Monday, May 21, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #112 - You Did It!

Welcome to another installment of Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday!  This week's challenge celebrates graduates by crafting any graduation-themed project.

For the first time in a long time, I don't know anyone who's graduating -- either from high school or college.  How weird, huh?  So I made a simple project that I would have enjoyed if I were a graduate -- a gift card holder in my high school's colors of black and gold:

Project Details:
  • Papers - cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - gift card holder from Wrap It Up, page 47; cap tag from Wrap It Up, page 67
  • Embossing - gift card holder with The Paper Studio's Intricate Swirls; white background on tag with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - curling ribbon from stash

I wanted some extra color on both the gift card holder and tag, so I carefully traced both the diploma ribbon and lower background area behind the cap onto gold paper.  I then trimmed, pieced, and adhered behind the cutouts.  I think the third color makes it a little more special.

You can enter your graduation-themed projects all week at Fantabulous Cricut -- come join us!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Heart GG Framed Photos

Happy Mother's Day!  The framed photo spread for my mom-in-law's gift came out so well, I decided to make another for my mom.  She was visiting this past week, so I was even able to give it to her in person!


Project Details:

  • Papers - patterns by My Mind's Eye: Magnolia; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - font and heart bookplate from Doodletype
  • Embossing - hearts with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - 8x10 frame from Big Lots; ribbon from stash

You might be wondering, who's GG?  That's actually what my little guys calls my mom, and it stands for Grandma Gwen.  Cute, huh? :)

I'm entering this project into the following challenge(s):

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #62 - Mother's Day
Cooking with Cricut: Challenge #85 - Mother's Day Gift Ideas
More Than Favors: Challenge #70 - Mother's Day
Tuesday Alchemy: Challenge #13 - Mother Dear
Stuck on U Sketches:  May 4 Challenge - In Celebration of Mothers

Monday, May 7, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #110 - Mother's Day

Welcome to another fantabulous Monday!  I can't believe it's already May -- can you?  Mother's Day is quickly approaching, so we're celebrating moms this week at Fantabulous Cricut.  Challenge #110 asks us to make a project for mom or a special lady with her favorite color.

I made a fun, framed photo spread of my son for my mother-in-law's gift.  Hubby didn't actually know his mom's favorite color -- typical for a guy, eh? -- so I picked some bright blues, greens, and rust colors to give it a modern, but eclectic, feel:


Project Details:
  • Papers - patterns by My Mind's Eye: Bohemia; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - font and heart bookplate from Doodletype
  • Embossing - hearts with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - 8x10 frame from Big Lots; thread from stash

My little guy and I had a blast this weekend taking photos in the backyard and then printing them from our computer in sepia tones. I wasn't trying to make an affordable gift, but this framed photo collage was low-cost if you're on a budget for Mother's Day gifts.  Since I didn't send the photos to a photo center for processing, the only expense was the frame -- which was a steal for just $2.50!

So often, I'm not sure what to get my mom-in-law -- someone who has everything -- but what grandma doesn't enjoy photos of her pride and joy?  Especially if it's lovingly made with tender cropping care? :)

Do you have a special lady to honor this Mother's Day?  If so, join the challenge this week at Fantabulous Cricut!

I'm entering this project into the following challenge(s):
Exploring Cricut: Celebrating Mother's Day

Save the Earth Cricut Crawl - Blog Candy Winner

Thanks for all your kind comments on my Save the Earth Cricut Crawl project!  Now it's time to draw for the blog candy winner...

Congrats, Sarah78!

Please check your email -- I'll be in touch on how to claim your prize.  (I'll redraw a winner if the prize isn't claimed within one week.)

I just checked out Sarah's blog, and she's new to blogging and papercrafting.  So glad a little candy is going to welcome her to this great online Cricut community!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Save the Earth Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Fantabulous Cricut's Save the Earth Cricut Crawl!

In honor of Earth Day, each FCCB Design Team member is featuring an "up"-cycled project that includes at least one reused/recycled item and a Cricut cut.

If you've come from Jamie's Scrap Queen blog, you're in the right place!  If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along, you can start from the beginning at Fantabulous Cricut.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be prizes along the way and a grand prize for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!

Now for my project...!

I have tons of gift bags stashed in my spare closet -- always with the intention of reusing them to wrap a gift, but it rarely happens.  I was inspired by our Cricut crawl to actually use one and make it extra-special.  I added some Cricut cuts and used another recycled item -- a page of text from an old book I no longer wanted.  I even made a matching notecard!  I think the result is super chic:

Here's some close-ups...

Project Details:
  • Recycled Items - pink gift bag; book page
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights Collection (A2)
  • Papers - black cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - butterfly and background from Kate's ABCs, page 62; flower from Kate's ABCs, page 68
  • Embossing - butterfly and background with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - gemstone and pink paper flower by Recollections

I'm really pleased with the result, and I'll probaby try incorporating book pages into more of my projects.  Another variation would be newspaper -- curious to see how it would cut on a Cricut mat. :)

Who's up for some blog candy?  Me!  Just leave a comment below, and I'll draw a winner on Monday, May 7th with to receive the following cute gemstone flowers (sorry, I can only ship to US addresses):

Now it's your turn...let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects at FCCB! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project, too.

Your next stop is Judy at Crafty Jar -- go see what she has in store for you today.  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project at Fantabulous Cricut to be entered into the contest.

Happy Crawling!

I'm also entering this project into the following challenge(s):

My Craft Spot: Challenge #54 - Mother's Day
Paper Playtime: Challenge #73 - Anything Goes

Monday, April 2, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #105 - EGG-ceptional Easter

Easter is right around the corner, so it's time to bring out those eggs and celebrate with Fantabulous Cricut!  This week's challenge is to make a project featuring Easter eggs.  I have a super special project for you today -- an Easter layout I recently made for my son's scrapbook:

I had so much fun adding lots of Easter details.  Here's some close-ups:

Project Details:
  • Papers - patterned paper by The Paper Studio; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - "Hoppy Easter" from Celebrate with Flourish; eggs and basket from Doodlecharms, page 30; bunny from Create a Critter, page 26
  • Embossing - eggs with Cuttlebug's Perfectly Paisley and Swiss Dots and The Paper Studio's Doodleborders; basket with The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture
  • Other - all cuts on pop dots

I love this layout because it's the last time Jonathan agreed to sit with the Easter bunny -- even though it only lasted about three seconds until he burst into tears.  It was stressful at the time, but hilarious now!  He still has an intense fear of "EB" and avoided him like the plague at this year's egg hunt.

Are you ready to show off your egg projects?  Head over to Fantabulous Cricut for Challenge #105 - EGG-ceptional Easter!

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:

Amanda's Crafts and More: Getting Scrappy Challenge - Easter Egg-citement
Carson's Creations: Embossing Blog Hop
Getting Cricky with K Andrew: Simply Sunday Challenge - Easter Blessings
Krafty Girls: Challenge #4 - For Peeps Sake
My Craft Spot: Challenge #50 - Easter

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Guest Designer for My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #82 - MSC Turns 2!

I'm so honored to be featured as Guest Designer at My Sheri Crafts this week -- especially as they celebrate their second anniversary!  I love all the inspiration the designers bring each week, and this week is packed with project ideas for a child's birthday.  This challenge is perfect for me because I'm always making something for my son's toddler friends.

For this special occasion, I decided to make a shaped card with fun, cheerful colors:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - gumball machine from Wrap It Up, page 44, cut @ 5.5 inches
  • Papers - solid cardstock by Recollections; blue polka dots by Heidi Grace Designs
  • Cricut Cuts - gumball machine from Wrap It Up, page 44; tag from Wrap It Up, page 63
  • Other - sentiment stamp by The Paper Studio; bakers twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon; patterned embellishments by Recollections; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen

I've seen some super cute versions of this card using colorful buttons.  But as soon as I saw these patterned button embellishments in my stash, I knew they were calling my name for this project.  The colors work for a child's birthday card, but I think a fun-loving adult would enjoy it just as much.  :)

Again, I'm super-honored to be part of the MSC team today.  Head over to My Sheri Crafts to see what the other designers have made in celebration of their second anniversary!

I'm also entering this project into the following challenge:

My Creative Time - Throwback Thursday Challenge / Episode 336

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Airplane & Helicopter Diaper Cake

Hi, friends!  I'd like to share one of my mini-diaper cakes with you today.  I made this airplane and helicopter-themed concoction for one of the gals from my Mothers of Preschoolers group.  We surprised her with a mini-shower after our meeting yesterday.

Here's some closeups of the topper and Cricut cuts:

Project Details:
  • Papers - Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - airplanes and helicopter from Beep Beep; cloud from Create a Critter, page 65 (accessory)
  • Embossing - clouds with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls
  • Other - ribbon by The Ribbon Boutique

I wasn't sure of her nursery theme, so I let my son pick a teether toy as the inspiration piece.  I was happy with his choice, because I got to use my brand new Beep Beep cartridge (another birthday present from hubby) for the first time!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #103 - Spring Is in the Air

Happy Spring!  It's definitely spring here in Houston -- the trees are getting their leaves, flowers are blooming, and I even have two yellow roses opening in the front yard.  Fantabulous Cricut is celebrating this beautiful season with Challenge #103 - Spring Is in the Air.  The challenge is to make a project featuring at least three flowers.

I had other plans for this challenge until I opened my birthday present from hubby on Saturday -- it was Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2!  And the scoring tool!  I was so excited -- honestly, I'm still excited! My birthday celebration included some uninterrupted craft time, so I made this cute spring basket from TBBM2:

Project Details:
  • Papers - cardstock by Recollections; textured cardstock by Bazzil
  • Cricut Cuts - basket from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More 2, page 49; <vine> from Lovely Floral
  • Other - handmade flowers, inking rose petals with Stampabilities and Colorbox ink pads

This project was the first time I'd made handmade 3D flowers, too.  I watched this tutorial video by Inna's Creations, and it was super simple and fun to make my own paper rose:

The only difference is I didn't use scalloped scissors, but it's definitely something I'll try next time.

Are you ready to make a project with flowers?  Show us your best blooms at Fantabulous Cricut this week!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pretty Patterned Floral Birthday Card

I made a quick card for my choir friend's birthday a few days ago. Since spring is in full bloom here in Houston, I decided to use fun, bright patterns.  I love these florals because they don't wreak havoc on my allergies!

Card Details:
  • Card Base - DCWV Brights (A2)
  • Papers - patterns/florals by K&Company; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - flower from Forever Young, page 70; scalloped strip from Elegant Edges, page 52 (border function)
  • Embossing - red flower layer with Cuttlebug's Perfectly Paisley; red background strip with The Paper Studio's Doodle Borders
  • Other - green gemstone by Recollections; sentiment stamp from Michaels $1 bin

I'm entering this card into the following challenge(s):

CAS-ual Fridays: Challenge #43 - For Sentimental Reasons

Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #55 - Sketch Week
Paper Playtime: Challenge #69 - Die Cut Flowers

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #101 - Luck of the Irish

Happy Monday! So crazy it's already March, isn't it?  The holiday most people associate with March is St. Patrick's Day -- and I especially like that day because it's my birthday!  Because of my connection to March 17th, I'm excited about this week's Luck of the Irish challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.

Our sponsor this week is Jaded Blossom Stamps, and I got to play with their cute Luck of the Irish stamp set:

I made a shamrock easel card to celebrate the little bit of Irish in all of us this time of year:

 I used Jaded Blossom Stamps for the sentiment and the small shamrock stamp to adorn the message area:

Project Details:
  • Card Base - Easel (5x5")
  • Papers - cardstock by Bazzil; patterned paper by K&Company
  • Cricut Cuts - shamrocks from Celebrate with Flourish
  • Embossing - shamrocks with Cuttlebug's Floral Fantasy; background with The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture
  • Other - stamps from Jaded Blossom - Luck of the the Irish; white ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon; green ribbon by CelebrateIt Basic Narrows; Colorbox green ink pad; coloring with Le Plume II markers; shamrocks and sentiment on pop dots

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day?   Get in the mood for all things green with this week's Luck of the Irish challenge at Fantabulous Cricut.

One other item of note...St. Patrick's Day is my one-year anniversary of papercrafting with the Cricut!  What a truly awesome birthday present -- the gift that has kept on giving me tons of creative crafting therapy!

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

BBTB2 - Shamrock Challenge
Jaded Blossom - Green Challenge
My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #80 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Diggers & Dumpers Construction Birthday Party

I did so many projects during December and January, but just couldn't find time between holidays and traveling to share on my blog.  While I attempt to reorganize my craft area over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some of these "forgotten" projects.  First up --  decorations I made for my son's third birthday party.

My little guy loves construction equipment, so the party theme was Diggers & Dumpers.  I combined some decor from a local party store -- the construction tape and signs -- with my own Cricut creations. 

I made this banner to hang in the dining room over the food table:

Here's a better view of the patterned paper, ribbon, and embossing:

My guy's birthday is in early December, so I try not to decorate for Christmas until after his party is over.  This year I incorporated our Christmas tree into the party decorations, and my son loved it.  He talked about his "construction tree" for weeks -- even after I flipped it to a normal Christmas theme after the party!

I decorated the tree with paper dump trucks and with toy dump trucks filled with candy (another party store find).  The "garland" is construction tape, and I used a plastic tablecloth for the tree skirt.  The toy dump trucks were the favors, and my son's friends enjoyed choosing a dump truck from the tree.  How often does a toddler get to undecorate a tree by December 10?  (Unfortunately, I didn't snap a picture of the tree until a few guests had left -- so it's a little bare, but you get the idea.)

Here's a close-up of a paper dump truck with lots of embossing:

In a moment of non-papercrafting inspiration, I also put together a discovery table/box for the kiddos to dig and dump with pinto beans.  It was a big hit and now a permanent toy in our house!

Project Details:
  • Papers - patterns from American Crafts - Play; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - dump truck from Boys Will Be Boys, page 28; letters with "Arrow Font" function from Boys Will Be Boys; banner from Birthday Bash, page 58
  • Embossing - Cuttlebug's Distressed Stripes, Spots & Dots, Traffic Jam; The Paper Studio's Mesh Texture
  • Other - ribbon by Ribbon Boutique

I'm entering this project into the following challenge(s):

Decorate to Celebrate: Challenge #19 - All About Boys (Must Use Blue) -- there's a little blue, right? :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #99 - Fancy Trims

Hooray for Monday and the start of another challenge at Fantabulous Cricut!  This week is all about using fancy trims on our projects -- fabric, lace, or any other type of trim.  Yes, friends, it's the perfect reason to get frilly!

I love ribbon, but as a new crafter, I don't have an extensive assortment of colors and styles.  I was super excited to learn about our sponsor, Really Reasonable Ribbon, and how they supply assortments of ribbon at...well, really reasonable...prices!  I received some great free product from them and made this fun card with three types of ribbon they supplied:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - Recollections (A7)
  • Papers - patterns from Recollections' Charming paper pack; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - owl from Create a Critter, page 25
  • Embossing - wings with Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirls
  • Other - trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon

The wide, ruffled turquoise ribbon that Really Reasonable Ribbon sent me was a perfect match to this paper pack I'd been neglecting for awhile.  I added a lace trim on top of the turquoise and also used white ric-rac around the owl's frame to add interest.  I'm really pleased at the result!

I also got to use some of my new K Andrew Designs Art Stamps, too!  The inside sentiment is from the Crafty Friends set I won from Paper Playtime awhile back.

Do you like trims?  If so, go show off all your best ribbons at Fantabulous Cricut this week for our Fancy Trims challenge!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday Train Card

It's because of my son that I have a social life -- seriously.  I feel like I'm always making birthday cards for the toddler crowd, but I really do love it.  One of his best buddies had his third birthday party today, so here's the card I made for him:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - 8x4 inches
  • Papers - Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - train from B Is for Boy
  • Embossing - yellow train layer with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - sentiment stamp from Michaels $1 bin; doodling with white Gelly Roll pen; red and blue curling ribbon from stash; train on pop dots

The birthday boy is a huge train fanatic -- just like my son -- so choosing an inspiration piece wasn't difficult at all.  Although it is times like these that I wish for a Thomas & Friends Cricut cartridge.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge(s):

Celebrate the Occasion: Challenge #49 - Anything Goes Birthday

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine Hearts Treat Boxes

My son's first preschool Valentine's Day party was today, and it was so cute!  I'd intended to make two treat bags for his teachers, but couldn't find my cello bags anywhere.  But sometimes misplaced craft supplies lead to something even better -- a reason to make my first 2-5-7-10 box!  Check out this tutorial from Split Coast Stampers.

 Project Details:
  • Box Base - 2-5-7-10 Box
  • Papers - Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - heart from Doodlecharms, page 26; heart border from Elegant Edges, page 26; tag from Lovely Floral
  • Embossing - heart with Cuttlebug's Arygle
  • Other - ribbon from stash; brad and flower petals by Recollections; inking with black Stampabilities ink pad

I filled each treat box with Hershey's chocolate hearts.  And I think both my son's teachers liked their gift, because here's their reactions:


I'm entering this project into the following challenge(s):

BBTB2: Challenge - Sweethearts Tags
Cooking with Cricut: Challenge #72 - Grown-Up Valentine
Scrappy Moms Stamps: Challenge - Hearts Galore

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge Me Monday #97 - Love Is in the Air

Today I get to share with you a very special card -- my hubby's valentine!  He promised not to check my blog so I can post it before Valentine's Day and for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #97 - Love Is in the Air.  (So, hubby, you better not be reading!)

Our sponsor this week is K Andrew Designs Art Stamps, and she shared with the design team some awesome stamps to complete our "love" projects.  I received this Mini Heart set with both sentiments and images:

And here's what I created:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - Paisley, page 28 (Card Function) @ 4.5 inches
  • Papers - pattern by K&Company; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - hearts from Doodlecharms, page 26; tag, frame, and "heart" sentiment from Lovely Floral
  • Embossing - frame with Cuttlebug's Kassie's Brocade
  • Other - stamped sentiment by K Andrew Designs; key by Recollections; inking with red Colorbox ink pad, and brown and pink Stampabilities ink pads; ribbon and glitter from stash; tag and hearts on pop dots

I'm so proud of this card -- it's my first shaker card!  The photo doesn't capture it well, but the heart has a piece of recessed plastic that encloses both the key and lots of red glitter.  My inspiration -- and tutorial -- for making a shaker card with the Paisley cartridge came from a video at Above Rubies Studios.

Would you like a chance to win some K Andrew stamps?  Join us at Fantabulous Cricut with your "love" projects this week for a chance to win!

I'm also submitting this project to the following challenge(s):

CardzTV: Cricut Cardz Challenge #101 - Valentine's Day
Die Cuttin' Divas: Challenge #50 - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts: Challenge #78 - Love Is in the Air
Paper Playtime: Challenge #67 - Hearts or Love Theme

Friday, February 3, 2012

24 Tiny Valentines

You might remember how I had big ambitions to make two dozen of these dump truck valentines for my son's preschool class.  Well, they were really involved, so I scrapped that idea in favor of a simpler (and faster!) tiny valentine:

Card Details:
  • Card Base - 3x3"
  • Papers - all by The Paper Studio
  • Cricut Cuts - sentiment from Create a Critter, page 49
  • Embossing - heart background with The Paper Studio's Doodle Borders
  • Other - ribbon from stash
I'm sad I had to abandon the dump truck cards, but this mama just didn't have 20 minutes per card before next Friday.  And the three I'd completed went to a good cause -- that definitely makes me feel better!

I'm entering this project into the following challenges:

Cooking with Cricut: Challenge #71 - Child's Valentine
Fantabulous Cricut: Challenge #96 - Valentiny Cards
Paper Playtime: Challenge #66 - Anything Goes Blog Hop

Friday, January 27, 2012

Cards for Kids Valentines Blog Hop - Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in Faith Abigail's Cards for Kids Valentines Blog Hop!  I appreciate your kind comments -- and now it's time to draw a winner for my blog candy:

The winner is....

ShersL84bedJan 24, 2012 11:24 PM
Awesome cards. Love that you put hearts in them, so creative.
I'm following your blog.

Smiles Sher

Congratulations, Sher!  Watch for an email from me on how to claim your Valentine's Day-themed ribbon.

Remember, you still have time to make a Valentine for a sick child and qualify for more awesome prizes!  Visit the main blog hop page at Faith Abigail Designs for all the info.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pocket Valentine Card

I was feeling a little down today -- which means I fit in some craft time to lift my spirits.  The result was a Valentine's card in some springy, pastel colors.  It's also my first pocket card!

Card Details:
  • Card Base - A2 pocket fold
  • Papers - patterns from American Crafts - Everyday; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - love stamp from B Is for Boy
  • Embossing - pink band with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - ribbon from stash; love stamp on pop dots

An easy, fun card to cheer me up -- and hopefully its recipient, too!

I'm entering this card into the following challenge(s):
My Creative Time: Throwback Thursday Challenge - Valentine's Day

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cards for Kids Valentine's Blog Hop - Dump Truck Valentine

Welcome to the Cards for Kids Valentine's Day Blog Hop!  If you have come from Charlotte's blog, A Little Bit of Detail, you're in the right place. If you're just joining us, please go to Faith Abigail Designs and start at the beginning.

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show someone how much you love them. So this year, let's send a little love to those that need it most!  Each of us has created a Valentine's Day card for a sick child, and we're asking you to do the same.  Simply create a Valentine's Day card, link it to Faith Abigail's blog entry by February 7, and mail it to:

Faith Abigail 
10621 Fuller Ridge Circle
Charlotte, NC 28270

On February 10, Faith will collect and donate all the cards to a children's hospital in her area. Please include a small message inside your card; envelopes are not necessary.

Now, what would a blog hop be without prizes? We have some amazing prizes donated by some very talented and generous women and lots of ways to win!  You can see all of the amazing prizes at the blog hop starting page at Faith Abigail Designs.

So, onto my project...!

I was inspired to make a Valentine's Day card perfect for any little boy.  My three year-old son is currently obsessed with construction equipment, so I made the dump truck the star of this valentine:


 Card Details:
  • Card Base - "branch-s" from Elegant Edges, page 38 @ 3.75 inches, including Shadow layer
  • Papers - pattern from Recollections - All Seasons; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - dump truck from B Is for Boy; hearts from Doodlecharms, page 26
  • Embossing - hearts with Cuttlebug's Perfectly Paisley and Swiss Dots and The Paper Studio's Doodle Borders
  • Other - inking with red Colorbox ink pad; sentiment printed with my computer, dump truck on pop dot

I'm sending a few of these to Faith Abigail for the children's hospital, and then I'm making 20 more for my son's preschool Valentine's party.  (It's his first class party -- I'm so excited and probably going overboard with handmade cards.  But he's too young to get embarrassed, right?) 
I'd also like to offer a little prize in honor of this fabulously fun Valentine's Day blog hop.  One lucky commenter to my blog post will receive a selection of Valentines ribbon (pictured to the right) to make your own card!  Each ribbon design is about 18 inches in length, for a total of 3 yards of heart-throbbin' V-Day embellishment.
To be sure you can use your ribbon before February 14, I'll draw a winner with this Friday, January 27, at or round 7am CST.  To enter, just leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Valentine's candy.  YUM!  (Please note: I can only mail to US addresses.)

Thank you for checking out my Cards for Kids Valentine's Day card! Please continue along to the next blog and check out all of the wonderful projects that our designers have created!

Blog Hop Order:
Jessica @  <-- YOU ARE HERE
Suzanne @

I'm also entering this card in the following challenge(s):

My Craft Spot - Challenge #42 - Let's Hear It for the Boys