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2S4Y #57

I made this card for my husband using the 2S4Y sketch of the week.

I used a grey paper for the background.  Then layered a slightly smaller piece of grey heart paper (what you see in the cut outs) over that.  Then I cut hearts out of piece of white paper that was the same size as the grey heart paper using my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook cart.  Before layering it, I cut slightly smaller hearts out of red paper and attached to the back of the white paper.   Next, I cut two borders using the Plantin Schoolbook cart and offset them and attached them to the white paper.  Then I attached the red ribbon.  Using the cut out hearts I reversed layered them and popped them up.  Finally, I used a Stardust pen to add accents and stamped the Love You sentiment (Stampin’ Up).

I hope you like it.

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback!


My 6yr old son is always “helping” my husband play Zelda on the wii (I have no idea what this is).  They play in the room next to where I craft so I hear them all the time.  Jacob’s answer to every obstacle in the game is to “bomb it!”  However, this is rarely the solution.  Tonight it was, and he felt so smart!

School Valentine’s

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  Our internet service went down and I was unable to access my site.

Anyway.  Had a marathon evening making valentine’s for school parties and teachers.

I used the tag feature on the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge, then stamped a heart or ice cream cone on the tags and the “friends” sentiment.  Then I tied the tags onto a sucker and presto we were done with 42 childrens cards.

I wanted to make a valentines card for my son’s teacher.  When I saw the pencil image in the My Community cartridge I thought it was perfect!  I cut a white pencil image with the shadow feature, a yellow pencil image, then did 4 cuts in differnt colors with the layers option.  After piecing it all together I used a Hero Arts stamp for Happy Valentine’s Day, and embossed it.  Then I used a Studio G stamp for the heart in red and embossed it with sparkle powder.  Finally, I put some bling on it!  I made a duplicate for my daughter’s teacher.

My son’s teacher has two assistants in the class room and I made them cards, too.  I used the card feature on Plantin Schoolbook, cut at 6.5″ by 3.5″, to make the base card.  Then cut out a white square at 3 by 3.  I stamped an owl and branch image then colored them with watercolor pencils.  I stamped a sentiment and embossed it.  Then tied a ribbon around the card, placed a button on the knot and used scalloped scissors along the bottom edge.

I did this one with same cuts as above.  I used a Hero Arts heart stamp that was embossed using Martha Stewart embossing powder.  Then stamped random words to make the sentiment and embossed it.  Once again I finished it off with ribbon, button and scalloped edge.

Thanks for any feedback!  Hopefully, I will be back soon if the internet stays working!