Carol’s Crafty Corner

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine's Cards

Hello,



I spent the day yesterday scrapping with my daughter, Aymee. I just love Skype. It is so nice to get to spend time with her. We had such a great day. We scrapped from about 11:00am until almost 11:30pm. I am a slow scrapper, so I only completed 2 Valentine's cards, 6 monogram cards, and 1 gift box.



Aymee showed me a neat way to make cards. It makes them so easy to display. I am sure Aymee has the directions on her blog. Just visit her at http://southernbellescrapper.blogspot.com/ I also scraplifted the card fronts from very talented scrappers at the Cricut Messageboard.



For this first card, I chose red cardstock for the base.

Then I ran a piece of white cardstock through the Cuddlebug. Next, I embossed it using the Swirls embossing folder. Then, I used Pink Lipstick distressing ink on the edges and tops of the swirls for added dimension.

For the next step, I cut the pink hearts using the Wild Card Cricut cart. Then, I embossed them with the dots embossing folder. I also used the pink distressing ink on these.

After that, I cut the red hearts using the Plantin Schoolbook cart. I embossed them with the dots embossing folder and distressed them as well.

For the postage stamp, I used the embossing/die that came with the Cuddlebug machine. The white base was cut using the die. The pink on top is actually the entire embossed piece, but I repeated the process with the red. Then, I cut the red heart out and adhered it on top of the pink heart. I know you probably can't tell, but the word "LOVE" is embossed in the center of the heart. I also used red stickles on top of the red heart in order to make it "pop.".

I used white toille for the ribbon/bow.

The next step was to create the smaller white piece you see on the bottom of the card. I ran this one through the Cuddlebug using the swirls folder and distressed it too. The red heart is cut from the Plantin Schoolbook cart, embossed with the dots folder, and distressed. Then I adhered that chipboard piece on top. The pink piece was stamped with the title "I Will Always Love You" and with tiny hearts in opposing corners.

The last step was to adhere the button which is used to create an easel for the card.

Now, isn't that the neatest thing!!!!












Here is a side view of the card so you can see how it works.




I chose to make this card in the same manner. The tree trunk was cut using the Stretch Your Imagination cart. The hearts were cut using the Plantin Schoolbook cart. The top of the tree made from 2 hearts cut from pink printed paper. The 4 small hearts are from coordinating cardstock. Then I highlighted them with pink stickles.

The title was stamped using individual letter stamps.

The squirrels were cut from the Storybook cart (isn't that little one adorable!). I used an olive green colored pencil for the grass stems.

I also used distressing ink on the edges of the blue pieces, the pink tree, the green lawn, and the tree trunk.

The message on the card base is a sticker. Then, I used a blue button for the "easel."














Thanks for visiting me. I hope you are inspired to try this neat technique on cards too. It is so much fun!


Carol:)

5 comments:

Southernbelle said...

These are just the bee's knee's! Tee Hee! Simply adorable! Don't you just love this card technique?!!! I am so glad I stumbled across it! So fun and really easy to do! I hope everyone will try it out!


Fabulous work Mom!

LLB
BFF
Cinjalella :)

jeannine said...

Beautiful cards carol, love the love grows with the hearts for the tree! Great job! Can I just say that I love your lamp and the tea cups...my fav colors are pink and black! I love that lamp!!!!

southernscrapper-tnscrapper said...

Carol

My goodness, you and Aymee have been very busy. You are sooo talented. Your cards are just stunning. Thank you for sharing them on your blog. I know you had a great time scrapping via skype!


Marilyn C.

alwayscharlie said...

I love the cards! they are absolutely adorable and I will search Aymee's blog for directions! I also absolutely love that teapot lamp. It is fabulous!

josie walrath said...

loved all your projects but the valentine card was my favorite.I guess I will give it a try.tfs

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