Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday!

Hello friends! I’m Canadian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Allison Okamitsu, and I’m so thrilled to be sharing some Valentine’s Day projects with you today on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Rather than the traditional red and white with hearts, I chose to create my projects with the adorable Perfect Mix Stamp Set and the colours Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, and Crumb Cake.

PerfectMixStampSetThe Perfect Mix stamp set is so adorable, and I had such a great time watercolouring the images. I’ve created a card, treat bag, and scrapbook page to show you the true versatility of this set.


I create a special Valentines card each year for my husband, and this one is for him! However, I can totally envision giving this to my best girlfriend as well. Valentines cards are not just for your significant other, spread the love and send a note of love and appreciation to your friends and family too!


You can create this repeated stamped background by masking the sentiment part of the stamp with a post it note, and then stamping the handheld mixer several times with Archival Basic Black Ink. I stamped mine on Watercolor Paper so I could go back in with my Aqua Painter and watercolour the images with the colours Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Smoky Slate, and Crumb Cake.

I think lots of Moms would love to send their child to school with cute decorated Valentines treats or show up to the office on Valentine’s Day to spread some love to coworkers, however sometimes by the time we are ready to shop for the treats all the Valentine’s stuff is gone and it’s on to Easter! Well don’t worry, with this cute little egg carton stamp you can totally pull of Valentine’s Day treats with mini eggs. 


You can create this little tag shape with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and they come together really quickly. If you’re making these with the kiddos, why not ask them to colour the egg carton and eggs? It’s a fun way to get everyone involved in the creative process.

Last but certainly not least, I’ve created a scrapbook page to document the time my husband and I spent working in the restaurant industry together. The Perfect Mix Stamp Set is SO perfect for this. Maybe you weren’t a chef in your past life, but do you bake with your little ones? Once Valentine’s Day is over you can use this stamp set for your scrapbooking.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects today. I had such an incredible time using the Perfect Mix Stamp Set for all my Valentine’s, and I hope I’ve inspired you to use it for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

 ~ Allison Okamitsu

Thank you Allison for joining us again and for sharing these darling projects! We completely agree that the Perfect Mix stamp set is very versatile and sweet for Valentine's projects! We're thrilled that our friends at Stampin' Up! have offered this set to one lucky reader! For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment below by February 28th and tell us what your favourite Valentine treat is!



Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered the darling Cupcakes & Carousels product suite for one lucky reader with a little bonus! Put your hands together for…

Oh my goodness – this would be PERFECT for scrapping my grandchildren. The paper is indeed lovely and the stamp set is exactly awesome. Thank you so much for a chance to win this fantastic collection. Posted by: Sandy Lewis | January 08, 2017 at 02:22 PM

Congratulations Sandy! Please send your address and telephone number to us at and we'll send if off to Stampin' Up! Please put "Stampin' Up! winner" in your reference line.

Thanks for joining us today and sharing Allison's beautiful projects! Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!


2017-02-04T10:26:52-04:00February 4th, 2017|Giveaways, Stampin' Up! Saturday|


  1. bette February 4, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Great stamps….

  2. Jennifer Reynard February 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Oh my, such a great layout, card with the mixer and tag! So original! Would love to win the cupcakes and carousel product suite, as it is on my wishlist! 🙂

  3. d February 4, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Fabulous creative interpretation w these stamps. Pastels were a treat!

  4. Linda Tupper February 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    What a lovely stamp set. I just love the tag with the eggs saying you’re one in a dozen. Too cute. Love the card but would love to make it with the eggs. Great ideas. Thank you so much for a chance to win!

  5. Amy Cooley February 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

    I have been eying this set in the new catalog. Love the projects you created with it!

  6. Denise Turner February 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

    These are the most amazing card ideas! Love the Perfect Mix stamp set.

  7. Gisèle February 4, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Such pretty projects ???

  8. margret Hill February 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

    i LOVE these kitchen stamps, especially since everyone knows I love to cook.

  9. MaryAnn N February 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Lovely projects.

  10. Joan February 4, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Congrats Sandy! My friend has this set of stamps and there really are nice for your grandchildren!

  11. Dana M February 4, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Super cute Allison! How cute is the little candy egg carton with the egg carton tag!

  12. pt February 4, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Great ideas, once again, congratulations to the lucky winner of the stampin up set, hope her grandchildren enjoy the cards.

  13. barb macaskill February 4, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Congratulations Sandy! What a great prize package! Enjoy!
    My favorite Valentine’s Day treat is either a heart shaped red velvet cake (our whole family’s favorite!) or Funky Chunky’s Sweetheart Mix! YUMMY! If you haven’t tried it yet head over and order some NOW! They are on sale and you might want to get extras to make up goodie bags for the kids to give out with their Valentine’s cards!

  14. Bernice J February 4, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I love Lindor chocolates any time of year. Just curious, where did you purchase the cute plastic “egg carton” with the treats?

  15. tammy February 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    too cute. love the mixer.. my favorite valentines treat are peanut butter daisy.. love them.

  16. Diane February 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Chocolate – do I need to say more,more, more!!! Love the cute stamps and would love to use them on some projects I have going.

  17. Marianne February 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Congrats to last month’s winner! Enjoy!
    Love the fun set that’s being featured today and the sweet projects that Allisaon created with them. I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I’m tempted to try my hand at some red velvet brownies with Nutella hearts in the middle, after seeing a free recipe on Craftsy this past week.

  18. Janice B February 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Love the mini egg project. Too cute.

  19. Deborah Meyer February 4, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine what it’s like to see all those goodies in one place. I would be overwhelmed. You’re so very lucky.

  20. lisa808 February 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    What a fun stamp set! My favorite Valentine’s treat is Russell Stover’s Chocolate Covered Caramel Heart.

  21. Tona February 4, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Wonderful projects! Love this set.
    My favorite Valentines treat is chocolate covered marshmallow hearts.

  22. Mary P February 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    The dozen eggs are perfect for those mini-egg candies. Would love to win them for my Easter gifts. Thanks for the chance.

  23. Karen N February 4, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Oh the Perfect Mix stamp set is so cute! I think it would be a fun set to use for cards and when my grandson is a little older some scrapbook pages!
    Favourite Valentine’s treat? Wow, it has to be chocolate, very good quality chocolate.

  24. Linda E February 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    This set is the perfect mix of elements for this baker! Perfect for cards and scrapbook pages! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance!

  25. Maureen Romanchuk February 4, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration Alison!

  26. Jean Fitch February 4, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks Allison for showing so many fun ways to use this adorable set. Love the colors and the combos and hope to CASE them. Also….Congratulastions on your Artisan Design Team win!
    Thanks SU for a chance to win such a fun set.

  27. Debbie February 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks, Allison for the ideas. This set was not on my radar. It is now! But the plastic egg crate? Where did you get those? Perfect Easter treat.

  28. Cyndi M February 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Love the Perfect Mix stamps. They could be used in a recipe album without the sentiments. Our fav Valentine treat is double chocolate Brownies!

  29. Sue LD February 4, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Love the baking theme.
    My favorite Valentine’s treat is dark chocolate.

  30. Brandi R February 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    So so cute! Love all the creative creations with this great set! My favorite Valentine treat…..Same as all year long 😀 Reeses!!! ♥

  31. Sharon P. February 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Cute stamp images! My favorite Valentine treat is chocolate!

  32. Casandra Bennett February 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Cute projects. I love that scrapbook page. TFS.

  33. super stick chick February 4, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    So many wonderful and creative ideas!!! Love all your projects and this fun stamp set.

  34. Valerie W February 4, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Great projects, thanks Allison. Anything Russell Stover is great as a treat

  35. Jenny Stahr February 4, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    My favourite Valentine treat is Bernard Callibeau chocolates! The best!

  36. Lynne in NI February 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    What a fab set, great samples too!
    My favourite treat is ANYTHING chocolate 😉

  37. Kimberli Bean February 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Such adorable projects, thanks for the inspiration!!

  38. jean marmo February 4, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Such fun! My daughter in law is a chef/baker. WOuld love to have these for her!

  39. Dana Cain February 4, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    The kitchen stamps are so cute. I really like the carton of eggs and box grater. These would be great for cards and scrapbooking. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  40. Sandy Ross February 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    My favourite Valentine’s treat would be a triple chocolate brownie from a local bakery….Yum, yum, yummy!!! Fabulous inspiration!!!

  41. Marcia scantlin February 4, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Love the puns.

  42. Kelly Massman February 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    such a great baking stamp set! TFS!

  43. Sherry Stanley February 4, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Love the carousel horse so pretty what a great set. Love the stampin up products. Lovely colours on the papers. Thanks for the great give aways.

  44. Judy Stiles February 4, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    The Perfect Mix stamp set is so adorable! Love all the projects, especially the scrapbook layout! So many cute ideas for this stamp set!

  45. Denise Bryant February 4, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Awesome stamp set and great samples! Love the mixer!

  46. Karen Carvell February 4, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Such a cute set! What great ideas from Allison. My favorite treat for Valentine’s Day are the mini cinnamon hearts..soo yummy!

  47. Susan Brown February 4, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Fun projects, Allison!
    My favorite valentine treat is a handmade card from my little one-with chocolate coming in at a close second!

  48. Helen Van Daalen February 4, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I like to buy cinnamon hearts each year at Valentines.

  49. Michelle B February 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Such a wonderful mix of projects! Thanks for sharing!

  50. Janet Sisk February 4, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I love anything dark chocolate! Thanks for a chance to win. 😀

  51. Margaret February 4, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    My favorite Valentine treat is anything chocolate! Just don’t give me any of those little hearts with words on them!

  52. Doris February 5, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Super cute projects. I’d love to win the Perfect Mix stamp set to play with…especially the cheeky “You’re one in a dozen” sentiment. My favourite Valentine treat? Cinnamon hearts, of course!

  53. Mai February 5, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Great projects, I love that layout! Thanks for the chance!

  54. Nina Oelke February 5, 2017 at 2:46 am

    Very cool layouts and cards, Allison. Awesome giveaway. 🙂

  55. Carla Hundley February 5, 2017 at 3:07 am

    I love the Snickers
    hearts for Valentine
    Carla from Utah

  56. Manda February 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

    I love to bake and my girls love to help so this set would be so much fun to make cards or scrapbook with!

  57. Becca Yahrling February 5, 2017 at 5:57 am

    What a darling set – so fun! And I just happen to have an apron die that would go perfectly … just sayin’! lol

  58. Gabriella February 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

    That set looks perfect for a family recipe album!

  59. Roseanna Crawford February 5, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Chocolate anything is always good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  60. Birgit February 5, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Oh what a fun stamp set! My favorite Valentine treat is when I don’t have to cook dinner. That’s my favorite treat any time! I love it when my sweetie is in the kitchen. Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Brandi Dowse February 5, 2017 at 11:04 am

    As my daughter and Is second hobby is baking I can appreciate these stamps!!!!

  62. Carolyn S February 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Wow! Just love this set and your projects! Recently got a Kitchenaid as a gift so I’m loving this set and would love to win! Thanks for sharing!

  63. Arianna Barbara February 5, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Awww!!! Such darling projects! Absolutely adorable!!! My favourite Valentine treat is chocolate!!! I love so much Lindt and the Italian Baci Perugina chocolates!!!

  64. Elizabeth Ames February 5, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Chocolate and peanut butter chocolate hearts are my favorite Valentines treat. This set would not have been my choice for Valentine’s Day treats but Allison certainly showed us some great projects. She saw outside the ‘crate’ – great!

  65. Cindy P. February 5, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    These are awesome project ideas! I love the Perfect Mix stamp set. What a great idea to use this stamp set to create items for Valentine’s Day! Thanks SU for the chance to win!!

  66. Christine February 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I enjoy reading your blog each day and love your enthusiasm for stamping.
    I love the “egg box” you used in your blog. Where can you buy these in the U.S.?

  67. Pamela McGillin February 5, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I love the projects you made with the Perfect Mix stamp set, especially the hand mixer.

  68. Memoriesbymanda February 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Neat layout. Great products for scrapping kitchen, baking and special Occassions that involve food.
    My favourite valentines treat is chocolate. Let’s be honest, my favourite any time treat is chocolate.

  69. J L February 5, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    So cute!
    My favorite treat any time of the year is Ferrero Rocher chocolates!

  70. Kathy Cook February 5, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I love this stamp set. I’ve been the family baker all my life. I love the card with the photo. I made my granddaughter a purple ruffled apron for Christmas and have a picture of her and her mom making cookies at our house. It would be perfect for her. My all time favorite is See’s candy. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great stamp set!

  71. Kathy Cook February 5, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this cute stamp set. I like the card with the photo as it brings it all to life. My granddaughter and her mom are in a photo I have from Christmas, baking cookies in our kitchen. She was so excited when she opened her gift with a purple ruffled apron I made and her own baking utensils that she wanted to bake them right away! My favorite treat of all time is See’s candy, especially rum nougat and Mayfairs. Yum! Happy Cooking!

  72. Katy Jessup February 5, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    These are so cute! I love the eggs and the mixer! My favorite Valentine treat is the dark chocolate nougat candy from See’s Candies! They are the best! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy ? Day!!

  73. Cary Ann Lombardo February 5, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks so much for showing a scrapbook layout. I have so many great pictures of baking with my kids and I can’t always get papers or ephemera to match but usung the stamps is perfect. Favorite valentine’s treat- flourless chocolate cake.

  74. Jennifer s February 5, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Oh my those stamps are adorable!!! My favorite Valentines candy has to be convesation hearts.

  75. Cathy Olsen February 6, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Where did you get the egg carton, super cute ideas. Perhaps I need to send one to my mother in law.

  76. KELLY A. CROWL February 6, 2017 at 11:58 am

    How much fun is this little set of stamps?! Scrapping or cards…

  77. Kelly Kennedy February 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    My favourite Valentine treat is chocolates! It’s my favorite treat anytime.
    Love the Perfect Mix stamp set! I do recipe pages for my daughter and this would be “perfect”!

  78. Sharon Young February 6, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    This set is so cute. My favorite Valentine treat is dark chocolate Dove.

  79. Twila Young February 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Such a cute stamp set!

  80. Leslie Gunnewiek February 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Love the stamp set and love chocolate for Valentine’s Day

  81. Ann February 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Adorable stamp set and creations. My favorite Valentine treat is chocolate truffles.

  82. shartl February 6, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    This stamp set is so fun, and I love the sentiments too. I love to bake and cook, so this would get a lot of use in my household. Stampin Up products are always the best.

  83. shartl February 6, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    This stamp set is so fun, and I love the sentiments too. I love to bake and cook, so this would get a lot of use in my household. Stampin Up products are always the best. My favorite Valentine treat is chocolate…always chocolate!

  84. colleen hawley February 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Love candy hearts!! yum. Love this set and the ink colors as well!

  85. Karen Lingel February 6, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Would love to decorate recipe books with these stamps! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  86. Wendie February 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Such great projects.

  87. Diane February 6, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Love this color combo! ❤ hoping to win this set ❤

  88. Sharon K. February 7, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Love love love the Stampin Up baking stamps and if I win I know exactly what I would do with them. My dad has been sick for awhile now and his treatments have left him with no appetite except for two family members constant baking. For some reason he still has his sweet tooth and they bake his favourites to try to gain some of his lost weight back while that’s not really happening, I know sending these cute stamped cards to these two ladies would be so much appreciated. Thank you for the chance to win!!!!!!

  89. Sharon K. February 7, 2017 at 12:32 am

    My favourite valentine treat is being with those I love!!!! And chocolate kisses!!!!!!

  90. Diane February 7, 2017 at 12:37 am


  91. stampnk February 7, 2017 at 4:34 am

    This stamp set is so adorable and homey, and would be great for cards or tags to go with homebaked goodies. I love Stampin Up papers and products because of their high quality and trendy colors.

  92. Janet Lebeau February 7, 2017 at 4:56 am

    Love the projects and the giveaway is amazing!!! A big congrats to my friend Sandy for winning last weeks giveaway!!!!

  93. Barbara DeBose February 7, 2017 at 8:55 am

    My fav valentine treat is chocolate covered cherries! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  94. Robin Allen February 7, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Great products and ideas!
    Would love to win!

  95. Amanda McFadden February 7, 2017 at 11:57 am

    This stamp set is so cute and I would love to win this for a friend that is just starting scrapbooking with creating her own family recipe book!!! My favourite Valentines treat has got to be the candy conversation hearts! ????

  96. Betty-Ann February 7, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Beautiful! (Lindt chocolates…mmm <3)

  97. Amanda Sendelbach February 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    These are adorable stamps! As a baker, I would absolutely LOVE to add them to my collection! My favorite valentines treats are decorated heart cookies!

  98. Kerrie February 8, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Chocolate & flowers.

  99. Natalie (QSOgirl) February 8, 2017 at 8:01 am

    These baking stamps are beyond cute! I would LOVE to win them for my stamping-and-baking friend Amanda!

  100. Anita Price February 8, 2017 at 9:50 am

    what an adorable stamp set! love the layout! it’s so soft and delicate! my favourite valentine treat is chocolate of course! followed closely by cinnamon hearts, it wouldn’t be valentines without those

  101. Deborah Smart February 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Such a fabulous ‘mix’ of projects to show off the versatility of this set, Allison! Thanks for sharing the ideas, and thanks to Scrapbooks & Cards Today and Stampin’ Up! for a chance to win this terrific set.

  102. Michelle February 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Cute set! I have a friend who I get my eggs from and I could see using this for a card for her. My favorite Valentine treat would be spending time with one or all my “sweet” family members!

  103. Claudia February 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    So cute the whole set!

  104. Mandi Holmes February 8, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Such a cute stamp set. I am loving the eggs. Congrats Sandy.

  105. Angelica Grosser February 9, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Gorgeous!! So cute, and great coloring!
    My favorite Valentines treet must be (as always) the Swedish Semla!

  106. Mary Holshouser February 11, 2017 at 12:06 am

    My favorite Valentine treat would be for my husband
    to be able to bring me flowers as he did before he
    passed 13 years ago. He enjoyed sneaking out of the
    house early in the morning to get flowers and a card.
    I would act so surprised when he came home. Then
    we’d go out for breakfast. You don’t appreciate
    those times as much as you should until they are
    no longer possible. Love the egg carton.
    Happy Valentine’s Day.

  107. Jeannie Fannin February 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Such a cute stamp set. I really love the projects Allison showed with these stamps. Really good chocolate with a hint of sea salt definitely my favorite.

  108. Emmaeh February 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    The layout is “grate” and the ideas are “one in a dozen”….. Love it!

  109. Kathleen B February 11, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    My favorite treat is Lindt chocolates particularly the dark ones

  110. Sarah Nixon- Jackle February 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Lovely and fun ideas for using this stamp set.

  111. Tonya Denton February 14, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I love all three of your projects! I had to share this on my FB page and gave you a shout out! This Perfect Mix Stamp Set is on my wish list so I’m happy at the chance to win it! I’m wanting to create a cookbook for my daughter of my mother’s favorite recipes as well as mine own. Then she can pass it down to her daughter. This set would be great to accomplish such a project! Once again, LOVE your projects! 🙂

  112. Tonya Denton February 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Oh I forgot to add what my favorite Valentine treat in my comment . . . actually I consider receiving a card from my wonderful husband a treat in itself! As long as I get a card, I’m a happy camper!

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  114. Heather March 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Where did you find the candy egg carton? Everything you made is so cute!

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