Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards in November!


Seems a little odd to be making Valentine's cards in November, but Operation Write Home has to stay ahead of the calendar and these cards are due by Dec. 31.  As I was choosing papers, I realized I have a lot of paper packs with bits out of them, but never seem to actually finish one.  So for these cards I decided to use up HOTP Classic Creative Pack which features black, gray, red and tan patterned papers.  I added my own CS from WinArt, HOTP glimmer paper and various stamp sets.  I figure I had about 75% of the paper left and I have made 26 cards - most of them lovey dovey for OWH.  I thought I'd share a few.  the HOTP Paper Wishes Message board November week 2 challenge was a sketch that I used to make 7 different cards.

I didn't follow the sketch exactly as my 2 paper strips are not the same width and I did some rectangles instead of ovals.

I turned the sketch this way and that to keep it interesting.  My favorite is the middle one - I'm just not sure why.  I think it is because of the color combo.

I made one card from Operation Write Home's Weekly sketch challenge #147

This is my card from the sketch - I'm not sure about this card - I want to try another one.

One last card to share.  I really love the Spellbinder's French Frills dies and JustRite matching Ooh-La-La matching stamps.  I finally convinced myself I could get them and here are the first 2 cards I made from it:
Thanks for stopping by and, as always, I'd love it if you left some comments!


  1. My personal fav of the first three is the truck one. On your sketch card may I suggest that you somehow add some black to the heart area...either layer a black heart under the red or stamp a pattern on the red heart or something else of your design. I would love to see what you come up with! tfs!!!

  2. Wow Penny! I just found your blog through the die club with Paper Wishes. I love your creativity. You had a card on there from Jan. that you created with your first dies and it was stunning! I love all your cards above; but my favorites would have to be the last two. Great job! You are a very creative woman.

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