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Valentine's Pocket -- Stampin' Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop Follow-up

That's the Ticket -- Stampin' Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Spring Catalog Blog Hop.  I'm joining forces with my friends at Stampin' Addicts to show you some of the awesome new products in the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.  We are all joined by links provided in each blog post so that you can travel forward or backwards through the hop.  So take some time out from the post-Christmas craziness and journey through all the stops on the hop.  If you are already traveling forward through the hop, you have arrived here from Kim Bolzenthal's Stitchin' and Stampin' on Paper blog with her beautiful projects featuring the Collage Curios stamp set (the stationery set is fabulous!).  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, then you've arrived from Yapha Mason's blog, Rubber Stamping & Card Making with Yapha where she features the Oh Whale stamp set (I particularly love the baby bib card--too cute!). 

My stop features the That's the Ticket stamp set.  This is one of those go-to stamp sets for when you need a little something to make a themed project come together.

One of the first things I remember making with paper, scissors, and glue was Valentine's cards.  Mom would put out lots of construction paper, scraps of ribbons, her button bowl, tubes of glitter, paper doilies, and other odds and ends that she had stashed away.  Let's just say that after 6 kids had finished with their Valentines the dining room was pretty sparkly!  This Valentine pocket doesn't have sparkle, but I think it has lots of heart.

(click on pocket to see larger image)

There are a couple of other new products from the Spring Catalog included in this project:  More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper for the hearts and Primrose Petals Core'Dinations cardstock for the pocket die cut with the Big Shot and the Petite Pockets Bigz XL die.

Sometimes you need make something quickly for a birthday.  The diagonal-striped banners from the Heart's a Flutter stamp set, die cut with the Big Shot using the coordinating Heart's a Flutter Framelits, add the bright colors.

(click on card to see larger image)

There are five event-specific images in the That's the Ticket stamp set.  The remaining three images allow you to have some fun.  One has lines that you can use for a quick personal message and another is designed to look like an admission ticket.  The third is blank at the center; so I used that image with the Fabulous Phrases stamp set to add a sentiment to the card front of this card.

(click on card to see larger image)

The Heart's a Flutter stamp set and coordinating Heart's a Flutter Framelits provides the scalloped Art Deco-looking banners across the top of the card front. 

Note:  For all of the projects shown above the ticket image was cut out with Paper Snips and matted with a piece of cardstock punched with the Ticket Duo Builder punch. 

I hope that you've found some paper crafting inspiration with these projects.  Stop back by next week -- I'll have more information about how each of these projects were made.

Now it's time to see more design inspiration from more of the talented Stampin' Addicts artists.

To travel FORWARD to visit with Yapha, click here to see fun projects with the Oh Whale stamp set.

To travel BACK to visit with Kim, click here to see great ideas for using the Collage Curios stamp set.

Have fun!!



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Wow! Super ideas for this little set! You are right that these images add just the perfect touch to pull a theme together. Popping this set on my next order :)

Sarah Biswabic

Your cards are so adorable!


Mickey, your projects are ALWAYS inspiring!!
Love the hearts fanning out on the pocket, the color combo on the 2nd project and the clean style on the 3rd. (And the professional look you always give everything!) TFS!

Heidi Baks

I'm having a lot of fun with the ticket set too. Combining with Fabulous Phrases... brilliant!

Sara MATTSON-Blume

Your projects do have a lot of "heart!" The use of fabulous phrases in the blank one was genius! I also love your coordination with other new products.


Lovely! I enjoyed how you incorporated other stamp sets into your projects. Nicely done.

Cindy Elam

Ahhhh, beautiful and inspiring, as always, Mickey. And my next order just got a bit larger, darn you! Didn't think I needed That's The Ticket, but after seeing it paired with Fabulous Phrases, I've changed my mind. :-)

Debra Burgin

I love the gratitude card, Mickey, but the Valentine pocket is terrific!


Mickey LOVE all of them!! They are fantastic and now I want another set! lol love the story about making cards when you were kids that is a lovely memory to have!

Jen Timko

Mickey - These are all so fantastic! This was the first thing on my preorder so lucky me to be able to CASE you!! :-) Love the Valentine!!

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Love all of these. I bought this set and wasn't sure what to do with it. Now I know! Love the tip about fabulous phrases too. That is one of my go to stamp sets.


Such great cards! You really showed how versatile this stamp set is! Love the Valentine!


Gorgeous Valentine!!! Great job with this set!

Tanya Boser

What a variety of projects!! Love that they are each so different, beautiful work Mickey!

Kim - s1itcher46

Wonderful ideas for thsi set! I love your Valentine pocket.

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