Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air today! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you have someone you love to spend it with!  Today, I would like to share a card we made at my last monthly card (for the Valentine’s Day theme). This card was based on another card I made before that was quite ambitious for a monthly card class, so I changed it a bit… (You can see the other one here.)

Language of Love (2)

For this card, I combined Real Red, Basic Black and Gold, as the color scheme. I used the “Language of Love” stamp set and the banner from “Banner Blast” (a free Sale-a-bration set!). The big heart is cut with the Heart framelits out of Real Red Core’dinations card stock and embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. I then sanded the card stock to see the lighter color “appear”! The Whisper White background is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder, also a free item from the Sale-a-bration. The little hearts were cut with the Owl builder punch out of Gold glimmer paper.

Material:

Stamp set: Language of Love, Banner Blast.

CS and paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold glimmer paper, Real Red Core’dinations card stock

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red,

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection framelits, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Chevron embossing folder, Banner punch, Owl builder punch

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Valentine’s Day Craft for kids: Hearts Mobile

This week is all about Valentine’s Day! For today I have an easy craft for youth and old! By using the Big Shot and Heart Collection framelits, this craft is quite simple to make. If you don’t have a Big Shot, your best bet would be to fold your heart in half and cut them by hand. (But a Big Shot is really worth it!!! So let me know if you decide to get one!!! I can help you with that! )

To make this Hearts mobile, I cut 2 hearts of the same size, so the Baker’s twine is like “in a  sandwich” between the two layers of paper. I taped the twine with scotch tape to start, at the top and bottom of the biggest heart, just to maintain the twine in place while I glue my hearts on top of each other.

What is cool is that each heart can rotate individually around. It’s quite nice if you hang it from the ceiling!

Coeurs à suspendre

Material:

Card stock: Real Red, “I Am Me” Designer Series paper

Tools: Big Shot, Heart Collection Framelits,

Other: Calypso Coral and White Baker’s Twine

 

Anniversary Birds Card

Lately my parents celebrated their 40th Anniversary! This called for a very special card! This is the card I made for them. As they both love birds, I thought that it would be a nice touch to incorporate birds inside my design! I used the Bird Builder punch for the birds, the Heart collection Framelits and 2 embossing folders, Elegant Lines (which is on sale right now, on the retiring list for $7.46) and Framed Tulips. I used Crumb Cake ink to sponge over the embossed parts as well as to outline the birds. A little rose from the Flower trim and the Crochet Trim complete the card.

anniversaire 40 birds

Material:

Stamp set: Jolies pensées

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Tools: Bird Builder punch, Big Shot, Elegant lines folder, Framed Tulips folder, Heart Collection Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die; sponge daubers

Accessories: Crochet trim, Flower trim

Punch Art Valentine’s Cards

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day!  Mine was great!  I spent my morning making cards for my children, lucky me!!! (I really had a blast you will see!!!) I made a really special card for each one, made especially for them accroding to what they like the most!  My son is really into Pokemon, my oldest daughter loves tigers and my youngest one is really into dogs right now. So here’s the cards I made:

St-Valentin Pokemon1

St-Valentin Pokemon ouvert1

The Pokemon ball opens and let you discover a hidden message!  My son loved it! He said it’s a “Heart Pokemon” (a new kind!!!)

Material:

Stamp set: Un coeur joyeux (Retired)

CS and paper: Natural White, Real Red Core-dinations, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Natural Vanilla, Silver and Red glimmer paper

Ink: Real Red, Basic Gray (sponged around the edges)

Tools: Big Shot and Chevron embossing folder, 3″ Circle Bigz die, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Hearts a flutter framelits, Small heart punch, Owl builder punch

Other: small silver brad, Stampin’ Sand Paper block

St-Valentin tigre

My daughter was really happy with her tiger! She wanted to show it to her classmate!

Material:

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Lucky Limeade, Primerose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Natural Vanilla (nose),Tango Tangerine (flowers), Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight (flower center), Red glimmer paper,

Ink: Real Red, Basic Black and River Rock markers

Tools: Big Shot and Vine Street folder, Hearts Collection Framelits, Hearts a flutter framelits, Bird Builder punch, Boho Blossom punch, 1-1/4″ Circle, Owl punch, Modern Label punch

St-Valentin chien

My youngest daughter thought he was really cute!

Material:

Stamp sets: Voeux Mignons, Hearts a flutters, Every Little Bits,

CS and paper: Primrose Petals, Real red, Whisper White, Natural Vanilla, Soft Suede (ears), Melon Mambo (collar), Early Espresso (nose), Red and Silver glimmer paper.

Ink: Real red, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Basic Black marker

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts a flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection framelits, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Window punch, Blossom Petal Builder, small heart punch, Owl builder punch

Others: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Valentine’s Day Craft for children

This is a cute Valentine craft to do with children, that I presented at my latest workshop for daycare providers.  It’s a Valentine butterfly on a clothepin!

I used the Big SHot and Hearts Collection Framelits to cut the hearts, but you can trace your own template and let the children cut the hearts if you don’t have a Big Shot.

Instruction:

1. Trace your clothespin on a piece of Designer series paper. Cut 2 rectangles and glue them on each side of the clothespin, with multipurpose liquid glue.

2. Cut 2 big hearts in Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. Stamp each heart with  “hearts” stamps (I used “Hearts a flutter” stamp set.) with Real Red and Cherry Cobbler ink.

3. Cut 2 medium hearts in Vellum paper using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. Emboss each heart with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

4. Cut a small heart in Real Red card stock using the Big Shot and the Heart Framelits. With a Black marker, trace a smile and two eyes.

5. Glue your 2 red hearts together overlapping just a little bit the “pointed part”. Glue the Vellum hearts on top (just on the center). Glue your hearts on the back of the clothespin. Glue the face on top.

6. To make the antennas, cut a narrow strip of Black card stock, fold in half, curl the 2 ends and glue behind the head.

papillon coeurs

Material:

Stamp set: Hearts a Flutter (NEW in the mini-occasion catalogue)

Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Black Marker

CS and paper: Real Red, Vellum card stock, Bright Collection Designer series paper stack

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Other: clothespin. Multipurpose liquid glue.

 

More Sale-a-bration samples: Patterned Occasion Healing Heart

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m sure you wish that all of your friends and family are deeply in love, but, let’s face it, life is not always perfect!  So this is a perfect card to send to someone who is having a hard time… I used the stamp from the Sale-a-bration sets called “Patterned Occasions”.  I cut the heart with the Heart Collection Framelits dies. The greetings are form “Petite Pairs” and the embossing is the new Honeycomb folder (From the Occasion mini-catalogue.) I used the new Real Red core’dinations card stock that you can sand to see a lighter color in the inside. It works very well with any embossing folder!

Patterned Occasion heart

Material:

Stamp set: Patterned Occasions, Petite Pairs

CS and paper: Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Real Red Core’dinations

Ink: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Primrose Petals

Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Heart Collection Framelits dies, Large Oval punch, 1″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Sanding System