Thursdays are featured card days at
and since yesterday was Valentine's Day, we were asked to create cards of
amour du jour with the Kiss Me Collection, as well as any others that could capture
the true feeling of the special day of love.
I have a total of FIVE cards to share, so just hang in there :)
BEE MINE CARD
I started out thinking that I would add a cute bee to the side of the Valentine journal card and then the idea struck me to leave the two journal cards attached and add the bee over the flower :)
For the bee, I used a 1.5" and 1" circle punches for the body; I layered the head on with a foam dot and added a brad for the eye. For the wings, I used a 1.5" heart punch that I cut in half.
A little pink chalk for the cheek area and this card was done!
Supplies: Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Bouquet Kisses, True Love, Cute Cuts; Birthday Girl: Miles of Smiles; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Borders; Button Market: Pink Flowers
FROSTING TO MY CUPCAKE CARD
So many of the Bella Blvd collections contain sentiments that are just perfect for Valentine's cards!
I pulled a few things from the Birthday Girl Collection and added a small sticker from Kiss Me.
I hand-stitched the corner stitckers to the cut-out before attaching it to the card front. In lieu of a 'cherry on top' I added a Punch colored crochet heart!
Supplies: Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Girl: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Party Dress, Cute Cuts; Crochet Hearts: Punch; Designer Tape: Gulf Dot 12mm
UR MY ACE CARD
Gotta have a Valentine card for the guy in my life :)
Again, I used a non-traditional Valentine collection to bring this card together.
One of my favorite color combos is orange and turquoise, so this turned out to be a lot of fun.
I searched the internet for a catchy quote to go with a "playing card/game" theme and found this one by
Eva Gabor: "Love is a game that two can play & both win". I just printed it out from my computer and added it to the top of the cardstock sticker.
Supplies: Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Plastino: Label Additions Stickers; Flirty: Label Additions Stickers; Family Dynamics: Cute Cuts; Birthday Boy: About A Boy; Sunny Happy Skies: Cute Cuts; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Yellow; Button Market- Masculine Mix
CRAZY IN LOVE CARD
If you look closely you will notice that the design in the True Love paper is made up of clustered hearts!
With that in mind, I set out to emphasize a few of the hearts by layering with 1/2" punched hearts and in a diagonal pattern. After gluing each heart in place, I used a sewing machine to to enhance the hearts and lend a quilted look. Next, I simply layered a precut doily with one of the sentiment stickers and added a small piece of the Punch Feather and crochet heart off to the side. I wanted to keep the design to a minimum so that as many of the little hearts would show as possible!
Supplies: Kiss Me: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Flutter, True Love; Crochet Hearts: White; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers; Feathers: Punch
I love taking strips of paper and sewing them together to create a quilted design...this was made easy by cutting the strips from the Borders & Cute Cuts Paper!
After determining the dimension of the cardfront, I cut a piece of plain cardstock down to size and then layered with the strips. I sewed them together in a small zig-zag stitch.
Next, I used a doily die shape to make the focal point and then layered with sticker tabs, journal stickers
and cut-outs attached with foam dots. To each side I added two of the new white crochet hearts
and a small chevron bow to one-side. At the bottom I applied a dotted border sticker that I added a little hand-stitching to. Finally, I taped a small piece of the Designer Tape to a scrap of cardstock and then punched four small circles from it. I glued the circles in place over the green dots found on the paper.
I really like extra detail that it brings, as well as a bit of dimension!
Supplies: Kiss Me: Borders & Cute Cuts, Flutter, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Crochet Hearts: White; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot
Phew! That was a lotta cards. The best thing is that a card of love can be given at
any time of the year...hopefully you can snag a few ideas to try :)
I'm not complainin', but I get lots of fun stuff each month and often times I
get duplicates of things that I all ready have....so, it's time to share some LOVE with one of you!
Prize pack includes:
"Good Day Sunshine" Untiy/Authentique co-branded stamp; baker's twine-My Mind's Eye; tiny flower-embossed clothespins-Little Yellow Bicycle; 12 small envelopes-Canvas Corp.; four vintage yellow-topped stick pins; 1 yard yellow swiss dot grosgrain ribbon- May Arts; two plastic yellow flowers; Gray Flannel Dew Drop ink pad- Imagine Crafts; and a wooden spool of grey doily washi tape.
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3- Leave a comment on today's post
**A winner will be drawn next Thursday, February 21st**
HAVE A TERRIFIC WEEKEND!