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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Heart Day

Not my normal day to publish cards but I had one more Valentines Day card I wanted to share and my assortment of cards wouldn't be complete without a card with some flowers. 

The heart die is from Papertrey Ink and the background stamp is from Stampin Up which I used a slate grey ink from Simon Says Stamp. Flowers are an assortment of stuff I had and that pretty glittery blue butterfly is from Jennifer Bowlin when I used to get her kits. The leaves and flourish are dies. The flourish is from MFTS, the pine tree branch and green leaf from Martha Stewart and the another leaf die from Poppystamps. 

Hope your day is filled with lots of love. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tag Cards

This set of cards were from smaller stamps that I wanted to used tags and basically did a duo of the same style card. 

This stamp is from Hero Arts, I also diecut a few silver hearts and kept it basically a black and white theme. 

For this card I used an older stamp from a company called and American Stamp. It always cracks me when I read it. I used more shiny paper for the hearts and love diecut. Paper for both cards was from MFTS.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Distressed Love

Inspired by Tim Holtz's video for his new releases I decided I needed to use some of his products for a Valentine's card. I basically used the picket fence paint and a few of the inks (Pickled Raspberry, Candied Apple and Festive Berries) to get the background color on a watercolor panel then stamped the various images on top and spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls and then added a die cut and a few stickers.

Not sure who I will give this card to as most people I know aren't into the distressed card panels which is kind of a shame because the I like making them.

Since Feb 14th is so close I am also showcasing another cards.

This one I decided to create a card using a bunch of leftover supplies. The embossing panel was leftover from a panel that I first tried using this background for the HVD card but didn't like it so I used the swiss dot on that card. I also diecut a heart too large so diecut it again and am using the remnants of that and a leftover diecut love word that I did in both silver and red but ended up using the red so the silver was leftover. Then I embossed the word sentiment and added some epoxy hearts to complete this card.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


On Monday I shared the heart shaker card and of course and after I diecut the heart I was leftover with foam shaped heart and pp heart inserts that fit perfectly together and of course not wanting to waste them, what else to do then make a quick and easy Valentine's Day card. 

I broke out my swiss dot embossing folder (you remember those, right) for this one and that sentiment is actually a sticker from Crate paper. So all I needed to do was assemble it all and toss on a glitter foam heart and wham bam it's done, easy peasy!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sprinkled With Love

 After making my granddaughter a shaker card for her birthday I thought I would also make a Valentine's Day shaker card. I pulled out my older Papertrey Ink Sprinkled die and stamp set for this one.

As I mentioned before I take both the pp panel and my foam panel and diecut them together so they align nicely. Then I just stick the foam panel to my base cardstock fill it with some sequins then cut a piece of acetate and place it ontop then all I need to do is adhere the pp panel on top of all that. 

I wanted some shimmery and had just bought a red glittered piece of cardstock and Joann's so I used that and then all was left was to finish stamping the sentiment. I fuzted around with a speech bubble and also a strip but ultimately found a heart that I thought was the best fit. 

I think I may give this card to my youngest grandson because I'm pretty sure he'll appreciate the shaker part of this card. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Be Mine, Valentine

Going back aways to use a Stampin Up valentines stamp that I used maybe once on a card that was published and haven't used it since. I challenged myself to use it again, and pretty much did the same thing with the card and heat embossed the stamped image. And for comparison I am posting that published card. 

Here is the one I did today using Pink and Main pp, some doodlebug enamel dots and die cut the panel using Lawn Fawn stitched die.

And here is the published card, pretty simple with rounded corners and a ribbon.

Monday, January 28, 2019

You Are The Icing

In typical fashion I'm supposed to be making birthday cards but I ordered some goodies and they arrived so you know you I just can't resist the urge to play.

This die and stamp set is from Poppystamps. Now I have to tell you normally I would pass up this set because it's too limiting for use but I have a 7 yr old grandson who loves donuts, I mean he doesn't just love them he LOVES them so you know I had to get the set. And first thing I did was make him a Valentine's Day card with it. 

I also broke out my colored pencils for some coloring and best as I tried to multi stamp some colored sprinkles on that donut it really can only take 2 stamps before it looks muddled. 

And because this is a small set I did a bunch of cardstock layering to use up some space. 

Now I am sure the boy will eyeroll at this sentiment, I mean after all he will be 8 soon and most 8 years olds don't want anything to do with the cheesy love bit, especially from Grandma.