Today I have beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals in some unexpected colours. Crumb cake? Soft Seafoam? What about Balmy Blue? Probably not the FIRST colours you reach for when you start dreaming up your Valentines ideas right?
But take a peek and see what you think!
How did I come up with these colours you ask? From the All My Love DSP. And while I could have used that lovely DSP for my background, the Subtles DSP stack with lots of white was calling my name. Who knew they would work really well for anyone on your special list this Valentines. But especially for guys.
That sweet set of hearts? It’s THE “I gotta have it” die in the Be Mine Stitched framelits. Well OK maybe there might have been more than just one…😉
When you have a die this gorgeous, the rest of the card can be super simple and you still have a stunning design. Here are all of the dies in the Be Mine framelits so you can see them a bit more up close and personal.
There’s lots – 16! – to choose from. Stitched dies in two fun heart shapes (narrow and full), scalloped shapes, hearts with intricate designs, a pretty rose and a filigree-ish detail.
Plus a super saw-weet stitched scallop edgelit. Did you notice it on my card?
The edgelit takes off about 1/4″ of the card front edge so the stripes in the designer series paper show its pretty face. Then all you need is a tiny linen thread bow on top to complete this beautiful Valentine card for a guy or gal!
See a few more of my TIPS below to make this fun inset card.
Design with Jo Tips for Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Stamp your greeting on the front of the card first so you can get great placement with the hearts
Cut one of the hearts shapes directly from the cardfront (and save it for another use)
Choose a contrasting cardstock colour for your second heart shape so it shows up well
Save all the little hearts that fall out of the middle of the two die shapes for other projects (except for one little guy in the inside – see my pic below)
glue your DSP and Whisper White panel to the inside of your card first
use your silicone craft sheet, a sponge and liquid glue to adhere your die to the front of your card
Look how pretty the inside is with the reverse side of the patterned paper. And use a small scrap of the same DSP to complete the bottom flap. So sweet!
Make It At Home
Now it’s your turn to get busy with your Be Mine framelits. Here’s everything you need to get started creating right now!
This was our card design at my last Koffee and a Kard class. We all used different DSP and colours although one colour remained our staple…Crumb Cake.
A little stamping, Big Shot therapy, chatter and a few giggles. I’m not sure there’s a better way to spend a morning!
Leave me a comment. Which one of these is your favourite?
Do you want more ideas to help when it comes to making guy cards? Check out this post where I give you some hints.
Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you picked up an idea or two to keep your crafting fresh. Have fun making your own beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals – and I’ll see you next time!
I pulled out my Journaling pens and the Celebrate You thinlits to wish you best wishes for 2019 – Zentangle style. I love the size of the celebrate. It really takes centre stage.
Have you used word dies as the focal point on YOUR cards? Being a calligrapher, I absolutely love words and letters, markers and writing. So it makes sense my Product of the Week is…
Over on my Facebook Group this week, I’ll be sharing a cool deal, my Live and tips and tricks for using word dies in your crafting. Why not join in to have some fun along with us?
Using Word Dies in Your Cardmaking
With word framelits, lots of the creating is done for you already. You just need to add a little more decoration. But only if you like. This other congrats card is so vibrant all on its own, I didn’t think it really needed decoration.
And when you use words as your focal point, the rest is just gravy. Yummy, luscious gravy. Like:
the Swirls & Curls embossing folder on thick Whisper White
a bold Basic Black frame – and card
or the sparkly gold glimmer Starburst punch framed with a stitched circle shape
the swirly metallic gold thread popping up like fireworks
how about the metallic sequins dotted around for added glitz?
Here’s everything you need to make this fun card to celebrate a Happy New Year 2019 too! Or what about a great birthday card for a fab friend? Or a congrats for your kid brother who just graduated?
This suite is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful fonts for the stamps, to-die-for papers, pretty ribbons, stunning colour combinations. Not too much more a gal could ask for in a pretty springtime set of goodies!
Let’s take a closer peek at a couple of the items. The Forever Lovely photopolymer stamp set…
Once again the mix of brush lettering and type fonts win my vote for fabulous greetings. So that’s why this card features only one stamp!
2019 Occasions Catalogue SNEAK PEEK: All My Love Suite
A portion of the set is two step stamping for the larger floral image which gives variations in the colour intensity. You’ll see that in a future blog post😉!
You can see the sweet mix of colours on the All My Love Designer Series Paper. This one is probably my favourite…so far!
Here are all of them…
It really is DEE-licious! Such pretty colour combinations. And great for so many occasions with florals, hearts and other tiny patterns. I couldn’t resist adding it to the envelope flap for a special touch.
If you’re enjoying this card layout, it’s one of my fall back designs. You might remember this easy one layer card with a similar feel.
In the heady rush of new supplies, you might be shocked to know not everything on this card is brand new. The beautiful Tin Tile embossing folder is carrying over from the Holiday Catalogue so you’re going to see even more of this wonderful design in upcoming posts.
But both the ribbon and adhesive sequins ARE coming your way in the Occasions catalogue. The cute tiny iridescent flowers I “borrowed” from the Gingham Gala suite of products. And soft and flexible pretty ribbon from the All My Love Suite. Using both these embellishments take minutes off your design time with their easy coordination.
And who can’t use MORE time?
Here are all the supplies I used which you’ll be able to order January 3rd.
I am so enjoying creating with the new products. So get prepared. There’s lots of fresh ideas that’ll be coming your way over the next little while. So that means, keep my blog page handy. Or even better. Click here to sign up to get every blog post delivered right to your email inbox!
But now you have a 2019 Occasions Catalogue SNEAK PEEK: All My Love Suite, maybe you’ll you’ll stop right there and not need any more ideas😂 – HAH I didn’t think so🤗!
It’s back to basics for me with a classic black, white and So Saffron yellow colour combination for these beauties available January 3rd. The dotted background comes from the Subtles 6″x6″ designer Series pack.
Here’s the full set of dies.
And a close up of these lovely butterflies.
I love the size of this die. I’ve actually cut off two of the 5 butterflies to showcase on my card today. Some of the perks I see to these dies?
20 dies in total
two large dies (3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″), one more detailed which overlay perfectly
each large die could work beautifully on its own
lots of smaller butterfly dies – in duplicates – to complement or use individually
a couple floral dies to add interest and depth to your designs
The small greeting comes from the Beauty Abounds stamp set also available to order January 3rd. Just lovely with lots of versatility.
I snuck another of the new items on my card too! You’ll see one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits for my main Whisper White panel. These are a breeze to work with and will show up tons on future projects I share!
Plus the envelope flap is decorated with one of the Sale-a-bration items you can get for FREE starting January 3rd. It’s called Botanical Butterflies and I predict it’s going to be one of the hottest SAB gifts with your $60 CDN purchase.
All of the items I used today will be available January 3rd when the 2019 Occasions catalogue begins.
While you’re eagerly awaiting the new catalgoue, if you love butterflies, check out this other springtime card featuring a butterfly die.Or one of my very first posts which showcased this sympathy card.
And make sure you check back tomorrow when I’ll feature more upcoming goodies from the new catalogue. In the meantime, I hope you enjoyed this 2019 Occasions Catalogue SNEAK PEEK Beauty Abounds Butterflies card!
Yessirree! It’s OUR day! A day set aside just for us paper crafters!
Today, we get a free pass.
And don’t even think about cleaning the house!
Just grab your paper, stamps & inks and my FREE pdf photo tutorial. Then get crafting with this quick and simple card.
A cheerful card using some of my favourite tools.
Big Shot and thinlit? ✔️
I’ve been having fun with the Stitched Label thinlits. So pretty and easy to cut with your Big Shot and Precision Base Plate. Plus get more looks by using the positive shape (like I did with this fun card) or the negative space like on this laser cut one.
And that happy swoosh of ombre ribbon? My pdf shows you a quick TIP for getting to stay perfectly in place.
Get all the supplies, measurements and photo steps for this Calypso Coral card.
If coral’s not your thing, what about this version in Lemon-Lime Twist?
Or if you have time, why not get your World Card Making Day 2018 off to a great start with this stepped-up version?