I know that Valentine's Day is past, but I want to share the card that I made for my sweetheart!

I chose this darling image of a couple in a "romantic" gesture. It came from Apex Cuttable Designs. First I cut out the image from red card stock. I knew that I wanted to use just the outline of the image. However, this could prove confusing for the finished piece. Thus I used my Pazzles software to erase all the cut line of the image except for the "holes" between the two figures.

The Spaces Between Figures


I cut the black cardstock that "housed" the spaces to be just smaller than the finished card size. When I cut the image from red card stock I cut that slightly bigger than the black piece.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G


Next I added foam to the reverse of the red cut to raise the entire image.

Dimensional Foam


I carefully aligned the two pieces together. Adding the card front to a white base was the final pop it needed. I added a 3-dimensional umbrella. I designed this in Pazzles. It turned out perfectly!

True Love

And in case you were wondering . . . Here's a peak underneath the umbrella!

What kind of shoes do mice wear?
Squeakers!

Here is an adorable Valentine that Amanda created for Pazzles. All pieces of the valentine are made using the Pazzles' InVue, including the sentiment!! Yes, you use the Pen Tool to "draw" the text. You can make the mice your own creation by using supplies that you already have in your craft room. You'll see that I used a gem for the noses.



For the cut file and assembly directions, link to Pazzles post, Mice to Know You. As a side note, I used glue dots to assemble and attache my mice. I felt that using a hot glue gun would melt the chocolate.

Happy Valentine's Day.

How do you save a drowning mouse?
Use mouse to mouse resuscitation!

Here are some cards that I made recently.

First I will share a few Valentine's Cards that I made.

This is my favorite! The pears are made from a Spellbinders' metal die. I made it as a shaker card and the seeds shake around! I love it! It turned out great and it was hard to give away!

A Perfect Pear

Inside

This idea came from Desert Diva. It's a shaker card. The blender is from Apex Cuttable Design.

Shaker Blender

Side View

Another shaker card using a camera. I designed the cut file myself using my Pazzles' software.

Smile

Inside

Now let's switch ideas. I saw this on the web and replicated the idea by using the Pazzles. These are so stinkin' cute. Next time, I will make the chicks a bit smaller.

Here A Chick

There A Chick

Everywhere

A Chick Chick!

A picture blog for Valentine's Day.

The Best valentine of All-Time


A SON-shine Valentine


God's Valentine


For My Honey! Get it? "Honey"


For My Daughter


Simple and Sweet

Some elements are from The Cutting Cafe and Bird's Cards.

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I am using The Pocket Shaped Card set to make a card. It includes cut files and digital stamp files.

I did print some of the digital images to use in and on my pocket.

Cuts and Digital Stamps


I fussy cut the pile of hearts. I did machine cut individual hearts to layer on the pile. I used foam tape to raise some of those hearts for extra dimension.

A Whole Lot of Love!


I used the layers of the pocket to make an actual pocket for adding a note, gift card or a small treat.

Gift Card Inserted

Showing Pocket with Gift Card

I want to be able to write a message inside the card. I used my Pazzles cutter to make an "inline" (or smaller cut) of the bottom half of the card folder.

A Place to Write a Love Note?

A Whole Lot of Love. Happy Valentine's Day.

A Pocket Full of Love


Side View

My favorite artist comes through again! Today I am playing with Regina at The Cutting Cafe. Regina's cut files are fun and always easy to use. She has designed an adorable treat cup for Valentine's Day. The cut file includes a few digi stamps to dress up your creation. At the link Regina also has a video to walk you through assembling the treat cup.

The heart treat cup measures approximately 4 square inches. It is 1 inch deep so you can fill it with a variety of goodies! I chose to make my treat cup into a sucker.

Close Up

Close Up

Treat Cup

Treat Cup

The back is made with a handy slider to allow access to the candy.

Back -- Slider Closed

Back -- Slider Closed

Removing the Slider

Removing the Slider

This cut file includes an arrow to place on the top of your heart. You can see that at The Cutting Cafe website. Using the welding function in my Pazzles software, I combined the Tail of the Arrow with the piece for the Slider.

Slider Options

Slider Options

For this treat cup, you pull on the arrow's tail to remove the slider and access the candy.

Back Side

Back Side

Here is how it looks from the front.

Close Up

Close Up

Treat Cup Sucker

Treat Cup Sucker