Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friendly Valentine {SUO11}

Hi friends!  I have a sweet little valentine to share with you and the SU-Only Challenge design team today.  This is a card that we made a couple weeks ago in my monthly stamp club--it was a big hit!
The base is SU's Scallop Square Clear Die (a SU exclusive) that creates a 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" square.  I simply cut two from Crumb Cake cardstock, scored a line at the first scallop on both pieces and adhered the top together with sticky strip.  Easy Peasy.  There's something about small cards for Valentine's Day that warms my heart--maybe they remind me of the ones we gave and received as children.
With my base together, I inked up the hearts banner from Valentine Defined in Crumb Cake ink and stamped it 3 times across the top--it fit perfectly!
Next, I inked the tree with Pretty in Pink ink and went over just the base of the tree with an Early Espresso marker.  The EE is dark enough that it covered right over the pink.  I punched an itty bitty heart out of red glimmer paper with the 2-step owl Heart-to-Heart XL punch and popped it up on a smidgen of a stampin' dimensional.  I keep my dimensionals sheet until every scrap is gone--using the edges as little trim pieces for detail work like this.  Can't bear to throw them away!  :-)
I thought the tree looked a little bare and needed something to ground it, so I dug through my stamps until I came up with the perfect grass accent.  Do you know where this stamp came from?  Can you guess?  If you have small children--girls especially--in your house you might already have this one...Pony Party!  That's right the one that looks like My Little Pony.  I bought it for my daughter but actually it has all kinds of great little accents such as this grass, a birthday hat, rainbows and a cloud--so cute!  Anway, inked in Old Olive it was perfect for my little tree.  A sentiment from Tiny Tags in Real Red made a sweet addition to the bottom corner.  I added a scallop trim border of Glimmer Paper and tied the whole thing with a piece of Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon.
The inside needed the finishing touch so I stamped the heart banner again in Pretty in Pink and added a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment in Real Red.  And there you have it!  If you like this card and others that I've made you might consider joining our monthly Canopy Club virtually--check out this post if you're interested.  Thanks for stopping by today and before you go, please let me know what you think of today's card with a comment.  I love hearing from you!  Have a goodie, my friends!

stamps: valentine defined; teeny tiny wishes; pony party
ink: real red, pretty in pink, crumb cake, old olive
paper: crumb cake, whisper white CS; red glimmer paper
xtras: scallop border punch; heart-to-heart xl punch; square scallop clear die; early espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon; scor-pal; early espresso stampin' write marker


Nancy said...

ADORABLE, love the smaller size scalloped card and the little glimmer heart just sets it off perfectly.

Christina said...

This is such a sweet little card, Nance. I just adore the heart covered tree and the banners! Love the one glittered heart you added!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Nance!! Love the sting of hearts in the BG and all the little touches you added to the card.

Diane - said...

Nance what a cute card. Love that idea of binding the scallop square! So clever. The gimmer heart is adorable.
Can't wait ... my SAB box arrives today!

LeAnne said...

Very cute--and I LOVE the grass! ♥

Linda Callahan said...

This is so sweet - with a wonderful inside as well! And the grass - definitely the perfect detail :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Nance, this is so cute! Perfect amount of sparkle and the "pony" grass is awesome! *chanting to myself* "I do NOT need that scalloped square die, I do...ok, maybe I DO need that die". Haha! You, my friend are such an enabler! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

I also forgot to mention earlier that I shared something with you on my second blog post today! Come check it out! :)

LeroyLime said...

I am in love with your sweet little tree! and I "heart" the use of your red glitter paper.

Imke said...

Hi Nancy, this is the first i visit your blog. Your card looks so beautiful with these background stamp. And the little tree looks great !

Jen Timko said...

I love this...everything about it! The Glimmer edge and heart, the little bow, and the little flip-up structure of the card. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

Heidi Baks said...

Love the square card and all the details! Thanks for playing with SUO Challenges!

jaydee said...

Nance, I have to CASE this one. I love that you used the scallop square. I, too, save my Stampin' Dimensionals so that I use all the little pieces.
Love your little glimmer heart. All round - great card!