Bee My Valentine

Bee My Valentine

For 2024, I have decided to focus on a stamp set each month. And for January, I have been using the BEE MY VALENTINE suite for my coffee and Card group. The exception is the third Monday of each month, when we make Christmas cards.

Here is what is included in the suite;

The stamp set and punch are also available as a bundle at 10% off full price when purchased together.You can view all the products by following this link.

Here is the cards we have made at Coffee and Card, one specific for Valentine’s, the others for Birthdays;

And here are some others I have made using the suite of products.

They are all very simple and I hope they inspire you to make something!

Coffee and Card

I run a weekly Coffee and Card group at The Mallard, Westwood Lakes, Frampton. It runs from 11am til about 1pm every Monday. The cards are all suitable for all abilities.

I charge £7 which includes all you need to make 2 cards and a hot or cold drink of your choice.

If you would like to know more, please feel free to email me [email protected] or call me on 07979500779

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All That Dies

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For The Men card for the Tech4Stampers bloghop

For The Men card for the Tech4Stampers bloghop

New month – new catalogue!

This month (May, already), sees the return of a male themed project for the Tech4Stampers bloghop.

Its great that it is the start of the brand new Annual Catalogue, but that is also a bit of a dilemma. I have only purchased a small amount of the new stamps and dies, although I have refreshed all my coloured inks and cards. If you would like a copy of the catalogue, then send me a message (UK ONLY)

With this in mind, I decided to use lots of blues for my card, including several new or returning ones…..Misty Moonlight, Boho Blue, Azure Afternoon, alongside all my existing blue tones.

Whenever I cut a card layer, I am always left with thin strips of card and decided to use some of these up.

Firstly, I measured 7.2cm from the corners on the left hand side (both along the top, bottom and left hand edge and marked these places with a tiny pencil mark.

By faintly joining these marks, again in pencil, I had a guide to help line up the card strips evenly.

I then carefully cover the whole sheet with a sheet of adhesive (I actually still have the old Sizzix sheets that SU used to sell, so I’m using them up, but SU’s own are available on page 138 of the catalogue).

I removed the backing and then carefully started laying my strips along the inside edge of the lines that I had made, making a chevron effect. (Note; once the backing is removed you can easily see through the adhesive)

Once the chevrons were complete, I used my trimmer to cut off all the overhanging strips. I then cut larger triangles to cover the remaining card stock and trimmed from the back to fit my card.

I then ran it through my die cutting machine using the embossing plates and the Painted Texture embossing folder, which gave it some relief from the ‘flatness’!

The balloon is from the brand new Beautiful Balloons stamp set as is the greeting. This was then cut with the coordinating dies.

I used some of last years metallic woven ribbon (now retired) for a ‘tail’ on the balloon.

To finish off I used some Glossy Accents (not a Stampin’ Up! product) to give the balloon a lovely shine, and mounted the whole thing onto a basic white card base.

The finished card;

This is a great way to showcase all the different shades of colour available from Stampin’ Up! and also a great way to use all those strips of card that non of us want to throw away!

Thanks for looking and I hope you will hop over (by clicking the links below) and see more inspiration for a For the Men project.


Here is what I used;

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Adhesive Sheets
Something Square themed card for the Tech4Stampers bloghop

Something Square themed card for the Tech4Stampers bloghop

I used a sentiment from Framed Florets on the inside, also embossed in gold.

I love the finished item and hope you do too. Please leave me a comment below if you would like!

It would be great if you could hop over to my other friends who are taking part by clicking on the link below…who knows what ‘Something Square’ ideas you may find!

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Versamark Pad

Happy Crafting

Barbara xx

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Dainty Flowers Birthday card

Dainty Flowers Birthday card

This card was designed for my Coffee and Card group using the FREE Sale-a-bration designer series paper ‘Dainty Flowers’ to make a Dainty Flowers Birthday card.

They coordinate with a bundle from the January to June mini catalogue called Dainty Delight. I don’t have the bundle, but honestly…I didn’t need it! The papers do all the work for you.They really are so pretty!

Dainty Flowers designer series paper birthday card

I made this sample card to show the group what we were making and used papers from the Tea Boutique collection as my background paper. However, if I’d looked more carefully there was a coordinating paper I could have used from the Dainty Flowers paper selection.

I used the retired triple punch to shape the corners of the oval flower paper and also the white inner.

The sentiment was from Framed Florets stamp set and this was die cut using a die from the retired Seasonal labels dies.

Thanks a Bunch

As we make 2 cards each week at the Coffee and Card group, I thought I’d also show you the other card we made;

Thanks a bunch Thank you card

I had seen a similar card to the one pictured above by EMKcreations on pinterest and decided that I just had to case the idea .

The background papers are from my (far too big) retired collection of papers that I am trying to use up.

The upside down carrots make fabulous trees. These were stamped in Evening Evergreen (first and second generation stamping) and Garden Green (first and second generation stamping). I used the ‘A dark’ skin tone for the trunks of the trees, and the grass is Pear Pizzazz.

If you live local to me in Boston, Lincolnshire, you would be very welcome to join our very relaxed Coffee and Card group, which meets most Monday at 11am at The Mallard, Westwood Lakes, PE21 7JA. Check out my calendar here

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Happy Crafting

Barbara aka The Stamping Booth

Irresistible Blooms Birthday card

Irresistible Blooms Birthday card

February and March, are busy times for me with many family and friends birthdays and not forgetting Mothers’ day too (for us in the UK). All those occasions gave me the perfect excuse to get out this brand new suite of products called Irresistible Blooms and have a play!

Originally, I was making this set of cards to coincide with a blog hop, but due to a technical issue, I was unable to set it up and participate. However, I did still want to share my makes from this set with you!

Birthday card using brand new Irresistible Blooms stamps and dies

The products that I used were from the Irresistible Blooms stamp and die set (not available until 1st March 2023) and the coordinating Hello, Irresistible designer series papers. The colours that I used are Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight. There are other colours that also coordinate with this DSP, a couple of which are colours that are returning retired colours, so watch out in May to see what they are!

Did you know that every pack of Designer Series Papers made by Stampin’ Up! tell you on the reverse label which colour card stock coordinates? Isn’t that a fabulous idea?

Emboss Resist

Have you tried the emboss resist technique? I did for this card. I stamped my images in versamark ink, added white embossing powder, heat set and then used my blending brushes,dabbed onto ink pads, to colour the stamped images. A final ‘polish’ with a soft cloth or tissue removes the ink from the embossed areas to give a crisper outline. I think it gives a much softer feel to the card. In general, I’m not a flowery person, but must say I love this set!

The card above is my first card using this suite, and then I just couldn’t stop. Below are more cards I made using the same Irresistible Blooms stamps and dies and also the Hello Irresistible papers.

I do hope you enjoyed looking at my creation and it would be great if you could leave a comment – I love to read them!

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