Friday, February 8, 2008


These are the projects I offered at my stamp class the other night. All the projects for this class have a Valentine's Day theme. Normally, I offer more cards than 3-D items, but can't help myself when it comes to Valentine's Day (and Halloween)! As you'll see, each project was either cased or inspired by other stampering artists, and links to their original artwork are provided. Also, three of the five projects use the stamp set Happy Heart Day. For more detailed information about how I prepare for my classes, see THIS PREVIOUS POST.

This card is simply a version of THIS CARD that I made a few weeks ago for Featured Stamper #51, Pam Varnell ... just changed up the colors and designer paper (Cutie Pie). See Pam's original card HERE.RECIPE
Stamps: Happy Heart Day, Circle of Friendship
Paper: Cutie Pie DP, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Rose Red and Certainly Celery Marker, Jet Black Staz-On Ink Pad, White Gel Pen (for Elephant's nails)
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Paper Piercing Tool/Mat/Template, Priceless Classy Brass Template for piercing on circle behind Circle of Friendship image, 1/2", 1", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals


Class participants chose to alter one mailbox from the three designs. The mailboxes are from the Target $1 Spot, and the designs were completely inspired by the Target Mailboxes that Lorri Heiling designed a year ago for one of her classes.

Stamps: Little Pieces

Pink Mailbox~Twitterpated Love Petals DP 7-5705 from s.e.i. (non-SU), Tempting Turquoise Prints DP, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, and Real Red CS
Red Mailbox~Heidi Grace Designs Love Blossoms Jersey Stripe DP 12-70424 from Fiskars(non-SU), Black & White Polka Dot DP (non-SU, unknown manufacturer), Basic Black, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, and Real Red CS
White Mailbox~Smitten: Posy Paisley and Heart Paisley DP PS07103 & PS07104 by Paper Salon
(non-SU), Chocolate, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, and Real Red CS
Ink: Real Red Classic Ink Pad
Accessories: Self-Adhesive Rhinestone Hearts (non-SU) by Hirschberg Schultz & Co. found at Michael’s wedding dept., Pink and White Tulle (non-SU), Ribbon: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip (retired), Real Red, and Pretty in Pink ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon, Light Pink and Red Gingham Ribbon
Tools: ½” and ¾” Circle Punches, Heart Punch (retired), Postage Stamp Scissors (non- SU), Stapler (non-SU)
Supplies: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Note: Mailbox from Target $1 Spot


This cute little Valentine's Day treat is cased from Dawn Griffith's original found HERE (along with a video tutorial) on her blog, Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. This is a fast and easy idea for large quantity, mass assembly treats, and I love that Dawn used Pixie Pink, a color I haven't used for a very long time!

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Pixie Pink, Pretty In Pink and Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black and Pixie Pink Ink Pad, Pixie Pink, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink, and Real Red Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessories: White Brad (non-SU)
Tools: Slit Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Anywhere Hole Punch & Hammer with Mat Pack, 1/16” Handheld Circle Punch
Supplies: Mini Glue Dots, Jolly Rancher Lollipops
Notes: Pixie Pink CS measures 6 ½” x 3”, scored at 2 ¾” and 3 ¼”.

More super easy and fast Valentine's treats ... this one cased from Sharon Johnson, No Time To Stamp HERE. You may not be able to tell right away in the photograph, but the Whisper White CS has been dry embossed with the Hearts Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Stamps: Holidays & Wishes
Paper: Real Red or Regal Rose CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black Ink Pad
Accessories: Real Red or Regal Rose 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Stapler, Cuttlebug Machine and Dry Embossing Folder
Supplies: Medium Flat (4 x 6) Cellophane Bags

Cased from Nancy Morgan, Paper Smiles. See Nancy's original with details HERE. Nancy made her tag treat holder to hold Hershey's kisses ... mine hold Hershey's Nuggets. Yet another very quick and easy project!
Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Paper: Regal Rose, Real Red, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black Ink Pad, Regal Rose and Real Red Markers
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Small Tag and Tag Punches, Crop-A-Dile, Scissors
Supplies: 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Regal Rose CS measures 1 ½” x 4 ½”, scored at 1 ¾” and 2 ¾”.


Lorri said...

Voila! 11:30pm, do you know how many times I have checked your blog today, knowing your class was over and DYING to see your projects? THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!! These are AWESOME Valentine's Day projects! GOOD JOB NANCY! Thanks for sharing!

~Lorri :)

fran said...

These are wonderful projects! Bet your gals had fun - really cute!

corinnesomerville said...

Wow !!! Fantastic projects !!! You're girls must absolutely LOVE sure spoil them good !!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy! These projects are ALL AMAZING girl! You rocked these out!! Wonderful job. I wish I lived a little I could come to your classes....what a blast they must be! The girls must have been thrilled with all the goodies they made.
Thanks for sharing so much creativity with us!

Pam Wood said...

You are amazing!! I love all your projecs! You inspire me! Great Job!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy,
All your class projects are adorable. I really like those little mailboxes. I live in Canada and we don't have Target stores up here so I will need to scour my local Michaels to see if they have any. TFS!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

They are ALL stinkin' ADORABLE, Nancy! I'd LOVE to come to one of your stamp camps!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness gracious!!! LOOK at all these wonderful projects!!!! WOW!!! I am sure your class attendees are going to love them all!!! I am particularly thrilled to see the last one, that tiny little tag treat holder -- I haven't seen one of those before --talk about adorable!!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of these little goodies -- what fun!!!

Dottie K said...

Oh wow those lucky ladies. Wish I was one of them. Just adorable!!!! You've been a busy bee I see. :)

Pam Varnell said...

WOW!! I love everything you have done. I especially love those mailboxes. I have seen a lot of them out there but yours are definitely the best decorated ones I have seen. Thanks for showing us all your wonderful projects.

twinks said...

Love these! TFS Too bad, for me, that I live and ocean away.

Jackie Pedro said...

All of these projects are adorable, Nancy! I also made the little nugget holder that Nancy Morgan made on her blog for my girls' classes for Valentine's Day!!

Janine said...

I love it all. !! The mailboxes are awesome.. I have always looked at those and now I want to try one.
Fabulous work.

chat said...

WOWZA !!!!!these are all spectacular projects...might have to case them!!!:)

kathleenh said...

Your Valentine projects are so adorable Nancy! Your class participants are sure to love them!

Lynn said...

Wow are these Valentine treats adorable! I love the mailboxes and how you decorated them with all of the pink tulle and gems - so sweet!

Were do you live so I can come to class, LOL!

Dawn griffith said...

Oh my goodness girlie .. your lolli pop holders are Fabulous .. sooo cute and yummy at the same time .. and the little mouse-y fits sooo perfect dont you think?
Great job
Dawn Griffith