Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

Valentine Treat Bags in a hurry…

24 Jan

Who doesn’t love a little chocolate for Valentine’s Day? I do. I do.

Here they are.

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Check out the CutCardStock.com blog for instructions how to make them. I bet you have all the stuff you need at home…especially the chocolate.

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Be sure to make a few to keep at home…pretty and yummy!

Gatefold Valentine’s Card

13 Jan

Check out this elegant card.Image

It is not that hard to make. Check it out over at CutCardStock.com to find out how to make it and get the paper supplies you need.

Turn Envelopes into Cute Bags

16 Jan

This is the most incredible little technique I have just about ever seen: turn any envelope into a bag with a few easy folds and a bit of paper wrangling. Check out my tutorial on CutCardStock.com’s Blog to see exactly how to make these cute Valentine’s Treat Bags!!

Forever (CPS 153)

7 Feb

Valentine’s approaches. Hearts are everywhere. Even the Sketch at Card Positioning System features the dainty symbol of love. I embraced that idea but, of course, put a small spin on it. I was at Michael’s the other day, here in Denver (it is moving to a larger location) and there were lots of things on sale, including a package of clear plastic charms (Fragments) from Ranger. It was half price so I scooped it up.

I thought one of these would make a perfect center-piece for the card. I added two drops of Silver Metallic Mixatives and one of the Current alcohol inks to the back of the charm and gently mixed it with a small piece of paper. On top, I added three rub-ons.

An organza ribbon finished off the charm. The rest was a simple collection of patterned and patterned papers.

Important Stuff: Natural cardstock (WorldWin); Patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye); Scalloped paper (Die Cuts with a View); Tim Holtz idea-ology Fragments charm (Ranger); Glue Dots (Glue Dots, Intl.)

Other Stuff: Lavender organza ribbon

One more look, a close-up, of the card:

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! Eli

My One True Love (Caardvarks)

23 Jan

I read the description on the Caardvarks blog: Create a ***NEW*** card using the color red and don’t forget to incorporate hearts!

…and the image came to me quickly…a black background with a small heart window and an even smaller heart inside. Something for my beloved. So it needed to be masculine but still a part of me.

Just don’t tell him…he’ll have to wait to have it…February 14th.

Here is a close up of the center.

Happy Valentine’s Day… a little early.   Eli

Important Stuff: Wizard™, S4-164 Rose Border SM, S4-200 Flower Bouquet (Spellbinders™); Ruched red paper (WorldWin); Scalloped cardstock (Die Cuts with a View); E39 Sketch Marker (Copic); Letter stickers (Making Memories); Icicle Stickles (Ranger); 3-N-1 Advanced Craft Glue (Beacon)

Other Stuff: Pearl paper, Dimensional Adhesives

The Greatest is Love

19 Jan

This may have just become my favorite sketch yet. Leave it to Kazan, over at 2 Sketches 4 You. She and Laura, along with their Design Team, are so inspiring. Here is Sketch 44 and here is my card!

I saw the sketch and wondered what I could use as my central image. I liked the idea of a big silk flower. I have a pack that are plain white and it occurred to me that I could airbrush over a Spellbinders Impressabilities™ template. Hooray. The best way to do this, I found, is to get a piece of scrap cardstock and place the flower on top of it. Place the Impressabilities™ template on top and Spellbinders™ Magnetic Spacer Plate underneath the cardstock. The magnet keeps the template flush to the cardstock so the airbrushing doesn’t sneak under the template. Check out the results. (I have a bonus image left behind after I removed the flower. I’ll have to see what I can make of that too.)

Next, I wanted a background that has some sparkle, so I gathered some pink paper, a background stamp, pigment ink and some Opaline embossing powder.

Here’s a little example of the shine that it gave the card (although it looks much better in person). I also applied the same ink and powder for the sentiment.

To create the center “glass” heart, I cut/embossed the heart from S3-XXX Decorative Photo Corners and sprayed it with Black Cherry Glimmer Mist. After the mist dried, I covered the surface with Watermark Ink and sprinkled a small amount of Irridescent UTEE. After heating it and allowing it to cool, I sanded off the top ridges, knocking down some of the pearl treatment. Again, I covered the surface with Watermark ink but this time, I sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heated. I repeated several layers of the clear until I achieved the look I wanted. I will definitely use this technique again.

Besides that I cut a scalloped Heart, added a ribbon and put it all together. I have to say, I like it and it always surprises me when that happens…I haven’t been a card maker for long.

Important Stuff: Wizard™, I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities™ Template, S3-107 Decorative Photo Corners, S4-137 Classic Scalloped Hearts (#3) , S4-201 Deckled Rectangles SM (#2) (Spellbinders™); R29 Red Lipstick Sketch Marker, Airbrush System (Copic); Scattered Flowers Design Block stamp (Hero Arts); ColorBox Dune pigment ink, Watermark ink (Clearsnap);  Opaline, Cosmic Opaque embossing powder (Sparkle N Sprinkle); Black Cherry Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVE by 3L, 3D Foam Squares

Other Stuff: Love ribbon, White flower

Cheers and Happy Creating, Eli