Valentine’s day!

I suppose it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to guess what my first projects of the new year will be. I could have started with making calendars but I got on to the V-Day bandwagon instead 🙂 So calendars to follow but here are some V-Day projects for now.

First up is a twisted easel card. Have you ever received a lovely greeting card and have wanted to stand it up at your desk or shelf but couldn’t because it was too delicate for that? Twisted easel cards are a great way to solve that because they are meant to be stood up straight.
Here is the one I made:
Cardstock: Kraft from Papertrey Ink, Georgia Pacific 110
Stamp sets: HappyTrails from Papertrey Ink
Inks: True Black from Papertrey Ink, Broken China distress ink from Tim Holtz
Accessories: Doily and brad from Martha Stewart, Lace ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Tools: Silhouette Cameo

When closed, the card folds flat but when open, it can be kept the way it is in the photo.
My big splurge this Thanksgiving was a Silhouette Cameo. I badly wanted to use it to make a few V-Day cards. For this one, I got my Cameo to cut out the panel with the bird, heart and the branch. Then I stuck patterned and colored cardstock on the back of the panel to color it up. Sponged the edges with Broken China distress ink and stamped with a sentiment from the PTI happy trails set.
Here are some photos of the card in progress:
This card goes to:

More V-Day cards on their way…


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