Tuesday, January 11, 2011

CropStop Challenge - Valentines for My Boys

I was so excited to read that CropStop has started their own challenge blog.  The first challenge is based on a sketch by Gloria Stengel (see below).  I actually made two cards - valentines for my boys.
The first card is for my youngest.  Although the image (a Me and My Big Ideas sticker) might seem a bit odd for a valentine, it just fits my youngest perfectly.  He loves to visit and go places - and is only 8 so still needs reminders of what and what not to pack.  I thought the embossed sentiment (Cuttlebug) tied in perfectly and I coloured it to make it stand out a bit more.  I used patterned papers from the DCWV Pet Stack and cardstock is from a Textura pack.  I used Celebrations for the banner, with the XOX created with Mickey Font.  The corners were cut with Jasmine.  I also cut a heart with Jubilee and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder.  I added a few half beads too.

(I will also enter this card at The Cuttlebug Spot, where this week's projects are to be inspired by a song.  I was disappointed as I missed the challenge last week - but just realized that it has been extended so I can join in! I was playing the Beatles as I made this - and also YouTubed the wedding scene from Love Actually.)
The second card is for my middle guy.  He loves anything with fur, fins, feathers or scales!  I used papers from the same stacks, but used an EK Success punch for the corners.  I made the banner the same way I did the card above.  The background mat was embossed with another Cuttlebug tiny hearts folder and the little pup silhouette and shadow were cut with Paper Pups.  The sentiment is Studio G and I used my Creative Memories cutting system to cut it out, along with a shadow.  I also used an EK Success border punch for one of the mats and frames.  Half beads were added to this card as well. 
I'm so pleased with how these cards turned out!  It feels good to have the first two done!

13 comments:

Tracey said...

Your boys are going to love these cards! Love the heart embossing and the banners.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awwww so sweet Kate. Both are so adorable and soooo perfect for boys. :)

Besthobbyeva said...

Kate these are awesome, I love the little guy sticker. I may just have to scraplift the second card, my youngest loves, loves dogs. This card is aweseome as well. I love the xox banner, so darn cute. Your boys will love them!! And they are done early, fantastic!

Vicki said...

Kate, your cards are both awesome! I love your paper choices and banners. The embossed heart and puppy dog are fab. Thanks for playing along on our CropStop Challenge Blog!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are so super cute! Love the great colors!

Gloria Stengel said...

Adorable. Those banners turned out wonderfully! Thanks for playing in our first challenge on the new CropStop Challenge Blog!

Monica Flores said...

These cards are just adorable!!!

sucor said...

awesome cards! Your boys are going to love them!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Your boys are going to LOVE them. Perfect design and colors for boy Valentines!! LOVE the banners!!!

creativeprincess said...

I love the embossing on both! I have not seen that heart folder before...hummm.
Tara
P.S. I only have 3 colours of vinyl and I got them all at Walmart. 2 were $10 and 1 was on clearance for $5. I have been thinking about trying to order some online because you are right it is expensive!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW Kate! Fabulous job on both cards! Great work with the sketch and I love the inspiration song you chose. thanks for joining us at TCS. got a kick out of your comment about Sting on my blog. My DH has been told at times he looks like Sting. Want me to loan him out? LOL xxD

April said...

These are really cute cards and I love the colors. I know your boys will love them! great job!

Julia Moss said...

Too adorable! Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot.