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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

You mean the world to me...

I am definitely into the Valentine-making mode now! I've made 10 Valentines in the past two days, and this is one of them:

I've had this globe die for a while now and have been thinking about how I might use it. Then it occurred to me it might work as the focal point of a Valentine for the males in our lives who don't like mushy-gushy cards.

I first measured my globe (it's about 3") so that I could leave an appropriate space between the two lines of my computer-generated sentiment. Then I cut my globe out of green cardstock, glued it to a bigger piece of pale blue cardstock and trimmed off the excess.

My card was looking awfully plain (although I know most men like them that way), so I added some embossing at the bottom with a Swiss Dots EF and scored a line at the top of it.

As a final touch, I added a fuzzy red heart brad that I had in my stash.

Continuing to keep things simple, I stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" on the inside, and that was it! Card done.

This one came together so quickly that I made two of them. I'll be taking them to the thrift store to sell, and if they are sold before February, I may make a couple more.

I'll be sharing the rest of the Valentines I've made, and a few coordinating boxes, in the near future.

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


designbydonna said...

That is a great masculine valentine. They are so hard to do. I like the added touch on the bottom. It gives the card some grounding. I forget about adding score lines to emphasis something. I'll write that down and post on my desk.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a great idea - masculine cards always make me overthink my design. Love the little fuzzy heart in the corner.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

That's a great Valentine for the guys! I've never seen a globe die and you had the perfect stamp to lead into it.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh I love how you used your world die Cheryl, that little bit of embossing is just the perfect addition

Patti J said...

Very cool card! That globe is awesome! Thanks for sharing!