Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines for the Sweet

I wanted to enter My Pink Stamper's challenge so I decided to make these sweet little Valentines cards for the kids at school. They look good enough to eat!
I used brown card stock, some Martha Stewart Christmas paper from a couple of years ago, pink ribbon, glitter covered Styrofoam hearts from the dollar store, some punches and some Stamps of Life stamps. I got the idea from something I saw on dollar store crafts last year.
First I cut the Styrofoam hearts

I used a serrated bread knife to slice them in half
Then I punched out the circles and labels and stamped them.
I added red ink to the edges

I added brown ink to the edges
I tied small bows and cut thin strips for the stick, then assembled it all together.
Admit it, you want to eat them!

No Valentine stamp, so I combined 3 stamps to make this

The perfect stamp for the back of the card
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday's cards

I was checking out my email this morning and saw some card sketches that really spoke to me, simple but beautiful. They offered a free download, so I took it and made these 4 cards. It is unfortunate that the website I took it from is having a contest that I can't enter because I don't own any Papertrey Ink products. This is a must to renter their contest. I did try to order some products once, but when I saw how much the shipping was, I screeched to a halt. I do get stamps from another American company, and they charge me $1.50 USD for shipping. So I order from stampsoflife every month.
Anyway enough gripping, here are the cards