Luv Stampin' Sew Much, Burnaby, BC

A blog about handmade cards and handsewn sock animals


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Congrats with wedding towels

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I have seen many versions of this towel card. It looks really fun to make, and I have meant to try it for ages. Finally I had the time to play, and here is my take! What do you think? 🙂

I used one of the new in-colors Pistachio Pudding as the card base, and am liking the freshness it brings to the card. I made the white background look like the tile wall in the bathroom by scoring straight lines using my scoring board.


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Sweetest Baby

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It’s been over a month since I last updated, but I’d like to think that I have a good excuse. My hubby and I were in Paris for a week. We had a wonderful time, lots of sightseeing and delicious food, although I caught a cold half way through our trip under the 30+ degree weather. My cold didn’t affect my mood in enjoying Paris at all, and I was better as soon as we got back. Thanks to the beautiful weather in Vancouver 🙂

No one had a new baby recently, just felt like making a baby card after playing with my friend’s little guy on Sunday 🙂 And plus I really want to open this new stamp set I bought recently from the new catalogue called Sweetest Gift. It’s got adorable images. Hope you enjoy!


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Wedding Anniversary Gift

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Yay, the second frame is done! This one was made as a wedding anniversary gift to myself and my hubby. I really like how this one turns out, and am seriously thinking I can start making these frames to sell in our christmas craft fairs this year, which by the way, my mom and I will be selling our sock animals and handmade cards at Dunbar Community and South Arm Community in November! No more table at Steveston Community because it happens to fall on the same day as Dunbar.

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I used the Secret Garden and the Banner Greetings stamp sets. The Banner Greetings is a hostess set. What this means is that if you spend $200 or more on Stampin’ Up! products with me, you can get at least $35 hostess dollars for free, and you can use $10 hostess dollars to get Banner Greetings . I tried to create a more three-dimensional effect within the shadow frame by curling the petals and the banner a bit.

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I’m not sure if you can tell in this picture that the banner has been heat embossed. I tried using gold ink before, but it just didn’t do it for me. What a big difference embossing with gold powder!


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The first shadow frame

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Got ambitious and bought four of these shadow frames a while ago. I finally got the chance to decorate the first one. It went out to my sister-in-law as a new home gift. I know this is a retired Stampin’ Up! set, but it works quite well with the frame! What do you think? Now I got three more frames to decorate for my own place. I will be sure to keep posting pictures once I’m done with them 🙂


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A For You card made for any occasion

Silhouette1Spring is here (ya, kind of…), so I made a card using a spring-y image. The FOR YOU sentiment is definitely the most versatile of all. You really can use it for almost any occasion, be it a birthday, thank you, congrats, mother’s day, etc. This card was also submitted as an entry to the PPA 157 Sketch Challenge.

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  • I almost never completed a card without using an embossing folder. Again, here I used one of my favorites – the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.
  • The Oval Framelit was so handy. You just have to stamp, run it through the Big Shot, and you are all ready to adhere the perfectly cropped image piece to the card.
  • I needed some smaller butterflies, so I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslits to cut two of those. They came out embossed and cut, super easy!
  • A little embellishment often goes a long way, just like the mini Basic Pearl Jewel I added to the centre of the butterfly.

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Stamp Set: Serene Silhouettes (Wood-Mount 127322, Clear-Mount 127324), Itty Bitty Banners (Wood-Mount 126255, Clear-Mount 126257)
Paper: Rose Red (102544), Crumb Cake (120953), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Rose Red (126954), Rich Razzleberry (126950)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (118138), Fancy Fan Folder (127751)
The Perfect Touch: Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (120999), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)