A Big Squeeze

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you have hearts and words of love in your stash of supplies, then you are all set! A card for your big squeeze, though, doesn’t have to be red, and it doesn’t have to feature hearts. I’ve created a cute Valentine’s Day card to share with you today – and it features lemons. Here’s my card:

Sweet Citrus, Stampin Up!, Brian King

The Sweet Citrus stamp set and coordinating Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder were initially offered as a bundle in last year’s Spring Catalog. When it carried over into the Annual Catalog, the discount went away – but the products still work well together and are a great deal. What fun! Here’s a look at the Sweet Citrus stamp set:

Sweet Citrus, Stampin Up!, 160641After I stamped the outside of the lemons with a full inking of Crushed Curry, I inked up the pulpy insides with Crushed Curry, stamped it off once and then stamped in the middle of the first images. I positioned them in the coordinating embossing folder (the dies can fit right inside the folder) with the dies and cropped them all out. So fun! So many great combinations to showcase these sweet images. Here’s a look at the coordinating folder and dies:

Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder, Stampin Up!, 160644When I set out to make this sweet card, I didn’t TRY to include three Sale-a-Bration items, but I wound up succeeding at that non-goal. Go, me! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper (a double pack of amazing designs that can be selected for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration:

Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, 161640

Here are two ways to pick up this pack of papers:

  • If you want to purchase this pack of papers for $30, enter product #161640.
  • If you’d like to select this product for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, enter product #165706.

The textured piece of Pool Party cardstock on the Pool Party card base is pulled from the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper, another pack of papers you can select for free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration. There are so many beautiful colors and textures in this pack of papers. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper:

Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! Sale-a-Bration 162975As if that wasn’t enough to showcase the goodness of Sale-a-Bration, I added three Pool Party Opaque Faceted Gems (also an exclusive Sale-a-Bration option). Perfect coordination! Here’s a look:

Opaque Faceted Gems, Stampin Up! 162979If you like this sweet mix of Pool Party, Shaded Spruce and Crushed Curry as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Crushed Curry

Stamps: Sweet Citrus  Papers: Delightfully Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce, Basic White  Inks: Crushed Curry, Shaded Spruce  Accessories: Sweet Citrus Hybrid Embossing Folder, Opaque Faceted Gems, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!


Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! Sale-a-Bration 162977


Sweet Thoughts – Super-Awesome Fun Time

Emma and I are hosting a new Super-Awesome Fun Time Card Kit in January with the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Card Pack. Participants have always enjoyed our no-stamping kits with the se cards, so we excited to share this one, too! What a great collection of cards! To learn more and sign up, click on the image below:Super-Awesome Fun Time Card Ki

Exactly What You Want for Valentine’s Day

Yesterday I shared a quick-and-easy way to ensure you get exactly what you want for Valentine’s Day – save your loved ones from buying flowers and chocolates because we all know you really want stamping supplies. I’ve even written the letter you can send them – for more information, click on the image below:

More to Sale-a-Brate

Stampin’ Up! has added new products to the Sale-a-Bration lineup. If you’d like a closer look at the products you can select for free with an order, click here to see my post from yesterday or on the image below to see the items in my online store:

More to Sale-a-Brate 2024, Stampin Up!, Brian King

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  1. Love the paper pattern combined with citrus!

  2. What a sweet card, Brian. I love the crushed curry orange and sweet sentiment. Enjoy your day!

  3. Perfect paper with this set/image!

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