28 Jan 2008

Valentine squeeze....

I have been asked to make some Valentine's for a Grandma (capital "G") for her grandchildren. Two 12 year old boys and two 8 year old boys - yikes!!

I decided that CC Designs Little Bits sets would work perfectly!!

I stamped and coloured the lion and then stamped and coloured his face again, so that I could cut out the mane.

I popped up the mane on the first coloured image, cut the tongs off a heart brad and popped it up on the popped up mane!! (sounds confusing)

The sentiment was stamped and cut out with my BRAND NEW Heart Nestabilities!! with some paper piercing around the edge of the heart. My slot punch was used on the heart and some red ribbon was tied around that slot.

The Designer paper is sei Granny's Kitchen and it is glued on light blue, brown and red cardstock, and then the whole thing is backed on Papertrey Ink's white cardstock for the base.

Very Easy!! I don't know if 8 or 12 year olds will appreciate it but I think it will work!!

I keep forgetting to mention about my Papertrey Ink experience!!
In December, I had ordered the Ambassador Monogram stamp set with a couple of other sets (yeah -SO??!!) from Papertrey Ink. They sent me my other sets okay, but not the Ambassador Monogram set. Instead they had sent the Trajan monogram set - which is a great set also!

I used it here on this card. So I emailed them and let them know that I would return the Trajan monogram set, but please send me the Ambassador that I had ordered. So then they emailed back and apologized and said they could see the mistake and would stick the Ambassador monogram set in the mail right away AND I could keep the Trajan monogram stamp set!!! HOW GREAT IS THAT!!

Honestly, the service at Papertrey Ink is fabulous!! And, I have got enough stamp sets now that I get the free one in February!!! YIPPEE!!



  1. I just visited Papertrey Ink for the first time...I'm fighting the urge to spend more $$$ but they have such great stuff! Cute Valentine, I think they will like it, even if they won't admit it!

  2. ah...cute lion valentine.....they turned out adorable!!

  3. so cute! I love that little guy!

  4. awww, so stinkin' adorable!!

  5. How adorable is that Lion. As for PTI...LOVE IT!!! I just got the new set as a gift, I plan on breaking it in tomorrow.

  6. Sandy O10:21

    Oh, now this card is just the cutest!!! The heart he is carrying is just precious.

    I so agree about Papertrey!! They not only have great customer service, but great stamps too, LOL.

  7. This is really cute and I think it's quite appropriate for 8 and 12yr old boys. They should love them!

  8. Don't you just love when our relatives ask to make cards? but you cannot resist Grandma!! Cute cards, they will love them!!!

  9. a papertrey note...I once got my order and someone elses they told me to mail it back to them(which was some boxes) and they would give me a credit...which they did promptly...would have loved to kept them..but I am honest, and no someone was missing their order..hugs

  10. I love your card! It's so darn cute! I love the sentiment. . .it's fabulous. Oh, how nice that Papertrey gave you a free set for their mistake! Lucky you! Now, that's customer service.

    Your SBS2 sis,


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