Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hot Air Balloon Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!  This year I went away from the traditional Valentines because I just wasn't feeling that.  I wanted something different to send to family, and this card fit the bill!
I used background paper from The Paper Studio's Best Day Ever paper pad.  I loved the bright colors and the hearts on some of the balloons!  The stamps are from Stampin Up! Time To Celebrate set.  I stamped the image in blue and the sentiment in black.  That panel was die cut with a GMD stitched rectangle die and matted with a GMD scalloped stitched rectangle die cut.  I die cut hearts to embellish with from the GMD Heart Confetti Die.  Adhesives used include ATG, foam tape and tacky glue.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Giddy Up Cards

Good Morning!  Today is my day to post on the SumMore Fun blog.  The cards I am sharing with you use two Raisin Boat stamp sets called Giddy Up! and Urban Cowgirl.  Those sets work so well together!
First up, the sleek masculine card.  I promised masculine cards for you this month, and here it is!  The stitched background decoration was from the Urban Cowgirl set and the sentiment is from Giddy Up!.  They were stamped in Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.  I love how the Distress Oxides POP off of the dark cardstock!  I used my stamp platform to ensure all of my stamps were lined up perfectly and to double stamp the Distress Oxides to make them brighter.
I stamped the horse head from Giddy Up! using Versafine Onyx Black ink and die cut around it using a GMD slash stitched oval die.  I also matted behind that with the larger size of die cut.  Those were popped up with foam tape.  The only embellishment was three silver adhesive dots at the bottom.
Of course I had to make a card with pink for those cowgirls too!  It was made in the same manner, but this one is more rustic than the previous card.
The main differences are the stamped background stitching in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide and the coloring in of the horse.  I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my aqua brush to watercolor the horse.  I thought it matched the background cardstock well!  I also stamped the sentiment in black on this card to make it stand out better from the brown.
Make sure you join me again next Wednesday for another set of cards that can be loved by guys, gals, and kids alike!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Annie's Paper Boutique~Valentines from Notecards

Hello friends!  I am back with another blog post for the Trendy Twine blog.  I was in need of some Valentine's Day cards...and fast!  I was trying to decide what to make that would be cute and quick and came up with this idea.  I used S.W.A.K. 3x4 Printable Cards available at Annie's Paper Boutique.
I simply printed them off onto white cardstock and cut around them.  I chose coordinating solid colored cardstock for a shadow behind the printed panel and fun patterned paper from The Paper Studio's Best Day Ever paper pad for the background.  All layers were adhered with ATG.
On two of the cards, I stamped a Hugs & Kisses sentiment from APB You & Me Planner Stamps using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink.  These were very quick to make for those of you who may be like me, scrambling to get those last minute cards in before the holiday :)  Be sure to check out all the printables at Annie's Paper Boutique!
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Monday, February 11, 2019

Valentine Heart Treats

Good morning to all my crafty friends!  Today is my day to post on the SVG Attic blog.  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I wanted to make something for my boys to give to their teachers for the occasion.  The Heart 3D Shaped Mini Candy Box file was perfect!
I used papers from DCWV's Romantic Life stack to create them.  Jodi has a quick tutorial HERE if you have any questions on assembly, but these are very quick to make!
I used 3 sheets of paper, but since the paper is double sided, I was able to use the back side to accent if I desired!
My boys wrote their names on the tags and I tied them on with various colors of Trendy Twine.  I used Tacky glue to assemble the hearts with a bit of foam tape behind the heart accent with hexagons on it.  I was able to fit 2-5 stick packs of gum in each of these for a little treat for the teachers.
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