Welcome to Stamp It Group Valentine’s Day Theme Blog Hop. We are all using current Stampin’ Up! Products. I’m Linda Cullen from Massachusetts, USA and you are visiting my blog Crafty Stampin’. At the bottom of my post, you will find a list of all the participating blog hoppers so you can move along from blog to blog and see all the fantastic projects. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog with the hashtag #stampitcontest to be entered to win the Notes of Kindness Card Kit!
I created 4 Valentine’s Day cards that were all variations of a theme…..wood, hearts, and love. All the cards could be used for events other than Valentine’s Day: Wedding, Engagement, Anniversary. I used the Stampin’ Up Be Mine Framelit Dies, Well Written Framelit Dies and Wood Texture Designer Series Paper to achieve my goal.
This is where it all started. I went looking for some inspiration for Valentine’s Day cards and came across the below decorative tile. I liked its simplicity so I used the following elements from it as inspiration: square, multiple shades of red hearts, gold ‘love’, and a wood background to develop this card.
I love how adding dimensionals to each heart give the card a great level of impact without adding anything else.
My second card came about while I was digging through my pile of Wood Textures DSP. I’ve purchased MANY packs and have quite a few of this particular piece left. I thought I would try to make a simple, masculine valentines day card. I really had to resist putting some bling on this card. I still have the itch to do it, but I do love it as is. To keep it from being too plain I embossed the background panel with the Subtles Dynamic Embossing Folder to add a bit of texture.
Because of the cards simplicity, I wanted the “love” to really stand out. I used the Multipurpose Liquid Glue and attached 6 die cuts together in Real Red. This really gives the word a bit more weight on the card, kinda like some of the wood elements. I think this is my favorite of the 4 cards.
Card 3 is a variation on card 2 but a bit more feminine. I wanted to use one of my favorite wood designs in the Wood Textures DSP pack that reminds me of the inside of a barn, and what might you find there??? Someone carving their initials into the side of the wall. I created my husband & my initials using the Make A Difference stamp set in Early Espresso. I used one of the panels from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper and attached it to a Very Vanilla panel with Multipurpose Glue.
The heart is a single die that cuts both the smooth heart AND the scalloped/stitched outline. I took the feminine/girly part up a notch by using the Rose Glimmer Paper for the outline. I attached the two with a little thin washi tape on the back.
The “love” comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies – I thought I’d shake it up a bit. This time it is cut from the Sale-a-bration Lovely Lipstick Foil with 5 Very Vanilla Thick cardstock die cuts built up behind it like the real red love from card 2.
This card brings all the leftover pieces from the first 3 cards together into a really cool card. Card 1 started out as a traditional A2 card size, but later decided on the square so I had the crumb cake card base, wood textures panels cut and ready to go. Card 3 used the scalloped edge Rose Glimmer Paper leaving the smooth heart so that became the center image of the card.
I had an extra scallop Cherry Cobbler small heart left over from card 1 so I cut off the scallops at the stitched line and attached it to a Copper Foil Scalloped heart from the Be Mine Framelits Dies. I finished with a Copper Foil “love” from the Well Written Framelits Dies.
I hope you liked my project. Please make sure you leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest to win the Notes of Kindness Card Kit, and visit each of the bloggers on this hop!
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