Friday, February 12, 2010

More Valentines, You and Moi

I have been making a few Valentines lately and I thought I would share them with you. This one should have arrived by now so I figured it was safe to post. I used the set You and Moi along with several other little items like Prints Designer Paper, a retired heart eyelet, new Celery Satin Ribbon, punches and even a non-SU piece of bling.

This project uses the new Pinking Hearts Border (which is just so sweet and delicate!) and the new Small Heart punch. Did you know that the set You and Moi is one that you can earn for FREE with your Sale-a-bration purchases?!?

Friday, February 05, 2010

"Love"ing the Pennant Die

Stampin' Up's Pennant Die isn't new, it has been around for over a year, but it is new to me and I am really loving it!
I made this project to decorate for Valentine's Day and currently it is hanging over our fireplace. You should have seen me trying to figure out how to cut out a full pennant! Once I did some searching on Splitcoaststampers and found out that you need to fold the card stock in half and place the fold along the one end and THEN you would have a full pennant, I was feeling very silly.

Here is a close up of the letter "O" which has uses the new 2 step bird punch from Stampin' Up! I LOVE this punch. It works for so many thing, when you love birds as I do. I have to admit that this is not Stampin' Up! designer paper. Isn't it lovely though?!?! I used Ruby Red card stock, Close to Cocoa card stock and Blush Blossom. The letters are not actually chipboard but they were traced from a retired chipboard alphabet that Stampin' Up! used to sell. I'm so cheap that I don't actually use chipboard, I just use it as a pattern. So, I traced the letters on Ruby Red card stock, cut them out and then covered it with Versa Mark and some clear embossing powder. The ribbon that this is hanging from is the Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon from last year. I snatched up an extra roll of that last year knowing I'd be using it with my Ruby Red projects. So glad I did!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Another Mini Project

I really love the Sale-a-bration set Good Neighbors. My favorite house has to be the house with the heart on the door. It works really well for Valentines cards (I'll have to share with you a photo of a Valentine's card that I made with it a couple weeks ago.) I made this for a friend of mine recently (I'm hoping she has received it by now). I paired it with bright colors because I am sick of the cold here in Michigan. Cold and barely any snow! We did get snow earlier this week but not very much. I used Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery and Melon Mambo. The roofs to the houses are stamped with Close to Cocoa, cut out and then popped up. The sentiment is an oldie...I believe it came from one of the All Year Cheer sets that retired several years ago. I hope you have a great day today!