MFW: Die Cutting Challenge & CTD176

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just popping in here, on this beautiful, chilly, Saturday morning, to share a few, more, Valentine cuties that I've made for Winter's Valentine's Day Card Drive.  She's accepting Valentines until the end of this month, so you've still got a few days left to get creative and send them in.
How about a little closer look?
I started this card by stamping the open hearts, in Crumb Cake ink, on a piece of aqua, patterned paper; machine stitching, with brown-threaded, straight stitches, around its edges; over stamping it, in Chocolate Chip ink, with the "be mine Valentine" sentiment; and adhering it to the 3-3/4" x 4", Crumb Cake, cardstock, card face.
I then die cut the pocket from Chocolate Chip cardstock; embossed it with the weave pattern; tucked a small piece of rose, polka dot, patterned paper behind the die cut heart; and adhered it, with foam tape, centered above the stamped sentiment and over a length of hemp twine, which was tied, in a bow, just to its left edge.
The pocket was then stuffed with a glittered, leafy branch, which was die-cut from Crumb Cake cardstock, as well as a stamped, in Rose Red ink, envelope bundle, which I hand cut out and distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks.
Inspiration for these cuties came from the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, as well as Color Throwdown's Challenge #176.
We're off to another, basketball game, of Ezekiel's, in just a bit.  Then, my crafty space is calling my name, and I'm hoping to find a little, quiet time to bust out a few treasures.  Until next week, ya'll, thanks so much for looking my way, and have a blessed rest of your weekends!  Oh!  And please don't forget that you have until the close of tomorrow CST to get in on my Birthday Giveaway.  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: A Pocketful: Valentine - envelopes & sentiment & Background Builders: Hearts - open heart background (Wplus9) Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, & Very Vanilla (SU); aqua (K&Company); hot pink polka dot (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, & Rose Red (SU); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: brown thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Mini Leaves Sizzlit, Weave Texturz Plate, & Dazzling Diamonds (SU); Love Notes die (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); hemp twine (Creative Impressions); foam tape (Scotch)

12 comments:

lynn said...

so very cute, jinny:) have fun at the game!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee these!!!! Loving the pocket!!! Have fun at the game! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lisa said...

Love your little pockets full of Valentines Jinny! Have a great weekend, hope Ezekiel's team wins ;)

AnitaRex said...

Soooo cute Jinny! I love that you made a Valentine set out of these colors!

Lynn said...

These are gorgeous. Love the glittery leaves popping out from the pocket! Hope you snuck in your crafty time yesterday! I'm hoping to do the same today!

Lindsay said...

LOVE this Jinny! That pocket with the letters spilling out is too cute!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your pocket full of Valentines! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I love the pocket filled with love letters! LOVE the papers and the color choices you've used! AMAZING--as always:) LOVE!

Aleksandra said...

Another one of your gorgeous creation Jinny and I especially love the "cause" for which this cards were made. Just beautiful!

Have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

dpkennedy said...

These are adorable! Love the sparkly flowers in the pocket! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

Marlena M. said...

Jinny, these are so cute! I love seeing it in multiples. ;)

Cath said...

Hey Jinny! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)