A New Years Resolution…I have decided to do more creating for my family. As you saw in my prior post, I did create my son’s birthday invites. I will post his favors, the inside of the invite, and much more after the party. Ethan and I are so excited with all the prepping for his big bash. I have had such a positive response in regards to his invites (it was hard mailing them off). I wanted to put a little note on the back stating “if at any time you decide to part with this invitation, please send back to me” lol. I did restrain myself and simply stamped my name on the backs.
I do enjoy creating cards for my hubby John. It brings a smile to my face when I find them tucked away in his car console or in his top dresser drawer. And, they’re always close by right? We went out to dinner last Friday and I found this one in his car, and I just smiled (and then inspected it to make sure it was still perfectly intact).
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I didn’t waste any time creating a card for John. If you want to get a jump start as well, take advantage of this Stampin’ Up! Valentines Day Bundle special. The Love You Much set can be used for that special someone, a dear friend, or simply for your childs Valentine’s exchange at school. And you will definitely drool over the Candy Lane Designer Series Paper (my current favorite).
Here is the card I created. I have included several pics so you can see all of the little details. As you will see, it does resemble Ethan’s invite.
Check out the inside of the card:
Next is a series of smaller pics to show you all the possibilities with the images from the Love You Much set:
paper pierce the birds with DSP to coordinate with inside of card
add larger hearts, buttons, and Stampin’ Dimensionals to create depth
circle punch the hugs & kisses sentiment or cut out the double-lined outer circle and use to frame/accent an area
Use Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Tool to the word “love” so you can make fit into punched circles
Use Punches Plus Classy Brass Template to add subtle details to the DSP
Linen Thread french knots to the scallop circle, and stitching throughout card
Add coordinating DSP and ribbon with a tag
created a main focal point with the two sentiment circles
The flower on the tag is from the inside of the large heart
Look at an image and think of all the possibilities….Stamp on several coordinating colors, cut out, and layer to add some “wow” to your projects
What do you think? It’s a keeper in my opinion. One that will make me smile when I find it tucked away.
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I’ll be back at the end of the week to share with you more birthday party creations.
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