Aloha, all! Do you ever make a project and just love it and then realize there's a BIG mistake in it and you almost toss it in the trash? This is one of those cards. Making Cards Using Quilters' Designs It's been a long time since I've done a quilt pattern on a card. But I used to do them all the time. What made me try it again was a fairly large quilt block I saw last month. … [Read more...] about Happy Valentine’s Day!
Handmade Valentine Cards
Aloha, all! Stampin' Up! created the most beautiful Valentine paper for me this year - the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper! I knew that one way to use up a lot of the paper was to make a lot of Valentine cards - and send them to a lot of people! How Many Valentine Cards? Usually it takes me quite a bit of time to design and make just one card. Even if I'm copying an idea … [Read more...] about Lots of Valentine Cards This Year!
Aloha, all! Do you remember when I posted some really simple cards to make quickly for Valentine's Day? The link is here if you'd like a refresher. But what I'm going to share today are examples of how I kicked this card up a notch. I discovered that I still had a day or two to get cards out in time for the big day. So why not? A Bit of a Different Take on the Strips My original card, which … [Read more...] about It’s Valentine’s Week!
Aloha, all! Oh my goodness! Valentine's Day is a week from YESTERDAY! Sigh, but I'm glad I made all my Valentine Cards before today. In fact, most of them will be going into the mail today. Oh, but today's Saturday - so they won't start on their way until Monday. OK, even in Hawai'i there's still time for them to get to all their designated locations by Friday. I hope. Special … [Read more...] about A Short Tower Valentine!
Aloha, all! Welcome to the January Edition of Island Hopping! This month Cheryl Hamilton (from Haiku, Maui) and I (from Hilo, Hawaii) share our fun ideas about how to make cards to celebrate Valentine's Day! I love to send out Valentine cards. But every year it seems as if, with everything else going on in the New Year, by the time I get to making them, Valentine’s Day is almost here. … [Read more...] about Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Cards!
Aloha, all! I recently saw a group of cards made with a window on the front of the card through which I looked at at image that's on the inside of a card. These cards had one or two layers on the card front and looked easy enough to make. So off I went to try it out. Of course, I had to try to do one better. I wanted a piece of Designer Series Paper in between two white cardstock layers. … [Read more...] about Hey Love – In a Window!
Aloha, all! I just love to send Valentine Cards, and this year I've made and sent well over a dozen. As you might imagine, the two cards I'm sharing today are cards I made at least a week ago so they could get in the mail in time to arrive on February 14th. But I waited until Valentine's Day itself to share them here just because I wanted to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day right … [Read more...] about My Last Valentines of 2018!
Aloha, all! One of my favorite things about the current Stampin' Up! Catalogs is that, throughout the books, there are sections entitled, "Quick & Easy: You Can Make it!" So when the theme for the current Stampin' Up! Only Challenge Blog was to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) a catalog sample, I decided to go for one of those. And, with Valentine's Day coming right up, I went … [Read more...] about CASEing a Stampin’ Up! Catalog Sample!
Aloha, all! Last week I shared a project that I made to try to get myself out of my non-crafting funk, and it and the few other cards I made that day by building on the ideas of others really helped. A few days later, it was time to clean up and get ready to move onto other projects that I wanted to try out. In the cleaning up process, I just brushed the scraps that I'd made into my … [Read more...] about Using Up Little Leftover Pieces!
Aloha, all! Today's project is the third of the Valentine Projects that I made during my CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) day last week when I was trying to get my mojo back. I'm still trying and still CASEing, so I'm sure you'll see more before Valentine's Day is actually here! As you can see, I'm still working with the same sheets from the same set of papers that I used … [Read more...] about Another Valentine CASE!
Aloha, all! After I finished writing my last blog post, I went back to my work table, ostensibly to pick up the mess and put things away. But then I spotted another heart I'd stamped in trying to figure out how I was going to CASE (Copy And Share with Everyone) the previous project. At that point, I thought of quite a few cards that I'd seen with that heart placed by itself with one … [Read more...] about Oh So Quick and Easy CASE!