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  • by Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Happy Valentine's Day

"Be Mine" are the two words most used today, in addition to the traditional "Happy Valentine's Day" that we greet our loved ones with. I have two grandnephews who live in Oregon that I seldom see and thought I'd surprise them with a card for this special day. They are 7 and 2 years old and adore each other.

PoppyStamps, Memory Box, Birch Press Design, Tsukineko VersaFine Clair Ink, Valentine's Day

Memory Box and PoppyStamps to the rescue! I hope you've seen the new "whittles" collection by PoppyStamps. They are "whittle" dies, i.e., whittle elephant, whittle squirrel, whittle moose, whittle Rudolph, whittle otter, etc. The "Wavy Heart" die from PoppyStamps was perfect to tuck the whittles into. The stamp set from Memory Box allowed me to randomly stamp hearts for a background pattern. With the Wavy Heart, I only glued on the far vertical edges of each strip so I could easily tuck the whittles in behind a strip. I placed a small dot of glue at the bottom of each whittle before slipping that part behind the wave. None of the upper body parts are glued. I die cut the word in red and white cardstocks. I slightly offset the red diecut behind the white diecut.

Poppy Stamps:

Wavy Heart 2164

Whittle Moose 2104

Whittle Squirrel 2120

Whittle Rudolph 2118

Whittle Otter 2150

Whittle Elephant 2158

Memory Box: Have a Heart Stamp Set CL5238

Birch Press Design: "hugs" die 57153

Kraft Cardstock for card base (5.0 wide and 6.5 tall)

Tsukineko's VersaFine Clair ink in Glamorous

Here's another card using patterned cardstock for the Wavy Heart strips . . . the card is pretty plain otherwise because the recipients are not "frilly" kids at all. I've used 110 lb. white linen cardstock for the base. The patterned paper is from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

What's fun about this die is I may use it for all sorts of occasions . . . it's a keeper!

Thanks for stopping by!

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