Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I Carry Your Heart Valentine Pocket Card

Hi friends!
I hope your having a wonderful day!
I'm moving on with Valentine's Day cards... this one being in red and created from Mon Amour by Graphic 45 and Love Clippings by Prima. I've been buying up love themed product but for this card I've used my older stock except for that gold glittered corrugate from Hobby Lobby. 

The glitter isn't actually a golden gold, but more of a champagne color. I love it's softness whatever the shade is. It worked well with my Christmas themed cards, and I'm finding it's lovely with the pinks, corals, and reds for my Valentines as well. In fact so much so, we made the long drive up to Fairlawn to Hobby Lobby to purchase more on one of the days we were able to get out due to a brief rise in the temperature.

The gorgeous red bloom, glittered and beaded, that I used is from Prima's Christmas collection from two years ago called Sweet Peppermint. Perfect for Valentine's projects as well with all that lovely glitter.

The heart was cut from Simon Says Stamp's Schoolhouse Red cardstock with Spellbinder's Classic Hearts.

The doily is cut from Alterations Thinlits Doily and my corrugate was cut out with their Stitched Circles. The ribbon I used for my tag is organza from Joanns.

The beautiful sentiment "I Carry Your Heart With Me I Carry It In My Heart" is a cut apart from the Mon Amour 8x8 paper pad. If you are a Hallmark movie fan like I am, you may have heard it quoted in one of their Christmas movies this last year.

I hope you have a happy and productive week creating.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

You Are Loved Valentine's Day Pocket Card

Hi there!
Today I'm showing a Valentine's Day card created from lots of Graphic 45 Mon Amour papers and cut-aparts. This collection has long been a favorite of mine for Valentine projects, and as my stash of it dwindles, it's poignant knowing soon it will be gone. Oh the bright side, that means another shopping adventure for new product to replace it (big smiling emoji).

I love the romantic feel of this card. The layered hearts alone shout the word "love", or maybe they softly whisper it. In this one photo four different dies were used. Alterations Mini Hearts (2) and Thinlits Doily along with Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares. I adore that black and ivory text pattern underneath it all.

Awhile back, thinking ahead for once, I purchased all the pink Prima flowers I could find. These are two of the gorgeous one I bought teamed with I Am Roses green leaves and May Arts ivory burlap string tied into a double bow. I pulled out a Seasonal Chit Chat Sticker by Idea-ology and added it to a mini banner I cut from a scrap of the G45.

The "You Are Loved" cut-apart is backed with my Hobby Lobby bargain gold glittered corrugate and popped-up with white craft foam.

Of course my tag wouldn't be complete without a wide eyelet and a bow... this one of white wrinkled seam binding... my most loved ribbon.
I hope I've given you a little Valentine inspiration. Please come back soon... I have lots of cards made already to show you.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

You N Me Valentine's Day Pocket Card

Hi dear friends!
Looking to forget winter, if only in my imagination, I'm focusing on Valentine's Day cards. I recently had a special order for several which forced my to take a long hard look at my stash and do some serious shopping... which is still not complete. I started out by ordering a Simon Says Stamp Kit of the Month for January (my very first) called Favorite Person.

I absolutely fell in love with everything in this kit and ordered more of the papers plus a few others and some matching embellishments. Now I have a start, and this was my first Valentine's Day card of 2018. Since I liked the Prima Love Clippings collection in the 12x12 I ordered the 8x8 paper pad. I teamed it with some Echo Park Dots & Stripes Valentines in pink along with white glitter paper by DCWV and Kraft Metallic in gold.

I cut some foliage using Alterations Thinlits Festive Greens and Garden Greens. The flowers are from 49 and Market. The doily was cut with Tim Holtz Thinlits Doily and the hearts with Spellbinders Classic Hearts. I also added in a vintage cut-apart post card by Marion Smith.

Now that I have some substance to my Valentine stash, I'm off and rolling.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas Thank You Cards Finale

Hello dear friends! Happy Sunday!
This is my final post on my Christmas thank you cards. My next posts will feature Valentine's Day cards. I've gotten a bunch made already... can't wait to show you.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Brief Thank You Card Post

Hi friends!
Hope you're having a wonderful Saturday.
Just a quick post today to get through some more of my Christmas thank you cards. I'm anxious to move on to my Valentine cards. Just two more thank you's to go then on to red, pink, frilly, and fancy.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Train Theme Birthday Card

Hello dear friends!
Just dropping in to show you a train themed pocket card with a masculine look.

My stash of papers has really gone down, but I found a small amount of this Graphic 45 I Think I Can from the Playtimes Past collection. I was able to put this together by adding some pieces from Tim Holtz Layers Collector pack and a bit of corrugate. The pin stripe pattern is from G45 as well, but I'm not sure from which collection. I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment and heat embossed it with Ranger's Super Fine Gold EP. The timepiece is from Hobby Lobby and the chain and clip are Idea-ology products. Tied my tag with a piece of natural jute twine.

I cut the gears from glitter paper using Alterations Thinlits Gearhead. I had to have gears with a train, right? Anyway, I love that bit of sparkle.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Wintery Thank You Cards

Hi crafting friends!
With this cold spell we're having in our neck of the woods, I think these wintery themed thank you cards are appropriate.

This last year I didn't buy any new papers since I had loaded up pretty heavy on winter themed stuff in 2016. So these may look similar to those I did last year... same papers but different designs with the addition of lots of glitter paper.

 As I mentioned, my papers are all from 2016 collections by Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny. Suppose I should do some shopping to add to my winter stash, but Valentine's Day papers seem more inviting to me than snowy ones.

Have you seen anything new that you like in the paper line? Soon all the new product will be coming out and Creativation 2018 will be in full swing. I always look forward to the Trade Show and plenty of new collections, dies, stamps, etc to look over. It always gets me motivated.

Have a great Wednesday friends!

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