I probably should apologize in the lack of posts these days, but, I want you to know I’m very, very busy behind the scene designing new projects, re-arranging my blog, writing a monthly newsletter, classes, workshops, filling card orders and planning my “Inkling Paper-Crafting Camp” for kids. I’m also working on templates for you to simply download and print right from your printer. Some of the more elaborate ones, I’ll be selling. So, between the flu and snow storms there’s much going on in my tiny stamping room.
Today, I want to share with you a round Valentine’s Day Card I made. I wanted to do something other then a rectangular card. You could say I’m trying to work, “outside the box!”
Here’s what to do:
Start with an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock. Score and fold it in half at 5-1/2″.
With your Stampin’ Up! Circle Scissors Plus cut a 5″ circle taking care not to cut off the folded edge.
Emboss the top of the card with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and Big Shot.
Along the edges with a Sponge Dauber, sponge Pretty-In-Pink Ink. I sponged after I embossed, so, some of the polka dots would appear pink. If you want only the edge pink, sponge the edge before you emboss.
With a piece of Real Red Card Stock cut a Scallop Circle with the Big Shot. In each scallop punch a small hole.
Then emboss the Real Red scallop circle with embossing folder of choice.
Choose a Designer Series Paper you like and punch two butterflies with the Butterfly Punch and one from the Beautiful Butterflies Die. Lay the butterflies on each other and glue along the centers and put together. On the center of the top butterfly glue beads or Basic Rhinestones or Pearls.
Take a Real Red Marker and on the Be My Valentine Stamp ink up the “Be My Valentine” text and banner part of the stamp. Huff and stamp it on a scrap piece of Whisper White. Cut the banner out.
Adhere the layers together as shown and along the folded edge, knot a piece of 1/4″ Pretty-in-Pink Grosgrain ribbon and with Glue Dots run it along the edge.
Place either Basic Pearls or Rhinestones around the circle.
Now you’re “Circle of Love” Valentine’s Day Card is finished. If you would like any of the materials used in this project order them before it’s too late for Valentine’s Day. After all, who wouldn’t love to receive a hand-made card from you????
Stampin’ & Paper-Craftin’ Hugs,