Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Card - Adult Version

Yesterday I posted a kid friendly craft and today I am posting my "adult" version.  Before your mind goes someplace it shouldn't, the adult version is simply made using cardstock and supplies too hard for tiny little hands!

The base of the card was made using My Digital Studio and printed out on Whisper White cardstock.  I then used my Trimmer to cut it out so I could layer it on the full card.  I love using our Printing Services but when doing quick cards, it's sure nice that I can get so close on the color with my HP printer.

The heart is done using the Heart punch and filled with Blushing Bride ink.  Then I layered about 50 little hearts of Cherry Cobbler on it.  You have to use glue dots on the top layer to get them to stick!  I punched one Whisper White heart from the inside of the card too so that it could layer on the front for a little contrast.

The inside was also done in MDS so I could keep the inks consistent!  The message is "So it's a good thing I have two hearts in me right now!" since we have two more weeks (hopefully) until Michael joins our little family in person!

  • Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • Accesssories: Small Heart Punch, Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Adhesive
  • MDS: _Designer Kits\Love More\Love More - my heart skips a beat, Color = CHERRY COBBLER 165,30,44  Punches     Hearts\Full Heart Punch, Fill Color = BLUSHING BRIDE 243,182,177  Page 4 Supply List Embellishments 

I hope you have a good Valentine's Day with your loved ones.  Tomorrow I'll be posting Callie's Valentine butterflies. 

Have a craftastic day,

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kid Friendly Valentine's Day Cards


Hello everyone!  It's play date Wednesday and today I had my stuff together enough to finally complete our Valentine's Day cards!

First, you have to make the card base.  I chose to use My Digital Studio because I wanted to have a heart to start with that really looked like a heart! Plus it let me choose my font. 

To create the card base, I created a custom project that was 8 1/2 x 11.  I added a heart punch and matted it with black.  Remember to change the color of the punch to Whisper White or it will print a gray color and that doesn't look so good with the hearts!  Add a text box to the bottom with your favorite font and then print to your printer on printer paper!  I've found that the glue sticks work best on printer paper for the kids versus using cardstock but if making a more "refined" project you could use our cardstock instead of construction paper and printer paper.

To make the hearts, I pulled out several heart punches from Stampin' Up! and a few sheets of red and pink construction paper.  Since the kidlets are both 3, it's easier for them to punch out of thinner paper than with our cardstock.  I will post mine tomorrow which is done using SU! products only!  The kids use colored glue sticks to put the glue all over the heart - this lets them see where the glue is so they can place their hearts on it. 

Callie ended up making one for me and her daddy, her Nana, and her Papa.

Henry liked this project more than he'd admit.  :)  I love this photo.  I took 7 and got 7 different expressions.

I also was messing around with the scraps and took some photos of the kids through the heart punch out on the contruction paper.  I think there is a fun technique in there that I just need to refine!

Here are some additional specials since I forgot to post them yesterday!


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Have a craftastic day,

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Weekly Deals and Products - 2/4/2014

Just a few updates to get in front of you.  Four weeks left to go before Michael gets here so I've been frantically trying to get through scrapbooking as many photos as I can!

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Eye-Catching Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set - Click the image to see more details.

Greetings From Photopolymer Stamp Set - Click the image to see more details.

Check back tomorrow for more new photopolymer images!

Have a craftastic day,