Thursday, February 14, 2013

Nothin' Says Love Like.....

Morning all, 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. 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 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.
Stuff used:
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
Lynda xx


Katie said...

Beautiful cards and boxes Lynda, just perfect for Valentines day.
We aren't doing anything for the day (DH at work) but I have prep'ed a special dinner for us once kids are in bed.
I don't think I will be getting flowers either, I told him that the thought is lovely but I have nowhere to put them so save the money (this was awhile ago). Hopefully once (in about a trillion years) when we do our house reno's I will have a nice special place for a vase with beautiful flowers!

Unknown said...

You have been a busy girl, all are lovely, the cards are gorgeous and the little purses are so sweet.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ..... these creations are GORGEOUS .... ooooh, I just love what you have done with those pretty little heart framelits ... love it!!!

Kylie said...

OF COURSE they qualify! I LOVE them as they are such a great idea! Wonderful job. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Loll said...

Hi Lynda. Two fabulous cards ... and those handbags filled with candy are so sweet!! Will have to try making some of those myself - thanks for sharing the link to the instructions! Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to CAS. Loll xx

Jenny Hayward said...

Wow, Lynda these projects are AWESOME!!! You're a little romantic at heart aren't you????

Love the Heart cards and the idea of the tag on the first one! Very clever! Love the little handbags. I am sure that all the ladies loved them and you shared more stories of whether the darling men in their life remembered! At least they got some chocolate from you if their men forgot!

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous projects.

Love Jenny xx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Saw these "hearts a flutter" items being used at the craft retreat I went to on the weekend. Came home ... Straight onto my wish list! Your creations are just the sweetest! Hugs xxx

stressfreestamping said...

I love your candy boxes. They look so bright and cheery with that SAB designer paper you used. Thanks for playing in our candy challenge at ATCAS this week! :)

Anonymous said...

What fantastic boxes, love the bright and cheerful papers and just perfect for our challenge at ATCAS. Thanks so much for playing along and good luck.


Patrice said...

You really are the sweetest friend ever - I bet all the mum's loved your choccie purse treats.

I too have the Hearts a Flutter bundle and haven't had the chance to use yet :( love what you've created.