Be My Valentine & Throughout the Year

If you like a card with lots of luscious layers, then you are in for a treat today. I sat down to build a simple Valentine’s Day card to feature the “Be my Valentine” sentiment from the Throughout the Year stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Holiday Mini Catalog. I pulled some Designer Series Paper from the upcoming January-April 2024 Mini Catalog, and the layers just built themselves. Here’s the card I made to share with you today:

Throughout the Year, Be Mine Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Valentines Day card

Throughout the Year is a perfect sentiment set. Love, birthdays, Easter, Halloween, New Year’s, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day and gratitude are all celebrated in this fun set. Here’s a look at this versatile and fun set:

Throughout the Year, Stampin Up!, 162312The style of the “Be my Valentine” stood out to me from the moment I saw this set. August (when Demonstrators could pre-order from the catalog) was too early for Valentine’s Day projects, but I’ve kept it in the back of my mind, waiting for the right time to showcase it. It still might be early, but it’s certainly TOO early. 🙂

Throughout the Year, Be Mine Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King, Valentines Day card

I cropped the sentiment at the heart of my card with the long, thin die from the Christmas Classics Dies – I wasn’t ready to put those away just yet. ♥ These dies will be retiring soon – don’t miss out!

My card features two designs from the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper, a bright collection of bees, hearts and flowers. I showcased a panel of hearts in the background (fourth page on the top row) and a thin strip of strips (the second page on the bottom row). Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper, new in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2024 Mini Catalog:

Bee Mine Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 162546A Valentine’s Day sentiment and a panel of tiny hearts calls for more hearts, right? While the Bee My Valentine stamp set features bees and love-filled sentiments, there are also hearts that work with the Bee Builder Punch. Such brilliance! Here’s a look at the Bee My Valentine Bundle:

Bee My Valentine Bundle, Stampin Up! 162554I needed a little earthiness to tone down the sweetness in the Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet patterns of the Bee Mine Designer Series Paper. Crumb Cake was an easy choice, giving me exactly what I needed. ♥ If you love this mix of Petal Pink, Crumb Cake and Sweet Sorbet as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Sweet Sorbet

Bundles: Bee My Valentine Bundle  Stamps: Throughout the Year, Bee My Valentine  Papers: Bee Mine Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Sweet Sorbet, Thick Basic White  Inks: Sweet Sorbet  Accessories: Bee Builder Punch, Christmas Classics Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!



Last Chance Sale

Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance sale is in full effect. Retiring products from the Holiday Mini Catalog will be gone at the end of the catalog period or when supplies run out. Some products are already gone for good, so be sure to check out the items that are going away. Click on the image below to start shopping the sale:

Last Chance Sale - Brian King

Like all other catalogs, I’ll be making Designer Series Paper Swatch Books and hosting Product Shares from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog. I’ve already started to sort the shares but won’t finalize the offering until next week. If you’ve ordered shares from be in the past couple of years, I’ll email you when they are posted – if you’d like to be on my email list when the shares are announced, please email me to let me know!

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  1. Oh such cuteness and I adore the little hearts!

  2. Adorable card. Glad you showed using the labels from the Christmas Classics dies for other cards as I planned to also hold that one out to use all year. Perfect for long sentiments.

  3. What a sweet card, Brian. I’m still in Christmas mode. It’s hard to think about Valentines now, but this is great inspiration for what is next! Enjoy your day!

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