Monday, January 10, 2011

Love is in the air


I have been itching to create Valentine's cards and just couldn't wait for the new stamps and paper to come, so I pulled out all the 2010 stuff I had and got busy. This was an exercise of frugality for me, since I would not allow myself to purchase anything new and to only use what I had in stock.

Check 'em out and let me know what you think.

I've got more in the works coming soon, including KITS that will be pre-stamped, pre-cut and complete with photos and tips for assembly. (just gotta figure out why that PayPay button isn't working for me...)

Here's a list of items I used on the cards above.

(all products are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise mentioned)

• Blush, Tulip, Colonial White, Baby Pink and Black cardstock
• Pattern Papers from: Silhouette, Perfect Day, That's Amore
• Stamps: Vintage Valentine, Struck by Love, You're Adored
• Embellishments: Holiday buttons, black button brads, chipboard heart, Cranberry ribbon, Pretty Pins,  Crocheted Flowers, journaling ticket
• Other: border punch by Fiskars, butterfly punch by Martha Stewart Crafts, and key die & large heart die by QuicKutz, black lace ribbon from craft store, sparkle spritz by Tsukineko.

6 comments:

  1. Annette, those are gorgeous!! I love the crinkled letter, and the black polka dot paper, and well, everything pretty much. You put it all together very well.

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  2. Love them.....So, so Wonderful!!!! AND Yes my New Years resolution is to use what I have and not to buy more and more.....I too have been digging into my stash of stuff I have been hording to use. Check out my blog tomorrow to see the 5 projects I have going at once......way too much, but having fun.

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  3. Gorgeous work! I tried the same thing with being frugal...until my friend emailed me' about a sale and then...it was all over! Oh so fun to have partners in crime!

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  4. I really like the struck by LOVE card. So cute!

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  5. Love these cards! Don't you just love using up stuff? I've been trying to do the same thing.

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  6. I love all three cards, but I especially love the one that has the look of an aged love letter and the "key to my heart" embellishment. Keep using that stash ! We love what you come up with.

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