Recently, a friend sent me a private message asking if he could commission me to create a Valentine for someone. One we’d agreed upon a price, I sent him a list of all the Valentine-esque sentiments I had in my collection of stamps. He chose “Love and Hugs” from the Close to My Heart “Words of Comfort Occasions C1524” acrylic stamp set.
I had some leftover XOXO paper I used for this card, and that helped the card come together. I used a frame stamp from the CTMH”True Friends D1406″ [retired] acrylic stamp set and then stamped the sentiment inside. I used my awesome, super sharp microtip non-stick scissors to fussy cut around the shape. They’re so sharp, it made this chore much easier than I expected.
My mother-in-law gave me some colorful ribbon from American Crafts last year, and I used some of the sweet heart ribbon for this card, and then attached a shiny, sticky dot to the center. I found the rainbow collection of shiny dots in the $1 section a few years ago at the JoAnn craft store.
Using the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (who comes up with these names?!), I rounded the edges of the card and then used one of my favorite paper punches from EK Success to create a lacy white strip of paper. I think I got it from Stampin’ Up! in 2009 or 2010 but it never gets old to me! I added some sticky rhinestones to the bottom of the card because it was too blank there. I also used a sponge dauber to rub some Cotton Candy ink onto the edges of the card.
My friend needed this card by last Wednesday, so I hope the postal service got it to his State in time! It was fun creating a commissioned card and I was flattered to be asked. Thanks for reading my blog!Pin It