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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hey Baby, It's Almost Valentine's Day

Well, the weekend went by extremely fast, but this is the week I get to finally slow down and come up for air.  Not much planned except for working a couple of days and Eric and I are planning a date night to IKEA this Friday evening since it's my BIRTHDAY!--woOHOooOO!  I think in the meantime, I'll do a little crafting and baking--I bought some chocolate chips yesterday and they are dying to be cookies, I just know it!

I taught my January 'Fetti Fans class last Wednesday at The Little Blue House and thought I'd share a couple of the cards we made using some great stuff from REVERSE CONFETTI.

For some weird reason, I tend to stick to perpetually using white for my cardbases.  Why, I don't know, but this time I was determined to break out of that rut.  I've been using a bunch of Bazzill's Card Shoppe cardstock from The Little Blue House lately for my classes (at Tracy's urging, and now I LOVE it) and I am in love with this deep red, so I chose to start there. 

There wasn't much stamping involved here other than a sentiment from the new HERE'S THE STORY stamp set.  Everything else "fun" are from Confetti Cuts--HEART LOVE and STRAIGHT STRIPES PRETTY PANELS (I am in love with layering these!), CIRCLES 'N SCALLOPS and the fun little ARROW that I cut apart to "elongate" underneath the panels.

With my other card, I went back to a traditional white cardbase, but cut white scallop borders from the DOUBLE EDGE SCALLOP Confetti Cuts Die and  glued them to my first layer for a little frame all the way around my card. 

I used the LOVE BLOOMS stamps and Confetti Cuts for the flowers, popped them up onto the TAG ME TOO tag, and added some sparkle using a clear Wink of Stella pen.  The little heart peeking out from behind the flower at the top is from the favorite--LOVE NOTE Confetti Cuts set.  I couldn't live without that one! 

If you're local and would like to attend one of my 'Fetti Fans Card Classes, the next one is going to be FEBRUARY 17th from 10-1 or 6-9 for $30--samples coming soon (probably 4-5 cards of the generic everyday variety this time).  Signups are happening now!  Call the LBH at 817-431-7930 to reserve your spot, or just stop by and see us.

Ok, so today is the FULL REVEAL for our latest Front Porch Kit from The Little Blue House--The Greatest of These is Love. I'm sharing all my projects on this post HERE

SUSIE Q-TIP:  White cardbases aren't everything.  Use another color.

Hey Baby Card
Stamps:  Here's the Story (Reverse Confetti)
Paper: Red, Black, Light Kraft, White (Bazzill), Hugs & Kisses (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Pretty Panels: Heart Love and Straight Stripes, Arrow, Circles 'n Scallops Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Gold Sequins, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2

All Things Grow With Love Card
Stamps:  Love Blooms, Give Thanks (Reverse Confetti)
Paper:  White, Dark Gray, Red (Bazzill), Homemade (Jen Hadfield), Hugs & Kisses (Simple Stories)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Red, Aqua (Heidi Swapp), Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Accessories:  Love Blooms, Tag Me Too, Double Edge Scallop, Give Thanks Label, Love Note Confetti Cuts (Reverse Confetti), Silver Washi Tape (DIY, AC), White Grosgrain, Bakers Twine (Maya Rd.), Red Button, Adhesive Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Hot Glue, Foam Boosters
Finished Size:  A2


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