Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love You to Pieces - A Valentine Card

This weeks challenge over at Heart 2 Heart  is to use a stamp you haven't used before or at least in a long time.  I've got several of those.  (!)  I've been wanting to make a Valentine card so I thumbed through my stamps looking for one that would work.  I don't use many of my Valentine stamps.  I pulled out my Feburary Word Puzzle stamp set. Remember those? I LOVED those word puzzle stamps!  There was a Word Puzzle stamp for every month.  I bought each month before they retired. I've got several months I've never used but keeping thinking someday I'll use them. So I'll probably always keep these stamps in my stash.  My February Word puzzle had hardly been used at all.   So this one will qualify for H2H.  

Since I seemed to be in a 'retired' mode, I decided to use my retired Sweetheart paper.   This paper was in the 2011 Spring Summer Idea book.  I used the sketch from Mojo Monday to create my card.

My scallop circles were cut with the Art Philosophy cartridge - <Circle3> at 2 3/4" and 2 1/4".  I cut the white centers at 2 1/4" and 1 3/4" using the <Circle1> setting.   I also used the AP cartridge to cut my black edge underneath my sentiment.  I used the <Retangle8> setting at 1 3/4" and then trimmed off 3/4" of the long edge to attach to my white cardstock piece.
The hearts are stamped in Cotton Candy and Tulip inks.   I added a some Pink & Red Sparkles.  

Here is the Mojo Monday sketch:

I haven't used this Sweetheart paper in a while.  I forgot how much I liked it.  Maybe I'll make a few more Valentine cards with it!

Today is an exciting day for me.  I've got a box full of exciting new products from the 2012 Spring Summer Idea Book coming.   I'll have tons of new things to play with!  Can't wait to share!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!


  1. Great Valentine's Card. Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  2. Gina -

    I'm with you - I loved the old month Word Puzzle sets. Such cute sayings and images! Thanks for sharing some Valentine's inspiration with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!


  3. Great card, great sketch!!!!!!! I too loooove those word puzzle sets! TFS!

  4. I really like the Sweetheart paper. Your card turned out really great! :-)

  5. I've got to check out those scalloped circles on the AP cartridge. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love your valentine, Gina! And I really like your new collage/blog header :o)

  7. Great job Gina! Love the Sweetheart paper. I need to use mine for some projects. Thanks for the inspiration :)


  8. Gina, you are right on about the monthly word puzzles - I have kept mine and kept them handy! In my eyes, they were one of my best stamping investments. I like how you updated them with the scalloped circles and APC shapes! Well done!


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