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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Stampin' Celebration #37



Hi Stamping Friends!!
Love is in the air at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge!!  Aren't all those little "love birds" just too cute!!  We hope you will stop by and play along with us this week.  I thought these inspiration pictures were so adorable, that I decided to make two cards.  Bummer is, I only uploaded one of them to our SCIC Ning page and the other is stuck in my desktop PC which is sitting at the shop right now!  If I have time in the morning, I'll take another pic of my other card and add it to this post.  Sorry if you are an email subscriber and get two emails from me tomorrow!  I'll try and get it changed before my post gets sent to you.  ETA:  I added my second card!

SEASON OF FRIENDSHIP

Stamps:  Season of Friendship, Filled With Love
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Whisper White, Playdate DSP
Accessories:  Owl Punch, 3 Heart Punch, Striped Grosgrain, PP Taffetta Ribbon, Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Heart-to-Heart Embosslit, retired flower brad, Curly Label Punch

I was inspired by the little owl on the cupcake pick and also by the tree with the birdies hanging from it.  This card ended up with more "stuff" on it than I had intended.  Have you ever had that happen before?  When you just don't know how to stop?  I really need to work on a more clean and simple look.  Sometimes I just think I get too carried away.  This fun sketch comes from the Paper Players.

Here is the second card I made.  Please ignore the terrible pic.  We have no sun (haven't for weeks!) so I had to use my stamping lights.  Thus, the horrible background!

BE MY VALENTINE

Stamps:  Be My Valentine, Love You Much
Paper:  Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink Patterns DSP, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Heart Pressed Letterpress Plate, Versamark Ink, Irridescent Ice EP, Scalloped Heart-of-Hearts Embosslit, Large Heart Punch, Heart of Hearts Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Brights Designer Buttons

I was inspired by the adorable pink and red color theme and all the hearts.  This card is super sparkly IRL.  My original pic shows it much better.  For the letterpress background, I inked up the plate with Versamark, then ran it through my Big Shot, then sprinkled it with Irridescent Ice EP and then heat set it.  I also stamped the main Be My Valentine image with Real Red Craft Ink and then sprinkled it with Irridescent Ice EP as well and embossed it.  My hostess club will be making this card on Saturday afternoon.

For this card I used the Techno Stamper sketch challenge: TSSC158.  I also used the theme challenge from the Hand Stamped Sentiments blog: HSS52 which is to use hearts on your card.  I think I accomplished that!!  And now back to our original post...

Be sure to stop by the Stampin' Celebration blog and see what the other Design Team members have created.  As always, they have stamped some adorable samples.  And we hope you can play along with us this week!!

Remember, tomorrow is the Stampin' Addicts Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop.  You won't want to miss it!!  I will be featuring the set, Wellness Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
(My signature normally goes here, but it's stuck on my desktop at the shop)  :(




16 comments:

Cori said...

This is so cute Krystal!! I love how you did the hearts on the tree!

Jen Conrad said...

This is the cutest card ever! I hope you don't mind that I CASE it for the special ones in my life :) Thanks so much for sharing this adorable card!

Yapha said...

Oh Krystal, these are super cute! I can't wait until I have time to play along!

Hands On said...

So many fantastic elements. But I just love your use of the scallop heart for your sentiment. Genious.

Julie Gearinger said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the owl and all of the details and the heart card is so romantic! Great job on the challenges- thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players this week!

Allison said...

Great cards Krystal! I love both of them. I think all the details are wonderful. I especially like how you layered your sentiment on the first card. Very pretty!

JulieA said...

They're both wonderful! That first one is perfect for the challenge and the second one has a great layout.

Heidi Baks said...

How cute is that owl? Love your double punched hearts!

Deb Hoekstra said...

Such cute Valentine cards. Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

stampinbygenny said...

Love the combination of different hearts. I love the letter-pressed background. It's perfect for your card. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

MJ said...

I just adore the card you made for my sketch challenge. The way you did the three hearts was just brilliant. The fist card is just adorable too! Thanks so much for playing along!

Erin Gonzales said...

I loved the layout and creativity of your project. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HSS!

Amy Fink said...

CUTE! I love the layering of hearts you did on your Valentine's card. It just adds that really nice extra little something. Good job!

Jen Timko said...

Love these Valentine's card! I bet the Be My Valentine is even prettier in person with the sparkle. So glad to see you again at SUO Challenges!

Melina said...

These are beautiful! I love the layers of hearts in the second one. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges :)

StinkerbellSteph said...

SOoooo cute!! I love the way you layered the hearts. Perfect for any love day