Showing posts with label Valentine cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine cards. Show all posts

Sunday, February 12, 2017

You Octopi My Heart!

I could not resist this stamp set by Lawn Fawn, but the accompanying octopus is sooo teeny and does not have a lot of character IMHO.   Cricut to the rescue with this oh so cute octopus from the Birthday Bash cart. 

Since this card is for my science - minded DGD, I quickly realized that I would have to create some extra legs for my octopus and so I sliced and welded in Design Space only to find that because I wanted the extra legs a darker color, it was just much easier to duplicate the octopus and trim away two legs.   Lesson learned!   I eliminated the birthday packages that the octopus was carrying by closing the eye in DS and then I substituted a layered heart from Doodlecharms.

I distress inked the background using my Groove, added some dew drop bubbles and heat embossed the sentiment.   Such a fun card to make!

I am linking my card with the Valentine challenge at BBTB2 here.

and the Valentine Challenge # 294 at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog here.

If you are 'last minute - ing it' like me, there's tons of inspiration on both sites.  Thanks for visiting with me today.  : )   Christine

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Wooden Heart Valentine

Do you remember "G.I. Blues?"   After seeing that movie, just as I was entering my teens, I became totally enamored with Mr. Presley.  I even went so far as to write poetry to him!!!  I always remember his birthday, since it is so close to my own, and even though I moved on to Beatlemania, and eventually, DH, Mr. P remained in a corner of my heart.  So, when the BBTB2 team challenged us to an Elvis Presley Birthday project, I HAD to join in the fun.

And then, the snow, ice, frigid temperatures, and  freezing wind imprisoned me in the house and it wasn't until today that DH could drive me to Michael's to pick up some birch wood to complete the project that had been simmering in my brain all week.

DH's favorite Elvis song is "Wooden Heart" and he is very proud of the fact that he knows every word including the bits in German.  Naturally, my project is a wooden heart valentine for DH.  Here it is!

I started with the skull card from Wild Card 2 and sized the card layer to 9 inches in height.  I stretched the scalloped heart from Victorian Romance to fit and then added score lines to the heart layer and changed them all to 'cut.'   This I duplicated several times and cut each out of a different valentine paper and my birch wood sheet.  I had such fun arranging the pieces together (and now have 3 extra hearts to add to my valentine stash) like a puzzle.  : )  

I folded the card base to make an easel card and added the banner to hold the card in place.  (E.P.  sings "It was always you from the start" in the song.)   It was very difficult to get the phrase on the banner and I'm not very happy with it, but oh well! 

Please run over to the BBTB2 blog and see all the fun projects the DT put together.   Love those blue suede shoes!   Thanks for visiting with me today.  Rock on!   Christine  : )

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Valentines for 2016

Are you a fan of Kim's Card Kits?  I have to admit that up to this point, I subscribed to Kim's site for inspiration but when I saw this month's Valentine Kit, I hit the 'buy' button.  For $17.00 I received 7 card bases and envelopes, matching ribbons, bling, 2 sheets of cute stickers from Pebbles, and cardstock pieces cut to size for each card.  The instructions and pictures were easy to follow and everything was good quality.

I really had fun putting these cards together!   I wasn't, however, able to make them look as good as Kim's pictures so after the second card I used her designs as a starting point and did my own thing.  : )

This one is my favorite for it illustrates perfectly the crafter's mantra that there's no such thing as a mistake, just an opportunity to embellish:-

My wrist continues to heal and I find that I can do more and more with my right hand.  Woo hoo!  I start physical therapy on Friday - not looking forward to that!   : (

Thanks for visiting with me today and take a look at Kim's Card Kits.  I'm thinking that the DGDs might like a kit each to practice their card making skills.   : )  Christine
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