Good Wednesday, My Bloggy Friends!
At Christmas, life got in the way and I did not send a single handmade card. Soooo .... I have been busy and I have made all my Valentines and they are ready to go!! I am quite pleased with myself :-)I tried a couple of new techniques with great results and that was fun! I won't put them all on here today ... I will divide them up!
Mary from Cardztv did a video with a 7 fold card and I just loved it, so that was one that I just had to try. With Mary's excellent instructions, it was very easy to put together and I really liked the results :-) I used the Valentine Turtle from Little Scraps of Heaven on the front panel with layered hearts as the anchor. I stamped the heart center with a heart from an older set, the inside is stamped with the sentiment from another set and designs on the inside flaps. I do not remember the maker of the heart or sentiment stamps, but the "floral" designs are Inkadinkado. All the paper is stuff I have on hand. I know we all have enough paper to last a life time!!
For this card, I used a cute little frog girl paper piecing from "Happy Valentine's Day" by Scrapping Bug Designs. I used the standing frog girl and the paper pieced sentiment on the inside. All the paper from my stash, some Stickles, and a little wired ribbon bow.
Both of these Valentines are using paper piecings from Little Scraps of Heaven ... Love Hot Air Balloon and Valentine Cupcake. Instead of putting the word LOVE on the basket, I stamped "Love Always" on the heart balloon. I used some colored hemp twine and sticker flowers to further decorate. The more simple cupcake card has a punched border with ribbon trim. The Happy Valentine's Day! stamp is from a small Studio G set I probably got at Michael's.
Tomorrow I will post some more! I made my Hubby an explosion box card ... another newbie for me ... that turned out sooo cute! I am also going to try to get a picture of my outside fur baby that has decided she wants to stay with us. And ... GREAT!! ... she is an expecting mommy. I have a home for one, maybe two, so I hope that is all she has:-) Those of you that know the story from the start back in September, she is quite possibly the sister of our baby Boo Kitty ... or maybe his mommy. I almost have her trust enough to get her into the carrier for the trip to the vet where I can find out more. Ta ta til then!!
Kitty Hugs, Judy