Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Sneak Peek Valentine

In an effort to actually have my Valentines finished before Valentine's Day, I'm trying to make a few each week.  I don't send out a lot of cards for this holiday, so if I can keep with this plan, I should be ready!

Today's card is a CAS sneak peek at the Sale-A-Bration's Catalog.  The inspiration for my card came from the catalog itself.  I changed the flower and instead of stitching the stem and leaf, I used one of the sentiments from the stamp set to create them.

The stamp set is called Outlined Occasions and both stamped images you see are from this set.  If you would love to own this set, it can be your's for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (starts January 24th) with a purchase of $50 or host a workshop or class and get it free with a qualifying total!

I punched 3 flowers using the 5 petal punch and sponged the edges, then attached them together with a glitter brad.  The Love tag was created by rolling one side of the tag and threading white bakers twine through the curl before tying a bow.  It is hard to tell from the picture (in hindsight, I should have went w/ a darker ink), but the stem and leaves are made with the sentiment 'be mine'.

Card Recipe: Cardstock-crumb cake, pretty in pink, whisper white, Ink-pretty in pink, certainly celery, Stazon black, pretty in pink & wisteria wonder markers, Stamp Set-Outlined Occasions, Accessories- 5 petal flower punch, pretty in pink glitter brad, white bakers twine, corner rounder punch


  1. Margaret, this is too cute! I really like the rolled edge and twine bow on the sentiment. Such a fun detail! Have a great day! :)

  2. So pretty! Really like how you did the stem in the sentiment too. Fabulous.

  3. A lovely card, the rolled edge is a great idea too!! Oh how I wish we had bakers twine in our new mini catalogue (UK)????? maybe next time!

  4. Hi Margaret!
    your new follower here :-)
    What a cute and simple and clear card! I really like it!
    If you have a minute you're very welcome on my blog as well! (
    happy craftin :-)
    xxx Lucia

  5. Oh, here's my link:
    Thanx for responding! You're so kind :-)

  6. Margaret! that was so sweet from you that you commented on my blog! :-) I'm so glad you did like my diaries and that maybe I inspired you! WOW! This makes me really happy! :-) Oh and yes, I did win Lisa's CANDY! it was a miracle, my first participation on a candy ever! :-D hehe it is funny that you've found the winner this way :-)
    Thanx again and have a wonderful day!
    love, Lucia xxx

  7. this is such a cute Valentines card Margaret. Creative idea for the flower stem as well

  8. Clever idea using the phrase as leaves and a stem. I haven't even had a chance to touch my Sale- A- Bration stamps yet!! This is a great card!!


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