Friday, February 19, 2010


Trying to make up for my random posts lately. Did I ever mention that my husband was out of town for 5 days last week on a hog hunting trip in Florida? That was my primary excuse for not doing much stamping... that and the incredible amounts of snow we got. Yes, it kept me home but it kept my kiddos home as well and we all know what that means. Less "me" time!
So here's the first card I made. This is a CASE of my own card seen here. I had the supplies out for my downline to make at our meeting on Friday and decided to try it out in these colors instead (Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum and Very Vanilla). I must admit that I prefer the Soft Suede version for some reason and think it is better as an anniversary card because of the "kissing" birds. However, the texture does show up a bit more in the Pale Plum, wouldn't you say?
Here are the little treats I made for my girls! These were so quick and easy. I made four out of 1 sheet of cardstock. The measurements are 2.75" wide by 8.5" long. Scored at 1", 4.5" and 5". I'm sure I saw a similar idea somewhere on-line, but I have no idea where. If this idea was yours originally feel free to speak up! The top scalloped edge just folds over the front and I added a bit of repositionable adhesive so they could be opened and closed. The candy hearts are in a tiny ziplock plastic bag and stapled inside at the top. The tag is made with the retired "Say it With Scallops" stamp set and the scallop square punch with a small heart punch added on!

This one was also a M&T for my downline meeting Friday and is a CASE of a great card I found on a link from a link from some blog I visit and no kidding, I can't find it again. It was one of those things that I copied right from the screen instead of saving it to my hard drive like normal. Please speak up if this is your design. In the mean time I will continue looking for the original. It was so neat- I know I changed the DSP I used so the colors are different, but pretty much everything else is the same. A very quick and easy card and a great use for the Full Heart punch! I used Razzleberry Lemonade paper here.
ETA: FOUND IT! This is the card I was so inspired by. It is by Nancy Riley who was CASING Bard Mann whose card I don't have a link for. Thanks Nancy and Barb!

Here's another of the M&T's I had ready. I'm not exactly crazy about this card but it was to be a challenge to everyone to come up with a unique card using these same supplies. Unfortunately no one was able to make it to my downline meeting so I didn't get to see what they all would've done with this. For this one I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to make the butterflies, and the Fine Flourish single stamp to make the pattern at the right. The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration set Whimsical Words. See my link at the right if you're interested in earning this set for FREE! Also on this card are Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry dotted grosgrain, and silver brads.

Finally, here is the Valentine I made for my daughter's class this year. I know the colors are pretty hideous. I went through and used my retired paper stash for all 25 of them. I think this is the old Mint Medley and the old version of Regal Rose (can't even remember the old name right now). In a big pile they all looked great, but I forgot to photo them and this was the only one left over. On the back I put a Full Heart punched out and she wrote "Peel Here" on it. They were attached with a repositionable adhesive over the 3/4" hole punched through so the candy could come out.

And if you're wondering, no my son didn't get homemade ones this year. I had the best intentions but found out too late that he needed 35 (for both 4th grades) instead of the 23 I had planned for so I didn't have enough supplies. He was going to get the circular treat cups on his. Turns out he didn't really care- and didn't mind getting store bought Valentines the night before his class party!

So how's that for a makeup post??

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful cards made with all those fun punches!! Hig hunting? YUCK!

  2. LOVE all of your projects Kristin!! They are fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. Wow! Look at all of those awesome projects!!

  4. GREAT post and no apologies-ever! LOVE them all, but that heart card is gorgeous no wonder you were so inspired by Nancy's card. great work, my friend!


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