Monday, February 1, 2010

How about some cards?

So my last post was all LO's so I thought this one could be all cards! Paper Popsicles has a great heart shaped card template that I was able to work with. After a couple minutes of thinking these 2 ideas jumped into my head and I couldn't wait to get some new supplies and get to work!

For the first one I used some of that yummy flocked DoodleBug paper that came out a few years ago (I have a stash of every color! I HAD to have this paper and then could never bring myself to use it! LOL!) I traced the template onto the backside of the red flocked paper and cut it out and folded it in half, next I took my trusty Zip Dry and some adorable heart lace I got at Hobby Lobby (for a super good deal-12 feet for $1.00!) and glued the lace around the edge of the heart to make it look like the old lace heart valentines. After I glued the lace on I used glitter Thickers and wrote Be Mine on the heart and there you have a quick and easy valentine! So make sure you head on over to Paper Popsicles and get your today!

For my second card I have had these 7 Gypsies keys forever (I bought a whole set and only needed one) so I wanted to do one of those cute key to my heart valentines. I traced the template onto Co'rdinations cardstock, cut it out and then ran it very carefully through my CuttleBug with the swirls folder. Then I sanded the embossing to emphasize it more. I used Thickers to write U R placed the key and wrote 2, and when you open the inside it says my and there is a small heart on a spring with an ! next to it. Sorry I forgot to take pics of the insides of my cards and it is dark and nasty out today! To finish off the front of the card I outlined the heart with gold Stickles.

My next card is a New Baby card I had made for my friend. I used Bazzill Blingz cardstock, Making Memories Animal Crackers Ella pattern paper, Imaginensce stamp, and ribbon from Target. I had so much fun making something all pink and girly!

SPOILER ALERT!!!! The next picture is of the cards I made for the Paper Popsicles Valentine's Day card swap, so if you are in the swap and don't want to see the cards I will say good bye to you and thanks for looking!

Now for the rest of you that do want to see them let's continue! I decided to use some of my stash of last year's Valentine's paper. And for the first 3 cards I found this awesome lace at Hobby Lobby and had to buy a yard of it, well when I pulled out my Basic Grey Bittersweet paper I knew that I had to use these 2 things together! I have these red cards I bought last year at target and used them as my base, used the Basic Grey Bittersweet pattern paper as my next layer, punched a scallop square and regular square from the solid Bittersweet paper, and cut hearts with my Cricut from the Bittersweet pattern paper. I inked the edges of the squares and heart with My Mind's Eye ink and attached the heart with a pop dot for some added dimension. I again brought out my trusty Zip Dry and attached the lace to the front and secured the ends down in back with some tape. For the other 2 cards I used some Little Yellow Bicycle Love Letters paper, my Martha Stewart lace heart border punch and some more hearts cut from my Cricut. I forgot to take pics of the insides of these cards as well, but I stamped XOXOXO with some coordinating inks.

So there you have some of my latest card creations!

Oh I almost forgot I was "scooped" over at Paper Popsicles on Saturday!!! Check it out here! And be sure to check out the awesome sketch that Melissa posted today and enter for your chance to win this month's prize!

Well off to get a couple things done before I need to get the little people from school! Have a great day!



Tricia said...

Yay! These are great! I love the key one. Very clever. I can't wait to see the swap cards in person!

Leah said...

Cute cute stuff Valerie!!

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