You for Valentine’s Day

I’ve been itching to make a sweet card with the adorable bird in the Hey Love stamp set. I am not normally drawn to birds, but I really love this little guy. I stamped him on Thick Whisper White with this fun sentiment and cropped him with an oval die. I colored him and then built the rest of this card around the colors I chose for the bird. Fun. Here’s my sweet Valentine’s Day card:

Hey Love, Incredible Like You, All My Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Valentine's Day card

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  • Hey Love, Incredible Like You, Stampin’ Up!, Brian King, Valentine’s Day card My card features two stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog – and I love both of them very much. While Hey Love is designed for Valentine’s Day, these sweet animals can be used throughout the year. How sweet! Here’s a look at the Hey Love stamp set:Hey Love, Stampin' Up! 148644I paired our feathery friend with a sweet sentiment from Incredible Like You. There are so many great sentiments and fun images in this set – take a look:Incredible Like You, Stampin' Up!, 148708This isn’t the first time I paired a sweet animal from Hey Love with this sentiment from Incredible Like You. While part of me says I should mix things up a bit, another part asks why I should mess with something that works. 🙂 Click on the picture below to see the post for this card:Hey Love, Incredible Like You, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, Valentine's Day card
  • New Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the sweet bird with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored him with a Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Marker. I colored the heart with Lovely Lipstick and his beak with Pumpkin Pie. Here’s a closer look: Hey Love, Incredible Like You, All My Love Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Valentine's Day cardDid you miss that Balmy Blue is now a new Stampin’ Blends color? Mossy Meadow is also there! I didn’t see them at first, so I have to assume someone else has missed them. In addition to all of the Stampin’ Blends listed on page 205 of the Annual Catalog, here are the available Stampin’ Blends (carried over from the Holiday Catalog and new in the Occasions Catalog):
    • Balmy Blue
    • Basic Black
    • Blackberry Bliss
    • Cajun Craze
    • Mango Melody
    • Mossy Meadow
    • Real Red
    • Shaded Spruce
  • Sweet Tag. When I mailed out my product shares and Designer Series Paper Swatch Books, I included a sweet, little tag with each. The tag doesn’t qualify for a post of its own, but it’s still rather adorable, so I wanted to share:Hey Love, By the Bay, Stampin' Up!I cropped a piece of Pool Party cardstock with the Everyday Label punch. I stamped the bird and colored the heart and his beak. I stamped “thank you” from By the Bay (one of the Sale-a-Bration items available with a $50 purchase) and signed each tag. Cute, huh?

Stamp Sets: Hey Love, Incredible Like You  Papers: All My Love Designer Series Paper, Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Balmy Blue), Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Stampin’ Blends (Balmy Blue, Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie)  Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I hope you’ve had a chance to order up some goodies for your friends, coworkers, children, grandchildren or favorite Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. ♥

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  1. The perfect Balmy Blue bird to delivery a loving message! The hearts and stripes are magic together.

  2. Love this sweet, but fun card in this color combo. I had overlooked that DSP, but it is perfect for this card. Have a wonderful day!

  3. The balmy blue is beautiful with that DSP. I used it yesterday with Granny Apple Green. Such a sweet card Brian, and the little tags are the cutest!

  4. The bird is adorable just like you and your card today!

  5. Love the combo of heart print and stripes, plus your patented 7 layer design. What a charming card!

  6. Super sweet!! Love it!!

  7. Such a sweet tweet! I love the bird and have been using it on the back or front of my envelopes. Love all the layers as well. Dang, I wish I had ordered the swatches or shares from you just to have received the cute little tag. Just the sweetest blue bird of happiness.

  8. Oooooh , my friend that is soooo CUTE , I LOVED IT ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Sweet ♥️
    Hugs Frenchie

  9. Aww!! how sweet this little birdie is?!!!, love it, the colors and the layers frame him beautifully.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. Fun card today Brian. These colors were good for Christmas, and they are so great in this valentine card! Like the DSP panel offset for some great eye catching design. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. your layering skills and use of dsp continue to amaze me. these colors and patterns flow so well. can I do a mind meld with you??? lol

  12. Suzie Patt Cullen

    A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E, Brian! Thank you! ❤️❣️❤️

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