Valentines Day is quickly approaching and I really need to get some Valentines done. Unfortunately, this has been a very busy week and there hasn't been much time or energy for crafting. I needed some cute Valentines that I could make quickly. I need to make around 40 of them and I don't have much time. I used these 3 designs to make about half of them.
Of course, what project would be complete without stamps from K. Andrew Designs? I used the following 3 sets in today's projects. If you are interested in purchasing them, please click on the pictures and they will take you straight to the K. Andrew Designs store. Since these fabulous stamps are made in the USA and a portion of the proceeds from each stamp set is donated to charity, you are helping others out when you purchase them.
Now lets get on to making some Valentines! Most of the cards that I am making this year are going to be 3"X3".
K. Andrew Designs "It's Valentines", "Owly Hoo", and "I Heart You" stamp sets.
Cricut Cartridges: Heritage and Create-a-Critter
Martha Stewart Score Board
Fiskars stamp press
Ribbon: Pink from my stash; Black from a roll of mixed ribbon from Target's $1 spot; Red and White from a roll from Target's $1 spot
Paper: K&Co Valentines paper; Pink from Recollections "Soda Pop" collection; Red from Provo Craft; multiple scraps from my scrap stash (white, pink, red, yellow, black, grey, brown)
Ink - Black Excelsior
Zig Glue Pen
Let's Get Started:
To start, all of the bases are cut 3"X6". I used as many scraps as I could before reaching for the solids mentioned above to make my bases. All of the white mats were then cut at 2 3/4"X2 3/4". Now about the ribbon - Except for the pink ribbon, the ribbon was from $ spools from target. There are a few different prints on each spool, but each different piece is pretty short. This is why I didn't make bows with them. Each different ribbon had enough ribbon to adhere to the front of the mat and tuck under the back on 5 cards (if you were careful). They are probably a good deal if you are looking for a variety of ribbon to make one-of-a-kind cards, but not as helpful if you mass produce.
This first card was an idea from one of my Getting Cricky Design Teammates - Shawn Mosch- who suggested this typewriter and stamp. You should check out her blog by clicking here. Creativity just oozes from this girl! I cut the typewriter and its layer at 2" using the Heritage Cricut cartridge and black and grey scraps. You can find this on page 53 of the manual. I adhered the layers together and then adhered them to the card using little foam squares. The stamp is a stamp from the "I heart you" stamp set. I was having a bit of trouble with getting clean images with my camera for some reason so the image is a bit blurred. However, despite all the little whirls in this stamp, the image stamped crisp and clean straight out of the package!
The second card is a bit more girly because I went with all the pinks. I cut the moon from Create-a-Critter (page 71) at 2". I had to break down and pull a sheet from the K&Co Valentines stack to get the heart hat. The hat layer ended up being cut twice - once in the print and once in pink because this layer was for the hat and the cheeks. I cut the base layer from brown. I didn't cut the final layer which was the hat decorations because it was already decorated by the paper. I also used foam squares to pop this image off the paper. I stamped the inside of this card because there wasn't room for the image and the stamp on the outside of a 3X3" card. This sentiment is one stamp from the "It's Valentines" stamp set.
The final card today is one that I think Kristal from K. Andrew Designs would like because she loves owls. In fact, she loves them so much that she designed 3 sets of stamps with an owly theme. To make the sentiment for the inside of the card, I combined 5 stamps from the "Owly hoo" stamp set and set them up using my Fiskars stamp press. The owl is cut from Create-a-Critter at 2" and can be found on page 25 of the manual.
I hope you enjoyed these projects. Remember to come back tomorrow for the start of our "Choose a Cartridge" week at Getting Cricky. There's still time for you to guess which cartridge I will be using for extra entries to win the "Splashtastic Summer" stamp set. I'm hoping my camera issues will be resolved before then. Have a great day.