219 posts categorized "Valentines"

02/14/2022

Mon 14

Happy Valentine's Day!
by Anne Thompson

One last valentine, I promise, to celebrate today!  Happy Valentine's Day!  This one will go to my father who will be ninety-nine this Wednesday, and my next project later today will be to make his birthday card (which will probably include lots of blue plaid).

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materials used

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  • WOODGRAIN KRAFT PAPER SH44003
  • WOODSY PLAID PP1018
  • EARTH NEUTRAL CARDSTOCK PAD SP1009
  • SLIM PINPOINT BURST PLATE 94557
  • VERDANT LEAF COLLAGE 94525
  • SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94364
  • DOUBLE STITCH LOVING HEART CUT OUT 94359
  • AUTUMN FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY101

to make this card

  • cover the front of a white notecard with a brown plaid paper
  • die cut the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate 94557 from Woodgrain Kraft Paper SH44003
  • die cut the Verdant Leaf Collage 94525 from one of the darker brown cardstock papers in the Earth Neutral Collection SP1009; trim to fit the card front without covering all of the plaid paper
  • align the Verdant Leaf Collage on top of the Slim Pinpoint Burst; adhere it when happy with its position; trim off extra
  • add this piece to the card front; trim off extra paper

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  • die cut a heart from another brown plaid paper using the second from largest die in the Scallop Pinpoint heart set
  • die cut a heart from another brown plaid paper using the smallest die in the Double Stitch heart set
  • glue the two hearts together; place onto the card front, tucking the heart under the largest leaf
  • add five gold Fairy Crystals down the center of the smallest heart

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Enjoy your day!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

02/12/2022

Sat 12

Layered Embossed Pattern Valentine
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Today I wanted to share a Valentine that layered two of the Memory Box 3-D embossing folder patterns. I used two different floral patterns so that there would be two different looks and yet still coordinate with each other.

For the background paper, I used the Chrysanthemum Field folder. You can see more of the detail here:

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The second patterns was the Blooming folder and looks like this:

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I really love the intense detail you can get from these folders. Remember to spritz your paper with water first before running it through the die cut machine in the folder.

After I embossed the blooming paper, I cut out a heart from the paper and layered the one floral design on top of the second.

For the flower, I cut out my design again from white cardstock and then colored the pieces with some PanPastel Chalks for a softer look.

To finish the card, I popped up the heart using some foam tape and added my die cut sentiment.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Laurasignature

 

 

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02/11/2022

Fri 11

Happy Hearts and Watercolored Bubbles by Jean Okimoto

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Here's a simple Valentine idea that's quick and easy - especially if you already have a stash of watercolored or ink-blended backgrounds waiting to be used.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here, pairing two die designs that seem like perfect partners.  The upbeat Bubble Border and curvy dotted Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out are a happy combo for Valentine's Day - or any day!

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I used a strip of watercolored and gold-spritzed watercolor paper from my stash.  The mix of pink, peach and pale orange keeps it from being strictly Valentine-ish.  

Cut white cardstock with the 2-¼" X 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Bubble Border.  Attach a strip of watercolored or ink-blended cardstock behind it.

Tape the 3 smallest Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out dies together - offset towards the right.  Cut the triple-heart from a dark pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Leave the diecuts in the dies, tape them together on the backside and remove them all at once.  

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Reverse Words Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Melon Impress Fresh Ink.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.  Cut it with the coordinating die incuded in the stamp set.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add the copper-y Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Cut a slimline-sized rectangle of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

Need a wedding or anniversary card?  Upgrade this design in shades of gold, rose gold or silver (or all three!).  Toast the happy couple with champagne glass diecuts above the greeting.

Thanks for visiting our blog - wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day if you're celebrating on Monday!

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02/07/2022

Mon 07

Hearts and Flowers
by Anne Thompson

I have a few more valentines today, and these use floral printed papers and glitter papers with the Sprinkle Heart Collage, a Scallop Pinpoint Loving Heart Cut Out, and the letters "love" from the Bennet Alphabet.

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I used the same procedures for both cards but let's take a closer look at the one on the right with the red glitter paper.

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To make this card...

  • I started with a white notecard.
  • I chose a floral paper from COTTAGE MEADOW PP1003 and cut into the left side with the SPRINKLE HEART COLLAGE 94548.  I discarded the small heart pieces and secured the floral paper to the front of the notecard.
  • I then chose a red glitter paper from the GLITZY GLITTER PAD GP1007, added some Scor-Tape to the back, and cut the Sprinkle Heart Collage again, this time taking the cut out heart pieces and inserting them into the open spaces of the Sprinkle Heart Collage on the card front.
  • Next I cut one of the larger SCALLOP PINPOINT LOVING HEARTS 94364 from more of the red glitter paper and added it to the card front with Scor-Tape.
  • I added Scor-Tape to the back of some red glitter paper scraps and cut the letters "l, o, v, e" using the dies from the BENNET ALPHABET 94582, and added this sentiment to the lower right on the card front.

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For the pink card...

  • I used a floral paper from the SPRINGTIME BOUQUET PAPER PAD PP1006 and pink glitter paper from the DELICATE PASTEL GLITTER PAD GP 1001.
  • I followed the same procedures as outlined with the first card.

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And...then I made two more cards using the ROSE BROCADE WIDE WASHI TAPE WT499 and cardstock from the BERRY RED COLLECTION SP1001 with more of the pink glitter papers.

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One more week until Valentines Day...

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

02/05/2022

Sat 05

Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Hi and happy weekend!  Jean Okimoto here with a design to celebrate Valentine's Day, a special friendship or - planning far ahead - Mother's Day.  The Gentle Blossom Watercolor Floral is my new favorite flower set - hope you enjoy creating with it too!

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Cut the base flower from two shades of pink in the Berry Red 6x6 Collection.  Cut the detailed top layer from the lighter pink 6x6.  Squirt and spread big dots (that sounds nicer than "blobs") of Open Studio Berry Mist Glitter Glue onto it.  Set it aside to dry.

Cut the leaves and two-piece layered center from sheets in the Lush Green 6x6 Collection.  

Assemble the flower and attach the leaves.

Cut the largest Double Stitch Loving Heart from a Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6.  Cut the second-largest heart from a dark red/coral sheet from the Berry Red set.

Cut a pink sheet from the Berry Red set with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles die.  Cut another half-piece and attach it to the full piece to create a 7" strip - the heart diecut will cover the joined pieces.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foam dots to attach the plaid heart.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting this weekend - see you next week!

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02/04/2022

Fri 04

Heart and Floral Hugs
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. February arrived quickly for me and I am trying to get all my Valentines made and mailed. I added some elements to this card to make it a Valentine's Day card, but if you left off the hearts, it would work well year-round as a thinking of you/support card. I love stamps and dies that can be used over and over.

To make the card, I started by adding texture to the background. I ran the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate through my die cut machine to add all of the tiny holes to the background. I love that it adds dimension as well as provides a focal point for my message. I added my die cut sentiment to the top of the card as well as my flowers to the bottom. I let the flowers hang off the edge of the card because I liked the look, but I first made sure that my card would still fit into my business envelope for mailing.

Here is a close up of the flowers:

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To finish the flowers, I cut out various sizes of hearts using the Bright Hearts die. For the center of each flower, I popped up a heart with some foam tape and then added some clear glaze pen to the top to give them a glossy shine.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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01/31/2022

Mon 31

A Valentine for a Special Fella
by Anne Thompson

I found a few pieces of brown plaid paper from the Woodsy Plaid paper pad that I think worked quite well to make a more masculine valentine for today's post.  (I apologize for the quality of the photos--not sure what is going on with my camera.)

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to make this card

  • begin with a white notecard and add a piece of brown WOODSY PLAID PP1018 paper cut 4 X 5.25  Thumbnail
  • using the HEART FRAME BACKGROUND 94606 and KRAFT WOODGRAIN PAPER SH44003, cut out the house to use as a birdhouse with the heart as the opening; cut a few extra hearts--the die cuts both outlines and solid hearts

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  • add the house to the card front; stack three of the heart outlines together and glue into the birdhouse opening; stack the three small hearts together and add to the lower left on the card front using a foam dot
  • die cut the body of the SERENE BIRD 94620 from one of the light brown papers in the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009 and its wing from one of the dark browns 

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  • secure the wing to the bird with a Glue Dot; add foam dimensional dots behind the bird and add it to the card; add a tiny black gem for its eye
  • die cut the GENTLE PINE SPRIG 94597 from a dark brown plaid paper and again from the dark brown cardstock; layer them together with the plaid on top, and tuck under the bird with another Glue Dot

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  • for the inside of the card die cut the letters LOVE using dies from WOODGRAIN ALPHA 94579 from both the dark brown cardstock and the dark brown plaid; layer them together with the plaid on top

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When mailing a card that has lots of dimension on the front and/or gems, add a piece of cardstock or thin bubble wrap on top when placing the card in the envelope.  It will help to protect both the card front and the envelope.  Cards like this usually take more postage and may need to be hand-cancelled. 

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Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

 

01/30/2022

Sun 30

Vellum "With Love"
by Angie Cimbalo


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Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with a different kind of Valentine's Day card that I made for someone very special!  It's not quite a full size slimline card but slightly smaller at 3.25" wide and 7.5" long.  
 
I have a video showing how I made this card below and on YouTube.  If you prefer to watch it on YouTube, just click on the logo in the video below and it will take you right there.  And while you're there please consider subscribing to my channel so you won't miss any new content!

Here's closer look at my card:

 
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I have a list of Memory Box supplies used below and also on my YouTube channel video.  
 
The flowers are heat embossed on vellum in a rose gold embossing powder and inserted into the die cut opening in the plaid paper.  The sentiment is from the "Reverse Big & Little Words" stamp set.
 
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Here's one last look at my card:
 
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I hope you enjoy the video and my card for today!  Be sure to stop by this blog every day for more inspiration from our whole team.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
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01/28/2022

Fri 28

Slim Pinpoint Heart Balloons by Jean Okimoto

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Send special hugs with glittered pinpoint heart balloons on a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card.  It can be a Valentine - or a friendship card just to say hello.  Hi, Jean Okimoto  here with a basic design that could work for birthdays too.  Or Mother's Day.P1012525

Cut the textured side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper with the top portion of the 
Slim Pinpoint Heart Plate.  Use a sponge or blending brush to color it with picked raspberry, abandoned coral and kitsch flamingo Distress Oxides.  Spritz it with a light mist of water to create some shadowy areas.  Heat-set the inks.  

Spritz it lightly with Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Air-dry it for a few minutes then heat-set it.  

Diecut it with Balloon Bunch - place the die so there's a complete heart in the center balloon.  Leave the pieces in the die and tape them together on the backside.  It'll be a lot easier* to remove and attach the balloons and delicate outlines if they're intact.

Use dies from the Have a Heart set to cut a medium and 2 small hearts from a pink 6x6 in Graceful Garden Glitter Pad.

Tape white crochet thread or twine behind the balloon - cut the strands longer than necessary - it'll be easier* to trim them later.

Cut the BIG Hugs background from Kraft Woodgrain Paper (cardstock).  Pressure-emboss it with the delicate greeting to add dimension and make it easier* to attach the top layer.  Ink a scrap of watercolor paper with inks used for the balloons and diecut the top layer.

(*always looking for easier ways to do things!)

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Attach the diecuts to a Kraft Woodgrain slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use doublestick tape to attach the greeting (not glue) and balloon strings.  Add the orange/copper Treasure Chest Fairy Gemstones.  Trim the ends of the crochet thread.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front if it'll be mailed.

Thanks for visiting  our blog - hope you'll have time to create a few cards this weekend!

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01/25/2022

Tue 25

Slim Pinpoint Burst Valentine by Jean Okimoto

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Send big hugs with a glitzy, glittery pinpoint slimline design in a mix of neutrals and bright reds.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a simple, bold Valentine idea today.  

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Cut white cardstock with the 2.8" wide Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Cut the rectangle with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate.  

Cut two strips of the dark brown Earth Neutral 6x6 sheet with the second-smallest Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Attach the strips along the top and bottom edges of the rectangle.

Cut the red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet with the second-smallest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die. 

Cut the bright red Polished Foil 6x6 with the smallest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out die.  Apply glue to the small heart and press it very firmly onto the glittered heart.  The pressure  and the glittered background produce a slightly textured surface - almost like hammered metal or rough concrete. 

Cut the BIG Hugs greeting from dark grayish Majestic Hues Glitter Pad 6x6. Cut the background from light kraft cardstock.  Pressure-emboss the backghround with the detailed greeting die.  Embossing adds texture and makes it easier to attach the top layer - just add tiny dots of glue and press it into the debossed areas.

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Attach the diecuts to a light kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add dark brown Autumn Fairy Crystals.  Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front if you're mailing the card.

 I chose earthy neutrals for this guy-card - try it in shades of peach or pink with sparkly iridescent pastel Fairy Crystals for the gals. This basic design would also work as a vertical slimline.

Big thanks to everyone ordering my WINTER BLISS Cards Kit from Impress!  Hope you like the designs and techniques and are discovering ways to use your UFO supplies - unused, forgotten and/or overlooked!

Thanks for visiting our blog...see you again on Friday!

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