Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Morning Bloggers, just a quick post to show you the little Valentine's Day cards that I made for our monthly tea party this Feb. 15.  I am in the process of moving so have been absent from the blog for a while and I will be absent again for a while after this post.  When I get all settled again, I will get back in touch with you all.

The cards were made from my stash.  I purchased nothing.  Have vowed to use what I have first because I have SOOO much stuff that has never even been removed from the package, ha!  Can any one relate to that, lol?

Anyway, I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch the border along the bottom of each card.  Then I placed a 1" piece of alternating colored cardstock underneath to pop it up.  Quite by accident, I 'stenciled' on to the inside because I inked before I added the 1" piece.  I liked it so I decided to do that to all of them.  Don't you just love how those little 'accidents' prove to be so perfect.  Another unintended addition is the brown leather looking piece.  I was using some old Christmas wrapping paper to pack dishes with and when I got to the end of one roll, instead of the regular brown tube, there was this piece of heavy brown kraft paper.  It was so cool.  I cut a long piece to fit my cards, soaked it with water and wadded it up into a ball.  Squished and smushed it pretty good, until it had some dominant creases and then I laid it out on my craft table to dry.  When dry, I cut 1" pieces of it and inked them with Walnut Stain distress ink.  They added the perfect touch to my vintage Valentine's Day card, I thought.  See what you think.

Valentine's Day card with matching envelope

Inside sentiment

Back side of envelope with heart stamp from Close To My Heart

Card with felt heart, jute and red netting over leather strip

Inside of card with envelope. Envelope has second generation stamping in Festive Berries Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Pink/White color combination with cheesecloth and netting on top of leather strip

All the color combinations
I had a blast making these and am pleased with how they turned out.  Hope you like them as well!  Until we meet again, hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!


Elizabeth said...

I know well how moving upsets crafting. We moved 2 years ago and between getting the house ready for showings, time between houses, and finally setting up the new craft room, I was away from stamping for almost a year. The goods news is that creativity doesn't disappear. I love your Valentines with the "leather" strip. This is a great idea and really makes them stand out. Thanks for joining us at the February Linky party, good luck with the move, and we're looking forward to seeing you after you're all set up in your new location.

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Karen Garrard said...

Wow! What a beautiful piece Jody. Well done! Karen.x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, I love your pretty vintage Valentines! Your use of natural fibers and the aged brown paper add so much texture and visual interest. Well done! Thanks for playing along in the February Crafty Secrets Linky Party....hope you join us again soon!

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