I decided to send friendship Valentine cards for three of my cardmaking buddies. My first card was for my Stampin' Up friend and mentor, Liz. I decided to make a kit card I had in my stash that was a designed by my sister, Heidi Gonzales: My Lil' Scrap Corner (blogspot.com), and that I purchased from her a few years ago. The kit featured four very cute Valentine shaker cards, and they got buried in my "To Do" box. It seemed like a good time to bring out the kit pieces, and put them together from the pictures provided. This was such a cute card, and I thought it would be perfect for Liz.
This card was a bit larger than the A2 size that Heidi was normally designed at that time, so the only change I made was to add one more layer by adding a white cardbase. The original red base became a layer, but I made it about 1/4" larger than the original red base. This white base and the new red layer not only made the card a little bigger with more color layers, but it also created an eye-appealing red frame to bring out the lovely red/black dot ribbon and to enhance the original card design just a tad. Of course, it always makes me happier when a card is larger than A2, because as many of you know by now, I prefer my cards a bit larger than the traditional A2 size. I hope Liz enjoyed her card!
Recipe: Paper--Georgia-Pacific white cs base; Stampin' Up Real red cs; Echo Park-Yours Truly. Papertrey Stamps: Button Boutique. Stampin' Up punch: Heart-to-Heart, Postage square. Maya Arts ribbon. Stash: metallic hearts, clear heart button.