Thursday, February 13, 2014

You & Me Ampersand Valentine/Love Card

 I love Valentine’s for many reasons! I enjoy celebrating & recognizing the people I love and giving unexpected tokens of love & appreciation. Valentine’s Day, for me, is also the gateway to springtime. New love is sprouting, and soon new plants and life will be springing up all around. And speaking of “new love,” my precious cousin, Kyle, is will be celebrating his first Valentine’s with his love this year. J Kyle is 16, and asked me to help him create the perfect Valentine. {Insert heart melt here}. Of course I agreed to help, so this weekend while my mom & I were visiting, I put together this sweet little gem.

We agreed that gold was a must, of course with the gold trend & all, and that we loved the “You & Me” stamp from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. I had no inspiration for this card, other than love itself, and I am so pleased without it came together. It started out in a Portrait orientation, but I quickly switched it around so as the flags wouldn’t cover up the ampersand. I knew I had to use the Gold Sequin Trim, so I attached it to a piece of Real Red Cardstock (stamped with the arrow from the Love You More set) using Sticky Strip.

On the inside, I tied in the Pistachio Pudding from the front by stamping the love bird from the Love You More set lightly in Pistachio Pudding. Then, I stamped the You & Me stamp in Black Stazon. On the front & inside, I added a little more bling with extra sequins from the trim.

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I hope you enjoy today’s card, and have a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!

Gold Ampersand Valentine Card
Pink Pirouette #111351
Strawberry Slush #131295
Pistachio Pudding #131294
Real Red #102482
Whisper White #100730
Basic Black #121045
Red Glimmer Paper #121790
Perfect Pennants #133230 Clear Mount, #133227 Wood Mount
Love You More #131853 Clear Mount, #131850 Wood Mount
Black Stazon #101406
Pistachio Pudding #131177
Strawberry Slush #131178
Gold Baker’s Twine #132975
Gold Sequin Trim #132983
Ampersand Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132970
Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #132187
Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies #130159
Magnetic Platform #130658
Big Shot #113439
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine #132657
Craft & Paper Scissors #108360
Bone Folder #102300
Stampin’ Trimmer #126889
Clear Block D #118485
Stampin‘ Dimensionals #104430
Snail Adhesive #104332
Sticky Strip #104294
Mini Glue Dots #103683
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