my valentine’s version…

i was making this card originally as a valentine’s card, and then realized i needed to make birthday cards for a set of twins i know, one being my hubby!  the best part is we have a yellow lab mix and the twin has a chocolate and black lab, so i colored all the dogs accordingly…tricky huh!!  wonder if they noticed, though:)  now on to the card(s)…oh and don’t forget sale-a-bration started, FREE items for every $50 you spend.  go to my stampin’ up! site for details!

supplies: (all stampin’ up! unless noted)

  • labels collection framelits die (new in occasions mini)
  • big shot
  • loads of love stamp set
  • loads of love accessories stamp set
  • curly cute stamp set
  • crumb cake cardstock
  • whisper white cardstock
  • pattern paper dsp – regals collection (i used old olive)
  • chocolate chip satin ribbon
  • early espresso ink
  • sponge daubers
  • blender pens
  • crystal effects
  • stampin dimensionals
  • various ink pads (see colors below)


stamp sentiment on bottom right corner of card in early espresso ink.  stamp truck, dogs, and people with early espresso ink onto whisper white cs (i used the stamp-a-ma-jig, to line everything up).  color in with various color inks using blender pens.  cut out along with piece of patterned dsp using the labels framelets in the big shot.  ink edges of both using a sponge dauber and early espresso ink.  wrap ribbon around card.  attach pattern dsp to card, and use dimensionals to attach truck.  use crystal effects on the tires and let dry (this step takes a couple of hours to dry, so grab a drink and a snack, then check on it, do a load of laundry, then check on it, take a nap,then check on it…yep, should be nice and dry now:)…and voila, you are done!!!

for the valentine’s card, i used pretty in pink cardstock, leftover christmas dsp, and some random rick rack from my stash.  I also offset the truck in the upper left corner, versus the center, and stamped a random flower on the background in versa mark.  these are the inks i used to color everything in with my blender pens.

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hope you enjoyed and keep on stampin!