Archives for February 2014
Don’t put your Valentine’s stash away just yet!! Valentine’s Day is over for another year (I can hear a chorus of
sighs – some exasperated and relieved, some contented and looking
forward to next year’s Valentine’s Day!!) I love making Valentine’s Day
cards, but what to do with all the wonderful paper, stamps and inks
when Valentine’s Day is over? Don’t put it all away just yet – I have
some ideas that might help you get a bit more out of your products.
Diversify and CASify!
1. Make a wedding or engagement card.
This photo is a little bit grey, but I wanted to show the heart up close – I painted it with Wink of Stella, so it has a lovely glimmer to it.
2. Make a “thinking of you” card.
this could be a Valentine’s card, but it doesn’t scream Valentine’s to
me. It’s more like a “you’re having a tough time” card, a “sending you
some love” card, or even a birthday card.
3. Make a baby card
I used the cute-as-anything giraffe from HA “Playful Animals”
set, along with patterned paper and a wood veneer sentiment from Elle’s
I stamped and fussy cut the giraffe from the reverse of “True Love” paper, and painted the dots white with Picket Fence Distress paint.
I kept the design CAS
– I could have gone even more CAS by stamping the giraffe onto the card
instead of fussy cutting, and I could have eliminated the pink matt
behind the die-cut white square panel. I didn’t, because I really
wanted to use the wood veneer sentiment, and the wood veneer looked a bit too heavy
without the extra oomph of the matt and the fussy cut image.
4. Make a children’s birthday card
Many thanks to Elle’s Studio – I’m just in love with this collection!
Have you checked out our latest challenge?
I might just have to join in – the theme is rainbows, and you know I love a rainbow!!
Once again, I’ve gone CAS, and I’ve used a stamp from Elle’s Studio Love You More “Hugs and Kisses” stamp set, along with happy birthday from Hero Arts, “Essential Messages”. I also dug through all my scraps of coloured cardstock for the hand-cut chevrons.
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It’s Cristina here, and today I bring you some last minute projects for Valentine’s Day. The Elle’s Studio Love You More Collection is perfect for this, and it plays really well with Hero Arts 😉
I started with a box:
The 12×12 papers in the collection are gorgeous, so I took out my new gift box punch board and made a cute box. I die cut a heart out of one of the sides, and glued acetate on the inside, then I cut the Love You file from Hero Arts for the Silhouette a couple of times out of white cardstock, and glue them together to make it thicker. Then I added it over the acetate, so it looks like it’s floating 😉
Here is box #2:
I made this box following this tutorial by Michelle, I love it, and I’ve made so many boxes using it cause they are super easy. I stamped the Arrow Background over the front of the box, then I did a bit of sewing to add the tag to the box. It was the first time sewing paper for me cause I thought it was way more difficult, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be doing it again!
Then I decorated one of the tags from the kit:
The tag was already cute, so I just added a sentiment with a die cut heart. I don’t know how this technique is called, but I like how it looks on sentiments.
And finally, I couldn’t leave you without sharing a quick card:
The stamp set from the collection caught my eye as soon as I saw it, and I couldn’t wait to use that Hugs and Kisses sentiment. So I paired it with some Wildflowers from Hero Arts, to play along the current challenge here, at A Blog Named Hero. Don’t forget that you still have time to join us!
So I hope I inspired you to make something pretty for Valentine’s Day to give to someone special 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
Hi, everyone! It’s Mary Dawn. I wanted to share some more cards I made using Hero Arts and Elle’s Studio Love You More Collection. I just can’t stop playing with these gorgeous papers and die cuts.