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Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Last Valentine

This card was made using Powdered Sugar card stock from Lasting Impressions and the red card stock is from Stampin Up. I used the CB Swiss Dot folder on the one layer of white. The 4-step rose stamp is from Kitchen Sink Stamps. When cutting the very top white layer, you will notice that I cut it so the leaves could expand beyond the white onto the red layer below.

Friday, January 30, 2009

All My Love



This Valentine is made on white cardstock with a layer of red and then another layer of white cut slightly smaller. The top white layer was run through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder. I used the small rose stamp and colored with Copic markers. The rose was then punched using a Marvy scalloped oval and layered on red cardstock which was punched using the next size larger scalloped oval punch.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Three Valentines w/Magnolia Stamps




Today's cards don't take a lot of explanation. I used CB folders on the 1st and 3rd card for the backgrounds of the card fronts. Stamp-offs were sent to me by a friend (Andrea). I colored them with several types of markers: Copic, Tombow and SU and added some glitter to the roses as well as the wings. The sentiment inside the last card reads "It's just that simple.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No Stamping Valentine


Here's another example of a very easy card to make for Valentine's Day. The main card is red cardstock. I cut a narrow piece of white card stock and used the scalloped punch from Martha Stuart. This piece was put on the front of the card about 1 inch above the bottom edge leaving room to put the white heart-shaped buttons. I cut a piece of the red and white gingham checked paper and attached it with the edge at the top of the card. I punched three sizes of circles with Marvy Punches and on the smallest one I used the double hearts Tonic Punch. I assembled these pieces with double sided tape and attached them with pop dots.
When mailing this type of card embellishments such as buttons or other items, care must be taken so they don't come through the envelope. You can either fold them so the design is inside the card to be mailed or send them in a padded envelope.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Quick and Easy Valentine

Yesterday a friend (initials HS) showed a card that she had made after seeing something similar on a blog. It was so different than anything I'd made and such a simple layout that I had to make one just like it using my own combination of papers.
I don't think it takes much explanation. I used the CB Swiss Dots border folder on the left and right of the front leaving room for some scor lines. I chose 5 coordinating papers and punched hearts spacing them evenly down the middle of the card.
In just a few minutes I had a Valentine card. This one was made using Snickerdoodle (off white) cardstock from Lasting Impressions. It probably took longer to find the 5 coordinating colors to make the hearts than it did to actually make the card. I made one card with a side fold and one card with the top fold.

Very Simple Valentine

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine using stickers

This was a really fun card to make using Penny Black stickers. The basic card is made with white card stock from Lasting Impressions. A second piece of the white CS was cut to 4 1/4 inches wide by 4 inches tall. On the bottom edge I chose a Martha Stuart punch to make the lacey design. Just above that design I scored a double line using my Scor-Pal and then allowing enough room for the ribbon to be added, I scored another double line.
Next using the CB folder Swiss Dots, I embossed the top of that piece. The dotted ribbon was added using my Tombow adhesive.

The red cardstock (from Stampin Up) was cut so that it would show through the lacey edge and then I punched the hearts using the Tonic Border System. The red was attached to the front of the cardstock and then the white 4 1/4 x 4 inch piece added.

The ovals were punched using my Marvy Uchida scalloped punches, stamps added and attached with pop dots.

(The following items are available to order from me: Lasting Impressions Paper, Marvy Punches, Tonic Border System and Tombow adhesives.)

Valentine with stickers

This was a fun Valentine to make using Penny Black stickers. The card base is white cardstock. I then took a second piece of white cardstock which was 4 1/4 inches wide by 4 inches long. On the bottom of this second piece I used a Martha Stuart punch

Friday, January 9, 2009

"V" is for Violets

One of my favorite indoor flowers has always been the African Violet. My paternal grandmother always had beautiful violets in her home. I've not had as good of luck growing them as her but I always try to have just one as a reminder of her.

I made this card recently for an alphabet swap. First I took the lavender paper and embossed the front using two CB folders. I added the vertical lines by using my Scor-Pal. The stamp surface was colored using markers from SU and stamped onto cardstock from Lasting Impressions. I cut the rectangles using my Long and Narrow Rectangle Nestabilities.

Materials used--

Papers: Lasting Impressions Cardstock - Powdered Sugar; Stampin Up! Cardstock - Lavender Lace; Checked paper was from leftover scrapbook paper

Markers: Mellow Moss and Lavender Lace from Stampin Up!