Sunday, January 31, 2021

Kangaroo & Company Valentine Cards

 It warmed up a little this weekend and our snow is all melted. Looks like it’s going to be dry for the next week. This weekend sure flew by, I did manage to make a couple of my valentine cards. Still have many more to go. 

I used the same sketch from my last two cards to make these cards for my grandchildren. 

For this card I started with a Heavy Basic White 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 card base. I then ran a piece of Basic White 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 through my Cut and Emboss machine with the Brick and Mortar embossing folder #149643.I then layered a piece of old retired DSP (sorry I don’t know the name of the paper) that was cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 that I cut on a diagonal about 1/3 down. The xoxo stamp is from this month’s Paper Pumpkin. I emboss it with white embossing powder on a 5/8 in strip of Basic Black paper. I then layered it on a diagonal across the card and trimmed the ends. 
I stamped two of the kangaroos and hearts from the Kangaroo & Company stamp set #154502 with Memento black ink. I stamped the little Love you much in Basic Red. I colored these with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Real Red Stampin Blends. I die cut all the shapes using the matching Kangaroo Dies #154334. 
I glued the hearts to the top of the sentiment die cut. I then cut a small slit along the top of the pouch so the sentiment would be covered until you pull the hearts up. I used dimensionals on the back of the Kangaroo, avoiding the area where the sentiment slips in. I finished off the front with three small resin hearts embellishments #154578.

I stamped the little kangaroo on the bottom right corner of a piece of Basic White cut to 4 x 5 1/4 and then colored in with the same Stampin Blends as the big Kangaroo. I then stamped the inside sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set #148626 with Basic Red ink. To finish off the envelope I glued a matching piece of DSP cut to 6 x 2/14 to the back flap.

This card was basically the same except I used the Painted Texture 3D folder #154317 to emboss the front Basic White sheet with. The DSP was the retired From My Heart. For the inside I used a 3/4in strip to match the front and layered the Basic White on a piece of Real Red.

I think my grandchildren Eli and Josie with enjoy these cards. I’d love to know which one is your favorite.

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