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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Valentine and a birthday card...

I have made approximately 40 Valentines so far this year. Of course, I not only send them to grandchildren and other family members, I also take some to the thrift store for them to sell.  Here's an example of some that I have made:

I have this "starry sky" background die that works perfectly for cards like this.

I cut a piece of medium blue cardstock and then inked it using one of those soft make-up brushes and some navy blue ink.  When that was done, I created my starry sky with my background die.

The moon was cut from some satiny silver cardstock using two circle dies that were slightly different in size--the larger one for the outside cut and the smaller one for the inside cut.

The heart was cut with a small heart die out of glitter cardstock. To finish off my card front, I adhered my moon, silver cord and heart with foam squares and added a few tiny, iridescent stars for good measure.

While the sentiment on the front of my card was computer-generated, the one on the inside was stamped. I happened to have a few heart off-cuts on my work table, so I added three of those, too, for a bit of color.

My son's birthday was yesterday, and since he likes sloths (or at least he likes seeing them in the wild), I dug out my sloth die set and made him a card. He's been so busy lately, working on his doctoral degree and serving as superintendent at a State School for the Blind, that I thought my (computer-generated) sentiment fit perfectly.

This little guy is so cute, and I love cutting him out and putting him together. I have made Valentines with him, too, which you can see here.

My clouds in the background were inked using a torn piece of cardstock as a stencil.

The inside of the card is pretty simple with just a mat and another computer-generated sentiment.

That's it for me today. I need to finish cleaning up the Valentine mess in my craft area and then try out some new dies that I purchased in the last couple of weeks. I should also make a couple of Christmas cards--I've already fallen behind my self-imposed schedule on those!

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


designbydonna said...

Your cards are both cute. I love the starry background you created. Clever use of dies to make a moon. That little sparkly heart is perfect hanging off the moon.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Super cute card with a sloth! That die could be used for a lot of reasons because we all get so busy!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I also love that Valentine card! It's not traditional but perfect!

Glittered Paws said...

Love both of your cads - and I would say you have been busy busy with all the Valentines you have made. Love the moon and stars, how creative. Then I see the sloth and I smiled - perfect BD card for your son, now if he takes the advice. A new aquarium opened recently in St. Louis and the sloth is a guest ambassador.

Lynette said...

What a perfect card for you son for his birthday! Good luck to him. And your valentine is fabulous!

Lynne in NI said...

40 Valentine's cards?!!!! Wow! I made ONE! I love your little sparkly heart, it looks so sweet hanging from your moon.
And fab card for your son, he sounds like a busy lad - though I guess we don't have to look too far to see where he got his work ethic from!