Thursday, February 12, 2009

A few Valentines for the kids

I love making cards for my niece and nephew. It helps to justify the cutesie animal stamps and QK dies I've amassed over the last year. Somehow, I don't think my 15 year old son would appreciate that love bug card. Just a guess. I did, however, think the $ stamp from JoAnn's with the elephants was less-cutesie and paired it with some BG Blush and QK(of course) to come up with a card for him. It's kinda fun giving him handmade cards now. He sees how much time and effort I put in to them and he's actually really appreciative. I never would've seen that coming from him. That's not to say that he doesn't constantly question my obsession with this hobby though.

The love bug card uses another one of those cute $ stamps from Michael's this time and the BG Bittersweet. There's a little bit of QK (be mine) and a little bit of Sizzix (hearts) on there too, some $ ribbon and an MS border punch. On the wild for you card I used a $ giraffe stamp from Imaginesce ,a couple of QK alphas, and a combination of BG Blush and Bittersweet. Do you see a trend here?? Those $ stamps ROCK.

If you do pick up the elephant stamp at J's, be forewarned--you have to color it in FAST with markers and it's not easily done. After stamping the image, I filled it in better with prismacolors.


  1. I love the cards - especially the last one! Beautiful.

  2. Cute cards! Have you tried "huffing"? I know, it sounds kinda bad....but really, after you color the stamp with the marker, huff or breathe on it to moisten the marker.

  3. Yep. Still wouldn't produce a good image. Probably because it's a $ stamp,huh??