"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Monday, January 24, 2011

The hubbys Valentine's Day Card 2011!

Good Monday crafty gals. I know I was MIA all last week. I have just been so busy with something super exciting and, so, while I was getting my craft on in major ways... I just can't share about it yet (psssst... come back on Thursday!!!!).

This weekend, amidst all the crafty chaos, I did take the time to work on my hubby's Valentine's Day card. I've had the idea floating around in my head for so long and was super excited to get it onto {pretty} paper.

OK, I was blog hopping one day and happened upon a blog (don't remember where - sorry) where the lady said she bought her hubby a card in a vintage store that had a library card on it and said “I’ve been checking you out all day”. Isn’t that the cutest (tee hee hee)!! So, a few months ago when I saw that Papertrey Ink has a library card stamp, I had to scoop it up ;).

Here’s a look at the card.
I started with a (Neenah) card stock base and covered it in Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops (hearts) stamp in Hero Arts’ “Punch” Ink. Then I got out my “Valentines Stash” and choose Fancy Pants “Vintage Valentine" as the patterned paper to work with. Next, I made a library pocket and stamped the Library Card stamp onto pink (Fancy Pants) paper using Hero Arts’ Latte Ink, and chalked all of the edges of the card and library card pocket with Colorbox (Red) Chalk. Then I used my new Studio Calico Stamp (the heart & “bathroom people”) and finished it off with Lawn Fawn’s fabulous Jessie’s ABCs to write out my sentiment “Sal, I’ve been Checkin’ you out all day {heart} Heather”. The inside of the card is stamped with the “(That’s what she said)” stamp that also comes in the Studio Calico set and “Happy Valentines Day” from Lawn Fawn’s Silly Valentine set.

I really adore how it came out. I think it's as good as my half-hearted “vision” - better, actually. I’m sure Sal will love it too because it’s a clever little phrase. Time will tell. I think I'll give it a go, and enter this into this week's WEE memories challenge - which is Free your Creativity - Anything Goes! Wish me luck!

I hope you have an awesome day!!! Back later this week (THURSDAY!!) With a buncha sneaky peeks of what’s to come.


  1. Such a great idea, Heather! Way cute! Bet your hubby will be thrilled! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

  2. Very cute Heather! I love your blog background too, it's SO sweet!