Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy Hump Day!

Wednesday at last! It snowed all day yesterday and all night. In all I think we got around 6-8 inches (of flurries!!). Much to the kids dismay - there WAS school today! Bummer for them!! :)

I told you I would share the Valentine's I made for the troops in Iraq. My daughter is also planning on making some to send over in our care package! Hope she gets to it soon. It takes a while for things to get overseas!!!

I made these simple cards with plain white cardstock. (I usually make my card bases with white. I pick up a ream of cardstock at Walmart for $3 and use it for cards. If I want a colored base - I add it!) I cut my cardstock at 3x 8 1/2" and score in the middle.
I used my 1 1/4" circle punch from Stampin' Up and punched a circle a little off center of the front. I also used the scallop border punch and punched the front edge of the card.

I used the Love Bandit set from SU (thank you Katie) and stamped the raccoon on the small circles I punched out. (No waste here!!) I punched out a scallop circle from red cardstock (more scraps) and then cut another one with the center punched out with the 1 1/4" circle. I saved the circles :) and adhered the scallop rings around the circle on the front of the card. I mounted the raccoon onto the red scallops and lined them up in the hole and closed to adhere it. (That way it would show through the circle.) I used a red marker to color in the small heart on the raccoon and stamped the hearts (from the love you much set) with red ink on the left front of the card!
Easy peasy!! I liked the smaller size and the simplicity of the card. I think the scallop circle is one of my all time favorite punches. I have so many and I love them all!!!
I hope you have enjoyed these! I have been blog surfing today so I am excited to add some more v-day ideas for you soon!!
I will also be posting some pics of my scraproom in progress!! Have a happy day!

1 comment:

  1. cute Valentine's Kathy and for a really great cause.