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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

"Wood" you be my Valentine?...

This is a valentine for one of my grandsons. The squirrel was cut with an unbranded die. I used another unbranded die for the grass, but the tree trunk was cut by hand (all except the oval "hole").

I used various scraps of patterned paper for everything but the tree. For that, I used an actual piece of unfinished wood veneer. My scissor worked just fine for cutting it. And I used a small oval die to make the hole, and that worked fine, too. Did you know that you can cut wood veneer with scissors and dies?

Here's a look at the thickness of the veneer. I used some distress ink to give it a little color and then glued it directly to the cardstock.

My front and inside sentiments were computer-generated, and the hearts were made with a couple of small punches.

It was fun to use actual wood on this card. I'm not sure my grandson will notice, but I think my daughter (his mom) just might. She works in the construction trade, so she's quite familiar with wood veneer.

This is the valentine I sent to my grown kids. It was quite simple to make. I used an unbranded die for the fancy cut-out. The top white panel is popped up on foam tape, with some very tiny pieces supporting the intricate die-cut. I put a single pearl in the center. I think it's actually much prettier IRL.

My sentiment was originally one connected die-cut sentiment with a longer flourish on either end. To use it on this card, I cut the two words apart and cut off the elongated flourishes.

On the inside of this card I used a really old wooden stamp for the sentiment. I'm not sure of the manufacturer.

I've been working on a few cards this morning, procrastinating going outside to blow snow off the walks and driveway. It is really blustery outside--snow is blowing around like mad--and I was hoping that it would settle down this afternoon. No such luck. I think I just have to put my big girl panties on and get it done!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


debby4000 said...

Gorgeous cards, love the cute squirrel.

craftieodmae said...

super cute!!

designbydonna said...

Cute squirrel. Did not know about the wood veneer. Will have to see if hubby has some in his workshop. The die cut on the second card is really pretty. It sounds like you may more likely need your big girl underwear for the snow blowing. Brrr!

Glittered Paws said...

Love the squirrel card for grandson - and yes I have some wood veneer - just haven't used it for a "long" time. Everything about this card is adorable. The twofer is beautiful - love the beautiful die and would you believe that I have that same Happy Valentines Day inside. Already put Valentine stamps away or I would go look. Great job on both of the cards.

Lynette said...

What a cute squirrel card. I bet he will notice the wood - very cool. And the other card is beautiful. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Cheryl!

Lynne in NI said...

More loveliness! That was so clever to use real wood veneer!