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Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Heart-y Cards

As I was creating cards for my Stampin’ Up! night this week, I came up with these two variations of the same sketch. So I’m putting them both in the post, since I really like both. I’m still not sure which we’ll make Friday night. Have you an opinion? DSC_0016

All Stampin Up! supplies: Candy Conversations and Distressed Dots stamps
Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock; Brights Collection DSP
Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, and Regal Rose markers
Scallop Border punch; Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon; Crumb Cake Classic Ink

Using markers to color the single Candy Conversations stamp really increases its appeal. It really takes very little time…just color each heart, then “huff” a breath on it to remoisten the ink, and stamp. I love this new pleated ribbon, as well. You can cut it to the correct length, then use Sticky Strip to attach it. No tying, wrapped, pleating, or sewing to get this really on-trend look. The Candy Conversations stamp($8.95) and the pleated ribbon (4 colors, $6.95) are both in the Occasions Mini Catalog, if you find yourself needing them.


All Stampin’ Up! supplies: Three Little Words and Distressed Dots stamp sets
Whisper White, Real Red, and Crumb Cake cardstock; Brights Collection DSP
Rich Razzleberry and Real Red Classic Ink; Word Window, Small Heart, and
Medium Oval punches; Signo White Gel Pen; Red Gingham Ribbon (sadly, retired)

When making this, I punched the small hearts out of the Real Red cardstock so that the Rich Razzleberry stripes show through. You could more easily just punch the hearts out of the DSP and not have to worry about aligning them as you punch. The “I Love You” oval is popped out using Dimensionals.

These are both great examples of easy-to-make, yet polished cards, due to the details. A touch of ribbon, a bit of punched border…it makes the difference!

Hope you are enjoying a creative day and keeping warm. When I was in town picking up from preschool at noon, it was 9 degrees. When I got back home, it was only 1 degree in our driveway...those townfolk have it easy, basking in the warmth there!

1 comment:

  1. Hmm, I couldn't pick just one--why not do both? Says she sitting at her computer on the other side of the country! Ha. Like both of them, Meagan. And your right, the details make all the difference.

    Preruffled ribbon--who'd a thunk? Can I have Mr. Wonderful call and fuss at you when he see's the bill?


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