Valentine Card for Dog Lover’s

by egarcia on January 19, 2017

Hi all,

Do you have a Valentine who loves dogs?  Well what better Valentine card to give them than one featuring a cute dog image from Tim Holtz’s Crazy Dogs collection.

I just love this adorable dog, who by the way looks a lot like my own dog, except mine is brown.  The heart filled patterned papers come from the Be Mine collection from Pebbles.

I took the doggie image, stamped it and colored it in with comic markers. The hearts come from the Crazy Things stamp set.  I stamped those, colored them with copies, added some wink of stella and die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  Finally the sentiment was stamped onto the white card stock with black ink and it comes from the Crazy Talk stamp set.  This was my first time playing with all of these “crazy” coordinating sets and I just loved how they all work together so well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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January Birthday Card

by egarcia on January 17, 2017

Hi all,

Today I have a winter birthday card to share with you.  What I love about this card is how you can be specific with your birthday wishes for those who have a winter birthday.

This past week I decided to go back to my January kits from the last couple of years from Simon Says Stamp and play with the many left over patterned papers and card stock that I still had and I was able to create a whole bunch of winter themed cards including this one.

For the focal area I used the deep blue crepe ribbon behind the sentiment panels. I love how it coordinates with the darker blue snowflakes on the patterned paper and adds some texture to the card.  The sentiment comes from the Birthday Classics: January set from Papertrey Ink. I stamped with dark blue ink onto white card stock and then used my oval dies to die-cut the white panel as well as the scalloped panel behind it.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you’d like to see the other winter themed projects I created this past week, visit the birthday section of the Doodleshop.

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Valentine’s For Him Card

by egarcia on January 12, 2017

Hi all,

Today I have a masculine Valentine’s Day card to share with you.  It’s all in the woodgrain.

The woodgrain background, that is.  I used a background stamp to stamp the woodgrain pattern onto the kraft card stock with some brown ink.  I just love the woodgrain on kraft card stock.  I stamped the hearts from the All My Love stamp set by My Favorite Things using Rhubarb Stalk ink from Memento and Khaki ink from Simon Says Stamp and then die-cut the hearts.  The sentiment comes from an older stamp set from my stash, stamped onto the sentiment die-cut strip.

And just to make sure that it did look a masculine card I asked my husband what he thought of the card.  He gave it his masculine seal of approval.  When I asked him what he thought made it masculine, he said “the woodgrain”.  Like I said, it’s all in the woodgrain.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sending Hedgehugs Valentine Card

by egarcia on January 10, 2017

Hi all,

I have a cute Valentine’s day card for you today featuring adorable little hedgehogs.

Aren’t they cute?  The patterned paper on the background comes from the Be Mine collection by Pebbles.  I die-cut the heart using a Spellbinders heart die and inked the edges with some black ink so it would stand out a bit more from the background.

The stars of this show however are definitely the cute little hedgehogs.  The images come from Lawn Fawn’s Hedgehugs stamp set.  I colored the images with copics and die-cut them with their coordinating dies.  I then stamped a few tiny hearts throughout the larger heart to embellish it a bit.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped onto the die-cut sentiment strip, which is popped up with some foam tape for some extra dimension.

While this can certainly be a Valentine’s Day card, Valentines is not the only occasion for sending hedgehugs.  So this card can be used all year round.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Valentine’s Season Begins

by egarcia on January 3, 2017

Hi all,

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and New Year’s celebration.  I took a bit of a break from the blog the last week to spend time with family and begin to gear up for the Valentine’s season.  Hard to believe we’re already moving on to the next holiday, but before you know it February will be here and we’ll be knee deep in hearts galore.  One of my crafty new year’s resolutions is  to use more of my background stamps and create my own backgrounds for cards.  So today’s card was inspired by this resolution.

I started with Cranberry Tart card stock from Gina K. Designs for the card base.  For the hearts background I used the Tiny Hearts background stamp set from My Favorite Things along with some Rhubarb Stalk ink from Memento.  The ink matches the card stock color perfectly.

For the sentiment I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Paper Hugs stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I just love that large bold sentiment which can serve as a focal on your card.

 

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