63 posts categorized "Valentines Day"

Challenge Reminder ~ Me & You Conversation Hearts
by Rachel Duong


Hello and welcome! Inspired by conversation candy hearts, I made this card for the February Poppystamps Challenge ~ Me & You.  Soft, pearlescent hearts surround the Poppystamps "Sending Love Poe Script" craft die over a dreamy watercolor background. Please join us with a project, valentine or card showcasing something you love doing together like munching on candy hearts with a childhood friend.

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Steps to create this card.
1. Beginning with a beautiful textured Open Studio watercolor paper (listed below), I loosely washed patches of distress inks over the entire panel. Allow colors to flow into one another and dry.


2. Die cut the Poppystamps "Sending Love Poe Script" craft die in the warm, pearlescent, platinum color from the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad"

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3. Die cut the hearts in assorted colors using the "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame" die and the Memory Box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad".


These are the supplies I used.


4. Adhere the card front to a white A2 card base.
5. Using scrap paper, die cut the "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame". 
6. Lay the above die cut over the card front and place the hearts in the open areas to assure they are spaced evenly.
7. Adhere the sentiment and the hearts to the card front. Tip--Vary the colors of the hearts around the card, especially the white hearts to create balance.


I just love the gorgeous luster of the pearlescent shine when the light hits the platinum sentiment. I love the texture of the watercolor paper and the pastel colors are light yet vivid and lucid.


Please let me know if you have any questions about this card or the Poppystamps challenge. It would be great to have you join in the fun. Have an awesome day!

Rachel Floral Signature





Thinking of You
by Meghan Kennihan

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Hi Crafty Friends,
I love sending cards to friends for non-holidays just to know I'm thinking of them. I created this monochrome purple card for a friend going through a hard time so she knows I'm here for her.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you send "random" cards throughout the year?
A: Me? Yes! Monthly


I created the background by splatter a piece of paper from the Vibrant Violets 6x6 Paper pad with Copic White Opaque paint and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink, then I die cut the hearts with the Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame die. I just love the quilted look. I used the Vintage Scalloped Heart die to frame my sentiment and added some Fairy Jewels for extra sparkle.

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Challenge Reminder, Me & You
by Nancy Penir


Greetings, Poppy Peeps! Nancy Here, and this is a reminder we have a challenge this month called: Me & You. 

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My card is a Valentine made with the Leaf and Tendril foil plate. As you can see, I used red foil onto pink cardstock. Pure Valentine delight!


I inked the edges of my card base,  and cut the foiled piece down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8.


Such fun decorating the front of my Valentine with dies cut from mirror card stock!

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to make the dies pop, I added black under them, before gluing them down. 

Hope you're thinking of what you can create for the challenge. There's a 20. gift certificate to shop for anything you choose, and

there's lots to choose from!

A reminder there are some fabulous inspiration by our designers this month, and I invited a friend, Colleen Foelker,  who did a beautiful card too!

Enjoy the rest of your week and happy crafting!

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A Floral Heart with Love
by Janet Katz

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I wanted to make a very special Valentine for a dear relative who is suffering from some dementia. I saw a design on Pinterest by Zsoka Marko and used elements of that in this card design. First, I cut the scalloped heart from the Vintage Scalloped Heart die set from white cardstock. Next, I cut out a lot of flowers from heavy white cardstock using the following sets: Little Posie Layered Flowers, Little Layered Asters, Lucky Layered Flowers, Layered Pointy Petals, and the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel die set.
I colored all the flowers with alcohol ink markers. I used the leaves from the Floral Vase Pop Up Easel and cut them from gray cardstock matching the background. I arranged all the leaves on the white heart and glued them down, then layered the flowers on top to emphasize the heart shape as best I could. As you can see in the photos, I played around with the flower arrangement quite a bit before deciding where to adhere them. 
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For the background, I took a piece of 80lb gray cardstock and spritzed it with water on front and back so the fibers would bend well. I ran this through the Stunning Mandala 3D embossing folder by Memory Box (it's so beautiful). I trimmed the edges and layered it onto a blush pink card base. I glued the floral heart at the center of the mandala and used a computer printed sentiment popped up on the card. Finally, I added liquid epoxy dots around the heart.
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I was really pleased with how it turned out. The gray background makes the colors stand out so well. It's already on it's way to a special person.
I hope your February is allowing time to relax and craft.
Janet Floral Signature copy







Sending Love
by Meghan Kennihan

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Valentine's Day is just days away! I am sharing an easy card to make for your loved ones.

Make Crafty Friends Q & A:
Q: Do you send Valentine Cards out?
A: Me? Yes, about 30 of them

Final_4 (4)I created the background by stenciling the hearts with pink glitter paste on the Berry Red 6x6 paper pack and splattering it with Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry and Copic White Opaque Paints. I mounted it on the the pink glitter paper from the Glitzy Glitter pad.

Final_5 (4)I die cut the sentiment from the same pink glitter paper with the beautiful Sending Love Poe Script Die. I just love the fancy font.

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A Kind Heart
by Rachel Duong


Hi! I am here with a rustic, weathered Poppystamps Valentine! A wash of watercolor, a flurry of hearts, embellishments and a great sentiment makes this card energetic and engaging. I used the "Say It Big" clear stamp set and hearts from the "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame". So much fun to create this card!


Steps to create this card.
1. Using a smooth piece of watercolor paper, paint a wash of distress inks in shades of brown and red.

2. Die cut hearts in red, brown, white and coral using the Poppystamps "Heartfelt Pinpoint Frame".
 a. The white and coral hearts have a beautiful pearl finish. I used card stock from the Memory box "Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad".
 b. The brown hearts are embossed with gold powder.
 c. The red hearts are splattered with watered-down white acrylic paint.


Supplies I used


3. When the paint is dry, stamp the sentiment in red ink (middle) and brown ink (top and bottom)

4. Using the blade of a scissor, rough up the left edge of the card front. Lightly rough up the other three sides.
5. Adhere washi tape and hearts
6. Tie 1mm burlap string around the lower third of the card allowing the sides to tear.
7. Splatter white paint over the card.
8. Blend brown distress ink around the edges of a kraft card base.
9. Adhere card front to the base.


This Valentine card is fun to make, I hope you get a chance to try creating something inspired by it. Have an awesome day with a kind heart!

Rachel Floral Signature