Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valentines and a Mischevious Monkey

  Making Valentines for my kids classmates has become a tradition.  Although my son has outgrown the holiday, my daughter still looks forward to it each year.  I try to keep the cards somewhat simple because of the number I have to produce.  I used the CindyLou cart for the cute little critters and the Tim Holtz embossing folder to add texture to the background.
   The sentiment on the girls card was "Your a Deer Friend" and the boys was "I'm Nuts About You" which I typed up on the computer and printed on white cardstock.
   My daughter said her friends loved these handmade creations!

  The next project is a pop-up Valentine card I made for my Sweety.  I'd seen several different YouTube videos on this mechanism and always wanted to try one.  The pull out tag has a picture of us looking all fabulous and lovey. I used a tutorial from Capadia Designs to create the rolled rose template in my Cricut Design Studio.
   The Sentiment is also cut using the Cricut Design Studio and then covered with glossy accents. The leaves were leftovers from silk dollar store flowers from a friends wedding.  The card is a little top heavy with all those flowers and layers, but I just love how it turned out.

   My little monkey decided to reorganize our hat/glove drawer while I was doing this post so I just had to add this picture to the end.  She looks so proud of herself seated in the empty drawer.  These are the moments that make me smile.


Cricut Carts - CindyLou & Winter Woodlands, Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye, Cardstock - Stampin' Up & Creative Memories, Pearls - Prima & Kaiser Craft, White Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Glitter - Martha Stewart


mustangkayla said...

How cute is your little monkey! Haha! I bet she had fun 'helping you'! :-) The valentines are ver cyte and your card is just stunning! Wow...its just beautiful and way cool how it works!

Anne said...

Isa looks so darling sitting in the drawer. The time will come when she won't fit. You do realize she now thinks this is OK. I loved the card you made your husband it shows you put a lot of thought into it and I'm sure he appreciated it all the more and your a great mom to make all those Valentines for Felicity.

Jacinda said...

Wow, Glynis, I am really impressed! You are very talented!!!

Brenda said...

awww I loveee your valentines!!! I am lovin the Cindy Lou cartridge
And the lil one in the drawer....priceless!!!

esther ward said...

glynis queen of cards you are such an inspiration !