Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Using Valentine Stamps for Birthday Cards

Hello from design team member, Heidi.  I know this sweet stamp makes a very cute Valentine, and maybe that is the first reason you will purchase it, but I also wanted to show you how to stretch your stash by making a birthday card for a young person.  

This stamp comes in a set of two hearts - one cat and one dog.  That is handy to make cards for both your cat people and your dog people!  The sentiment can be found in the store here.

This card was easy to make. I stamped first onto patterned paper and then again onto white cardstock. I did some paper piecing by carefully trimming out the dog and adhering him right down onto the patterned paper.  I added a touch of color to the dog and some blue stickles glitter glue to the hearts.

The background was made with star shaped metal dies.  I used the embossing sandwich with my die-cutting machine so the star shape would show up, but not cut through the cardstock.  I liked the pattern I could make without too much busy-ness.

I hope you are getting in some crafty time.  When you have your Valentine stamps out, keep in mind that they might work well for other occasions too!  Have a great day!

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