Saturday, January 8, 2011

Valentine Cards

Over New Years weekend I set out to make Valentine cards to send to the troops serving over seas.  I send them through an organization called Operation Write Home.   Check out their button on the right side of this blog. 

I made 12 different cards and in total sent a box out with 77 cards in it.   I hope they like them.   I normally don't make Valentine cards so I was worried how it would go, well designing that many cards in 3 days went pretty fast.   I had help from my best friend and creative genius, Christine, when I went to her house on Saturday and we were crafty for about 11 hours.  

Here are the cards I made:

The paper is from Hobby Lobby.   The little heart in his paws is from the George & Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge.  The squirrel and saying are from the Create a Critter cartridge.

The hearts were cut with the George & Basic Shapes cartridge.  Sentiment stamp is from CTMH.  Ribbon from Wal-Mart.

Designer paper is from Hobby Lobby, cardbase is Bazzill.   Sentiment stamp is CTMH, and the lip stamp is TAC.   Ribbon from Wal-Mart.

Cardbase is from TAC.  The white is a pearl paper that I got from a local stamping store that is closed, I have no idea of the name of it.  And I really wish I did, as I am out now and want more.  I embossed the white with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.  Cut the heart out using my Cricut and Design Studio and the George & Basic Shapes cartridge.   Red cardstock is from CTMH.   Sentiment stamp is from TAC.  Twine was from my friend, don't remember where it came from. 

Cardbase is old cardstock I had.  Designer paper is from Hobby Lobby.   The bird and sentiment stamp is from TAC. 

Cardbase is Bazzill.  The designer paper is from DCWV, and I have had it FOREVER.    Sentiment is from TAC.   The rhinestone heart was a gift from my friend.  I think she said they came from Michaels.

Cardbase is TAC.  Green cardstock is a misc piece from my stash.   The blue is from Hobby Lobby and then embossed using the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug folder.  The heart was a handmade chipboard embellishment.   I cut 5 hearts out of Kraft cardstock on the Cricut using the same cartridge mentioned a few times already.   Then I glued them together to make a chipboard piece.   The tag was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The string was Scrappers Floss.

Cardbase is paper I got at a garage sale, so no idea who makes it.  It is shiny on one side and solid on the other.  The line around the card was hand drawn (with the help of a cardstock template).  The hearts were cut out on the Cricut.   Stamps were from CTMH.  Ribbon was from The Ribbon Retreat. 

Cardbase is Kraft paper from Marco Papers.  Ribbon is grosgrain from Michael's.   Designer paper was scraps, cut on the Cricut.  The smaller heart is pop dotted.  The sentiment is from CTMH.

This beautiful card was designed and created by Christine.   It is my favorite one.  I finished making the rest of the cards that were sent in the box to OWH.   Didn't she do a great job?!!
Stamp image and sentiment are from TAC.  The cardstock is from TAC.  I don't know where the L O V E stickers are from. 

The 2 aliens cards in yesterday's post were ones I made that weekend also.