Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day in Blue


I used some Pacific Point cardstock to make 2 cards today for the guys. I used some Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies to create the corner effect, and backed it with an envelope liner that came in the mail. The colors matched perfectly! The hearts and sentiment were all done with retired SU! stamps and dies, while the arrow was cut with a Sizzix Momenta die, and fussy-cut/matted with black for a little definition.


This card makes use of another die in the Tim Holtz Mixed Media set and everything else is the same except for the arrow which was in my doo-dad box. I cut it in half to extend it to both ends of the heart.
And how about a matching treat box to go along with one of these cards?


This was done with the SU! Window Box Thinlet die set, and I used some GinaMarieDesigns stitched squares to cut the white panels on the sides. The hearts were done with a SU! heart die and the same envelope liner paper as the card above, and I added one tiny heart to the lid, done with a SU! mini heart punch. The with love tag came from a retired SU! set, while the oval name tag is from the Window Box thinlet die set. The thick twine is from SU! and has a real masculine feel.


Here's another view from the side. The top is stamped with "Happy Valentine's Day" and this is going to one of my husband's buddies who lives alone, so hopefully this will cheer him up to know he's remembered on Valentine's Day.

I'm sharing this over at the Snippets Playground #267-268 where you only need to use snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a wonderful Valentine's day!

Carol


17 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

These are ideal for a guy. I think I know who will be getting these and they will be thrilled. Wonderful idea for a man's little gift. Enjoy your day.

aussie aNNie said...

These are fabulous and gorgeous blue.. xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Eek! I just love that blue... it is a favorite! Great work, as usual.

Heidi Stamps said...

I love the blue color for the Valentines for men. The doily heart is such a great image for the projects too.

Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Jane Willis said...

Lovely cards and the gift box is brilliant. I keep forgetting what lovely paper can be found inside envelopes
Jane

Di said...

Gosh Carol - you've been busy! Wonderful cards and box - and the blue and white is such a nice change as well from red and white! Beautiful work!

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing masculine cards and box!!! Love these blue tones and such great recycling with the envelope!! Clever idea and great designs, I love expecially the first card (a bit more sweet with the scalopped heart? Maybe) and surely you are doing a superb use of the TH mixed media dies!!! Thanks for the inspirations! I haven't these, but some time ago I bought those mixed media dies with flowers and blooms and I just adore them (but I never use them! I need more time for ejoying my stash!!!) However, I always pick great inspirations here! :D
The box is fabulous, surely your hubby's buddy will love it!

Wendy said...

WOWzers, Carol!! These are such wonderful cards and that treat box if just PERFECT for a man! I think I need to pick my jaw up off the laptop! These are very classy & so masculine.....Can you say LOVE???!! Well done, my friend and I hope the guy who receives these love them as much as I do! Happy Valentines Day!!! Hugs~

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

I love the font and the blue!! That box is so cute too. It looks perfect

Barb said...

What beautiful cards and gift boxes Carol. I love the colour too. Your envelope liners are much more interesting than the two I put aside this morning! Barbxx

Janice M said...

I'm imaging the cards with the sentiment "I'd be blue without you" inside! Awesome guy cards. I'm sure your husbands friend with greatly appreciate being remembered today! Happy Valentine's Day!

SARN said...

Those mixed media dies are perfect for masculine cards, as is blue . . .. u nailed it xxx

*Vicki* said...

This is awesome and I love that you've used the blue colors for Valentine's Day! This is my hubby's favorite color and I didn't think to do this for some reason! LOVE that awesome box you've created too!! Fun projects Carol and I'm sure they were loved! :) HUGS

Brenda said...

Wow, I love these cards for the guys Carol!!! The colors are great, loving those TH dies as well and that heart is perfect. Well done Carol! Now that box, I fall in love with it each time I see one. This one looks fabulous! Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What great cards. I love that color blue and lucky you matched it so well. The box is fabulous with that thick cording. It's all wonderful.

Stampsnob. said...

WOW and WOW Love the box but I am in love with that cut out corner and of course the blue ........Lis

MaryH said...

Awesome project to include with these masculine valentine cards. The blue is fabulous and just right for guys. Liking the way you've done the stencil effect on these cards too..some great textured looks. Hugs