Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A Couple of Valentines

 Hello and Happy Valentine's Day!

I made some valentines for my family and got them in the mail. Probably late this time, but the thought is there.  ;-)

First up: 
This one went to my great-granddaughter. She is only 1-1/2 now, but likes colors and this also has some sparkle. Maisy's latest picture shows her painting on an easel and smiling from ear to ear. I expect she'll like the brightness and subtle texture of the card.

To make this, with a white card base, I added a fun die cut using an old Memory Box die called Cupid Heart. I cut it in a square of pink cardstock from my stash. Then I backed this with a left-over square of SU Real Red for some dimension and texture. The three hearts on the bottom were cut with SU small punches with snippets of glitter paper found in my parts drawer. Because I used big and small snippets of paper, I am submitting this card to the Snippets Playground Challenge #47

Next up is the one for my only grandson who is in college, and has a great sense of humor. I messed up the greeting, but think it is part of the fun. See?
Again, I made this card using a base of white card stock, this time top folding. All the stamps are from the 2013 Simon Says Stamp set called Only Have Eyes For You. Isn't the three eyed character a hoot? I did use my MISTI to stamp everything, but must have moved the card a bit when making the sentiment darker, hence the double stamping. But I like it! Inside I stamped Happy Valentine's Day with another stamp from this set and more balloons. 

It is fun making valentines. I love the many ideas posted in blogs recently. Thanks everyone, I'll CASE some next year.

A lovely sunny day today, but cold. Crafting inside is my kind of day. Bye, bye.💓

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Thursday, February 2, 2023

A Floral Friendship Card

 Happy Hello!

Here is my entry for the January 2023 Card Chain Challenge. The card has been sent to Greta, whom I am sure you all know and admire. Her cards are fabulous, IMO.

I have chosen this time the sketch option as well as the friendship one. It was fun to make this card and to use my new Pinkfresh Studio stamp set called With Sympathy. I am adding this card to the NBUS Challenge #47.

My floral focal point is this lovely stamp that arrived from Pinkfresh Studio recently. My card base is Stampin' Up! Old Olive. I colored part of the image with SU Stampin' Blends markers in the light shades, Pink Pirouette, Seaside Spray, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Old Olive. Oh, and one dark looking but light Real Red tidbits. The Color Lifter pen came in handy a couple of times, ya know!

As the sketch for this challenge showed a diagonal stripe bisecting the card, I did that with triangle of light gray cardstock from my parts stash. A thin strip of black cardstock separates the sections. My sentiment is made with a fun wooden stamp by Hampton Art Stamps that I have had forever, but rarely used. Isn't this a just-right stamp for a friend?

Take good care, my blog friends. It's cold here in Minnesota! Brrr! See you next time. Cyber hugs.

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