Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My mom's Valentine

There is no one I'd rather impress more than my loving Mother!  I spent a lot of time trying to come up with something special for her.  I think it was a swing and a miss, but what I do know is my mom will think it's the greatest thing ever just b/c I'm her baby :)  Happy Valentine's Day, Mom!

Stamp Set: PS I love you, Bordering on Romance
Paper: Twitterpated DSP, White, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride
Ink: Island Indigo
Tools: Modern label punch, petal card punch, crop-a-dile, corner rounder, hearts embosslit, big shot, perfect polka dot embossing folder, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circle punch
Accessories: dimensionals, jumbo eyelets, pool party seam binding, blushing bride pleated ribbon, sticky strip

Here is the link to the tutorial for this card.  It's called a Free Standing Card.  You should peek around on Splitcoast.  You will learn so much in their tutorial index.  Here is the side view.
The part sticking up, slides down into the base so it will go in a standard size envelope.  The ribbon at the top will have to be folded over though.
I couldn't get it to lie completely flat, but it does fit in the envelope.  Here is what I did to the back of the envelope.  Always a little extra for mom :)
If you have used our edgelits, you might be having a problem keeping them still as you roll it through.  I put some repositionable dotto adhesive right on the envelope and it stayed perfectly. I have seen others use masking tape.  Good Luck!  I'm off to Ruth's Chris to celebrate my 11th Vtine's Day with my honey :)

Happy Valentine's Day!


Carol Carriveau said...

I am sure your mom loves this card...it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!