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January 28, 2011

Bananas 4 You!



In making this valentine for my nephew who is a very cool 10-year-old. I needed something fun but not babyish. This monkey swings in to deliver love... without getting too mushy.


The card base is white, covered with red on the front. The white background is embossed with the bird and grass design to make it feel more jungle-like.
 

The sentiment on the front and the verse inside were created on my computer. I think it turned out pretty cute and my nephew loved it.

The only cartridge used for this one was Sweethearts. Naturally.




January 6, 2011

Love is On the Way



Happy New Year, and welcome to the year 2011. A new year brings with it a ton of opportunities for expressing our love and appreciation to those we care about. And what better time to get started on making valentines?

This little card is a charmer and features cuts from A Child's Year. I love the vintage feel that this cartridge provides. This design reminds me of being in school and making valentines for my friends. We were all secretive and shy about who got the extra special ones. Do you remember receiving cards signed by a question mark? But I digress. Do any of you daydream while you are designing your cards?

The card is an A2 size, or 5-1/2 x 4-1/4". The base is white cardstock which I inked with silver all around the edges. I love the background of falling hearts. The child and puppy image is cut at 3-1/2" from embossed CS, shadowed in black. Pop dots were added for dimension. I prepared the sentiment on the computer and tucked it under a small shiny bow.

Here's a pic of the card without the sentiment. I'm not sure which version I like better. Which do you prefer?

And since every valentine needs a touch of bling, the one this little girl is carrying shows off a sparkly diamond. It's really just a rhinestone but sssshh... she thinks it's real.
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I guess you might call me a "right brainer", loving all things creative. Cardmaking is the perfect hobby for me as it allows me to be totally creative, combining design with poetry or verses I can compose myself. With Christmas being such an important occasion for cardmaking and crafting, I decided to create a separate blog just for Christmas projects. "It's All About Christmas" will host all my Christmas items. "Gracenotes For Today" will still feature items every other occasion of the year. I hope you'll drop by often and stay awhile!