Monday, January 19, 2015

Friendly Valentine

Hi there stampers!  

I'm glad you decided to join me on this cool January Monday.  Hope your weekend was filled with relaxation and maybe even a little creativity and fun, if you had the chance to stamp something.
I had a great time at Maryrose's house in Forest Grove with some very enthusiastic stampers.  

You know that Valentine's Day is a day to show your love for everyone, right? Not just the romantic type of love, but the kind of love we feel for our good friends.  Valentine's Day is the perfect day to let our friends know how much we appreciate having them in our lives.  The card I'm going to show you today is perfect for giving to your friends who just happen to be women.  I would never suggest giving a pink card to a guy... it just isn't done... but a special girlfriend would love this, especially if you included chocolate in the envelope.

Here it is...

That's the outer part of the card.  Now here's a photo of the card inside that pulls out

The sentiment on the front says "Hello sweet friend" and the inside says "Happy Valentine's Day."  So it's nothing romantic... just a pretty card for a friend.  

The outer envelope was made on the Envelope Punch Board, using Blushing Bride card stock.  I cut the hearts with the Hearts Collection Framelits on page 231 of the annual catalog.  The hearts on the inside pull-out are from the stamp set Groovy Love, which is on page 110 of the annual catalog.  I stamped them in Blushing Bride.  The inside sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, page 18 of the annual catalog.  I used some of the Thick Baker's Twine in Crisp Cantaloupe ( page 207 of the annual catalog) to serve as the "pull" for the inner card.  I punched some tiny hearts from some gold foil card stock (page 193) with the heart punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack on page 222 of the annual catalog. I adhered them to the envelope with glue dots.  The "hello sweet friend" sentiment on the front of the envelope is from the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set (page 146 of the annual catalog).

This card would look equally nice in other colors too.  Cherry Cobbler is a great choice for Valentine's Day, as is Real Red, Melon Mambo, or even Pink Pirouette.  

I hope I've inspired you to get out some pretty papers and create some fun Valentines for all of your friends.  You'll have such a good time creating them and your friends will think you are the most creative and thoughtful friend ever!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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