Friday, February 3, 2017

A Valentine for my Sweetheart

I was stumped for Valentines this year, trying to come up with something not too frilly for my husband, and trying to avoid buying anything new.  I was on a self-imposed shopping hold for the month of January.  I'd love to send cute little Valentines to all my friends, but I'd probably have to start a year in advance, sheesh.

Anyway...  I remembered my Tutti Designs Tweet Home die and came up with this:

He knows what a backyard bird enthusiast I am, and it's rubbing off on him, so he'll get the connection.

  • I layered the "Tweet Home" die three times using Neenah 110 lb card stock.
  • Stamped and white-embossed the Power Poppy "Good Thinking: Love Notes" sentiment, positioned the Spellbinders Classic Hearts die over it and cut, then embossed with Sizzix "Branches w/Leaves #2" embossing folder.
  • More embossing plus designer paper and gold cord on the center panel.
  • Assembled the card, added a rhinestone, and took pictures on a rather dark day so they didn't turn out very good despite all the Ott light I had on the subject.

Inside is matching, but simpler:

Now, to come up with something for my son...

Playing along in two challenges today:

Dies R Us Challenge #66 -- Hearts
Little Red Wagon Challenge #379 -- How Tweet it is (use birds)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Power Poppy "Good Thinking: Love Notes"  Paper:  Neenah 110 lb white, Real Red, Basic Black, Carta Bella Words of Love designer paper  Ink:  Versamark  Accessories:  Rhinestone, gold cord, white embossing powder, Sizzix Branches w/Leaves #2 embossing folder, Tutti Designs Tweet Home Die, Spellbinders Classic Hearts die, Scotch brand foam mounting tape


  1. Good morning Leslie ... What a stunner you created for your husband! It's wonderful and I'm sure he'll think so too and treat you to a special day!

  2. I love the wonderful bird die cut - how awesome! And it has special meaning which makes it all the more wonderful. It's cool that you decorate the inside, too.

  3. I was thinking the same thing for John and the boys this week and got to get those posted. This is perfect! Rich will love it. Great idea layering the die, love the color combo together and the heart is perfect. Wonderful valentine Leslie. p.s. Finally tried the no line coloring that I have adored in your work. Please don't snicker. ;-) You make it look so easy and I really really struggled. I will try it again, just not soon. haha

  4. Wonderful Valentines card for your Husband Leslie, he will be thrilled with this card, love the beautiful dies you have used and fabulous colors.
    Hugs Pam x

  5. All your colors, textures and your sketch design are so pretty Leslie. You should have tucked in a tiny squirrel too :-) Happy Valentine's Day to you both. Hugs, Nancy

  6. Oh, this is perfect for him! LOVE the pop of the red against the black & white! Great idea, my friend!

  7. Gorgeous Valentine....he will love for sure...such a pretty design and of course wonderful die cut, too!! Oh and thanks for joining our challenge at Dies R Us! We have sunshine today...yay!!

  8. WOW! What great thinking! It's pretty but not 'poofy' ... perfect for your man! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  9. Such nice colours and design. I love the embossing!

  10. This is such a beautiful card! The die cut is gorgeous and the little gem is the perfect touch in the bow! And I always love the look of embossing too!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  11. Sounds perfect for him and way to go finding something in your stash to use :) I love that embossing folder and that you used it on both the heart and the background panel, great dimension with the birds too! I really need to get started on some Valentines

  12. This is definitely a class act! I love the black and white and a little pop of color!
    Such a classy look! I also love the embossing; just the added touch to make this an over the top card!

  13. Framing the focal panel with the tiny black layer really makes the pp and embossed panesl pop. love the gorgeous heart. Great design.

  14. oh wow Leslie! This is a stunner! Gorgeous designing! LOVE it!

  15. Wow Leslie, what a gorgeous Valentine design.

    Hugs Diane

  16. From all the pictures you show on your blog - I think this card is just perfect for your husband! I just love the die with the birds and their home! The you and me - so cute - he'll love it!

  17. Beautiful card. I love the embossing and you've added just enough gold. Perfection my Dear!


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