Tuesday Ideas: A Sweet Pea Valentine

Hello, everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another round of Tuesday Ideas!  With Valentine’s Day coming up this weekend, I created a love themed card using the oh-so-sweet Sweet Pea stamp set!

2016 Feb9 SweetPea

I simply die cut a scalloped heart to create a little heart shaped card!  I stamped the beautiful sentiment in black, using it to draw the eye into the design.  The flower image and three mini hearts were stamped next.  I colored the sweet flower with Copic markers and then added a touch of glitter with a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The main white panel is popped up with foam dots for dimension.

I am just loving this sweet stamp set!  It’s perfect for those last minute valentines and for all kinds of love themed projects!

Until next time,

Happy Stamping!

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Tuesday Ideas: Last Minute Mini Valentines

Hello everyone!  It’s Melissa here today and I’m sharing some mini valentines to help you with those last minute preparations for Valentine’s Day!  We all know how the last few days leading up to a holiday can be!  I was trying to think of something to create that could easily be put in a lunchbox or slipped in with a gift and came up with these mini valentines!

I used the new Love Coupon stamp set to create this set of cards.  These are 3.5 x 5-inch cards and are perfect for gift giving or a simple token of love!  You could even use these throughout the year to surprise your loved ones with fun little messages!

For this one, I stamped a partial heart image along the bottom edge of the card in red and then added the simple LOVE sentiment off to the right.

This card uses the the ticket image which has been lightly sprayed with a yellow shimmer spray and decorated with a red pearl heart.  The finished ticket was then popped up with foam dots.

For this card, I stamped the coupon outline image first and the filled in the rectangle with a collage of one of the heart stamps in two slightly different colors.  I then stamped the bold sentiment in the middle of it all.

This last one may just be my favorite.  I just love the romantic font of the sentiment!  I replaced the “coupon” portion of the sentiment with “you” from one of the other sentiment stamps in the set.  I added a heart image right on top of the sentiment.

As you can see, there are so many different ways to use this set for sweet little valentines!  Stop back tomorrow as Rosemary will be sharing even more last minute Valentine’s Day ideas!

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Tuesday Ideas: A Super Simple Valentine

Hello everyone!  It sure feels like it’s been a while since I last posted here, but with the holidays and the beginning of a new year, time flies!

I wanted to share a very clean & simple valentine card with you today to get you started thinking about your valentine projects (if you haven’t already)!  This card was created with my hubby in mind.  We all know our men prefer simplicity and not a lot of extra fluff with most things in life.  I think this card might just fit the bill!  What do you think?

So many times, you can create an effective design using the simplest of elements!  I applied a touch of Crystal Effects to the heart and that little bit of shine added just the right amount of interest, eliminating the need to add a lot of embellishments!  It’s the little things with clean & simple design!  I used the new Love Coupon set to create this card.

I hope your February is starting out smoothly!  January always seems to be a catch up kind of month for me, but with February’s arrival, I finally begin to feel like things are slowing down and easing back to something more like normal!  Be sure and check out the newest releases (Love Coupon & This Moment) in the shop if you haven’t already!  They are perfect for both Valentine’s Day and scrapbooking projects you may have going!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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