Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Today, the Avocado Arts Pit Crew newbies are sharing projects made with the January Stamp Set: Sweet Treat Sweetie. Visit the following blogs to be inspired!

I used the XOXO background stamp to create the border around the window. I used Post-It Notes to mask off the edges and then stamped at an angle for visual interest.

Then I used my trimmer to cut out the window. The heart with arrow and sentiment, created by combining two different sentiment stamps, were added before attaching the pink panel with foam tape.

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Stay warm!

Sources: SU Real Red & Melon Mambo cardstock; Gina K Designs pure luxury white cardstock; Avocado Arts Sweet Treat Sweetie; SU Real Red ink; Memories black ink; foam tape

38 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Lovely card Emily - your stamped frame looks fantastic. Thanks for the 'how to' :)

Emily Branch said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the border technique! This card is SUPER DUPER fantastic!!! YAY!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!
I love the frame that you created! Looks gorgeous and the angle really does make it so much more interesting to look at! Fab idea! And gorgeous colors in your card, love it!!!
Hugs & happy Sunday to you,
Wendy

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Emily, Brilliant! I wondered how you made the stamped frame, It's a gorgeous card and not too girly! I can imagine a chap would like to receive this little beauty, hugs Gay xxx

Lynn said...

Thanks for showing us how you created the stamp frame! Lovely card!

onecraftymama said...

I love how easy you made this look, Emily! Love the colours, and the frame is simply brilliant :)

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! So funny that we both had almost the same technique with the frame. I used the negative die http://walchowdesign.blogspot.com/2012/01/monochromatic.html

Karen B. said...

Great mini tutorial and as always a fabulous card!

Emily Keaton said...

That is totally cute, Emily! Your stamped frame is perfect for that sweet message on the inside. :)

Julie Hoffman said...

Adorable Valentine Emily! Love the stamped frame and the layout!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great border idea, love the CAS take on the Valentine's.

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a great CAS card Emily....

Sue McRae said...

Love the stamped frame around the window!

Brenda said...

Love the idea of that frame Emily! Cute little heart too!

Jenny said...

Sweet and simple Emily...my kind of valentines card, love the red on pink :)
Jenny x

Annette said...

what a sweet card...it is a perfect Valentines card..

Lisa said...

Creative way to do the frame- Love it! Really like the sloped stamping!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love!!

Lindsey said...

What an awesome card, Em! So bright and gorgeous and (yay) CAS!

Natalie said...

I just love how you've made this frame, I appreciate the time you took to show us how to make it!! Adorable card!
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a Delightful comment!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Tiffany said...

Super sweet and such clean looking lines! Great inspiration! I need to get more motivated to make Valentine's cards. :)

Sarah said...

Just gorgeous! What a great use of masking. I love how you've turned the xo's on an angle. Stunning!

Karen said...

So cute, the border makes the card pop. They make quick and easy Valentine's.

btenn said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration :)!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

FABULOUS card---LOOOOOVE your idea of going diag! I was thinking of doing that for my background stamping---LOVE! You rock:)

Janna Werner said...

wow, this is so vibrant!!

MicheyMoo said...

Thanks for showing how you created your frame, Emily - it's fantastic! So easy and so effective. A really sweet valentine card. xxx

Levana Sunandar said...

Emily, thanks for sharing us w to make that border stamp. That's perfectly adorable..

Jen W. said...

That stamped frame is so cool and so perfectly masked! I really must work on my masking skills - they leave a lot to be desired....

Jingle said...

You are kind of brilliant, you know that, right? Adorable card!

alexandra s.m. said...

You make the prettiest, cleaniest cards Emily <3
Yummmmm...

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely card! Love how you made the design on the window! ;o)

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Fabby idea to use the background stamp for a frame. Genius!

Angela said...

I must say, their fonts make me really, really happy. As does your card! The masked frame thingie is fab.

AJ said...

fabulous stamped frame Emily!! this is adorable!

Jocelyn Olson said...

I love how you did the masking....so, so cool! The little heart is so sweet. AA has some super cute stamps.

plasticcards said...

Your all the element that's use in here looks so impressive .Especially i like the frame work looks so fantastic.....
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Cristina said...

That frame is pure GENIUS!!!!