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Saturday Blog Hop: Non Traditional Valentine


Hello! Thanks for joining us on the Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop! We have another fun week of Valentine's projects for you to give you some last minute ideas. Our theme was Non-Traditional Valentine's. I thought that I would use this chance to use a colour combo that I've been wanting to try that isn't your typical Valentine's colours. They are: Starry Sky, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. Let me know what you think about this combo!

Valentine's Day Card with Stampin' Up Alphabet a la mode dies

Using the super fun new Alphabet a la Mode Dies (Item #160750), I cut out the letters for 'Love' and used the negative cut out. Each piece of cardstock is approximately 1 1/4" x 2 1/2", but I decided not to be too fussy about the size and they each ended up slightly different which I kind of like.

I adhered the 'Love' to a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Basic White cardstock, then I matte it on a 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" piece of Basic Black cardstock. It seemed a little plain, so I thought it would be fun to colour on the white. I used my Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends to add little hand drawn hearts and polka dots.

To finish off the card, I heat embossed the word 'you' in white on black cardstock. You could search through any stamp set you have to find something that works here. I used the Sentimental Park Stamp Set (Item #160561).

Handmade Valentine's Day Card Stampin Up

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For more fun and inspiration, be sure to either click back to see Mary's project or next to check out Cindy's! Then enjoy the rest of the blog hop to see everyone's beautiful projects! Happy Valentine's Day!


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