Luv Stampin' Sew Much, Burnaby, BC

A blog about handmade cards and handsewn sock animals

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Merry Christmas!

So I did end up reaching my goal of making 40 Christmas cards! A bit stressful, but overall it was fun 🙂 Our annual Christmas craft fair was over. It was starting to get cold that day, so traffic at the craft fair was quite slow. Sales were okay. As usual, mom’s sock animals did very well! We are looking forward to the next year!

I thought I’d share a few cards that I was particularly happy with.xmas2016_sleddingkidsI really like how this one turned out. I used some glitter adhesive on the torn edge of the white cardstock. This makes it look like real snow against the navy blue sky. Together with all the classic Christmas colors, the card offers such cheerful winter scenery.

xmas2016_naughtyniceI thought I was quite creative with this one. Hehe! The presents were created using 1″x 1″ squares. With the help of some silver glimmer paper as well as red ribbon, the presents literally came to life! The “naughty or nice” sentiment was the result of a combination of different stamp sets, one of which was the Labeler Alphabet (the OR word and the question marks). This set was a great investment. I haven’t had it for that long, but already made some extensive use of it on a couple of occasions.

xmas2016_merrybrightLast but not least, this card was inspired by one of the cards I saw on the Stampin’ Up website. I can’t find the picture of the original card anymore, but it was mainly the negative star space and the twine that caught my eyes. I thought hmm I got the star die cut and some gold twine, so why not? With the gold and vanilla striped background, the gold twine and the gold button, wouldn’t you say this card is Merry & Bright?

Thank you for stopping by! We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Mistletoe Christmas Card


Hi Everyone, alright I have once again abandoned my blog for the longest time 😦 A lot has been going on in life this past year. I have never stopped paper crafting, but it was just difficult to find spare time to blog. But here I am again, and what’s a better way to get back into blogging than to play in a sketch challenge.


Inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #260 is this new Christmas card. It’s crunch time before our Christmas craft fair in December (located at the Wesbrook Community Centre on December 3 by the way!), so I think from now till December 3 I will be making all Christmas cards. My goal is to make 40 cards till then! Let’s see how I do, haha.

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25 Valentine’s Cards

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are having a great day 🙂

Another occasion marks another bulk order for me. Completed and delivered were my 25 valentine’s cards. This time I had 25 unique designs. It was very fun to make these. Inspirations keep coming as I was working with the lovely patterns in Stacked With Love DSP.


If you are located locally in Vancouver, Burnaby and Richmond and are looking to purchase handmade cards, please feel free to contact me at


Itty Bitty Baby Girl Card (PPA236)


This is my second post today. A New Year comes with New Year’s resolutions. I do have a few: 1) Get more exercise (bought an exercise bike, and now I just need to make sure I get on it EVERYDAY), 2) Open a store on Etsy to sell handmade cards (this one requires some planning, but I will get to it in about two months) and 3) Blog more often (started just now, hopefully this will continue :)).

We are going to visit a friend’s new baby girl tomorrow, so of course I need a card. The layout was inspired by the PPA236 challenge.

PPA236I just joined Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator again, and today I received my starter kit. I couldn’t wait, so I opened all my new toys right away. What is a better time to join than during Sale-a-bration? I got to choose two freebies for purchasing the starter kit. One of the free products I picked was the Best Year Ever designer series paper. I used a small piece as a background behind the three curly petite labels. The images from the Itty Bitty Baby stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue are simply adorable! And don’t you love those little flags underneath that panel? It was cropped from the Balloon Framelits Dies which can be purchased as a bundle with the Celebrate Today stamp set. The “Celebrate!” sentiment was one of the images.

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Back in Business!

After taking the longest break ever from blogging, here I am – back in business! You might be wondering where I went in the past couple of months (or not?). I will tell you anyway as a lot of the craziness was due to crafting 🙂

We had our Christmas craft fair back in November. It went well overall for both the sock animals and the cards, but something happened that really made my day – I was approached by someone who owns a pharmacy and is interested in retailing handmade cards at his store. He later put in an order of 100 handmade Christmas cards! Wow, my first bulk order ever!! I surprised myself as I completed the order in 11 days, but let me tell you – there was a lot of staying up till 2am 🙂 There were about 90 unique designs in those 100 cards. What was the most amazing was that 50 cards were portrait and 50 were landscape – this was not planned at all 🙂

I know Christmas was way past, but I just wanted to show off my achievement 😛 Enjoy!