My sister was born on Valentine’s Day. So, a heartfelt wish with a heart cupcake is in order. I used the Stamp Express circle cut-out card in pink and some heart designer paper. Then I added a cupcake stamped from Hero Arts and colored with Copic markers. Some beads for sprinkles completed the cake. Then i mounted it on a Nesties circle from Spellbinders. For embellishment there is lace from a Martha Stewart punch. ribbon from May Arts and sentiment from Hero Arts. The basic cardstock for this and the next card are the quality cardstock from Stamp Express.
The blue card also features a Hero Arts cupcake, May Arts ribbon, Martha Stewart punch, Art Institute glitter, and designer paper from Colorbok. Layers are cut with oval Nesties from Spellbinder.
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February Birthday Card #1
Birthday Card #2
Everyone loves receiving Valentine cards. Parents, lovers, children, grandchildren, and friends all enjoy a greeting on that special day. Here’s a selection you can copy or embellish upon. Designer papers are from BoBunny, cardstock is Stamp Express quality cardstock. Dies are Spellbinders and Accucut. Cupcake stamps are from Hero Arts. Sentiment stamp is JustRite, and the bunny is Stampavie. All coloring is done with Copic markers. Remember when cutting images out by hand, move the paper instead of the scissors for a smoother cut. Also, cut just outside the lines so that you can see the stamped outline. Embellishments include Prima flowers, butcher twine from Stampin’ Up, and glued on beads for the cupcake decorations. These are such fun to make, you’ll want to make more. All products are available at www.stampexpressstore.com. During January, everything is 30% off! Start crafting!
It’s easy to make Victorian style Valentine cards when you incorporate our vintage prints with lacey embellishments, flowers, ribbons, and jewels. You could also use these on a wedding scrapbook page or anniversary spread. Punches I used were Martha Stewart and EK. Cardstock is Stamp Express quality cardstock. Designer paper is from BoBunny. And stamps for the sentiments are from Hero Arts. Jewels and ribbons were in my stash. Ovals and scallops were cut with Spellbinders dies. You can order the vintage prints this month at 30% off. All the other products are also on sale. Just click here to go to our store.
Greetings from your Valentine
It’s time to send notes of appreciation for all those wonderful holiday gifts and thoughts you received in the last few weeks. Here are three easy cards to slide you into the creative mood. Sometimes it is difficult to transform from holiday mode to everyday life. Start off with these “no brainer” cards and you can develop more ideas as you go.
I used the circle cut out cards from Stamp Express. They now are available in colors like black, red, yellow, green, pink, blue and purple as well as white. Cover the bottoms with Bo-Bunny designer paper, and add a stamped message, sticker or image. Purchase circle cut out cards here.
Still in the winter theme I used a snowflake sticker on the black and white sample. The Sizzix tag sports the sentiment leaving the inside to write a message. On the key collage, I finally got to use Stampin’ Up butcher twine with an Accucut buckle and the stamped message on the circle. This stamp is from Hero Arts, but you could use any that fit the round Nesties circle. My third card is thinking of Spring. Daffodils are Just-Rite and colored with Copic markers. The ribbon is May Arts. Check out stampexpressstore.com for all supplies. There is a SALE going on in January.
Now write a brief message and send these notes out to those you love. Friends and family would much rather receive a real card than an e-mail blurb from you in the new year!
Thank You Card #1
ThankYou Card #2
Thank You Card #3