Sweet Conversations Duo

Sweet Conversations Duo Lead

It’s time for another FAB Stampers post. Today, I’ll be sharing two Valentine projects made with the Sweet Conversations Bundle.

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For today’s projects, I’ll be using the Sweet Conversations bundle and EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT in the Sweet Talk Suite on page 8 and 9 of the 2022 January-June Mini Catalog. This is a great suite of products for all your Valentine needs!

Sweet Conversations Book Fold Card

This is called a book fold card because the left side is a “spine” that doesn’t open. It’s a simple card to make. Cut a Highland Heather card base to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and score at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″. Fold in half on the 5 1/2″ score line and then fold the front back on the second score line. Place glue or adhesive on the inside of the card BETWEEN the two score lines, close the card and press. This will create the “spine” of the card.

Details and a Paper Saving Tip!

I took a 4″ Real Red square and cut EVERY SINGLE red cardstock element in BOTH of these projects from that square. The string of hearts (which also gives you six small red hearts) and the three hearts on the treat box are ALL cut from this 4″ square! The 4″ square is adhered to the card front and covered with a 3 3/4″ square of Basic White embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder. If you could lift that white panel, you’d see that the red panel is full of holes! Just stay away from the edges when you cut out your pieces and NO ONE will ever know unless they disassemble your card, and then they’ll just know how smart you are!

I cut the tag from the Sweet Talk DSP along with a strip for the card “spine”. Next, I stamped the heart in Blushing Bridge and Real Red and cut and mounted it on the tag with a Dimensional. I tied a small piece of ribbon in a half knot and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the card off with twine, the small hearts and Red Rhinestones.

Sweet Little Box Treat

This little treat is made with one of the Sweet Little Boxes from the Sweet Talk Suite. They come in a package of ten and have adhesive strips, so no glue is needed to assemble. Because they arrive flat and have a smooth matte finish, it’s easy to color or stamp on them. Just be sure to set them aside for a bit to dry or use your heat tool to set the ink. I used the Basic Patterns masks, Blending Brushes and Blushing Bride ink to add the polka dot background.

Details

I wrapped the box with a 2″ x 6″ strip of the Sweet Talk DSP. It’s not quite long enough to go all the way around the box, but this size allows me to get 12 from a sheet of DSP. Our ovals and hearts cover the small gap, so no one will ever know!

I stamped all the images on this project with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using glue, I adhered the ovals over the gap between the ends of the DSP. and adhered the red hearts with Dimensionals. I tied black twine around a small piece of the Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. I finished the box off with Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a beautiful sparkle.

A Punch Tip!

Because I was using black ink for the treat box, I wanted to tie in more black elements like the twine and the layered oval.

I used the Double Oval punch for the Highland Heather Scalloped Oval and the smaller Basic White smooth oval. In addition, I cut a Basic Black oval the same size as the Basic White oval. I cut the black oval in half lengthwise and glued the two halves to the Highland Heather oval, leaving a small gap in the middle. This allowed me to adhere my white oval and have a small black layer between the Basic White and Highland Heather. I covered the small gap at each end with the red hearts.

You can use this tip with ALL of your punches to create a layered look!!

The fixin’s

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Rainbow of Happiness Calendar Card

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Hello Stampers! I hope everything is going well in your world. We’ve had a couple of nice snows here in Kentucky. I know most people aren’t crazy about snow, but I LOVE IT!! Of course, it’s the perfect time to stay inside and stamp. And that’s what I’ve been doing. I’ve been playing with the Rainbow of Happiness bundle to create a project that will last all year.

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Rainbow of Happiness Bundle

The Rainbow of Happiness Bundle comes with a great stamp set and coordinating rainbow dies. But instead of using the dies for this project, I used the coordinating cloud punch. I also used a strip of the Sunshine and Rainbows DSP (designer series paper) that is FREE with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.

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Calendar card

A calendar card is a great gift for the new year. It’s small enough to sit on your desk, nightstand, or anywhere else you need a calendar. The fold for this card is very simple, but it allows the card to stand up.

To create this simple easel fold, cut a Melon Mambo card base to 4 1/4″ x 11″. That’s a half sheet of cardstock cut vertically. Score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. Fold the card in half on the 5 1/2″ fold. Place glue or other adhesive on the INSIDE between the two score lines and seal the card shut. Gently fold the bottom section back on the other score line, but not completely. Just enough to stand your card. If you fold back completely, your card may not stand up.

Details

The Rainbow of Happiness stamp set has separate stamps for each arch of the rainbow, so it’s easy to make a colorful rainbow. I fussy cut the rainbow. It was easy, just a gentle curve around the outside and the small arch inside.

Rainbow of Happiness Detail

The Basic White background panel is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The clouds are punched from Basic White and embossed with the splatters folder from the Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folders set.

I stamped the greeting in Bermuda Bay on Basic White and cut it with a small die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set. The calendar is adhered to a Bermuda Bay rectangle.

To finish it off, I adhered Basic Rhinestones colored with the Bermuda Bay Blends.

The Fixin’s

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In The Moment

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From Connie

Let’s Get Colouring!

This week the FAB stampers play with colouring. As crafters, we play with colour every time we craft, but there are so many ways to craft it is hard to find time for all of them. Today we play with colouring, while we play with colour, using the In The Moment stamp set!

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The In The Moment stamp set has some wonderful line images that are perfect for colouring. It features strong women, and reminds us to take care of ourselves, while we take care of others. A message many of us need to hear from time to time.

In The Moment Window

The Details

I stamped the image with Memento Black Ink, and used the Watercolour Pencils to colour the image. I then coloured over the pencil colouring with a Blender Pen. This smooths out the colouring, and diminishes the ‘pencil crayon lines’, giving a smooth coloured look. The backdrop is Basic Grey cardstock, embossed with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder, and I used White Frayed Ribbon wrapped around the bottom of my card to border my sentiment.

In The Moment Reading

Another Card

The image on this card was coloured the same way as the first one, using Watercolour Pencils and Blender Pens. I cut the image and a scalloped frame using the Layering Circles Dies. The sentiment and frame are punched with the Everyday Label Punch. The backdrop on this card is some of the 2021-2023 6 x 6 In Colour Designer Series Paper. I used Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon and Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels to embellish the card.

In The Moment Both

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