Tuesday, January 29, 2013

SOS #87 - Valentine/Love/Hearts/Red

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to follow the Valentine/Love/Hearts/Red theme - use any or all of them. You choose!

Being very anti-holiday* myself, I went for Hearts/Love and made this:

Almost all of this was remnants. Well, all of it was if you consider the base was a half-sheet of Hero Arts Punch paper from a failed card that destroyed the other half. The patterned papers were from the dwindling Heaplet, and the white banner was cut from a white cast-off from another failed effort. I have a lot of failure in my crafty world, it seems.

The heart was made from five die-cut hearts. It's important when you make this to use a symmetrical shape or it won't work. I die-cut five hearts, scored them and folded them in half, then stuck them to each other. The two ends were glued down to a red heart. Because it was made from an odd number of hearts, it folds flat for mailing, but can be easily puffed back up.

Oh, and I made my own button, too, since I couldn't find one to match.

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and get out stuff that's of the Valentine/Love/Hearts/Red variety, make a card, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made.

Thanks for stopping by!

* I'm not anti-holiday, per se. I mean who doesn't like holiday food!? I'm just anti-make-cards-for-one-day-a-year. I prefer something that's good all year long. :)

Products used:
Hero Arts Punch Layering Paper (SSS|EH)
SU DSP
Hero Arts Pearls Large (SSS|EH) Medium (SSS|EH) and Small (SSS|EH)
1/2" and 1/4" circle punches
Simon Says Stamp Large Heart dies (SSS)
Paper Smooches Good Gab stamp set (SSS|EH)
Memento black ink (SSS | EH)
Neenah Solar White card stock 25 sheets (SSS | EH) ream (SSS | EH)
Teflon bone folder (SSS | EH)
Fiskars paper trimmer (SSS | EH)
Tonic scissors (SSS | EH)


7 comments:

  1. Super duper cute! I love your color combo, the 3D heart, and pearls :)

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  2. Learning opportunities! That's what they are :) I'm loving the pearls and the great dimension of the hearts - and that it still folds flat. Score!

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  3. That's really a lovely card. I love the folded hearts.

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  4. well EVERYTHING about this one totally rocks, but those dimensional foldy hearts are BEYOND AWESOME!!! (i especially love that shade of teal with red, as well, i should use that A LOT MORE!!!) ♥♥♥

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  5. This is so cute! I love that dimensional heart! And the banner is so cute....I love the font. Great job!
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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  6. What a sweet card, Leslie! Love the 3-D heart and your hand-made button! I adore it all!
    Sandie

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  7. Leslie, I love your card, the color combination is quite unusual yet works very well. I love the way you made the button...I am a button lover! And I love the 3D heart...great job.

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