Feb 14 2011
This very special valentines card is for my husband, Phil. He has commented a few times on how much he likes the Nature Walk stamp set so I wanted to use it for his card.
I made a simple gate fold card and added a 2" belly band of Early Espresso cardstock to keep it closed. I didn’t want the Metallic brads to keep the band from easily sliding onto the card so I added them only to the top layer and used Sticky Strip to keep the band closed.
I scored the Crumb Cake cardstock at 2-1/8" in from each side of a 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece for the card. Each flap was embossed with the Framed Tulip embossing folder. The bird, cage and botanical symbol are from the Nature Walk stamp set.
I added a "key to my heart" greeting from the You’re a Gem stamp set that was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and punched with the small Oval. I layered it onto a Cherry Cobbler Modern Label punch that I cut down a bit. I also added a Trinket Key to the card with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. Don’t you love these keys?
Happy Valentine’s Day! We are having dinner tonight as a family, one of our favourite meals – steak, baked potatoes and all the trimmings including a special dessert. However you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a great day!
This is the card open. Inside I stamped a greeting from the Word Play stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink and added a Mini Vintage Tag with a punched and distressed Cherry Cobbler heart.
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Inks: Early Espresso (119670), Crumb Cake (121030), Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685), Very Vanilla (101650)
Other: Trinket Keys (121892), Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (120992), Metallic Brads (119741), Mini Vintage Tags (118763), Linen Thread (104199), Paper Cutter (104152), Cutting & Scoring Blade Refill (104154)
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