Nothing like starting a blog and then never posting anything....So, here's my excuse(s)...I've been unbelievably busy with home (we are putting up a barn), school (Kansas Day Celebration) and Stampin' Up parties... really--here are the pictures to prove it! =-) First the barn, or round top--personally I think it looks like a miniature St. Louis arch right now!
So on to the cards--I've had 3 stamping parties/classes that have requested Valentine's Day cards so of course I had to search/stalk blogs and discover all the wonderful ideas that I wanted to CASE (copy and steal everything)...I will try to attribute those that are CASEd to the appropriate designer if I can...
Card #1 Greeting Card Kids
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids (SU), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Stazon Black, Blush Blossom
Paper: Watercolor paper, Pretty in Pink CS, Cherry Cobbler CS
Other tools: Circle Scissors Plus, Polka Dot embossing folder, pinking hearts border punch,
Watercolor Wonder crayons, blender pen, crimper, dazzling diamonds
See the tiny heart for the apostrophe of valentine's? That's one of the teeny tiny hearts from the pinking hearts punch....ADORABLE! I didn't take a photo of the inside, but it has a little heart pocket made from the petal die punch (not sure if that's the right name) with a little circle tag in it that says"I like you."
Card #2 Bugs and Kisses Bookmark Card
Sets: Bugs and Kisses, I heart Hearts
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo cardstock, Pretty in pink dsp
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo
Punches: Wide Oval, Scalloped Oval, Scalloped heart (not SU), Corner Rounder (not SU)
Other: Melon Mambo ribbon (retired), Early Espresso 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon
Card #3 Word Play Valentine
I'm sure I got the idea of punching through the top of the card somewhere....can't recall where, but the rest of the card was original (I think). I'm tired of writing recipes for my cards, especially when I don't think there will be any readers (lol) so...I'll just say the sentiment is from Word Play and the punch I used was the heart to heart punch--I used the jewelry tag punch with the tiny tags set and the love impressions dsp and my new favorite accessory--glimmer paper from the spring mini catalog--Love it! All the rest of my cards use it somewhere I believe!
#? I'm tired and here are the rest.....if you have any questions, please ask.