It's time for another one of the Stampin' Up! Only Challenges over at the SUO Challenges blog – and this time it's to make a Clean and Simple (or CAS) Valentine Card. While I know you haven't seen many blog posts here recently, I actually have been making some cards using the new Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog products. And, to tell you the truth, I needed to make something different. So I went to the back of my stamp set shelves and pulled out two oldie-but-goodie sets.
You may recognize these stamps as the love birds from Easy Events and the Valentine greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes. But I did want something other than just two stamps on card stock – so back to the storage shelf to find the oldie-but-goodie Hearts Collection Framelits, and one of them worked perfectly with the love birds! THEN I found a product from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Spring Catalog to finish the central design off nicely – the Occasions Paper Piercing Pack had the perfect punch design to frame the heart! I colored the image from Easy Events using Pink Pirouette for the left bird and Pretty in Pink for its wing; Bashful Blue and Marina Mist for the blue bird; Lucky Limeade for the leaves; and Real Red for the heart, as well as for the greeting.
The greeting card itself is a 4-1/4" square made from an 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Pink Pirouette Card Stock, with a 4" mat of Whisper White Card Stock. The central element is a 2-3/8" square of Pink Pirouette matting a 2-1/4" square of Whisper White, mounted on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I also mounted the heart on the square with Stampin' Dimensionals.
And here I am tying a card all together with ribbon again! This time the ribbon is the Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon.
If you have an idea for a CAS Valentine Card, I hope you go over to the SUO Challenge Blog and enter it this week or next. The challenge is open until early on Saturday, February 9th.
I hope you have as much fun with your CAS Valentine as I have had with mine!