Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Masculine Valentine - January Make and Take 1

Since the next holiday is Valentines Day I wanted to have a couple Valentines cards for the ladies to make in January. But I didn’t want to just do shades of pink and red. I wanted something a little less traditional. And of course one of the valentines just HAD to be masculine. After all, everyone needs a card to give their significant other on Valentines Day. This card was cased from a card created by Andrea Walford. You can see the card I cased by clicking HERE.

Now here is the card that the ladies made at the January Make and Take:

Stamps: Valentine Defined

Cardstock: Basic Grey, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Love Impressions
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Lg. Heart Punch, 5/8” Real Red Satin ribbon, Tasteful Trim die, Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Silver Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The card base is Basic Grey cardstock cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”. The top 2/3 of the card front were stamped with the heart lines image in Basic Black ink to create a background. A piece of Love Impressions DSP was cut at 2” x 4 ¼” and was adhered to a piece of Basic Black cardstock that was 2 1/8” x 4 ¼”. This was then adhered to the card front.

A piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was cut at 1” x 4 ¼” and was ran through the Big Shot in the Tasteful Trim die to get the large scalloped border. This was adhered just under the Basic Black/DSP layer on the card front.

The definition image from Valentine Defined was stamped in Basic Black ink on a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and punched out with the Large Heart punch. Then the Needle Tool and Mat Pack were used to pierce a hole in the heart and a silver brad was added for an accent. The heart punch was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally some 5/8” Real Red Satin ribbon was tied around the card front and into a knot.

This card was simple and pretty quick to make. I think just about any guy would appreciate receiving this valentine card. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come back tomorrow to see the second card from the January Make and Take!