Monday, February 27, 2012

Love You Forever...

Hello Friends! Before February slips away, I wanted to show you the card and little giftie I made for my girls for Valentine's Day this year. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that we celebrate holidays/occasions  BIG at our house. It just makes life fun in my opinion and there is always something to look forward to, not just the biggies...Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter.

It's neat for me to go back thru our scrapbook pages, where I can see how the cards and gifts for the girls have changed over the years. When they were 5 and 10, my cards were made with construction paper and lots of glitter and their gifts were mostly edible. Now that they are 15 and 20, their cards are more 'grown up', they still have glitter, cuz we LOOOVE sparkle at my house, and their gifts are more geared toward bath and beauty and music or scented candles. I knew they were going to grow up, but boy did they grow up fast. *sigh*

Here is what I did for them this year...

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 I created these cute little pockets using the diaper fold technique. Really quick and easy.

stamp set: Heart Prints(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink(Stampin' Up!)   Vintage Cream(Papertrey Ink)
patterned paper: Sending Love(Stampin' Up!)
ink: Real Red(Stampin' Up!)  Tattered Rose Distress Ink(Ranger)
punches: Heart to Heart, Full Heart(Stampin' Up!) Scalloped Heart to Heart Die(Stampin' Up!)   Maraschino Baker's Twine(The Twinery)

Not too much more to say about this. I really enjoyed making all the Valentine's Day cards this year. I had some beautiful papers to work with. So, don't be surprised if you see another V-Day card post in the up coming months! Thanks for visiting with me. Have a wonderful Monday. Until next time...



Sheila H said...

Sweet cards and treats for your daughters! And thanks for sharing the diaper fold technique :) V I siting your blog is such fun.

Kim Burmeister said...

They are going to love these! You have been a crafty lady and I love your work.

stampmonkey said...

Oh, how well I know the feeling of kids growing up too oldest just turned 26! last week. It's sad to realize how quickly life is working us out of our beloved 'job,' but at the same time it's exciting to see them grow and mature into adults, and also to see how the parent/child relationship changes to include friendship as well. *BIG sigh*

Anyway....I LOVE the card and gift set you made for your girls. I'm sure they did too. ;)

big hugs,