Tuesday, January 13, 2009

{Polka Dot Valentine}

ETA---OK, OK, I know, I don't post for a week and then I post twice in one day? Well this was supposed to go out tomorrow, but I MESSED up--so there it is---two in one day! It will never happen again, I'm sure!!!

I love polka dots---really, what's not to love? They can be classy, or cute---depending on the colors and layout! Polka dot basics is a great stamp set from PaperTrey Ink---I haven't used it as much as I have wanted, but this Valentine's season the polka dots are coming out~The new Raspberry Fizz patterned paper has some great polka dots, too, so I paired some of that paper with some "homemade" polka dot paper and put together this quick card.

I used Kraft cardstock as the base for this A2 card. I added a layer of Dark Chocolate paper that I ran through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dot embossing folder. Then I punched 6 squares out using my OLD Creative Memories square punch and I rounded all the corners. I made the scallop border on the bottom using the same corner rounder with the guard removed---I know, I think I'm the only stamper that doesn't already own the scallop border punch!!! I stamped two hearts from the Heart Prints stamp set and punched them out with the EK Success large heart punch---a GREAT tool for this stamp set! (I love how Nichole designs things with punches in mind!!) Then I popped the hearts up on dimensionals. Next, I added some Swiss Dot Raspberry Fizz ribbon. It does match better IRL! Finally I added the sentiment from Heart Prints...Be Mine! Such a classic Valentine sentiment~

Well, I'm going to run---I just wanted to post this really fast! Have a great day~Kathleen

Polka Dot Valentine:
Stamps: Heart Prints (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, SS White, Raspberry Fizz Patterned Paper (PTI)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Accessories/Tools: Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot Ribbon (PTI) Cuttlebug, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder (Provocraft), Dimensionals, Corner Rounder (SU!), Square punch (Creative Memories)

1 comment:

Carolyn King said...

this is soo cute. love the three panels!!!