Survival Kit — Valentine’s Day & Gift Card Holders

Today I have a trio of cards from the Man’s Survival Card Kit. Because this was going to an unknown recipient, I wanted to steer clear of the religious holidays — Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, etc. I did want to include Valentine’s Day and to round out the set with 10 cards, I made up two gift card holders that were regular sized cards.

First up is the Valentine’s Card. I decided to use the super cute Crush on You stamp from Stampavie.

Isn’t that a sweet image? I stamped the cute couple in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Copics. This is a nice sized image, so it is cut out with the bigger rectangle Nesties. I made this a true Valentine’s card with Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz and Simple Valentine patterned paper, all from PaperTrey. Since the image takes up much of the card, I only added a pretty bow of Raspberry Fizz grosgrain and a small sentiment from the Tiny Treats Valentine set, also from PTI.

Next up is a very simple gift card holder.

This was super simple. I used a favorite color combo of pink & black. The pink is embossed with the Cuttlebug Houndstooth folder. The patterned paper is from Making Memories Sabrina, as is the ribbon. Inside I stamped the small sign from the Gina K Perfectly Polished set with Celebrate as a greeting.

Last up is a fantastic pop-up gift card holder. I knew what I wanted to do, had seen it on a few blogs, but had to do a little searching for the details on how to do it. I found a fantastic video tutorial HERE.

This time I used another favorite pink companion, Chocolate Chip. I paired this with more Sabrina paper, ribbon and these fantastic little acrylic “stickers” I’ve been hoarding — oops, I mean storing — for over a year. I stamped the sign from the Gina K Perfectly Polished set and For You. Before removing it from the Nestie, I sponged Memento Angel Wings over the top.

Inside I kept it very simple, adding in pink houndstooth dp from Sabrina and a small rectangle for writing a message.

Crush on You
Stamps: Stampavie Crush on You, PaperTrey Ink Tiny Treats: Valentines
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Select White, Simple Valentines (PTI)
Copics: B14, C1, C3, C7, E000, E00, E13, E21, E39, E41, G14, R20, R46, R81, R83, Y06, YR20
Other Stuff: Raspberry Fizz grosgrain, word window punch, modern tag punch, Nesties

Gift Card Holders
Stamps:Gina K Perfectly Polished
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink,Basic Black, Select White (PTI), Making Memories Sabrina
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Angel Wings
Other Stuff: Making Memories Sabrina ribbon, acrylic stickers, Nesties, Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’ll have the anniversary & birthday cards from this set. Then on Sunday I’ll finish it off with the Mother’s Day card and the packaging.


Looking Chic!

I have to say I was quite giddy when the mail came Monday. I had pre-ordered 3 Stampavie stamps from DCRU and they arrived on Monday. One of the three was Looking Chic and I had to ink it up right away.

(I apologize for the dark photo, we’ve been inundated with rain the past two days.)

If you can look chic and adorable, she is definitely achieving that look. I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored her in with Copics. I used the DCRU #32 sketch challenge for my layout. The Quite Contrary line from MME is so YUMMY and it worked perfectly with this image and layout. The pink is Prism and is embossed with the Houndstooth Cuttlebug folder. Close to Cocoa was a great pairing for this and I added a scalloped circle under the piece of Quite Contrary. Basic Grey half pearls and white satin May Arts ribbon completed this nicely. As a final touch, I used an old rub-on and my Modern Tag punch to create a sentiment.

Looking Chic!
Stamps: Stampavie Looking Chic!
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Select White (PTI), Prism, My Minds Eye Quite Contrary
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: B06,C3, C5, C9, E00, E11, E21, E33, E35, E39, E41, R02, R81, R83, R85
Other Stuff: Basic Grey half pearls, Kaisercraft pearls, May Arts satin ribbon, Nesties, Modern Tag punch, rub-on

Thanks so much for stopping by today!