Monthly Archives: February 2015

Valentine’s Day 2015

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There has been work and much illness in the family, and I just haven’t had time or inclination to do any arts & crafts for some time.  But I made a special effort to make a couple Valentine’s Day cards.

I like Valentine’s Day.  Many people decry it as a manufactured “Hallmark” holiday.  But like anything else, you can make of it what you will.  One day in the year to put forth a little effort in appreciation of your loved ones.  A bunch of flowers, some candy, and a card.  If you like to cook, cook a nice meal for your love.  If you don’t cook, make a reservation at a nice restaurant.  Really, it’s not too much to ask.

My husband has become used to getting his handmade Valentine’s cards.  He was bleating for it on Friday night, but I didn’t give it to him because it was not yet the day.  Here it is:

 

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The shiny panel is a Shimmer Sheet which I ran through the Darice “Ranunculus” embossing folder.  I painted and heat-embossed a chipboard heart to add for some texture.  Husband liked it quite well.

I also made a card for a couple, friends of ours, who got married the day before Valentine’s Day:

 

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Here I have used some flocked red scrapbook paper, and heat-enbossed a Stampendous stamp called “Gothic Heart” on pink card stock.  Simple to create but quite fancy looking.  I hope they like it.

It’s late, that’s really all I have time for now.  Thanks for looking!

UPDATE: I am submitting the flocked heart card to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge — they have a Valentine’s challenge that runs through March 8.