Love You in the Pink

IMG_3001 Pillow pup has learned to sit and wait for her treat. Of course, she looks a little worried because I'm taking her picture instead of giving her the treat. I mean, really, how long does a puppy have to sit to get a treat around here?

Putting the final touches on next weekend's workshop, I came up with two more easy-breezy, very pinky projects. We're going to end up using every stamp in the Love You Much stamp set, which speaks more to how fun this set is than to any talent I might have.

You gotta have candles for Valentine's day, right?

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I stamped the bird image with Basic Black on tissue paper and colored them in with Stampin' Write Markers using Pretty in Pink, a little Certainly Celery grass and Yoyo Yellow beaks. With a piece of wax paper over it, I used a hair dryer to melt the tissue into the candle. This is one of those times when a hair dryer works better than a heat gun. The heat gun could be a little too hot and melt the candle too much.

I added a Pink Pirouette flower made with the Trio Flower Punch and embellished it with a heart-shaped brad from Making Memories. That's Stampin' Up!'s black gingham and pink grosgrain ribbon.

There's a wonderful tutorial for stamping on candles at Splitcoast Stampers, here, and an extensive gallery of beautifully stamped candles to spark your creativity, here.

The little candle needs a card, right?

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Stampin' Up! used to sell 4" x 3-1/4" note cards with envelops that were the perfect size to fit inside the Target mail box to make a gift set. I stamped the image in Basic Black craft ink on Whisper White card stock and embossed it with clear embossing powder. That made it easier to color and stay in the lines with the blender pens and Pink Pirouette ink. That's the striped Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon and cardstock, a punched flower, clear rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit, and the scallop edge punch.

That's a lot of pink and cuteness in one blog post, huh.

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  1. These are beautiful! I just love the candle – too cute!

  2. Love the candle, love the card but mostly have loved the pictures of that darling puppy!
    Happy New Year!
    Becky

  3. Oh I love it!!!! Those are both too cute! I really love the candle!!

  4. LOVE your project… if i get my Love You Much bundle by the 18th, i may be copying you! and your doggie’s face is PRECIOUS!! She really looks worried about the treat delay!

  5. Oh Linda! Your puppy is so sweet! His face is just the CUTEST!
    GREAT projects you have planned for your workshop!

  6. Linda,
    The candle is just wonderful! And of course, I love white cards!!! Great projects!!
    Amy

  7. That candle is so sweet with those images….really cute in pink…….love the black and white gingham you added. Perfect touch!

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