Hi stampers! Ok confession time…..I love chocolate, I love hearts, I LOVE love, but every year I struggle with making Valentine’s cards. I don’t exactly know why, I love giving cards, but these are the hardest for me to create. I had a completely different card for this hop, one that I was not exactly thrilled with, and I thought I cannot just give a ho hum card. So back to the room I went, and viola, I came up with two different cards, and a little treat box.
I hope you like them! The treat box instructions are from a prior blog post, so you can find the instructions there. The cards were both beautiful and quite easy, so I hope you’ll not be like Rach in this instance and give them a try, and maybe make your version even more beautiful.
So, I thought a framed look would work really well with the tree card, pretty enough to leave up for some time. I started with a Basic Black card stock base, then added layers of Real Red, and finally Whisper White.
I stamped the tree in Early Espresso, and did a few ink variations for the “leaves”, and added a Smoky Slate “grass” for the feeling that love makes everything better.
I used the four linked hearts from the Love Notes Framelits to add the sentiment.
Then, I really fell in love with the new Love Notes Framelits dies, so I really wanted to use them again. For that card, I went with a Thick Whisper White base, and thin strip of the Sending Love DSP stack, and the line of hearts cut from Whisper White.
I used a full 6×6 piece of DSP from the Sending Love DSP stack for the treat box, and adhered the flaps with Tombow liquid glue. It takes a bit to dry, but is well worth it on the adhesion.
Basic Black card stock for base 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
Real Red layer 4″ by 5 1/4″
Whisper White later 3 3/4″ by 5″
Thick Whisper White card stock for base 4 1/4″ by 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
Whisper White layer 4″ by 5 1/4″, with hearts line on far right to the edge
Sending Love DSP stack layer 5 1/4″ by 3/4″layered under the hearts
Well, tell me your thoughts….Do you love Valentine’s Day? Is it your favorite, and if so why? I’ll tell you I love writing this blog, and it is better when I hear from you!
Until next time, Stay Crafty!
137163 Sheltering Tree stamp set
142815 Sealed with Love stamp set
142752 Love Notes Framelits dies
142733 Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack
100730 Whisper White card stock
140272 Thick Whisper White card stock
102482 Real Red card stock
121045 Basic Black card stock
131198 Blushing Bride ink pad
126959 Real Red ink pad
126976 Early Espresso ink pad
131179 Smoky Slate ink pad
141897 Wink of Stella Clear
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer
102300 Bone Folder
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
118491 Clear Block Bundle
126200 Stampin’ Scrub
102394 Stampin’ Mist cleaner
107300 Very Vanilla Envelopes
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