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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Passing Love Notes

I wanted to design a Valentine card that was a little grunged, and, of course, quick and easy.


Stampin’ Up! Supplies: Festive and Fun stamp set (from the Holiday Mini)
White Notecard; Rich Razzleberry DSP; Real Red CS; a non-SU! piece of notebook paper
Full Heart and Small Heart punches; Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine; Rhinestone
Basic Gray Classic Ink; Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz; Signo White Gel Pen

I started this process on Friday and had absolutely no stampin’ mojo going. So I finally threw in the towel until Sunday, when things went much more smoothly. I blame my husband (who else?) because he was 1) home on Friday for a DONSA (day of no scheduled activity…the Army has such catchy names for a day off, huh?), which always throws my whole plan for the day off a bit and B) it was our anniversary weekend, so I really needed to be finishing his gift. Obviously his fault.

But back to the card. I love Rich Razzleberry…I wear lots of purple and use different shades often in designing, but this is my favorite. It has more red in it so it’s a little edgier and not so sweet, I think. I really like combining Real Red with it, too. inside-notebookThis card does both, plus it used actual loose leaf paper inside, which is a cool grungy touch. I just cut the notebook paper the same size as the inside, crunched it up really well and then smoothed it out…and repeated a couple of times. I spritzed it with Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz. It’s a little darker than I wanted, but so goes life. It’s not as dark as it appears in this photo. Really.

I also used a Stampin’ Up! notecard for the card base. These are really economical…20 cards and envelopes for $5.95. You can make up a bunch of simple thank-you notes or all occasion cards and it makes a snazzy teacher or hostess gift.

The whole card reminds me of high school and passing notes with doodled hearts on them. Not that I would ever do that because I was a model student. Probably because I knew the faculty would narc on me in a second to my mom. Whatever works, right?

Enjoy the day, if that’s what you choose to do!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, happy anniversary to you two!

    Your DONSA story cracked me up. Having lived around and worked with many ex-Army types, I've always chuckled at their propensity for coming up with acronyms for everything. Looks like nothing's changed.

    Love the card especially the sentiment. Takes me back to school, too. Of course, I was a model student too--NOT!


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