Now...today is February 14th!! Usually I do not partake in all things Valentine's, but this year I was asked to make a card for a friend for his wife!! (have to give him props for at least being somewhat organised I guess.)
I have recently (gone a little nuts) acquired many new play things from the new mini catalogue. One of them was the "Hearts a Flutter" stamp set and co-ordinating dies. Seriously...it makes things oh so easy. I have been cruising a lot around the creative world as well and sort inspiration from 2 cards here and here.
I basically did a Direct CASE of Kerry's card, but added and extra matt of Pool Party just to bolster it a little bit, this is my version of Kerry's card.....
I also got to use some more of the SAB benefits (the Pool Party Ribbon) and the wee "Love" sentiment is from the Ciao, Baby! stamp set and cut out with the Petite Curly Label Punch available free with SAB and a $100 purchase. The hearts and tag sit on the embossed area on dimensionals.
The second option was based on Rebecca's card. I loved the idea that she had of the banners and hearts and then the simple sentiment. I did however change the colour palate to a bolder black, red and white.
I also dry embossed the WW background and the white hearts. I had the wee red heart buttons FOREVER in my stash...and they suited it perfectly!!
Last "romantic" notion I have to share with you is my gift to the Mum's I sit with on a Thursday afternoon whilst our daughter's dance. Lots of laughter is always had and we quite often share stories about the MEN in our lives....and how crap they are sometimes about certain occasions!! With that in mind...and a little help from Angie Kennedy Juda here...I made these. I figured with a girl you cannot go wrong with handbags and chocolate right??
I used the Sycamore Street DSP (avail for SAB) with the matching ribbon for the handles. The closures are a wee heart (der for Valentine's day) and a tag from the Tiny Tags stamp set. Here they are from the back and close up on the closure.....
The purses hold 2 Hershey Miniatures quite comfortably. The other wonderful thing about these purses is that from one 3" strip of 12 x 12 DSP you can make 2 purses with NO WASTE. Gotta love that!! I have decided to add these wee purses to the ATCAS #6 challenge here - being Candy....as the bag does hold candy, so I hope that is qualifies!!
Thanks so much for enduring a very detailed and picture laiden post. I hope you got some inspiration form it. Again, as I have used sooooo much new stuff, I will try and list it all. The items in italics are available for SAB. Thanks for popping by.
CS: (SU) Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, island Indigo, Sycamore Street DSP, Red Glitter CS - non SU
Ink: (SU) Primrose Petals, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Basic Black, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
Stamps: (SU) Hearts a Flutter, Loving Thoughts, Itty Bitty Banners, Ciao Baby!, Tiny Tags
Dies, Punches, Framelits and Embossing Folders: (SU) Petite Curly Label Punch, Jewellery Tag Punch, Banners Framelits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Adorning Accents EF, Chevron EF, Carla Craft CP2 heart, Carla Craft CP8 Hearts
Other Bits: Sycamore Street Ribbon Pack, Dimensionals, Mini Gold Brads from stash, Red Heart Buttons