Last week I sat down with a friend to make some Valentines. It was such a pleasant evening together, and it underscored why I love to craft. It’s a great solitary activity, but it’s just as enjoyable to share it with someone else. You get caught up on one another’s lives, you share some ideas, and you take home something useful! Perfect.
- Stamps: This LIttle Piggy, Heart Happiness
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Memento Black, Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party
- Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Scattered Sequins Dynamic TIEF, Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon, Stampin’ Blends, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I used the scattered heart image from Heart Happiness with Pink Pirouette ink on the inside of the card. I’ll just write over those soft hearts when I send this Valentine.
Do you have the Stitched Shape Framelits? I find myself reaching for them over and over again. There are graduated sizes of circles, ovals and squares, and the stitching lines that frame the inside of each shape create such a clean, finished look.
I’m gaining some confidence with Stampin’ Blends. I don’t have to THINK quite so hard when I approach a new image. I’m just letting it happen. I made a few of these, and each pig is different.
They’re in the mail already – have you sent your Valentines yet?
This bird’s so nice, I stamped it twice!
I created a similar layout with different colors HERE. I fussy cut the flowers for this one to add some dimension, but skipped the Bakers twine. I colored these with the Watercolor Pencils too.
Good news! DIY Easel calendar kits are available for 2018!
You can read all the details HERE.
- DIY Easel Calendar Kit is $9.00
- DIY Calendar refill is $6.00
Shipping is by USPS and will be sent First Class or Priority Mail. I ship the best possible method at the best possible price and will calculate based on what you order. Typically, a single Calendar refill can be sent in a First Class envelope with postage of $.91. Easel Calendar Kits are shipped Priority Mail Small Flat Rate with postage of $7.15. I can ship multiple kits in one box.
Many crafters have asked for the template over the years. I do not sell the template. I didn’t create it and I don’t own it, and the crafter who does own it does not want to sell it as a template.
To order, leave a comment or email me directly at AnneMatasci (at) gmail (dot) com. I’ll need your order, your delivery address and your email address. I will send an invoice via Square, and you can choose your payment method. Your calendars will not ship until the fourth week of September. At this time, I do not ship outside of the United States.
I love birds. I love to hear them at the beginning and the end of the day, rustling in the trees and calling out to each other. I love to watch them on my walks and in my gardens, searching for tasty bits and strutting across the lawn. Shouldn’t be a huge surprise to learn that the Feathery Friends Host set was at the top of my list for the 2017-2018 Annual catalog.
- Stamps: Feathery Friends, Tabs for Everything
- Color Palette: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay
- Accessories: Petal Garden DSP stack, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, Glitter Enamel Dots, Pokey Doodle, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I had a fabulous time with the Watercolor Pencils and the Aqua Painter. Coloring is really relaxing for me.
I used the Pokey Doodle to make holes to thread the Bakers Twine. I REALLY don’t like it when bows fall off. Sometimes I’m lazy and use a Glue Dot, but threading the twine through the holes guarantees that bow will Stay Put.
You know, there just aren’t that many things that are guaranteed any more, and I like knowing my bow is going to stay on the card.
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