Lift Me Up Puts Love In The Air For Valentine’s Day

Handmade card created with Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Bundle shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Stampin’ Up! Lift Me Up Bundle puts love in the air! 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This was a fun card to put together. The different levels of layer and texture give it great visual interest and except for placing the balloon basket, very easy! (And that really wasn’t hard, it just required a few extra steps.)
It is difficult to see in the photo but the balloon is cut out of the Real Red and recessed into the Whisper White. The clouds add another dimension as they are cut out with the dies and layered on top of the card. And, with the Falling Petals Folder adding “hearts” to the Real Red layer it looks great! 
To get the basket placed, I lightly tacked down my Real Red layer and lightly penciled in where the basket needed to be stamped. Then I removed the Real Red layer and stamped my balloon basket over my outlined area. This is one place where photopolymer would have appealed to the lazy side of my stamping! However, I have this set in clear mount so I had to pull out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to get the proper placement (woe is me, right? I’m such an eyeball-er! ha ha). Once the basket was stamped the Real Red layer could be permanently applied to the Whisper White card base. (Note: The balloon was die cut prior to being ran through the Falling Petals folder.) 
After the Real Red layer in set in place, it’s pretty easy to center the love heart in the center of the balloon.  
Since the clouds are die cut and added on top those are pretty simple. I did have to stamp the sentiment on Whisper White prior to die cutting my cloud. It.Just.Fits! I layered those with glue dots. I wanted just a “little” pop-up.
Have I mentioned before how much I love the Falling Petals embossing eolder? I love how it looks like hearts and can’t wait to start playing with it more as a floral texture later. It’s been a great texture add to those Valentine Cards! 
Did you know that just purchasing the Lift Me Up bundle and the Falling Petals embossing folder earns you a free Sale-A-Bration set? That alone puts my heart up in the air! Check out the fantastic Sale-A-Bration items:
Click here to see the FREE Sale-A-bration items!
For your convenience, I have provided links (just click either image below) to these two fabulous items that will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can put them in a shopping cart and get your FREE Sale-a-Bration item! Don’t miss out on the hours of fun having these in your craft room will bring! Sale-A-Bration will be over before we know it!
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me! See you next time as we create, have fun, and repeat!
  

Sealed With Love Stitched Shapes Framed Hearts Card

Stampin' Up! Sealed With Love, Hearts Framed by Stitched Shapes Square Framelits Card shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Sealed With Love, Hearts Framed by Stitched Shapes Square Framelits for Valentine’s Day

This card was also a fun card that we created in my Sealed With Love class.

This card has a little bit of recessed layering which adds a little bit of interest to it. It was still an easy card. Getting the images centered can be a little tricky. We eyeballed it in class. However, if you want nothing off center even just a bit, I recommend the stamp-a-ma-jig!

For your convenience, I have posted a list of most of the supplies I used creating this card. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase the supplies that you need to re-create this card. Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year! You can choose free items for every $50 that you spend! You can learn more by clicking here. You can be a happy shopper with me at inkheaven anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me.

Sealed With Love Pierced Layered Hearts Valentine Card

Sealed with love, arrow pierced, layered sweet and sassy hearts Valentine card shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Sealed With Love, Arrow Pierced, Layered Sweet & Sassy Hearts Card

This was such a fun card to make! We made this card in my Sealed With Love Valentine’s Class here in Le Mars. Looks fussy, but it was pretty easy! Mostly layering, with a wee bit of stamping! I love that narrow ribbon! Due to the demand being higher than anticipated, the Love Note Framelits that are a part of this bundle are on backorder and are not anticipated to be back in the warehouse until 10 days after Valentine’s Day! I can see why! I can’t express enough just how much fun I have had playing with this great bundle!

For your convenience, I have posted a list of most of the supplies I used creating this card. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase the supplies that you need to re-create this card. Don’t forget that it is Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year! You can choose free items for every $50 that you spend! You can learn more by clicking here. You can be a happy shopper with me at inkheaven anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me.

Sealed With Love Valentine Card In Non-Traditional Colors

Valentine card created with Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up! in non-traditional colors shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Valentine card created with Sealed With Love in non-traditional colors.

This card is a spin off of the card layout that I used for the remARKable sale-a-bration hop here. (There is also a tutorial there which contains instructions for this layout).
I wanted to try to do a card with non-traditional colors. I love reds and pinks, but some of the modern looking elements of this bundle were just begging for a different look; so I gave it one!

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies I used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven!

Floral Love Note Card Full Of Happy Hearts

Floral love note card full of happy hearts created with Sealed With Love, Stampin' Up! shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

Floral love note card full of happy hearts created with Sealed With Love.

This pretty swap card was created by Marcia Gay. I love how she used the Sweetheart Punch (or maybe it was a Sweet & Sassy Framelit) to cut the heart from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper. That’s perfect coordination right there!
This is a simple card layout made striking by the layers, texture and color combo.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven!

Sending Love With The RemARKable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration

Sending out some love from Inkheaven with the RemArkable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration!

Hello Stampin’ Friends! When Janet invited me to join her blog hop; I have to admit, I felt a wee bit intimidated! It didn’t help that it is my first blog hop of this kind, either! I have given a lot of thought as to what I would be sharing on the hop. Obviously, I wanted my project to be pretty, but that is not what I was considering…
Janet just recently reached her 1 million dollars in sales achievement with Stampin’ Up! (Congratulations, Janet!). I have watched Janet for many years (she was a Rising Star in my early years). I have always loved her RemARKable logo and loved watching her wave her banner across the stage and send a little love back to the people who got her there. It was inspiring. 
With the advent of blogging, Facebook, and You Tube arriving on the Stampin’ Up! scene, I’ve gotten to watch her a little more and have come to love her spirit of sharing anything Stampin’ Up! Her spirit of sharing is truly remARKable! So, I came to the conclusion that my post must have something a little more to share to make it special!
I decided that a card sending out a little love would be appropriate, so here it is:
Handmade card created with Sealed With Love Bundle, Stampin' Up! and downloadable tutorial shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Sending Love With The RemARKable Blog Hop Sale-A-Bration
And, in the remARKable spirit of sharing, I have a tutorial for you to download so you can easily create this card and send out a little love yourself.

Just click on the image to download the tutorial.

Sending Love RemARKable Hop Card Tutorial  Click Here To Download
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Below are links to the previous, and the next, hoppers who are sending out a little Stampin’ Up! love and sharing some remARKable projects.

Previous Hopper:
Laura Pizzirusso

Next Hopper:
Leonie Shroder

Sealed With A Kiss Card

This fun Valentine was created by fellow demo, Jesseye Chancey-Higginbotham. I like how she added a little glam with the silver glimmer paper.

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that she used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven!

Sending Love Sweet Mailbox

Video Tutorial for The Sending Love Suite Mailbox and More with Darla Olson, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator at Inkheaven
The Sending Love Suite Makes A Sweet Mailbox!

The Sending Love Suite Makes A Sweet Mailbox! (Video Tutorial)

Hello Stampin’ Friends!
The Sending Love Suite from Stampin’ Up! was just begging to have a sweet little mailbox! I have had a this mailbox project on my Sweethearts board on Pinterest for the longest time and when I bought the Sending Love Bundle I knew I wanted to take a stab at it! I bought this bundle specifically to do fun little things like this! It’s perfect for fun little cards and sweet treat projects!
I did a FB Live Video sharing this project and several other fun little projects that you can check out here:

Just some notes regarding the mailbox project:

  • I did test out the Banner Framelits and the smallest one is perfect! I will be sharing my tips for that on my FB Live on Thursday evening, January 26th at 7 p.m.!
  • Changing the Whisper White from 3″ to 5″ for the mailbox and scoring at 1″ at each end works way better than the instructions I followed for my video!
  • I also tested my idea for gluing 2 arrows back to back – that works great as well!
Like my Facebook Page here so you don’t miss any of my stamping videos for more fun little projects like this!
If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and help you to create, have fun, and repeat! Purchase your Sealed With Love Bundle at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net so you can have fun creating your own sweet little mailboxes (and take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, learn more here)!
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me.

Double Take Love Card & Video

Handmade card created with Double Take Stampin' Up! shared by Darla Olson at inkheaven

This fun swap card was created by fellow demo, Dianne Teslak. It’s funny how some things jump out at us and others don’t. Her little note said that the stamp sets she used were; Double Take and Sending Love. Now, I knew what Sending Love was, and recognized those images right away! But, Double Take? What? I had to go look it up! Once I saw it, I remembered it! For some reason, that name just did not stick in my head at all! No matter, it is still a lovely card!

The Double Take stamp set actually does some pretty cool things; like create a 3-D effect! How cool is that? Watch the video below to see what I mean:

 I really like this embossed look with the Tie Dyed stamp set that Stampin’ Up! shared in the catalog. Way cool!

I may have to add this to my wish list that seems to keep growing instead of getting smaller!

For your convenience, I have listed most of the supplies that Dianne used creating this card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy Sale-A-Bration shopper! Don’t know what Sale-A-Bration is? You can learn all about it HERE! Be a happy shopper anytime with me here at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven!

Happy Valentine’s Day With a Swoosh Full of Hearts

Valentine's Day Card created with Sealed With Love shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
A Swoosh Full of Hearts

If you like easy, fun techniques that give an interesting look to your handmade cards, then you will love creating this card using this simple and fun technique. No two cards will look exactly the same!

The technique I used was to just stamp directly on to my embossing folder. I stamped on my folder just like I would if I were stamping on card stock. I even stamped off with the same inking a few times to get the different variations and shades of ink. I love the end result! It makes the hearts look like they are being blown in with a swoosh!

I used the new Sending Love Bundle and Falling Petals embossing folder to create this fun card! I accented the die-cut heart with a metallic enamel shape (heart).

You will be able to order these fun items starting tomorrow! Don’t delay in ordering your Valentine additions…February 14th will swoosh right in before we know it! Be a happy shopper with me at inkheaven by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net. Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!