Thursday, January 16, 2020

NEW Valentines + Shades of Pink Challenge #274!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We are so excited to announce the release of two ADORABLE Valentine's Day stamp sets! They both feature some super cute characters you are sure to love. Our first set is the Lovable Animals Set which features an Owl, Cat, Elephant and Fox. This set comes with the dies included which allows you to cut out the animals' arms to hold lovable items. You will also find 5 sentiment stamps to create the perfect Valentine's Day card.

Our second set is the Sending Love Cubbies. I know many of you have fallen in love with our Cubbies sets, and this one will not let you down. It features an adorable bunny whose front apron can be cut out to hold fun goodies. The die set included cuts out bits of the mailbox so you can make it full of all kinds of happy mail.
You can shop these two new sets at

Carol is here to showcase our new Sending Love Cubbies Set!

Hello Ai friends!  Today I have a card using the oh so adorable new Sending Love set.  This set has so many images that can be used together or separately!

I love the interactive features of the mailbox!

I stamped the images in Copic safe ink and colored them with the colors listed below.  I used the coordinating dies (Yes! there are dies!) to cut them out.  Notice the slit, cut by the die in the bunnies apron, where you can tuck in whichever little elements you'd like.  Next, using an ink blending brush, I inked up a grassy piece with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks.  I adhered the pieces in the mailbox and added a small brad to the arrow to attach it to the side.  I adhered it all to a piece of Neenah I die cut with a Rectangle Double Stitched die.  Some of it is adhered with liquid glue and other elements I used foam squares.  This is all on a top-folding A2 card base.

I stamped the sentiment in black ink and die cut it with a Flag Double Stitched die.  To create the red layer I set the die on a piece of red card stock and traced around the outside of it with a pencil.  I used scissors to cut it and adhered it to the sentiment piece.  Add a few foam squares to the back to pop it up.

This little bunny is so sweet and I had so much fun playing with the pieces and parts for this card.  Thank you for stopping by and taking a look!  Happy crafting!

Copic markers:
mailbox:   R56, R37, R35, R43, C00, C1, C3
heart box, bow, heart: R56, R37, R35, R43
square present:  BG11, BG32, BG34, BG49, C00, C1, C3
rabbit:  BG11, BG32, BG34, BG49, E34, E51, E53, E55, R00, R20, R21, R32, C00, C1, C3
flower:  Y13, Y15, Y19, YG01, YG25, YG17

Before we kickoff our next challenge, let's announce the winner from last week's Hugs & Kisses challenge!

Top Spot goes to ....

Heidi at My Little Stamping Blog
She used our Slothsome Set in this adorable Valentine's Card! Congratulations Heidi! Contact Claire at with your choice of three stamps and your mailing address.

It's time for a new challenge! Since we are seeing pink and red everywhere, this week's challenge is called Shades of Pink! Let's see you all dig down in your stash to find all things pink and red! Feel free to keep a Valentine's theme or venture off and create any theme that fits your need this time of year. If you're looking for some inspiration, please check out our Valentine's category at or our Valentine's Day Pinterest Page.

We want to see how you create cards with pink as a main element of your card! Though you can use any stamps you have, we'd love to see any Valentines from Ai if you have any in your collection! Hurry, challenge closes January 29th at 5PM PT!

Here are the Challenge Rules...
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by the deadline to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Thank you for choosing me as the Top Spot! I enjoy the Slothsome set so much. I will be sending my email shortly!