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.


  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.

  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.

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

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

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

  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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