Feb 14, 2018

Hedgehog Valentines

I spent some time yesterday completing two Valentines card I made for the kids and finished just in time to share today. 

First up is the card I made for my son. I went with a kraft, red and white color combo with a touch of black. I love these colors for Valentines day and I think they fit a masculine type card well.
Love this cute hedgehog stamp. The little guy is from the set "Share a Hug". He's been stamped onto 
Copic Xpress it Blending Card and colored using Copic markers.

By the way, if you're looking to add a few single copics to your supplies, BLICK ART MATERIALS has them listed at $5.25 each plus 10% off if your order is $49 or more. Also free shipping at $35. They also carry sets and single colors of Zig Clean Color brush pens if you're looking to add some of those to your collection.

I cut out the heart circle using an the Avery Elle Heart Frame die. Sentiments are mostly by Penny Black, the "you make me smile" was done with a little wood mounted stamp, then I used postmarks from the set Posted with Love by Penny Black, the little xoxo is from the set Snippets, and then finally the "Happy Valentines Day" is an old stamp by Stampin Up. I added a couple of eyelets, I know, totally not "in style" - do they even still sell those LOL, but I have plenty of them and thought they fit the card well. I put some natural jute twine through the eyelet holes and tied a bow. The striped patterned paper is from a 6x6 paper pack by DCWV, it was purchased at Joann's Craft and Fabric. The polka dotted "paper" is actually washi tape.

With this card I am playing along here:

The card above I made for my daughter using shades of black, gray and pink. Colored again with copic markers on Xpress it blending card. The papers are by Authentique, a 6x6 pack I picked up at Hobby Lobby over a year ago. It's a double sided paper pack. I used the same Happy Valentines Day by SU  I used on the first card, the little "You make me Smile" is from the set Snippets. I love that I can just bend the clear sets, place on an acrylic block and then stamp onto the circle. Oh, and the litte hedgehog is from the set  Furry Affection by Penny Black. I added a white silk ribbon bow to finish off the card.

With this card I am playing along here:

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If you're wondering what card I am giving to my husband, you can see it in the photo below, the one on the right side. The one on the left was given to me by my husband (then boyfriend) on our very first Valentines Day 20 years ago. I thought it was totally funny how he crossed out wife and replace with girlfriend. And here we are 20 years later and this card caught my eye at Walmart. I almost put it back because it said "boyfriend" but then remembered the card he gave me and I decided that it was perfect. I think he's going to love it!

Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you're having a great day. I am about to get ready to bake some Valentines cupcakes for my loves :)


Jan Clothier said...

Your card is lovely and I really like the way you've used the kraft, red and white with black. The eyelets may no longer be a trend but boy, they work so well for adding in the twine and echoing the circle shapes on the strip of tape. I like this a lot! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this week.

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, super PB images and especially love the postman one, not seen that before, I bet your kids loved them.

Kath x

missgailly said...

Love, love, LOVE these hedgehog cards. Adorable! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail - Happy Valentine's Day!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

OMGEEEE!! I just love, love, love your little critter! I think he's adorable! Great job! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Cardz 4 Guyz! Cyndi, DT

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Ellie - love how you have made them so very different, and yes, I still use eyelets occasionally too!
Love the cards that you shared with the wee story - I am sure he will appreciate the one you are giving him this year :-)

Lynn said...

I truly enjoyed this post! I am a big fan of the Penny Black hedgehogs so I loved the cards you made for your children. The story about your card for your husband made me laugh out loud. You are clever and sentimental.

Dreja said...

Oh wie süß! Ganz phantastisch!
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
LG Dreja

brenda said...

Such sweet images and pretty Valentines cards you have made with then Ellie.

B x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are ADORABLE! LOVING those little hearts!! And LOVING how you kept his cards from all those years ago, and then played on it for this year!! CLEVER!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I love the Penny Black Hedgehogs, they are so adorable and sweet. Your card is just that, beautifully colored with all the lovely details, especially the addition of the eyelets to hold your twine bow, love them.
Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.

Annette Allen said...

your card is so cute.. love that cute image..

Katrina Brown said...

Such an adorable card! Love the patterns and the red really pops with the neutrals! That die is great behind that cutie! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Sian said...

Some very cute cards. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Amy Johnson said...

Your Valentines are so perfect. I love how you used color to make the card for your boy more masculine. And your daughter's card is so cute. The story behind the card for your husband is so sweet and funny!

Pat K said...

Super collection of Valentines. Thank you for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue