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Friday, January 25, 2013

The Un-Valentine

Remember when 7-Up used to brand itself as the "un-cola"? Yeah, me neither, way too young. :P 
Anyway... today I decided to make an un-valentine. No pinks, no lace, no flowers... pretty much what you do when you're crafting with a boy in mind as the recipient. 



There are small concessions to make this card a valentine in a subtle way, namely the big heart diecut (similar to yesterday!), the little heart grouping at the bottom, and of course I switched out the regular dog tag for a heart tag. Colourwise, not so traditional. Likewise, his spots are a little out of the ordinary. ;) 
In addition to going into my valentine stash, this little guy is headed off to Simon Says Stamp's current paper-piecing challenge, My Graphico's Anything Goes challenge... and of course he's off to play with Unity's Friends with Flair, too! See you there! 


          

Supplies: white cardstock, Basic Grey Plumeria patterned papers, Unity/Bella Blvd tail wagger & Unity August 2010 Kit of the Month (All You Need) stamps, Brilliance coffee bean & iced spruce distress inks, clear embossing powder, QuicKutz heart die, small heart punch, pop-date tape, Glossy Accents

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36 comments:

Houses Built of Cards said...

Awwww...how cute is this?!?!? Love that cute image, your colors, and your layout!!!

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Julie Odil said...

Your little dog is just wagging cuteness! Love every detail!

Linda said...

what a happy cute card. makes me smile lol.

SherylK said...

Aww....what a cute puppy doggy. So sweet!

Ruby said...

Very cute card.

JPScraps said...

This is adorable! I love it!

kdgowdy said...

your card is adorable...it makes me smile!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

such cute "spots"

Gaylynn said...

ha ha cute un-valentine.

Angel said...

Love your card! Would be perfect for a man too :)

Kary said...

Hi Lindsey! This is way toooo CUTE!! I LOVE the adorable pup, and he makes a perfect card for a boy. Have a wonderful weekend!

created by ~donnaK said...

You succeeded in making a perfect "un Valentine" card. This pooch is adorable. Applause!!!

Miwa said...

What a great card - so cute!

Cynthia said...

Ugh, do I feel old... yep, I vividly remember the un-cola campaign. This card is super cute for an un-valentine. Thanks for the cute post, Lindsey!

Becky Sorensen said...

What a sweet card!!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Woof! So stinkin' cute!

Heather said...

what a sweet card

Donelda said...

first of all you made me spit coffee out my nose ... too young! HA!! and secondly ... eekeekeek, I LOVE this guy!!! This is sooooo creative!! You are brilliant!!

Amanda G said...

Perhaps one of my favourite cards EVER! So cute.

Lucy said...

What a cute boy card!

FeistyCrafter said...

Absolutely cute!! Perfect for a boy!

Diana Fernandez said...

I love your UN valentine! Super cute!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Super cute un-Valentine card!

Gwen said...

Simply adorable! Great design!

Laura Jane said...

SWEET puppy!

Jessi Fogan said...

It's like an un-birthday! I love that :) Absolutely ADORABLE little doggy - and the double eye-patches? SO CUTE!

Cheryl First said...

He is so cute; in fact, it's un-believable! lol! Sorry.....couldn't resist! :0)
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your card is just unreal! Ha! Love the colors you chose!

Beejay said...

Love this card! So you paper pieced his spots? Awesome!

Jen said...

This is just so cute! Love the colors!

Carol L said...

The UN-Cola? You mean that big guy with the deep voice who used to say that in the tv ads? I don't remember that either :-P
Cute UNvalentine card! Love the heart behind the pooch :)

Pryn said...

This is ADORABLE!!! The paper piecing looks FANTASTIC!!! Un-valentines are going to be all the rage when they see this fabulous example :D Love it!!!

Jen W. said...

Eeek! Love the paper you used for his spots! So perfect! I am totally CASEing this!

Mandy said...

Super cute card Lindsay, love that sweet puppy and your paper piecing look brilliant, love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER SUPER cute! LOVE that pup-- love the papers you've used!!!

Lisa Arana said...

i can't tell you how much I love his patterned paper patches. how super adorable!!! i'm going to have to remember that idea.