Saturday, February 18, 2012

A CTO Valentine

I still have a couple of valentines to post.  I am having trouble deciding which one to use for the Celebrate the Occasion challenge #50 - Valentine's Day (must use a heart).  I have one with a cut heart and one with an embossed heart.  Hmmm...

Okay, cut heart it is.  I cut this from Doodlecharms in white with a red shadow.  I wanted to duplicate the "holey" look of the paper so I punched little holes on each side but it didn't look just right.  When in doubt, pull out some bling.  I added 3 red stones in the punched holes on the top and it looked so much better, to me at least.  The picture doesn't really do it justice.  I need to work on better lighting.

This is a CAS card which is the way I like them, but also I needed to make all my valentines in a hurry.  In case you haven't seen my previous posts, I had to leave my trusty Expression at home when my husband and I left for the winter months on the gulf coast.  That meant all my cards, including a large number of birthdays, had to be done before we left.  The best way to accomplish that was to do clean and simple.  I like them that way anyway and since I had to mail them I'm sure the USPS does too. 

One month left and then I'll be home to make cards again.  Meanwhile, I've still been creating, just not cards.  I'll show a few of those things in later posts.


  1. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at CTO

  2. Super cute :)
    Thanks for playing at CTO!

  3. Very cute!!Thanks for playing at CTO this week!
    Amy's Crafting Space
    Celebrate The Occasion Design Team Member

  4. Adorable, love the hearts! Thanks for joining us @ CTO for our Happy Valentines (use a heart) challenge :)

  5. This is so pretty - and the bling looks fabulous! I've had many a creation with strategically-placed embellishments!!