Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day Cards
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Terry Bolender is such a creative friend and she comes up with so many fun projects and cute or beautiful cards to make each month – and I see she just updated her blog! Here are just a few of the cards I’ve made at her house recently.  I’ll spread out the other Valentines over a few more blog posts this week.

Whenever I mention Terry, please know that she in synonymous with Stampin’ Up! She’s my Demonstrator and I’ll always link to her shopping page when mentioning her product line.

I’ve sized these images pretty small, so if you’d like to see the detail, just click on each one.

Blowing Kisses

Blowing Kisses

I used the crayons and water brush to shade and blend the stamped image.  I’m happy with how it turned out – it reminds me of the look of a children’s book.

XOXO - Hugs & Kisses

XOXO - Hugs & Kisses

This flamingo card uses the double-sided XOXO Hugs & Kisses paper and some beautiful ribbon.  There’s a light pink detailed stamp on the right, below the flamingos.

Love

Love

I love Stampin’ Up!’s mini punches that match their tiny buttons and little stamps.  The heart flower has a tiny clear heart-shaped button attached to it with a glue dot.  The paper below is double-sided, and I think Stampin’ Up! makes some of the best double-sided papers.

Well, thank you for reading my blog and for being patient – I realized I hadn’t blogged in a while!

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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