Saturday, January 16, 2010

Some Valentine's Day Tags

Hey there everyone!
I just want to share some things I have been up to this week! I am excited about Valentine's Day, and have been digging around in my hoarded stash of stamping bliss, and dug out everything I have that is red, pink, white, fuzzy, shiny, velvety, heart shaped, and all together Valentine delicious!! My stamping station looks very {messy} beautiful and inspiring covered with all the bright treasures of this upcoming holiday! One of the great finds I came upon was the Stampin' Up! set 'Love You Much'. I used it several times last year, and remember being disappointed that I had not used it more! So, I made three sets of tags for treats and gifts for Valentine's Day! (As well as some cards and little note cards! ~ which I will post soon! :) The heart tags were stamped with red pigment ink, and heat embossed with clear powder, making them all shiny and raised. I cut them out and adhered them to red cardstock, and cut them out AGAIN!! I handstitched the polka-dot ribbon and shiny red buttons to the tags with thick craft thread. I love them just like this!
These friendship tags are super cute too! I stamped the birds on white cardstock, and then again on Regal Rose cardstock, with Razzleberry ink, and cut out the pink bird bodies. I attached them over the white birds with small glue dots. I added Crystal effects to each little heart, and cut the corners with a Ticket Corner punch. Then I used pop up foam dots to adhere the birdies to the scalloped Razzleberry square, which is a punch as well. I tied sheer white ribbon to the corners. Too easy!

This last set features the circular sentiment and heart stamp, stamped on both Chocolate Chip and Vanilla watercolor paper. I added some watercolored red highlights and clear embossing to the hearts, cut them out and popped them up with small glue dots. I used my white pigment ink pen to add dots around the scallops, but am not too happy with the results. I need a new white pen! If you recommend a specific one, please share details!! :)
I am going to add these to my etsy shop this weekend, as well as the Valentine's Day cards and note cards I mentioned. As soon as I have enough time! I am really in a creating mood, and have several more ideas brewing in my head! I love it when that happens! Don't want to waste my mojo on the computer all day!! Even though it is quite fun!
O.k...on with the show!
Go stamp something!!

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