Fun, Frilly Valentines

These Valentines are a bit of a departure for me. They started because I love the paper (from Basic Grey’s Out of Print collection) and was eager to use it.

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Because these are two-sided papers, I cut a piece about a quarter of an inch larger than the normal front of my A2 card. I scored the top, then attached the small scored part to the back of a flat card. The hearts (Hero Arts) were embossed with American Crafts’ Zing Blush, Ranger Antique Claret, Ranger Antique Verdigris. Sentiment from Inkadinkado. Because the ribbon is so sheer I ran it through my Baby Xyron for adhesive.

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Paper, sentiment, ribbon all from the vendors above. The chipboard butterfly is from my stash. I rubbed it Viva D├ęcor Inca Gold (I love these creamy colorants) in Rose Quartz and Inca Gold (the only two colors I have. I think I need more.) I stamped the butterfly with a text background (Hero Arts) and added a few pearls. It’s a little hard to see, but I dotted the centers of the lace flowers with Viva Silver Pearl Pen.

Thanks for stopping by!

Ribbonpaloozza!

Not that I’m a hoarder or anything (ok, maybe little)…. but I do tend to save things, including this fabulous collection of ribbon from Cactus Pink, which I’ve probably had, unopened for three years … or more. Enough, I say! Use it, I say! So I pulled out one package, determined to use as much as I could in one sitting.

Here’s a bunch of finished cards:

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And a close up view of two:

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All these cards, plus some others, will be sent to Operation Write Home to be sent to military personnel overseas.