Monday, February 24, 2014

Be My Valentine!

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 (, 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.


  1. So pretty, Charlene! Love all the sweet details on this card. And an equally sweet gesture for your friends.
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! :) I LOVE the gorgeous layering and the distressing on all those patterned hearts! In response to your questions at 52CCT--your card must be posted on your blog within the challenge time (Saturday-Sunday) and not before. For example, if you are submitting one this week, the post needs to be written and the card linked between last Saturday and this Sunday. I hope this helps you out!!! HUGS! Mynn xx

    PS: I am your newest follower and I'd love for you to pop by my blog--On a Stampage! I have blog candy! :)


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