Monday, February 12, 2018

Sure Do Love You Valentine in Crumb Cake

I send Valentine's Day cards to my nephews so I needed something masculine and simple.  I reached for the Sure Do Love You Bundle in the Occasions 2018 catalog and Crumb Cake and Early Espresso – I love the outcome.

This was the only heart set I ordered from the Occasions catalog, but I LOVE the striped heart in the Heart Happiness set so I tried adding my own stripes to the heart image in the Sure Do Love You Set.   I didn't think it looked that great at first, but once I cut it and added it to the card I really like it!  Which do you like better -- stripes or no stripes? I'd love you to comment on that!

Card base and top are Crumb Cake Card Stock with a layer of Early Espresso between. The heart and banner are stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The larger leafy heart border is stamped in Early Espresso. I used a Soft Suede Marker direct to the inked heart before stamping. The heart image is popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also add a single Dimensional to the center of banner, but only used Fast Fuse on the ends.  That gives even more dimension to the card. I couldn't resist adding a single Basic Rhinestone Jewel to the heart.

I always tuck a Starbucks gift card into these cards and the Lots to Love Box Framelits set in this bundle gave me an idea.  There are two little pieces that are (I think) to be used to make a spot to pull a card from an envelope.   See those two little pieces in the bottom left corner?

Well, I thought they would be great to add tabs to hold a card.  IT WORKED!  Yay me. Here is how I did it.  First lightly mark with a pencil the outer edges of the card like this:

Then I placed those two dies (using a ruler to align them precisely) along the pencil marks and used washi tape to hold them in place.

Ran them through my trusty Big Shot and voila the card is held in place by the half circle tabs! Don't forget to erase the pencil marks.

I would love for you to choose to order your Stampin' Up! supplies through me.  You can get the supplies for this card from my online store 24/7!  Don't forget to use my February Host Code when placing your order (no need to use it if your order is $150 or more 'cause you will get hostess benefits).  It's Sale-a-bration time so you get to choose one of the free items from with every $50 in product you order.
Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin'


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