Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here are some of the simple Valentines I made for my kids to help write in and decorate. I was going for the look of what we made as kids using construction paper, paper doilies, markers and glue. You know what I mean!
The base is just a 4 1/4" square
and the only part that opens is the heart on the front.
The heart is from the Hearts Collection of Framelits dies, which I love! I just folded a piece of Real Red card stock and rolled it though my big shot like normal. Those little dies look fragile but they handle 2 layers of card stock with no problem at all. Woot!
I used:
* Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
* Real Red ink
* Real Red, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette card stock
* Polka dot impressions folder
* Modern Label and Word Window Punches
* Heart Collection Framelits dies
* White Bakers Twine

Friday, February 10, 2012


Who in their right mind would have ever pair brass instruments with lingerie? There are TROMBONES on this paper!!! With corsets! It's the best thing I've ever seen!

You see, I am a proud trombonist myself, having played it from the age of 10 all the way through college. I love my trombone. I love playing it, listening to it, looking at it...etc. And I miss it very much.  And now I have this paper to cherish as well.

So here it is, a card with a trombone on it. Mark your calendars everyone. This is a big day.

Same idea but with rounded edges.

In case you didn't spot it before, here's a close up of the main attraction.
Isn't it sooo beautiful?!?

I used:
* Rue Des Fleurs Stamp Set
* Attic Boutique designer paper
* Soft Suede and Pool Party ink
* Soft Suede, Pappy Parade and Whisper White card stock
* Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon
* Vintage Wallpaper and Designer Frames impressions folders

P.S. In case anyone is wondering, the answer is yes. I have played the trombone while wearing a corset.
Anyone else? Anyone? Anyone?