Monday, February 8, 2016

Holiday MashUp

 I TOLD you I had an over abundance of Coin Envelopes! I decided to make Valentine cards to fit these babies! 
In my defense this was probably the only quantity I could find on Amazon. 
But THEN when I started digging around my Valentine storage box. NOT to be confused with a Valentine box for holding all the kiddie Valentines we all use to spend hours decorating! Do kids still make Valentine boxes?

And I found this stack of 3 x 5 heart printed envelopes! There are two dozen of them. But as I admitted in my previous post - my list of "home made card worthy friends" isn't long enough to even need a list!
So...I put the Coin Envelope mission on HOLD! I will use these little cuties instead! Luckily I can still use the juicy stack of strips that are left-over from making square cards. So many missions! So little time!
In the spirit of a holiday mash-up I FINALLY broke out one of my Christmas gifts to use on one of the Valentine cards. I put to use the Tim Holtz Alphabetical die. I think I will be using this quite a bit! Fun font and oh how I enjoy my Cuttlebug!
Buckle Up
~Base card Bazzill pink cardstock
~Target tag with twine
~Valentine ribbon
~Chipboard buckle
~Red glitter chipboard heart
Inspiration | Challenges
Sketch Saturday - layout
One Stitch at a Time - love is in the air
The Ribbon Girl - anything plus ribbon
~PaperTry Ink white cardstock
~Layer of The Paper Studio Basics design paper
~Red stripe tag with twine
~Chipboard buckle with heart print ribbon
~Glitter chipboard heart
 Inspiration | Challenges
Mojo Monday - sketch
Crafting When We Can - add hearts

Exes and Ohhhs
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Pure Poppy
~Letters die cut using Sizzix Tim Holtz Alphabetical
~Tic-Tac-Toe made using white cardstock, creased, smudged, and stamped with Paper Studio Alphabet, layered on cardstock matts
~Washi tape
Inspiration | Challenges
Crafting with Dragonflies - anything goes
Digi Designs - use lots of red
Thanks for clicking by!
Here's to staying focused, digging through storage boxes, and finally playing with Christmas presents!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. Oh my goodness girlie, how cute are these babies!!!! You are so organised, Valentine's box?! Have to ask, how many valentines do you send? Hope you are keeping well my lovely blogging buddy! Xxxx
    (Did you get my email?)

  2. Some fab Valentine cards. You have had fun making these I can tell. I am intrigued to know what project awaits the stack of coin envelopes.....fascinating. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

    Ps You've intrigued me enough to become a follower!!!!

  3. Now I know what a coin envelope is! YEA!
    Love all these cute and fun Valentine cards. The envies are precious too. Love the new alphabet dies!

  4. Tic, tac, toe? Love the font - a great Christmas prezzie! Thanks for sharing this creation with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Cheers Susan
    PS - I LOVE your musings!Made me laugh out loud - especially the hubby one near the top!

  5. All very nice and thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl February card challenge, best of luck, Mary x

  6. They are perfect for Valentine's day!
    I really like the way you've used Sketch Saturday sketch!
    Thank you for joining Sketch Saturday this week!
    Hugs, Gloria

  7. These are fabulous, such a lovely selection.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.
    I'm having a little giveaway on my blog if you would like to take a look -

  8. Great job on these. I love the chipboard buckles and your glittered hearts. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge. Good luck!
    Hugs, Tracey (DT One Stitch At A Time)


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