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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time for Valentines at Crafty Creations Challenges

This week at Crafty Creations Challenges, we're looking for Valentine-themed projects -- after all, Valentine's Day is less than a month away! I've got two heart-related cards to help get your ideas flowing. 




It's a one-layer card! Even though I'm all about keeping my cards clean and simple, I rarely make one-layer cards. Somehow, they always seem too plain. However, after stamping these hearts and trying to layer them several different ways, I realized they were calling out to just be right on the card base. I also have to share my (very) unlikely inspiration:




Don't worry, I'm not equating myself to Matisse. I used this piece a number of times in the classroom as part of an art lesson in collage. When I was looking at my heart stamps, trying to decide what to do with them, I thought of this and using them as a tower. 
My second card has no links to modernist art:




Instead, it has candy hearts! I stamped each heart on a different colour of cardstock with a coordinating ink. This easy frame is fun to use when it's a card you don't plan to send in the mail. 
Have you started your Valentine crafting yet? Link your projects up to our challenge and you might win a great prize from this week's sponsor, Whiff of Joy. Plus, the rest of the design team will be sure to inspire you. 


Supplies: (tower of love) white cardstock, Hero Arts heart in a heart, dot heart, star heart & spiral heart stamps, Colorbox orchid pastel, lime pastel, blue lagoon & lipstick red chalk inks; (candy hearts) white, pink, blue, green, yellow & Stampin' Up almost amethyst textured cardstock, Craft Smart candy hearts, Hero Arts envelope pattern & Unity All Seasons stamps, Colorbox orchid, cyan, fresh green, canary & Stampin' Up lavender lace inks, clear embossing powder Pin It Now!

16 comments:

Jen W. said...

Swooning over the tower of hearts and those little candies are so cute nestled in that frame!

Donelda said...

Oh my these are so much fun! I love the bright colours you've used!!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Love, love, love THIS! Amazing cas design.

Karin said...

Wow, your cards are just awesome! I think that one layer card is an inspired design and the candy hearts in a box are so cute! Both are wonderful Valentines!

cardz said...

Your one layer tower of hearts is perfect; great idea. Your candy hearts in a box are cute too.

We are all encased in ice here, hope you are surviving the winter.

acreativeneed said...

Lindsey these are so sweet!! Great designs for both; I love the CAS look!
smiles,Deena

marilynprestonn said...

You know I love these Lindsey! The little candy hearts and the tower of love. Great title for your card and could use it for a book too. he,he,he!

Hugsxo

Kathleen said...

Great cards, loving the cas look and those candy hearts look good enough to eat!! Yum lol
Hugs
Kat xx

Angela said...

Hooray for the OLC! I love the colors on both cards, and I totally just used that Unity heart stamp the other day. Brainwaves unite!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOVE that tower of love card--so simple but FABULOUS and packed with bold colors!! LOVE! And that second card is so fun! Love your frame;) I have not really started on any love/vday cards...guess I better make one for my hubby! LOL!

Janna Werner said...

Gosh!! love love love!!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Both of these are fun, Linds! The tower of hearts really looks like it's teetering and full of movement. The box of heart candies is so cute!

Jocelyn Olson said...

What cool, modern takes on Valentine's Day! Yes, I agree that first card looks great as a one-layer. It has such pretty colors. The box on the second card is super clever! The envelope pattern in the background is a great touch! I love clicking on the Crafty Creations and seeing you there :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, funny! These are really cute! Fun ideas! I especially love that tower of love! :-D
Hugs, Wendy

Kary said...

I LOVE the tower of love card!! It's super super cute, Lindsey!! Your cand hearts card is also so adorable. These are such fun cards. Have a great day!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Wonderful Valentine's cards - so bright and fun - fabulous design on both!
Also BIG thanks for notifying me on the CC win - so sweet of you and I appreciate it very, very much.
Hugs Karin