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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have a few projects to share with you today.  One is the finished product of the heart crayon project that you saw earlier in February.  Here's the end result:

All bagged up and ready to go!
The tag...sorry this pic is so awful!


A while ago I decided that I was going to join the Peachy Keen Stamp of the Month Club. I love the projects I see online with their stuff, so I thought this was a good way to start out.  The first set did not disappoint!  SO CUTE!  But, I soon realized that I needed markers to color these adorable stamps in with.  I had read a lot online about Copics, so when I saw a set of 6 at Hobby Lobby I decided to bite the bullet.  I thankfully had my phone, and so I used the 40% off coupon.  Needless to say, the next 2 times I went to Hobby Lobby I picked up another 6 pack and used the coupon.  Now I have all of the ones that HL offers...guess I'll have to find somewhere online to get more colors!  This is my first attempt at coloring.  I hate to toot my own horn, but I LOVE these cards!  
 I have a 6" x 6" red base that I inked the edges with black.  Next comes a black square, followed by a Kraft square, and topped with the white square.  I stamped the image on the white, colored it in, and then adhered it to the card layers, once I had rounded off opposite corners.  I really like the effect of the opposite corner rounding.
 To the inside, I added another white square (with the opposite rounded corners again!) and used the "Be Mine" stamp from My Creative Time.  I love this heart...it is so cute!  I believe the HVD sentiment is from the PKS Stamp of the Month.
 Variation 2 of the card...this one is for my nephews, so it's a bit less "girly"...I think!
 I love this card!  I'm not sure if I love it so much because it's my first time coloring a stamped image or if I love it because I just sat down and created it...I didn't follow anyone's project for inspiration.  Either way, I love it!

Now, I can't leave my own family out of the V-Day love!  So, each of them has a gift bag for tomorrow morning.  I thought I should make them a cute card for the gift bag.  I cut a 3.5" x 7" white cardstock and then cut 3" squares of Kraft.  The stamping and die cut heart are all from My Creative Time.  I love her stamps and dies.  LOVE LOVE LOVE them!

The heart is a die from MCT and then the stamp fits perfectly inside...how COOL is that?  This is the first time I've used these sets and I have to tell you...they are beautiful!  I love how they turned out.  The stamps just stamp such a beautiful crisp image.



The three bags, for my three loves!
I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day, surrounded by people that make you feel loved.  I am so thankful to have such wonderful family and friends.  This has truly been a great month for me and I'm feeling the love!  Have a LOVEly day!

2 comments:

Jami said...

All I can say is "wow!". Very nice! Hope you had a great V-day too. :)

~ Lori ~ said...

Thanks, Jami! Hope you and your family had a great one also.