Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Thursday Thirteen 189: Valentines

If you saw yesterday's post, you know that I spent some time making cards this past Sunday while watching the Super Bowl. It helped keep me calm during the more tense moments of the second half. I admit, there was much screaming and celebrating, especially at end of the game. Here are thirteen Valentines made during the four hours of game time. Click on any image for a larger view.

1. Red speckles stamped on pink background. Die-cut hearts, center one popped up.

2. Stamped and colored image on a 4.25 x 4.25 inch square card. This one is for my youngest niece. Left heart is a die-cut.

3. Thin ribbon wrapped around dark pink panel. Die-cut heart popped up for dimension.

4. Rub-on hearts on white panel, mounted on red, then pink. Pink ribbon behind center panel.

5. More rub-on hearts with a stamped greeting.

6. Die-cut hearts in center, stamped image at bottom right. Wide red ribbon across front.

7. This was a fun one to make. I used an image from my Mary Engelbreit page-a-day calendar that says, "Peace & Love, Baby!" A felt heart and some funky fiber tie it all together.

8. Rub-on hearts with a stamped greeting, and stamped speckled background.

9. Another page of the Mary Engelbreit calendar with felt hearts and flower and 1/4 inch gros grain ribbon.

10. More rub-on hearts. I generally don't like rub-ons because they can be a major pain in the butt, but these were in a kit I received from a friend and I wanted to use them up.

11. This is a square 4.24 x 4.25 inch card. Red speckles were stamped on lighter red cardstock, and a large heart die-cut mounted in center, popped up for dimension.

12. Rub-on hearts with a stamped greeting.

13. 1/4 inch ribbon frames a popped up die-cut heart. Corners decorated with heart-shaped brads. Card is 4.25 x 4.25 inch square.

LINKS TO OTHER THURSDAY THIRTEENS:(Please leave your link if this is your first visit!)
Bratty * Maddy Barone * Alice Audrey * Colleen
Adelle Laudan * Shelley Munro * Kimberly Menozzi
KS Manning * Xakara * CountryDew * Mary Quast
Darla M Sands * Jennifer Leeland * Paige Tyler


Alice Audrey said...

They are all great, but I really like the hot stuff one.

Shelley Munro said...

These are gorgeous, Heather. It's hard to pick a favorite.

Kimberly Menozzi said...

My personal favorite has to be number 13. I don't know why, but it really apppeals to me. :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely creative! I wish I could do things like that. Excellent use of your time during the game.

colleen said...

You are very creative! I wish my keyboard had a heart.

Xakara said...

Awwww.... :)

Happy TT,

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CountryDew said...

Wow, how creative you are. I am impressed.

Adelle Laudan said...

You're so creative. I like #5 and #7 the best.
Happy T13!

Mary Quast said...

I like #5 and #11. But they are all lovely. I still love making them. My youth group I lead made cards for the local nursing homes.

Darla M Sands said...

Fabulous! I'm impressed.

Heather said...

Alice: Thanks, I hope The Bug likes it as well. :)

Shelley: Thank you!

Kimberly: Thanks, I liked the way that one came together. *g*

KS: Thank you. I usually have some sort of craft project in hand when watching TV, especially football. I can't just sit idly doing nothing for a 3-4 hour chunk of time. Usually it's cross-stitch, but occasionally I pull out the paper supplies.

Heather said...

Colleen: Ah, but the keyboard does have a heart. See:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Press alt + the number three on your number keypad (right side of keyboard).

Xakara: LOL -- thanks! ☺

Thanks, Anita! I was aiming for clean and simple designs in order to get as many done in four hours as possible. Plus, the more layers and embellishments, the harder they are to mail. *g*

Heather said...

Adelle: Thank you. Number 7 was for an older niece and, I think, fits her personality.

Mary: Thanks! That is a great thing your youth group did. A friend and I regularly contribute cards to a group that sends homemade cards to troops stationed overseas to send home to their families. We really need to get cracking on a batch for Easter!

Darla: Thank you! :)

kaye said...

those are some cute valentines :)

Heather said...

Thanks, Kaye!

Paige Tyler said...

Those are all so pretty!


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Pearl said...

those are beautiful!

it must be fun to spend that time with your hands. I ended up just sending pre-made valentines. maybe next year some ones like yours instead.

Maddy Barone said...

Very cute! I especially like the Mary Engelbright calendar one.

Jennifer Leeland said...

I love the hot stuff one. These are so awesome! I'm envious.

Heather said...

Paige: Thank you!

Pearl: I love making things with my own two hands, and have been making my own cards about ten years now. I rarely ever buy a store bought one.

Maddy: Which one? There were two cards featuring ME images. *g*

Jennifer: Aw, shucks... Thanks! ♥

Mercy said...

Beautiful! Happy T13.

Bratty said...

I love these! We bottled beer and ate chicken strips and jo jo's during the game, but all it gave me was a good dose of aggravation and a queasy stomach! Your work is much better!

Heather said...

Mercy: Thank you!

Bratty: LOL - I don't know what jo jo's are, but I would have gladly helped eat the chicken strips. :)

Jana said...

They're all so pretty! And thanks for the one you sent me. I got it Saturday and it (along with a Java Chiller) perked me right back up. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Jana: Glad I could help perk up your sucky Saturday! :)