Arrange a Wreath Valentine

Maui Blog HopWelcome to the monthly Maui Achievers Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous Kylie Bertucci.  You are at Candy Rattray aka sweetstamper.com.  The full list of other demonstrators is at the bottom of this post, so scroll down if you are lost:)  I'm so happy to join with my demonstrator friends around the world to inspire you!

My share today is a Valentine card using Arrange a Wreath Bundle.  I love that this bundle has greetings and images to cover the fall/winter holidays (Thanksgiving and Christmas) as well as spring holidays (Valentine's Day and Easter) plus a year-round Best Wishes.  That's a lot of versatility!  

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Here are a few features of my handmade Valentine card with Arrange a Wreath Bundle:

  1. Adding a non-traditional Valentine color (I used green) helps bring out the pink hearts.
  2. By stamping the wreath as well as adding a wreath die-cut, I added depth and texture without bulk.
  3. By changing the greeting, this could easily become an anniversary card.
  4. This is a stamps, ink, and paper card.  The only other thing I added is a simple embellishment:  Holiday Rhinestones.  They are my favorite way to add bling because there are so many versatile colors.  Here I used the Cherry Cobbler rhinestones to add a nice contrast to Flirty Flamingo hearts.

This card is one of 8 designs in my Cards With a Twist Class for January.  I have a few kits left for purchase--click here for details. arrangeawreathstampinupvalentinecandyrattray

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to keep clicking on the links below for more creative inspiration!

 

 

 


Arrange a Wreath Card Ideas

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For my January Card Class by Mail (Cards With a Twist), I chose Arrange a Wreath for its awesome versatility and inclusion of spring holidays.  There are so many images to work with, lovely fonts, and gorgeous dies.  Let me share the ins and outs of my monthly card class by mail and then I'll share my Arrange a Wreath card ideas.

My Cards with a Twist monthly class brings you all supplies for 8 cards featuring one stamp set plus $20+ in Stampin' Up! product goodies. At just $35 (including shipping!) with options to add on featured stamp set/bundle at a discount, it's your affordable, monthly creative boost!  

My Arrange a Wreath card ideas are perfect for right now.  With designs including Valentine's Day and Easter plus thanks and birthday, you will have 8 beautiful cards to use over the next few months.  Arrange a Wreath Bundle has stamps and dies to also celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Having just finished the fall and winter holiday season, I chose to not use those for this class. 

 

You make 2 each of 4 designs with a twist in each set:)  Shipping is included!  Click here to register.

  • January stamp set featured:  Arrange a Wreath
  • 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with a twist

Class includes:

  1. Prepared supplies for 8 cards with envelopes.  This includes die-cuts except where you must stamp before die-cutting.  Then you get a piece of cardstock to use.
  2. 1/2 pkg. Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper
  3. 1 sheet Brass Foil Sheet (cut to four 6" x 6" squares)
  4. Full pkg. Holiday Rhinestones
  5. 1 sheet Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
  6. 1 sheet regular Stampin' Dimensionals
  7. pdf tutorials with all the measurements, step by step instructions, color photos, and supply lists
  8. First Class or Priority Shipping

You may purchase the pdf tutorial only for $12  This is perfect if you live outside the US and/or already have your own supplies.

Add-on Extras Available:

  1. Arrange a Wreath Bundle-Includes both the stamp set and dies at 10% off--Stampin UP!' bundle price.  I take another 10% off as a perk of taking my class:)  When you add the bundle, you earn a free Sale-a-Bration item!  Email me with your choice and it will arrive with your class by mail:)
  2. Ink Pads:  Soft Sea Foam, Rich Razzleberry, and Night of Navy--add these versatile colors to your ink pad collection at 10% off when you purchase with my class.

Registrations close Jan. 17th, and packets will ship out by Jan. 22nd.

Click here to register.


#simplestamping with Sweetest Time

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I created these 2 cards on my Simple & Stepped Up Facebook Live showcasing the stamps only from the beautiful Sweetest Time Bundle.  I'll be sharing how to use the dies on Teach Me Tuesday FB Live on Dec. 8th, 2PM CT.

Sweetest Time is a super stamp set!  I love that it has both candy canes and candles images and excellent greetings that encompass both the fun and spiritual sides of Christmas.

  1. I went for a totally #classicchristmas look for my color palette.  Here are a few things  to note about my 2 cards, Simple and Stepped Up:
  2. The stamped candle image on the left (simple) card has some funky, unwanted bits and pieces.  I applied packing tape first to remove any small pieces of glitter and such from the stamp.  Then I lightly sanded the photoplymer stamp with the fine side of an emery board and then cleaned the stamp with my Simply Shammy.  Look at the difference!  Sometimes there are really tiny bits of dust, glitter, etc. that need more intense cleaning.
  3. I stepped up the card by adding:
  • another layer of cardstock
  • small piece of ribbon
  • Red Rhinestones

        These are small changes but definitely step up my original card.  Still, I like them both.  Which one do you prefer??? 

Please leave your comment below.  

Click here for free inspiration sheet with measurements and supply list.

 

 

 


Winter Card Class by Mail

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I have some gorgeous handmade cards to help you celebrate the occasions of those you love.  I've used several of our holiday specialty papers and a bold red and green color palette to design cards that fit this time of year.  These handmade cards are perfect for winter birthdays, celebrations, or just to let someone know you think they are amazing!

Click here to register by December 8th.

This is my monthly Cards With a Twist Class: all supplies for 8 cards featuring one stamp set plus $20+ in Stampin' Up! product goodies. At just $35 with options to add on featured stamp set/bundle at a discount, it's your affordable, monthly creative boost!  

8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with a twist.  

Class includes:

  1. Prepared supplies for 8 cards with envelopes.  This includes die-cuts except where you must stamp before die-cutting.  Then you get a piece of cardstock to use.
  2. 1/2 pkg. Christmas Time is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper
  3. Full pkg. Red Rhinestones
  4. Full roll Mini Glue Dots
  5. pdf tutorials with all the measurements, step by step instructions, color photos, and supply lists
  6. First Class or Priority Shipping

You may purchase the pdf tutorial only for $12  This is perfect if you live outside the US and/or already have your own supplies.

Add-on Extras Available:

  1. Band Together Stamp Set & Coordinating Detailed Bands Dies--these items are NOT a bundle in the annual catalog, but I'm giving you my own bundle price of 10% off when added to your class!
  2. Ink Pads:  Cherry Cobbler and Mossy Meadow--add these deep, rich colors to your ink pad collection at 10% off when you purchase with my class.
  3. Blends Markers:  Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow--these are the colors I used for the gorgeous leaves and flowers.  Get 10% off when you purchase them with my class!
  4.  Registrations close Dec. 8th, and packets will ship out by Dec. 17th--ready for some crafty stress relief!  Click here now!

Poinsettia Petals Class by Mail

My Cards with a Twist monthly class brings you all supplies for 8 cards featuring one stamp set plus $20+ in Stampin' Up! product goodies. At just $35 with options to add on featured stamp set/bundle at a discount, it's your affordable, monthly creative boost!  

You make 2 each of 4 designs with a twist in each set:)  Shipping is included!

  • November stamp set featured:  Poinsettia Petals
  • 8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with a twist.  

Class includes:

  1. Prepared supplies for 8 cards 
  2. Full pkg. Gold Cards & Envelopes (10 of each) 
  3. 1/2 pkg. Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper
  4. 1/2 pkg. Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  5. pdf tutorials with all the measurements, step by step instructions, color photos, and supply lists
  6. First Class Shipping

You may purchase the pdf tutorial only for $12  This is perfect if you live outside the US and/or already have your own supplies.

Add-on Extras Available:

  1. Poinsettia Petals Bundle--get an extra set of Gold Cards & Envelopes FREE when you add the bundle!
  2. Ink Pad:  Soft Suede--this is the only ink pad I used on all 8 cards!
  3. Registrations close Nov. 12th, and packets will ship out by Nov. 19th.

Complete details and registration here.