I am SO excited ! As I write this, my daughter and granddaughters are driving down from Fresno (about six hours away) to spend the weekend with me!!
I have been busy baking cookies and other goodies (stay tuned!) and making Valentine cards for them so we can celebrate early! They are 12 and 6 and such fun. The oldest one has been wanting to learn latch hook, so I got her a panda bear rug and we will have lessons this weekend! Pandas are her favorite thing this week! Actually that love has lasted the past six months – so hopefully she will love the rug. And the youngest will get a smaller sun and rainbow latch hook to do. Of course they both have to have similar gifts!
For their Valentine cards, I put my Silver Bullet Professional to work cutting a Scrappy Dew file called “Be Mine”. And I used one of Penny Duncan’s amazing shapelie files for the background. I thought these bears were so cute, so just accented them in different shades of pink and added dimension with foam tape.
In the closeup, you can see the shining eyes – they are accented with Glossy Accents, and the nose has black Sparkle Fluff to stand out! The paws and ears are accented with Distress Inks. And I double cut the paws so they would pop up a little.
I also used the Stardust pen to accent the letters and bow to give them some sparkle! I love bling!
My papers of choice are almost always from Paper Temptress – she has the BEST papers and service! And it was a perfect pairing with the Scrappy Dew file.
Here are the wrapped gifts with the cards, all ready for the girls to tear them open!!