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I love Kim’s instructions for the Standing Pop Up card. If you scroll down you will find the link to her video instructions. It is really fun to make and her instructions make it easy. I have made this dragon before but in a much larger size. I had to shrink him down to fit him on my card. The dimensions for my card are a little bigger than Kim’s since I had to fit both the dragon and Tilda on the card. I also gave Tilda some petticoats and bling on her tiara and shoes. She is a little princess! This card will lie flat and fit into a 6″ x 6″ envelope. I love my new Tilda stamp- she looks like she is reaching for the Dragon’s hand! So sweet! In the back of Tilda is the castle she lives in. It’s hard to see because they are out front but it is the Castle door behind them. Home Sweet Home!
I just bought 2 Tilda stamps this past weekend for 1/2 price! Yipee! Kim instructions for a Sliding Pop up card are fabulous. I love the video that she does because she really takes the time to explain how to put it together. It was fun! I think I will try another one! You can find Kim’s instructions here- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/slidingpopupcard The card will lie flat so that you can mail it. Here is a picture of it –
I bought Spellbinder’s Lacey dies! I love how easy they are to use-no worries about punching around the squares! I know black isn’t the usual color you would associate with Valentine’s Day but I love how it make the other colors POP! The rose buds are made using SU’s bird punch. The little tiny hearts came from Martha Stewart’s heart edge punch that I actually used on a previous card(scroll down to see my Two hearts card ) I love the little teeny tiny hearts that you would usually throw away. I did use a little of Tim Holtz’s Distressed inks to age the center with Wild Honey & Vintage photo.
My husband and I bought the movie “Despicable Me” for our Grandson for Christmas. It is a very cute movie! I loved the little minions right away. They are just adorable and funny. I was motivated by the movie and by my sister Connie’s birthday card for Ezra last September. Here is a link to see her card on her blog- http://b52constance.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/ezras-minion-card/ The inside of the card says ” I know I am despicable but will you be my Valentine?” I hand cut a wedge of yellow for the Minion’s body. I used Spellbinder’s small circle die for the eyes- I cut the glasses out of silver paper and used clear plastic to imitate the glass in the glasses. The feet are from SU’s five star punch. I really had fun making my Minion. I hope Ezra likes it!! I am thinking of sending him several Valentine Cards …just for fun!
I can’t wait to give this card to my husband for Valentine’s Day! He is sure to love it! You have to check out Valita’s blog – She gives printed instructions and a video to show how to make these adorable hearts! Isn’t it amazing what a few punches and paper and a little bit of ink can do! I can’t stop laughing!!! They are the best. You can find her fabulous instructions here – http://valitasfreshfolds.blogspot.com/2011/01/valentine-heart-punch-couple.html I didn’t have a 1 inch circle punch- I used a larger circle punch which is why mine seem a tad bigger….if you know what I mean. It still works!!!
It was a beautiful in Maine today! It snowed a couple of inches and made everything look so clean! Tom and I headed to church with my sister and her husband and Mom. It has been sometime since I have felt like doing much. My cold is on it’s way out…Just a little bit of sniffles left. Thank Goodness! My office received so many boxes of chocolates and homemade goodies at Christmas time- we just have to send back a little Thank you note. Recently, I acquired Stampin up’s Garden silhouettes stamps!!! I love this set! I embossed the stamps in white and then colored over them with Tim Holtz’s distressed inks. I used Peeled Paint for the lower part of the card and then a combo of Tumbled Glass and Broken China. Then I sprayed, ever so lightly, Perfect Pearls Mist in Forever Blue. I don’t think you can see it in the photo but I love the way it added a little shine. The picture makes it hard to see the colors but if you click on the photo it will give a better view.