love you lots

2/18/21 Top 3 at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fantastic day! I’m super stoked to share that I’ve been invited by the awesome Vicki Dutcher to be a February guest designer for Just Us Girls Challenge! My first project is a Valentine for Word Week #570. This card features a variety of die cuts and a handmade Foamiran flower!

I learned how to make Foamiran flowers a while back and have only made a few. They are quite fun, I have to say! This card design is similar to one I made for another design team which features the very first Foamiran flower I made. I work ahead so you’ll see that card in several months. I used a different flower die for this flower and made this one in a different color. I die cut the leaves from green cardstock and DTP-inked the edges with mowed lawn distress ink. I adhered the leaves to a 3/4″ punched circle and then adhered the completed flower on top of that which makes it easier to adhere to the card front.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock along with a couple Baronial Ivory layering panels, one for the front and one for the inside, and a tiny Valentine card. I layered the front panel on Royal Sundance Linen Burgundy cardstock and then cut a layering panel for the inside and die cut a tiny envelope for my tiny Valentine card. I cut a scrap of patterned paper to die cut the tiny envelope flap liner and assembled the envelope. I die cut the connected oval and adhered it to the panel, then adhered the flower and the tiny envelope.

I stamped the row of hearts and the sentiment in dark pink ink on the tiny Valentine card, and adhered it on top of the envelope with foam dimensionals. The finishing touch was adding tiny iridescent gemstones to the hearts on the tiny Valentine card and three slightly larger iridescent gemstones to the upper left corner.

I die cut a vertical row of dimensional hearts into the inside panel and added a narrow strip of the burgundy linen cardstock. I stamped the Valentine sentiment in pink ink and layered the panel on the burgundy linen cardstock.

And one more look… totally smitten with this! And I have a good idea who will receive it! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #2-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #2 – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #84 – February Anything Goes
4. Di’s Digi Challenge: 1 or More Hearts
5. Inspirational: #232 – Hearts

6. International Art & Soul: #101 – Hearts
7. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: February Anything Goes
8. Let’s Craft and Create: #168 – Anything Goes w/ optional Red, Pink and/or White
9. Moving Along With The Times: #127 – Valentines/Love
10. My Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #450 – Love
11. Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #489 – Anything Goes
12. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #185 – Wedding/Valentine/Friendship
13. Your Scrapbook Place: February Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Royal Sundance Felt Natural cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen Burgundy cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Papertrey Ink New Leaf cardstock, Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold cardstock, The Paper Studio Country Road 12×12 paper pad (scrap)
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Rose Red ink, Ranger mowed lawn distress ink
Dies/Punches: Whimsy Stamps Poppy Flower die set, Whimsy Stamps Connected Oval die, Stampin’ Up Love Notes Framelits, Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Burgundy and Dark Green Foamiran, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, hot glue gun, Darice iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up a Valentine with us this week at JUGS! Can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

18 thoughts on “love you lots

  1. Sue Goodman VanDevusse

    That flower is gorgeous! I love your little love note that you paired with it and that gold intertwined element. Welcome to JUGS! You have definitely started out with a bang!

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  2. scrapperatheart

    Welcome, Leslie! Look at this beautiful flower! Love the added note, envelope, and gold swirl. I can’t wait to see what you do next week! Take care!

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  3. What a stunning card! Many congratulations for being Guest Designer 😀. The handmade flower is amazing and I’m loving your design with the pretty little envelope and message – perfect! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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  4. Ina Grehan

    OMG we are all blown away with that beautiful flower. What an amazing card you have created as our February Guest at JUGS. Lovely to have your talents with us. Fabulous layout and of course those colours are amazing.

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  5. Lisa Kurnik Kind

    Wow! This is beautiful. If I didn’t know it, I would have thought that flower was real! Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining JUGs this month! Excited to have you joining us!

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  6. Stunning Leslie! Thank you for sharing your clever valentine creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Good luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  7. Sheryl Hare

    This is lovely such a clever use of that diecut.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Jan’s Digital Stamp Challenge, looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Jan’s Digital Stamps DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner – My Blog

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