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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Non-Tradional Color Valentine Cards

 GOOD AFTERNOON my creative friends!  I hope you ALL have been doing good! Me, keeping busy but still not 100% so I've been trying to keep a low key so I can be ready for one ALL those dies to arrive (which are on their way to me as I type)! YEP, I am going to need ALLLL my strength to help get everything packed up & sent out to ALL of you who have been waiting so patiently for your backorders!;) 
Okay, I have an EXTRA SPECIAL card for you today along w/2 that I have made too! Today I wanted to feature some Non-traditional Valentine color cards for you! This FIRST card is one made by MY MOTHER!:)  I think she did an EXCELLENT job! She used the heart dies from "100% Sweetness" & the sentiment is from "Lots of Love"!;) I think it looks pretty for "non-traditional" Valentine colors!
 I made this next "non-traditional" Valentine Color card, I used paper from Teresa Collins "Vintage Finds" 6x6 paper pad. All I did was add some red to it & made it some what a Valentine card! The sentiment is from "Fly Away w/me Sentiments" !
 
 The dies & stamps I used are "Fly Away w/me Dies" & "Fly Away w/me Stamp set".  I adhered it all done using lots of pop dots!;)  Then I added the little "Stitched Layering Hearts" & added them to the banner! Lastly I used my FAVORITE Red thin hemp.
 Here you can see the chunky glitter I put on the hearts & on the clouds!;) I REALLY like how it came out!
Okay, now this next card here, I decided to do a 2-part video! I thought it would be fun to make 2 cards using the same paper pad! It is Echo Parks "For the Record II" and I also used the coordinating brads to go w/it! Since this is a NON Valentine paper pad, I wanted to challenge myself to make one "regular" card & a Valentine card using this same pad! This first I thought was a simple & fun one!
 I just LOVE this paper pad because it does have a vintage feel to it & it's PERFECT for a "manly man" card.:)  I think this card will even work for a female too, heck I would LOVE to receive a card like this too!;) 
As soon as I saw this paper I knew I wanted to use my CUTE "Circle font" stamp set! I stamped the letter dies onto the circle dies that are included in the "Build a Banner set"! Aren't they so PERFECT for this paper? You can see in my video below on how I put this card together.

I hope you enjoyed the 1st card of my 2 part video! Tomorrow I will make a Valentine card using this same paper!:)  Thank you so much for visiting my blog today & I will see you all back here tomorrow! Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends!:) xoxo

20 comments:

  1. Super cute cards!! I LOVE the one your mother made!! That is one of my favorite color combos! :)
    Have a great day!!
    Tracy

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  2. Beautiful cards! Love the non-traditional valentine. Your cards are very creative! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Love the cards and the color schemes! Thanks for the video.

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  4. All 3 are fab...love the pastel one and the one with the type writer paper!! Lee-Ann :)

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  5. Sooooooooooooo nice to see you Emma, well hear you, LOL. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the card your mother made, she did a fabulous job. I love the colors.

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  6. FAB job momma! And I LOVE your cards! I need that Fly Away With Me set! Too cute!

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  7. Beautiful cards. I love the non valentine color theme. Great job Emma's Mom!!

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  8. It is so nice to hear from you today - I'm glad you are taking care and feeling better. Hope you feel 100% soon!
    Great cards - from both Emma's! I like the use of non-traditional colors.

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  9. your Mom did an awesome job on her card!!! love the colors and the ribbon was perfect! I love your 2 cards as well! love the font papers! great job! and the little typewriter is so cute and perfect! thanks for sharing!

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  10. All three are just wonderful. I love the "Hello" card it is a great masculine card - they're so hard to make:)
    Hope you are on the mend my friend - heehee that rhymed :)
    Shelly

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  11. Feel better! Great projects. I love the balloon with the hearts and the newsprint. I think I may need to incorporate this into one of my assignments.

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  12. Your Mom did a BEAUTIFUL job with her card and so did you Emma!I LOVE all 3 cards,I hope you have a great day my sweet friend!!!:)

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  13. Love, love all the cards Miss Emma! Your mother did a wonderful job on her card, I just love the color combo and the distressing she did on her white layer. I also loved your hello card as well as your balloon card! They both came together so beautifully!! Can't wait to get my stamps, lol. I'm glad that you took a break, we all need a break and I hope you are 100% real soon. Looking forward to future posts. Hugs!

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  14. Momma Emma ~ OMG ~ LOVE your non traditional Valentine's Day card!! The colors are so bright and cheerful! Like I tell everyone ~ you had me at sewing! Your bow and button just add that perfect touch too! Thanks for sharing! YEAH!!!

    Emma ~ well I LOVE the hot air balloon card! This card could be for V ~ day or not ~ looks BEAUTIFUL! Oh then the Hello card ~ Oh my I ADORE this! LOVE the paper and of course the details!!! So happy to hear you again and I wish you luck on packaging & shipping!!

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  15. Super cute cards Emma! I just the pink and green one!!
    Candy

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  16. Beautiful! What do you use to sew stitching on your projects? Velma

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  17. Emma these are super cute!! I love the card your mom made! Its so pretty! I also love the hot air balloon card but my all time favorite card today is the Hello card. Can you just say PERFECT????

    Love it all!

    Kim :)

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  18. Hi Emma! These are just beautiful and such fabulous colors!

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  19. Love these glam-tastic ideas Emma. Glad to see some man-ly cards.

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