I wasn't organized enough last week to get my Valentine's Day projects made, photographed and blogged about so I'm going to do it now....maybe plant some idea seeds for you next year! My DH and I really don't do much to celebrate Valentine's day but I wanted to kind of do something fun this year since my 4 1/2 year old was excited about the whole day since they were doing a party and exchanging Valentine's at school (check back tomorrow to see what he made!). I made cards for my kids and husband....nothing too fancy but just a little something to tell them I love them. I left the cards out on the table so they would find them at breakfast.
Here is the card I made DH. I saw this card by StampGroover over on Splitcoaststampers and thought it was so totally adorable that I had to make one myself.
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Real Red Textured, Love Patterns DSP, Stampin' Up packing paper
Accessories: Framed Tulips embossing folder, Tombow glue, Heart to Heart punch, small oval punch, dimensionals.
Here are the 2 cards I made for my boys. They get a kick out of owls lately so I made them both an owl card and just alternated the colors. I used the Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS105) from last week as my starting point for colors, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight. Let me tell you, these colors are hard to use together....I love them all individually but it's hard working with such bright colors all on one little card. I also used the Sketch Challenge (SC319) for the basic layout.
Stamps: So Many Sayings
Ink: Peach Parfait & Poppy Parade (markers)
Paper: Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, In Color Hostess DSP pack
Accessories: Owl punch, Word Window punch, 5/8" satin ribbon
But wait there's more... for dinner we planned to have a nice family dinner in the dining room complete with candles, good china, good crystal, tablecloths, napkins the works! Ryan helped me set the table and then we sprinkled a bunch of punched out hearts in the center of the table. Of course we needed to make some more special decorations so we whipped up a cool (easy!) banner to hang across the large mirror in our dining room. Seriously, this took less than half an hour and that's with a 4 1/2 year old helping. Ryan actually did all the Big Shot cranking--he's getting to be quite the pro! Please excuse the photos...it's super hard to get a decent shot with a mirror there without getting myself in the shot (cause I know you don't want to see me!) and the weird bright spots from the sun weren't helping. I'm sure you can get the gist of it though!
This was made using the new Petal Cone die in the Occasions Mini catalog. I had seen a few of these on Splitcoast and thought how cool! The heart shape is cut with a little flap on one side (for when you make it into the cone shape) that I just trimmed off. We used the Love Patterns DSP for the 4 "LOVE" hearts and Real Red textured for the end hearts. We punched the 2 sparkly end hearts with the Full Heart punch and used the Glimmer Paper (again!) for the letters. I cut 2 sets of letters, one with thin cardboard and the second with the Glimmer paper (I know- someone call me some help!) and just glued them together. We mounted the hearts and letters onto Whisper White 2 3/8" scallops. I used the small handheld punch to make holes to run the ribbon through and then simply knotted them on the front of each heart. The boys got a big kick out of the "fancy" dinner and were especially mesmerized by the candles...everything is better with candles isn't it? Well maybe not stamping but a lot of things anyway!
Paper: Glimmer Paper, Love Patterns DSP, Whisper White, Real Red textured
Accessories: Full Heart punch, Petal Cone die, grosgrain ribbon, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, handhelp punch
And last but not least; here is the card that DH stamped for me. Didn't he do a good job? It's so fun to get a handmade card once in while! Don't mind the smudge on the one heart....Alex got a hold of it with this goopy hands...Silly 2 year old! DH said he traced the heart from Filled with Love "just to do something different"! He even cleaned the stamps and put everything away in the right spot! I'm a lucky lady indeed!
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White
Check back tomorrow to see the Valentine's projects Ryan made for our family and school friends!
Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?