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“I love you like XO…You love me like XO” – Beyonce

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If you are anything like me you must have a bunch of project life cards stored away because they are too fancy to use! I turned some project life 3×4 cards into a shaker card for Valentine’s Day.

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It’s so hard to capture the sequins shaking around in a photograph but this heart shaker is filled with lots of fun pink and gold sequins.  I used vellum and embossed gold circles and the  sentiment.  The project life card is from Heidi Swapp’s gold foil kit.  love love!  I am glad I scooped up the kit because it has been sold out for weeks at my local craft store.

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Did I mention that Tim Holtz’s tiny attacher is totally awesome.  To turn the staples into gold, I used a Gold Sharpie Metallic marker. So cute and adorable!

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Unconventional Valentine’s Day

Something a little different for valentine’s day this year:

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I was attempting to make a non-cutesy valentine’s day card and came up with the idea of adding little touches of pink distress inks around the die cut stitched circles:

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I really like how soft and subtle the card came out! Aren’t these stitched dies and borders adorable?  To make the happy sentiment, I applied distress inks to the edges and then used two coats of clear embossing powder to give it that “dome” look.

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For the final touches I added sequins and gold thread to give it that pop of color! More fun valentine’s day cards to come!

Airmail with Love!

I just love all these airmail papers! They are so adorable…

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This set is from Martha Stewart’s Love Notes patterned paper.  They have such a great vintage look and there are so many cute patterns to choose from!182846-600x600-1

I added a few finishing touches by using the airmail stamp to make a cute border and I made my own epoxy stickers from other Martha Stewart valentine’s day patterned paper. Of course, there had to be a Love from Above angel on there =)

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

  • Recipe:  Patterned paper from Martha Stewart, Stamps from Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn, and Epoxy Stickers.

A little love…

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It’s so adorable!!! I think I will have to hide it somewhere in my stash of stamps so I will stop using it! So for this card, I tried to give it a lot of dimension and color.  I added light pink distress ink at the top and bottom.   It’s hard to tell from the photograph but the white in the middle really highlights the heart box.

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For finishing touches, I added white dots and little stitched lines on the heart box. Also, I added distress glitter to the little angel wings. Love love love these cards for Valentine’s day.

  • Recipe:  Cardstock from PTI, Mama Elephant Stamps Love From Above, Silhouette.

Be Mine Birdie

Any time now I will run out of ideas for Valentine’s Day Card…

Any time now… lol. I like this card because I got to use the mini clothes line clips from the paper source. I added a little red heart for some bling!

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper and red twine, Clothes line clips from paper source, bird house sticker and purple paper from Recollections, Heart bling from I-rock.

Nine of Hearts

Guess how long it took me to design this card?

Over a year! In the last year, I’ve tried to design this card about 4 or 5 times without much success. (I got excited one day and bought a ton of these dimensional hearts which are so cute) However, this time I like the results!

These hearts are also great to put inside the card where you sign “Love.” Hopefully, I will get more inspiring ideas to use these cutie hearts.

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper and scallop and rounded edge punch, Spellbinders circle die cut, Recollections heart sticks and pink card stock.

Love Love Love.

The possibilities are endless with this Martha Stewart Valentine’s Day Paper!

I made another version that was smaller and with different colored twine and felt hearts:

My friend was asking me how long it usually takes me to make one card and I realized that one card actually takes me a few hours! Especially if I get stuck and cannot figure out color combos etc. I find that the first version of a card I make has little flaws here and there but I end up perfecting it after I’ve made version 2.0! After that, it is really quick and easy to make a card because I know what works.

  • Recipe: White cardstock from PTI, Scrapbook Paper and felt hearts & buttons from Martha Stewart, Vellum paper, Colored Bakers Twine, Love Stamp from Michaels.

More to Love!

There’s no such thing as too much pink! lol

Here is my pocket valentine’s day card. I don’t know why but I am on this pocket-tag craze! So I decided to put a little message on the tag that you can pull out!

Hello, I love you! lol

  • Recipe: Cardstock from PTI, Martha Stewart Scrapbook paper and heart button, Japanese Twine, Cuttlebug Tag, Pink Bakers Twine.

Be My Valentine!

I was inspired to make a few Valentine’s Day Cards…

Love is in the air! And thanks to Martha Stewart, I get to make all these cute cards.  I have to say patterned paper makes all the difference!  Also, I found a packet of Martha Stewart felt stickers that were perfect for this occasion.

Aren’t the little heart buttons absolutely adorable? The is my first time using felt cut outs and I love it.  So so so cute!

More to come!

  • Recipe: Cardstock from PTI, Patterned paper and felt heart from Martha Stewart, and i-rock hot adhesive.