Happy Friday, friends! I’m sharing the last of my Valentine’s Day cards for 2024 with this country inspired card. I paired the red gingham heart with an embellishment of retired Cherry Cobbler ribbon and SU’s Tin Tile Embossing Folder (ret) which is one of my all-time favorite folders. The Love sentiment is from the Honey Bee Bitty Buzzwords dies. I really like the combination of rich Cherry Cobbler and Kraft.
Here’s the inside…just simple and sweet!
I took my inspiration for this card from the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge. Here’s the board…
I chose the first row across: Enamel Dots, Kraft, Use Word Love
Thanks for looking today and I hope you’re looking forward to a nice weekend!
Who doesn’t love a cute little dachshund? Well, maybe not everyone but I definitely do! I’ve long loved this funny little breed ever since my family adopted one when I was in the second grade. As an adult, I’ve been lucky enough to have had another little girl, Tess, who lived a long, happy life for 18 years. And in August, we adopted another Doxie puppy, Olive. So needless to say, these funny little creatures are near and dear to my heart. So when Olive said she needed a Valentine card for her Dad, I got right to work.
I’m playing along with the Paper Players theme challenge HERE…
Also adding this to the Global Design Project’s theme challenge…Balloons HERE
And here’s a picture of Olive and her Dad…and only one is napping!
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|Stamps: Dachshunds (Gerda Steiner Designs), Country Bouquet (Stampin’ Up!)
|Dies: Heart Shaped Bouquet (My Favorite Things)
|Embossing Folder: Sending Love (Spellbinders)
|Patterned Paper: Bee Mine (Stampin’ Up!)
I have a colorful, fun Valentine to share today. The backstory behind this card is that my two young grandsons, Jack & Luke are absolutely train-obsessed. It all started with good ole “Thomas” and has evolved to all things train related. So whenever the opportunity arises to cheer this obsession on, I take it! Thus, my Valentine card for them. And I must say I had a really good time making it!
I stamped, colored and cut the train from Sunny Studio’s Holiday Express stamp & die set. The track is from Stamps of Life train dies and the color inspiration comes from the heart patterned paper from SU’s retired Pattern Party DSP. The “smoke” sentiment” is from SU’s retired Good Greetings stamp set. I created the cloud background using stencils. This card is a larger than normal slimline which measures 9″ x 4″ to accommodate the engine and freight cars full of “love”. The envelope is a resume envelope…meaning it’s made from a better quality paper and a little thicker than a normal #10 envelope.
Here’s a peek inside…
I’m playing along with this week’s Paper Players Sketch Challenge HERE…I took a little liberty with the position of the sentiment.
And here is a photo of our little train enthusiasts at the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum this summer.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well!
Popping today with a Clean & Simple Winter “Just Because” card. I feel like I’m finally finding my stamping mojo again. When I’m lacking inspiration but still have motivation to stamp, my go-to is to look for some card challenges. I love card challenges and have a few favorites that I would like to be more consistent in playing. Today’s card was inspired by two challenges with the same theme…Winter Fun! If you have to have winter, why not try to have fun, right? And card making is my kind of fun, especially in winter!
I’m playing along with the Paper Players CAS Winter Fun Challenge: PP673 HERE…
…and Retro Rubber’s Winter Fun #222 Challenge HERE…
I pulled out SU’s retired Freezin Fun stamp set and colored in a few of the adorable images, not really knowing which I would use. Once I decided on the card layout, it was easy to decide. In keeping with the clean and simple aspect, I lightly ink blended a piece of white card stock, measuring 4 1/4″ x 2″ creating a blue sky with a white snow hill. Then I embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder. I added two 1/8″ strips of white glitter paper for a little sparkle. The skiing bunny is popped with dimensionals.
Both sentiments are also from the Freezing Fun stamp set.
I’m going to send this card to my grandsons, Jack and Luke who were having some Freezin Fun here last week!
Thanks for looking in today and have a wonderful Wednesday!