Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lots of Love for Valentine's Day

Although I do a lot of craft blogging, I do occasionally make projects that don't get posted to my blog. Here are some Valentine's I made for family this year:

Cupid Card-in-a-Box

Valentine's came came early at our house with my Smarties Pants treat bags, and I received an extra treat when those bags won the challenge at Decorate to Celebrate. My prize was 25 beautifully hand-made puzzle piece embellishments. Thank you so much, Rhonda!

Friday the 13th Valentine

My husband & I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, at least not officially, but I did tease him that since Friday the 13th is the day before this year, he should get me a bouquet of black cats! That's not gonna happen for so many reasons, but I figured I'd make him a special card.

Note: Well, my husband surprised me with a fabulous Valentine's gift ... "He went to Beacon!"

For the Nieces

I couldn't resist grabbing the last sheet of this My Little Pony™ paper at Michael's last week to make a special Valentine. I grew up with these plastic ponies, and apparently they are on the third generation now. Oh my. Happily, my sister-in-law has passed on this fun toy to her daughters, so I went on their website and found some great coloring pages. I chose this sweet image of Spike the dragon & Twilight Sparkle to use on the card, and also printed a few of the coloring-book pages for our nieces to play with. For the design I used Tuesday Morning Sketch #286.

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Love

You can't go wrong with a shaker card! I used my Silhouette to cut out the tiny hearts, and used the resulting mask to ink the blue hearts. The clouds were cut with IO dies. It's almost impossible to see in this photo, but there is a city silhouette heat-embossed in white along the bottom of the card. I wrapped the bottom of the card with some actual baker's twine, which I got from a New York-style bakery in Arizona a couple of years back.

Thank you for visiting, and lots of love to you & yours!

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