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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Pink Stamper Submission

I am so excited. I am getting together my gumption and trying out for Robyn's design team at the "My Pink Stamper". She has such wonderful things on her blog and I love her videos! Maybe one day I can be on there with her! So, here is my submission. I love the vintage valentines that people used to give in the 30's and 40's and this card was inspired by that.

As part of the challenge we had the following guidelines: we had to use Pink, Brown, and Green and our favorite cricut cartridge. Well, hands down, my favorite cartridge is A Child's Year. So to do the card, I used my new Birtday gift from my husband, the Gypsy, and used the scalloped blackout square from Plantin Schoolbook to make a 5x5 scalloped square, then I used A Child's Year and used the valentine on page 30 (the icon) and roughly centered it in the middle of the scalled square. It is aproximately 3.5 inches tall. Then I cut it out. :) Awsomeness!
So, here is the recipe for this card:
  • Die Cuts With a View Pink #3 Cardstock cut at 5.5x5.5 (this is the base)
  • Die Cuts With a View Pink #2 Cardstock cut at 5.5x5,5 for the gypsy cut above
  • craftstore Brown cardstock cut at apx. 4x4 attached to the back side of the scalloped square
  • Then I stamped, using the Autumn Leaves "Swirls by Rhonna Farrer" small corner stamp, in Chestnut Roan ColorBox ink, randomly over the heart cut out.
  • Then I stamped using the same swirl stamp in Blush (Close to my Heart ink) over the scalloped square.
  • Next I inked the edges of all three pieces, the heart, the scalloped square, and the large cut square with a sponge and Chestnut roan ink.
  • I then stamped the scalloped word outline in Chestnut Roan using the Annotations stamp set and the "Be Mine" from the Thoughtful Seasons stamp set in Tulip ink. (Annotations, Thoughtful Seasons and Tulip ink all from Close to My Heart). I then cut out using my scissors the sentiment.
  • Using Recollections Foam Adhesive Strips, I popped up the heart, and the sentiment on the scalloped square.
  • Then using the same foam adhesive, I popped up the entire scalloped square.
  • To add some sparkle, I randomly used "Fruit Punch" Stickles to go over some of the stamped swirls to give it some texture and interest.
  • Last, I tied a small green bow and using a mini glue dot attached it the heart.
  • This is a flat valentine card. Your personal message would be written on the back of it.

Please leave me comments if you like/don't like the cards. This is my first submission for a design team, and I while I have a long shot of making it, I would welcome your feedback for improvement so I can continue to apply for other design teams until I find one that will have me!

Thanks for looking,



  1. Pretty! I just got a gypsy and love it!

  2. Gorgeous!!!! Love it!! I'm your first follower... woo hoo
    I would love for you to stop by and visit my blog sometime.

  3. How pretty! I need to get started on my Valentines cards :)

  4. Wow, very pretty card. You did a great job! Good luck!

  5. So pretty!!! Good luck!!!
    -Sam :-)

    p.s. I'm a new follower :-)

  6. Good Luck! I hope you check out mine at

    I am enjoying all the variety and creativity! Great way to start the year! TFS!

    We are doing a blog hop today for the three Kings day and there will be some yummy blog candy along the way! I hope you can stop by