Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and it seems like I've been spending most of my free time in my studio. Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday. How can one not embrace a holiday where flowers and chocolate are the main gifts?

I always sent my daughter a card and chocolate while she was away at college to let her know that we were thinking of her. This year even though she is studying in Germany I will still be sending the card and chocolates.

Here's the Valentine's Day card that I made using the Cricut Paisley cartridge.

Bee Mine Directions:

Using plain cardstock computer generate a greeting at the top of the card.

Cut a 3 inch scalloped heart using the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge and emboss it using the Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. Glue small pearls around the edges of the heart. Use foam dots to adhere the heart to the background.

Cut a 2 1/2 inch bee using the Cricut Paisley cartridge. Add dimension to the bee's wings using Martha Stewart micro beads. Use foam dots to adhere the bee to the heart.

Punch 5 hearts using the Martha Stewart filigree heart punch and glue to the top and bottom of the card.

Punch 4 hearts using a heart punch and glue randomly to the background paper.

Use the Martha Stewart doily border punch for the pink lace border and glue to the edges of the background paper. Glue the background paper to the card.

Tie a small bow and glue it to the corner of the background.