Old School Valentine

Valentine-angledGood morning crafters!  Today,  I have another project to share with you using a great DCWV stack called Jet Black (available at Jo-Ann).  I have been using this stack a lot in the last few weeks for all things Valentines – from a masculine card to cookie sleeves to treat poppers!  Today, I thought I would share a little shaker card that brought me back to my paper crafting roots!

Now, I have a confession to make –this card was created with just some paper, ribbon, ruler, a good old fashioned craft knife and some adhesive.  I simply figured out my paper sizes, traced the letters on the back and cut them out.  Once I glued on the clear film (which happened to be recycled backing from stickers), I added some foam tape, filled the letters with confetti and I was all done!  No fancy tools needed!

Valentine-closeupNow that is not to say that I didn’t try to create this with fancy tools, but at the end of the day, the ones that were there for me when I needed them were the same ones I was armed with when I first started making cards and paper crafts (I will save you gory details of what went on before I decided to go old school – let’s just say that my cutting machine and I are on the outs right now).

And at the end of the day, it’s fun to know that every part of this card is handmade – right down to the slightly “wonky” letter O!  It may have taken me a bit longer to make, but this little 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card is all me (and DCWV and The Ribbon Resource of course)!  It kind of makes me want to go and cut out a bunch of valentine hearts like I used to when I was a kid – you know, the ones you made by folding the paper in half first!  I think I may have caught the “old school” bug!

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Valentine Sweets

Good morning crafty friends!  Today, I wanted to give you a little sneak peak of a project I have up over on the DCWV blog today!  Valentine’s day is just around the corner, and while I am a huge fan of chocolate, I thought it might be fun to try something a little bit different! 

Cookies sleeves!!!  Whether you make your own or pick some up from your favourite store or bakery, these little sleeves will make you want to give yourself a little Valentine treat!

This stack is called Jet Black and it is available at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts. Come on over to the DCWV blog for details!   And if you love it as much as I do, I created a card earlier this month for May Arts for our Cardmaker hop that you might want to see!

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Stampendous Hop

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It’s hopping time!  This week, The Ribbon Resource has teamed up with Stampendous to create some fun projects featuring stamps and ribbon!  Over the last couple of days, members from our team have shared some really beautiful projects, and today, it’s my turn!  If you have ever popped by Scrappy Canuck Studios before, you will know that I am no stranger to stamping.  In fact, it’s not only how I got started in crafting, but it is also what at least half of my blog posts are about.  So I am always up for a new stamp, especially when I get to team it up with some of my favourite ribbon!
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Once I chose the paper I wanted to work with (this happens to be from DCWV), I stamped 3 of the Stampendous stamps on white cardstock and coloured them up with Copic Markers to match the paper.  I then took my trusty CutterBee scissors and fussy cut each image (I never get tired of fussy cutting – some people colour to relax…I fussy cut)!  I then started to assemble my pieces, using some foal adhesive for each of the stamped images to make them pop off the page.

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Then I hit my ribbon stash, and I found some 1/4″ Silk ribbon (Silver – SK-4-31) that I thought would be a great compliment to the bright yellows and greens in the stamps and paper.  I tied the ribbon onto a large paper clip at the top, looping the ribbon twice for a full effect.  I slipped the paper clip onto a banner on the card and I was all done!Stampendous-front

This card reminds me so much of the fresh colours that we will be seeing in a few months up here in Canada.  It is usually a late spring for us up here, but it will be worth the wait!

Today, the team at The Ribbon Resource have three ladies up with projects (including me).  Make sure you pop by to see what they were up to with other Stampendous and The Ribbon Resource products!

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  • DCWV patterned paper and cardstock

Cardmaker Hop

Good morning crafty friends!  I am so excited for you to be popping by today!  The Ribbon Resource has teamed up on CardMaker‘s Valentine-themed hop today, and there is all sorts of love on the internet today!

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Originally, I was going to put together some treat containers, but I decided to tackle a card for two reasons – one is that I haven’t been making a lot of cards lately, but the other is because I wanted to see what I could come up with for a more masculine card.  There are all sorts of pretty paper and cute stamps for Valentine’s Day, but what could I find in my stash that might work for the guys in our lives?

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I love black and white for Valentine’s Day!  I think it provides an awesome contrast to just a pop of red – a heart cutout like I did here or a button or just a bit of bling.  There are all sorts of great graphic black and white papers out there – this one happens to be from one of our partner companies DCWV (the stack is called Jet Black).  And here’s a little tip for you – raid your don’t put away your Christmas-themed paper yet!  You will find all sorts of great red patterned paper that will work for Valentine’s day – some might be filled with candy canes and Santa’s but I guarantee that you will also find some generic reds that will be perfect (like this polka-dotted one that I found).

Cardmaker-bowNow cards usually feel really naked to me without a bow, so I topped this one off with 3/4″ Chevron Twill in black and white. I love this size for cards – I can get a “puffy” look without a huge amount of bulk.  I actually had a tutorial up at The Ribbon Resource on how to tie this bow (it was even with this ribbon – check it out here).


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Now, if you feeling like the bow is a little to “girly”, there are still some great things you can do with the ribbon to add texture!  Off on one side, I actually just looped a piece of the Chevron Twill and glued it in between to pieces of paper I was layering.  It’s a subtle detail, but it breaks apart the predictable lines, adds some texture and definition.  If you are only going with the loops, try two of three up one side of the card!

Well, I will not keep you any longer because you have a lot of hopping to do!  There are giveaways along the way from (like $two $25.00 gift cards to the RR), so make sure to comment and enter where you can!

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