Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Couple of Valentine Goodies

Hello! I hope you are doing well this wonderful Wednesday.
Just yesterday I tucked away the last of the winter type decorations (for going up to the attic) and have been thinking about things to create for Valentine's Day this year. I haven't actually made it up into the attic to pull out what I already have(or to put away the bag I just packed up, shhhhh). That would probably be a good idea, huh? Tomorrow will probably be the day. Today I was working on this card:
I was completely smitten with this card I saw on Courtney Lane Designs. This is a fun blog to read if you are interested in seeing projects made with the Cricut.

Anyway, I thought it would be cute to make this card (well 2 of them) to tuck into the girls' lunch boxes for Valentine's Day. The only thing is, I really, really liked the look with the polka dot paper. Only, I don't have any polka dot paper like that. And neither do the local stores apparently, I looked. But I DO have PSE and lots of digi supplies. So, I searched and found this overlay by Katie the Scrapbook Lady (she doesn't sell her designs anymore, though). She has a great blog if you are interested in checking it out. So, I printed off a sheet of the dotted paper. Yay! The cut is from Paper Lace and is cut at 3 1/2. Then I tried to pen-stitch with a white Signo pen. Um, I'm pretty rusty at it, so please forgive if it doesn't look all that great. I cut little bits of Holiday Red cardstock to glue behind the open hearts and snipped away the excess. There were solid black hearts and I decided to fill them with red Stickles. I added a bit of pink Stickles to the small open heart after I glued the pieces together. And I popped the heart with pop dots, although you can't tell in the picture. All in all, I'm pleased with this little project. I hope the girls will be pleasantly surprised (and not embarrassed).
Last week I worked on this little project. Very simple, but I like how it turned out. I and U are from Storybook and the fancy heart is from my new Lacy Labels cartridge. The frames are from the Dollar Tree. I just bought new ones, since I tucked the JOY ones away with the Christmas decorations. It's hard to see, but there is a rose on the heart and a little bitty piece gets cut out to be the rose. I put glue on it and sprinkled some Martha Stewart glue onto it and stuck in place. Since I don't really have any Valentine themed paper (that I could find) I just used white cardstock run through the Cuttlebug with the heart shapes. Works for me to add a little texture and interest.

I have more ideas that I want to try, the trick is to actually get to them. I hope to do so very soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!


Kathi C. said...

Hi, Jeanne! Love the card(s)and the framed I [heart] U! Great idea to use embossed paper in lieu of patterned paper. Love it!!

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Jena said...

So cute - I especially love the frames!

Laurel said...

Wow, what sweet projects! love the little frames

crochetwithtamara said...


I love your card and I know the girls will love them, especially since surprises are so much fun. You're such a good Momma! I love seeing all that you're working on and thanks for sharing you.


Carolyn said...

Gorgeous card Jeanne!! What a sweet idea tucking the cards in their lunch boxes! Surely to put a smile on their cute little faces! :)
I think i need to visit our Dollar Tree store. Very cute frames!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, you card turned out fantastic! The framed I love you is fantabulous! Holy Moly! That will look awesome in your house for V-Day.

Alanna said...

WOW Jeanne, your projects today are fantastic. Your girls will love the cards.

I'm really enjoying seeing what you're coming up with using the Cricut.

Jackie said...

cute framed thingies :)

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh my word you should be on the Cricut design team or something!