Nuts About You Valentine’s Day Card

This Valentine’s Day card was made with my daughter Aimee and her family in mind.  She has four amazing, wonderful, smart kids and I wanted them to remember how much I loved them.  I thought the My Favorite Things Nuts About You stamp and die set would be perfect.

I found the wood grain paper from Around the Block Ash Filigree paper pack and die cut it using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle.  Next, I die cut three hearts from red cardstock that I had in my stash of papers with the Spellbinders Heart dies.  On one of the hearts I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Nuts About You with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink.  I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment since it was textured cardstock and I wanted a clean, crisp image.  I covered the sentiment with Gina K. Designs Detailed White Embossing Powder and heat set it using the Marvy Embossing Tool.

I stamped the cute squirrel and acorn on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with the following Copic Markers: W2, W3, W4, W5, R20; R27, R22, YR24; E30, E33, E35/E55, E57, E59

It was not time to assemble the card.  I placed the red hearts on the wood grain panel.  The two side hearts where adhered with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the center heart with 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for dimension.  The squirrel was placed on the right heart since it was facing left and the acorn on the left heart using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I like the card, but it needed something more so I stamped some smaller acorns from the Simon Says Stamp Nutty Over You stamp set and fussy cut them using scissors and scattered them on the hearts.  It still needed something more and since I had been using the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die on a previous card I die cut it again from a scrap of red cardstock and scattered them around the card front and that was just what it needed.

The side folding cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock, but when I went to place the wood grain panel I felt it needed a little pop of color and so I cut a panel of red cardstock 1/8″ larger than the wood grain panel and adhered them together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and then using the same glue adhered them both to the cardbase and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Red Cardstock
  • Fancy Pants Trend Setter Woodgrain Paper
  • MFT Nuts About You Stamps
  • SSS Nutty Over You
  • Copic: W2, W3, W4, W5, R20; R27, R22, YR24; E30, E33, E35/E55, E57, E59
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • SSS Bundle of Stitched Shapes
  • Spellbinders Hearts
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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