Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Handmade Love

I loved when I was in  school making valentines. The paste,lace doilies and yes sappy verses. I still love making cards to give and have fun being creative.

This is my first Valentine of  the year. It changed from my original idea after I had embossed the card base and printed and cut out with my Silhouette the calendar page for February. I like it a lot better than my original idea.

First I embossed my pre-scored card stock. I then chalked it and put it in the folder again moving it just slightly as the one edge was not embossed. I like how it turned out. I want to do some embossing and chalking and then run it through again without an embossing folder to flatten the embossing. It leaves the embossed area flat and colored more intensely.  The calendar page is a PDF file from seaside creative com. I screen captured it and went into PaintNet where I cropped it and added the page curl.
 I just yesterday saw a card where the woman had used a scrap of paper that had holes punched in it so she tied hearts to dangle.  That gave me an idea to use my border punch. LOL! I actually went in my garbage sack to take out the card stock I had printed and cut the calendar with. While looking for the foam hearts I bought last year I found gift ribbon and thought with the gray it was perfect. Originally I was going to stamp a heart on the 14th but the small foam heart was perfect.
Because the foam hearts were adhesive back I sandwiched the craft floss in between them. So there you have my frugal card. Made with everything I had on hand. LOL! That is other than having to surf the web to find the calendar page.

Thank you for stopping by. Do come back and I hope I have inspired you to make some hand made love.

1 comment:

  1. Very cute! My cards rarely end up the way I first envision them LOL!


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