Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines up the WAZOO!!!!

Seriously - let's total them up:

Xavier: 16
Sophie: 16
Karen: 29
Isabella: 25
TOTAL: 112
(Add on another 29 for Karen's friend MB who was over stamping with us last week and we have definitely hit WAZOO numbers!)

I decided to make ATC (Artist Trading Cards) Valentine cards this year. WHY? Because they are small, manageable and there is less paper waste.

Xavier insisted on having a tiger on his - until he saw my collection of stamps and then wanted a red alligator (Wild About You! ~SU!) Xavier's favorite color is red - so we went with the red base and the real red ink. The back of his card is stamped with the SU! set (Heart Sentiments & Simple Alphabet)

I used the Our Craft Lounge Treemendous Love set for the majority of the cards - pretty in pink or real red card base with an oval scalloped punched main image - colored in with copics. The back is stamped with their name!

Sophie's valentines are purple because she would not have it any other way! I used Heart sentiments - lovely lilac paper, tempting turqoise paper and glossy paper for the main heart. I created my own background paper using a sheet of white paper and an acrylic block - utilizing the sentiments and small hearts from the PTI set Heart Prints.

Here is the ATC template for creating 10 ATC's with one sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock!

Xavier's Valentines - paper {real red, white cardstock} ink {real red, black archival} marvy punch, Wild About You (SU!) sentiment (printing on back - PTI Simple alphabet, Heart Prints)

Girls Valentines - Our Craft Lounge - Treemendous Love, paper {real red, pretty in pink, pink passion, white}, ink {black archival, copics}, marvy scalloped punch

Sophie's Valentines - paper {lovely lilac, black, tempting turqoise, white}, ink {lovely lilac, black}, stamp: Papertrey Ink {Heart Prints}, heart punch


Niki Estes said...

Oh, Sophe is so cute, Beth!! Love the valentines, too. We went super easy. Wrapped some conversation hearts with red cardstock, stamped and punched some hearts, and my son wrote the names (took him a while since he is in preschool). Have a great night!

Lisa said...

I like the red alligator!
That's a whole lot of valentines that you made.

Tracey said...

These are adorable!!

Heather McNally said...

Bethie - they are all so CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!! OMW - how did Sophie get so big???? She is just adorable! You sure are SUPER MOM!

Becky said...

WOW. You were a MACHINE!!!! And they even incvolved coloring and layering! You are a mad woman!

Robin said...

i would have been in heaven as a kid with a mom with a craft stash like yours! very cute :O)

MichelleY said...

Oh Beth....your valentines turned out ADORABLE! I can't believe how many you made. You are STILL Super Mom in my book!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Your Valentines are Sweet. Sophie is absolutely Enchanting!!!!!


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