I’ve spent the weekend playing with card kits, and now with Valentine’s just a couple of days away I wanted to share with you the cards I made with the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s kit. The patterned papers that came in this kit are the same as the ones in the January card kit. I shared my cards from that kit yesterday so be sure to check that out for more inspiration on how to use the papers.
Card 1 – Pizza My Heart
I used a Neenah Desert Storm card base for my first card and stamped a pattern across it with the pizza images from the Foodie Friends stamp set. I used Barely Beige ink to give a tone-on-tone look. I then cut a heart from the Pebbles Inc. Forever My Always patterned paper using a Sizzix Heart framelit and adhered that to the card base with double-sided tape. Finally I white heat embossed a sentiment in white onto a snippet of black and popped it up across the heart using black foam squares.
Dies R Us – For The One I Love
HLS Anything Goes With Dies – Use Dies
Moving Along With The Times – Love
Uniko Challenge – Something Old, Something New and Optional: Love (The stamp set is new, and the die is old)
Card 2 – Not Type-ical
My second card uses a large panel of the Pebbles Inc. Forever My Always patterned paper. I purposefully chose one with text as I wanted it to go with the typewriter. I stamped both the typewriter and the sentiment on to snippets of white cardstock. I used pink Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and grey Yosoo alcohol markers to colour the typewriter. For the paper in the typewriter I used Eggshell SN marker. I then fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card across a line of the Doodlebug Loopy Love Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.
Allsorts Challenge – Love Is In The Air
Sweet Stampin’ – Girly
Card 3 is inspired by one of the cards I made with the January card kit. I adhered three lines of the Heidi Swapp Red Glitter Marquee Love Washi Tape to a Neenah Desert Storm card base. I then applied the love-filled heart American Crafts Valentine Mini Marks Gold Rub-on sheet on to some white card and die cut it with a Sizzix Heart framelit. I adhered it to the card with foam tape. As a final touch I snipped the legs off of two of the Creative Impressions Metallic Red Heart Brads and adhered them to opposite corners of the card base using Glossy Accents.
Mod Squad – Heart Focal Point
Power Poppy – Love to Sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – It Must Be Love
The Paper Players – Red, Kraft and White
Card 4 – Fruity Love
I turned to the Crate Paper Main Squeeze 6 x 12 Sticker sheet for card four. I cut myself three little squares of coordinating patterned papers and topped each of them with fruit stickers. I adhered the back-most panels with one layer of foam tape, then popped the front square up further using two layers.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Sketch For You To Try – Sketch/Layout
Card 5 – Pizza Hearts
The fifth card takes some inspiration from the previous one. This time I used hearts instead of squares, and only one is on foam tape. I topped each heart with pizzas from the Doodlebug Time For Takeout Shape Sprinkles and finished off with a white-on-black sentiment tucked into the hearts.
AAA Cards – All You Need Is Love
CAS On Friday – Dies
CAS-ual Fridays – Hearts
Fusion – Sketch/Layout
HLS CAS Challenge – Hearts
Card 6 – Sweet Honey Bear
The sixth card is very clean and simple, and was quick to make. I again die cut a patterned paper heart, and I attached the honey bear sticker along with a sentiment. I then adhered them to my red card base using foam tape.
CAS(E) This Sketch – Sketch/Layout
STAMPlorations Challenge – Paint It Red
Card 7 – Hey Llamas
I wanted to use the llama stickers for card seven and decided it would be fun to make it look as though the llamas are laying on a blanket. With that in mind I cut a panel of the tartan card stock, and added a strip of contrasting paper just below. I topped the tartan panel with the llamas, then added a sentiment sticker between them.
YNS Sketch and Color Challenge – Sketch/Layout
I use several different patterned papers for card eight. I cut some diagonal strips of the teal pinstripe paper and adhered them in opposite corners of the card base. I then added a panel of another pattern to one side and topped it with my focal patterned paper panel. Finally I added a bold sentiment using some stickers.
Sketch Saturday – Sketch/Layout
I again used stickers and patterned paper for card number nine. I made four panels from two different patterned papers and adhered them in an alternating panel. I added a sentiment and image sticker to the centre as the focal point.
MFT Sketch Challenge – Sketch/Layout
My final card again started with a panel of patterned paper. I laid some of the washi tape alongside it and topped that with a strip of another patterned paper which I popped up on foam tape. The final element was a sticker to finish off the card.
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Viva La Verve – Sketch/Layout
I had fun playing with this card kit, as I usually do! I don’t think there’s a single card that I’m not happy with here. I think my favourites are two, three and five. Which do you like best? I still have plenty of product left from this card kit, and in fact as I mentioned in the video I’ve already used some of it (the stamp set and the little note cards) to make a set of punny Valentine’s cards which I’ve videoed and intend to share on Wednesday. Hopefully I can get it sorted to share on Wednesday (I have so much to do at the moment!) because otherwise we’ll have passed Valentine’s, which wouldn’t be ideal!