January 2011 Card Project

Loveyoucard Shake off those winter blahs with this cute card celebrating love. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day (of course!), an anniversary, or even as a wedding card – simply substitute a plain, punched heart within the {Love} image.


STAMPS: Valentine Defined (W-121941, C-123057)
INK: Early Espresso (119670), Melon Mambo (115656), Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker (100079), Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker (119680)
PAPER: Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Melon Mambo (115320)
ACCESSORIES: Scallop Square Punch (119884), 2-Step Owl Punch (118074), Early Espresso 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (119955), Sponge Daubers (102892), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


1. Cut Early Espresso card stock to 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4. Cut Whisper White card stock to 5-1/4″ x 8″. Score at 4″, fold in half and adhere to Early Espresso piece; set aside.
2. Cut a 3″ x 2-1/4″ piece of Whisper White. Using Melon Mambo ink, stamp flamingo image in lower right corner.
3. Ink tree image using marker to stamp technique and stamp to the left of the flamingos.
4. Punch four or five hearts from a scrap of Melon Mambo card stock using the Owl Punch. Adhere randomly to tree.
5. Using a sponge dauber, very lightly sponge Early Espresso ink to lower portion of image, creating “ground” for the tree and flamingos.
6. Adhere stamped piece to a 3-1/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Early Espresso.
7. Cut Melon Mambo card stock to 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″. Tie Early Espresso ribbon around right end of card stock. Adhere stamped piece to left side of Melon Mambo, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
8. Stamp {Love} image onto a scrap of Old Olive card stock. Punch out image using Scallop Square Punch. Adhere to back of Melon Mambo piece.
9. Clean {Love} stamp and ink with Melon Mambo. Stamp onto a scrap of Whisper White. Cut out just the heart using scissors and attach to {Love} image using a tiny piece of a Stampin’ Dimensional.
10. Adhere assembled Melon Mambo piece to main card created in step 1.

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