Monday, January 23, 2012

Red Hearts Valentine

  We're well on the way to February 14th and Valentine's Day aren't we??  Our family usually sends cards out to the extended family with a sweet photo of the boys.  This year the cards will be done but I'm thinking that the sweet photo might be more of a challenge.  I just can't get both of them to 1) look at the camera at the same time and 2) both smile NICELY at the same time.  We always end up with one looking cute and the other looking like some alien we picked up on the side of the road.  We might have to utilize Photoshop this year and switch heads and bodies to get 1 decent shot!

  Anyway on to the card.  This is the second project my office stamping ladies did last week at their class.  I told them they couldn't hoard the card, that they had to give it to someone for Valentine's day.  I even suggested that if they were giving it to a husband or boyfriend they could write the sentiment on the inside with a sticky note and then take the card back to keep for themselves!  Anyway, what good is making all these cards if we don't send them out to brighten someone's day??  You can always make more cards when you've given away your stash!

  This is a Real Red Valentine don't you think?  We used the I {Heart} Hearts and the Delightful Dozen sets to bring this one together.
   The card base is of course Real Red with a layer of Whisper White and Real Red DSP from the Brights DSP pack.  We stamped the open hearts in Early Espresso on the Whisper White side.  Next the hearts trio was stamped in Real Red and punched out with the Heart to Heart punch and the punched hearts were adhered wherever the ladies wanted them. 

  We added a narrow strip of Real Red to bridge the transition from DSP to Whisper White.  "Be my Valentine" was stamped in Early Espresso and punched out with the Decorative Label punch.  And the really fun part of the card is the Red Glimmer paper heart that was punched with the Small Heart punch (the perfect size to go with this sentiment!).  And of course the sentiment is popped up on dimensionals.

  Get out your Real Red and your heart sets and get to work on some fun cards for the loved ones in your life.  

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts, Delightful Dozen

Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Collection DSP pack, Red Glimmer paper

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Small Heart punch, Heart to Heart punch, dimensionals

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