|Posted on January 10, 2013 at 10:25 PM|
My lovely stash to make Valentine's Cards
Well here we are in 2013, a new year, ready to be filled with all kinds of creative projects and energy! With Valentine's Day advancing quickily, I thought I had better get myself organised and produce something.
This is no easy matter, as all my crafty things have been stashed away, ready for another move. All I have to use is a pair of almost blunt scissors and a very sad looking old gluestick. I decided to go and take advantage of the sales and treat myself to a few items so that I can make some cards to post on the blog.
I usually go with the traditional red and black theme but decided that I would go pink and chocolate this year and set myself the challenge of producing a range of cards, with just the items you can see above, plus maybe a few stray things I found while clearing out. So, no embossing folders, no fancy inks or stamps, no other special tools or embellishments.
You can see the results below, all turned out in about an hour and a half. Time is short at the moment, in between packing and wrapping, so I was quite pleased with the results.
All the cards are themed around the Bella, 'Love Bird' Paper Collection, which you can pick up at Spotlight. The ribbons are a set called 'Country' and I've picked out all the pinky and brown ones. Limiting yourself to just a few items and then trying to make as many cards as you can, is actually quite fun!
You can get the template for the the candy jar, in three different sizes, on the freebie pages!
If you don't hear much from the blog for a while, that is because we are moving again. We hope to be posting again in the near future.