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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine's Day is approaching......FAST

And what a little Busy Bee I have been.

To see the my latest creations click on these links:
         Matchbook Sweet Friend Cards
         Valentine's Wreath
         Note/Picture Holder
         Family  Love Layout
         Valentine Card #1

 I love the shape of the heart and the colors associated with this day.  I had already added this card to my Cards tab above last night, but was not able to add to my main page...didn't want hubby seeing it. So here it is and with tools, and detailed instructions. I did not have any to go by so I was winging this one all the way. I did change a few things from the original...Never stick to the plan....that would be me all the way. LOL!!   I am an individualist.....LOL!!!

I cased the card from Pinterest (love that site), The Serendipitous Stamper. Got some cute items over there.
You can find the original card on my Pinterest board ~ Valentine Loves.

                      My Version                             My Inspiration from Ellen Taylor
 Once again I used left over papers from other projects. The red I had was not as dark as I wanted so I daubed the edges in my vineyard berry ink and also an entire half sheet I had left so that my little squares 
and my hearts would match up. 
 My Great and wonderful friend will love this part.....I daubed my edges very wide. (I usually do thin daubing.) I rubbed it in deeply as you can see in the pics here. I did cover both front and back edges. I will put some left over B&T (background & design papers) on the back of this card and 
add my Made Just For You stamp..
I used black card stock for the first layer base on the front. The B&T paper is from my Bliss paper pack & Wings paper pack. (both are retired)
Striped paper scraps, this should be ribbon (I am out of thick ribbon). I have edged all papers with the vineyard berry ink. 
Materials used are Close To My Heart unless stated other wise:
Papers: Tulip C.S., Black C.S., Bliss paper in the grey floral, Wings paper in the red black flourish,
Striped strip-Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby
Inks:  Vineyard Berry & Black
Adhesives:  Tape Runner, Bonding Memories Glue Pen, 3-D Foam Tape
Other items used:  Stardust Glitter Glitz Gel, Dimensional Elements Hearts, Red Sparkles 
Tools:  Surecut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, Sponge Daubers, Micro Tip Scissors,
Pin Tip Tweezers, Bone FolderArt Philosophy Cricut Cartridge,
7/8 Decorative Square Creative Memories Paper Punch
1" Square Creative Memories Paper Punch
1.25" Square Creative Memories paper Punch
 Stamp Sets:  Front Sentiment - The Unity Stamp Set
Inside image -  Adore Stamp Set
Inside Sentiment - from the New Happiness Floral Stamp Set   
see it on page 140 of the new SPRING/SUMMER IDEA BOOK
       (can get yours for $5.00 in March only; ask me how)

CUTS & MEASUREMENTS:  Horizontal x Vertical (across x up/down)

Card Base & Tulip card stock:
  1 Base -  5.5" x 9" fold at 4.5" = 5.5" x 4.5" card base
  4 Squares - 1" x 1"
10-12 Large Hearts - .5" cut from CTMH (A.P.) Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge-pg 26
10-12 Small Hearts - .25" cut same as large hearts

Black card stock:     
1 Layer - 5.25" x 4.25",
4 squares - 1.25" x 1.25",
1 Rectangle - 2.75" x 1.75",
1 oval - 1.75" cut from CTMH A.P. Cricut Cartridge-pg 32

Wings B&T Paper:
1 layer - 2.5" x 1.5"

Bliss B&T Paper:
1 Layer -5" x 4", 
4 Squares - 7/8 CM Decorative Square paper punch
1 Oval - 1.5" cut from CTMH A.P. Cricut Cartridge-pg 32
1 Large Heart  - 3.5"  (save the negative cut-will be using for inside card)
   (envelope on card) cut from CTMH A.P. Cricut Cartridge-pg 26

  1. Adhere your Grey B&T layer onto the Black Layer.
  2. Adhere your 4 black squares to the outer corners lining up with the black base on top and sides, then center & adhere your 4 red squares onto the black squares.
  3. Cut a v shape from the striped paper. Now center between Squares & adhere the striped strip folding the excess over the top of the black layer. (I left about a 1/4" from the bottom of the grey layer.)
  4. Center  & adhere the wings B&T onto black rectangle. (you may apply the glitter glitz gel while you are doing other things before adding to the base card...let dry or use a heat gun to help it dry, do be careful to not burn it.)
  5. Stamp the inside card image off center to the right. (Leave room to use negative heart shape to rub ink  around your outer image and to stamp your sentiment to the left side.)
  6. Use the negative cut of the 3.5" heart to rub ink around the shape. Use dauber and rub from outer to inner. (be sure to cover any area that you do not want the ink to touch)
  7. Stamp the sentiment to the left of your heart shape.
  8. Stamp sentiment to the Grey oval. Center & adhere grey B&T oval onto the black oval.
  9. Construct the small envelope. You can see visual instructions to the small envelope on my card front
    from my Valentines Love Board at my Pinterest Page   (I did not ink edges of the envelope)
  10. Add your small ribbon around the envelope. (I used a small piece of tape to hold ribbon on back side of envelope-made it easier to tie and make the small bow.)
  11. Add a few of the various size hearts to the open area of the envelope flap, tuck a few into envelope. (this is where I used my tweezers)
  12. Adhere the larger hearts to the 4 corner squares be sure to center them. 
  13. Adhere the black layer onto the card front centering it.
  14. Pop dot the Rectangle and center it over the striped strip, centered between the 4 squares.
  15. Pop dot the envelope onto the rectangle & grey layer (be sure your glitter is dry).
  16. Pop dot the oval onto the rectangle and the grey layer.
  17. Edge the heart shape Dimensional Element in Vineyard Berry Ink. Sponge lightly a little light grey ink on top of the heart. Then, stamp it with a designed heart shape over the grey
  18. Add the Heart shaped Dimensional Element to the striped strip and the gems around it. Also, I added a gem to the center of the ribbon on envelope.
  19. Add a few smaller hearts to the grey base as if they are falling out of the envelope.


Entered this Card in the  DJ's Sundries Challenge,
This looks like a lot to this card but, once I figured out the measurements, It was really easy. I went into more detail for those who do not do cards on a regular bases. I am still learning to do cards. I am learning as I go to mass produce too. I still prefer to scrapbook and do 3-D paper crafts and some other crafts. I made 3 of these so far in different colors with different sentiments.  Share them on my Card tab at a later date...some of the receivers tend to look at my blog.....Don't want them to guess what they are receiving for V-DAY.
 Hopefully by doing cards I can use up most of these scraps in my large bin and in my stash bags...
SEE....told you I had a lot of scraps... 
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you will leave me a crafty comment and take a moment to browse my blog.


Lisa Carroll said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration piece. :) Don't forget to include a link to the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog in your blog post if you'd like to be inlcuded in our randome drawing, and thanks for joining us in the "Have a Heart" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xox

Lisa S. said...

I love your version of her card and this is a fab way to use those scraps up. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Cheri said...

All the layers make this beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this on my blog. Have a great day.


Nat said...

Fab project, just love all your hearts! Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
Natx GDT

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card!! Love that envelope with the hearts coming out of it!! Very cute!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Judy McKay said...

Pretty details in your card. Great interpretation of the card. Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get It.

Bettina L. said...

Gorgeous card. Love the design with all the hearts. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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