Thursday, June 16, 2011

Valentine Defined by Stampin Up and me

Good Thursday morning dear you. Thanks for stopping by again.

It is raining and raining and raining outside. Our 2 sweet girls are playing so nicely with the Duplo Lego downstairs and I created this card for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Theme Challenge #71. This week they are celebrating 'Weddings' and I wanted to join in the fun (smile)

I inked up for the first time my retired 'Valentine Defined' Stampin Up stamp set. So happy that there are more occasions I can use this set for. Otherwise it would be a bit of a waste.. I guess.. Although I have to admit that I already have so much fun just looking at those silly / sweet images they create.. Do you have that? It just makes me smile how SU comes up with those beautiful collections.. Yip..

I used the Early Espresso water based Dye ink from Stampin Up to ink up my images. I love how that deep color brings so much richness to my cards. The ribbon that you see, is the 15 inch Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon from Stampin Up.

With my tiny slit punch from SU, I punched out the perfect space to slide my ribbon through.

I glued the Very Vanilla card stock from SU on a piece of Poppy Parade card stock from SU. This made my card nice and sturdy.

Well.. It is 10.30 am.. now what shall I do with the kids today? Rain rain go away.. don't come back another day.. for a little while then.. I am so crossing my fingers.. the birthday party on Saturday is coming up soon and we have over 20 kids coming.. We so want to use our yard.. not our basement.. Does anyone have any good ideas for some fun indoor games with kids? sigh....

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Mooie eenvoudige kaart, Pauline! Fijn dat je tussendoor tijd "krijgt" van je meiden om te freubelen, hoef ik hier niet te proberen... Hahaha!
    Ik blijf hopen dat je het zaterdag droog houdt!

    Liefs, San

    p.s. bedankt weer voor je lieve reactie op mijn laatste kaart, moest er vreselijk om lachen! :-D

  2. Pauline, I love how you did the offset fold so that the tree hangs over on the side. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. Oh wow this is chic and stunning; I love it!

  4. Thank you for your kind comment!! We both made trees this week! It's a great CAS card!

  5. Great card!! Love all the white space. Hope it stops raining for your party!!!

  6. and..what did you do with the kids? It was raining here to grrr and the little one had to wslk de 4daagse. O love the card you made, simple but so lovely what you did with the tree...hugs Peet

  7. Loving this very clean and simple card! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm "following" you from Stampin Up Connections. #391.

  8. Hi Pauline! Thank you for the nice note at my blog. I am so glad you left a note so I could find your blog. Your card is just gorgeous! I love the clean and crisp look and the way you trimmed around the tree is brilliant!

  9. I too love this stamp set. What a great idea to use it for a wedding card. Love the color combo. So rich! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  10. I love this card Pauline, the way you've fussy cut around the tree and offset the opening. I think I'll have to CASE this one *smile*.

  11. Love the side treatment of your card. So glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


  12. Pauline, I love this! It's CAS, clean with all that white, and it's neat how you cut around the tree to create a different-sized panel. The silky bow is a great topper! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday. :)

  13. Pauline, this is beautiful - I love the way you cut around the tree. This is a beautiful wedding card.


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline