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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

With love From Me to You

Today I wanted to make a sweet Valentine's Day card for one of my bff's.  Of course, nothing says BFF like an image from Crafter's Companion Humphrey collection.  I wanted to give her a card with a handmade gift, so I decided to use my Crafter's Companion Ultimate Crafter's Tool to measure and score a card with a detachable bookmark.

The Ultimate Tool
 After choosing my patterned cardstock for the card base, I cut a 6x12" piece.  Using the scoreboard labeled BOXER, and the end labeled Box Lid, I scored at #9 from one end.  After folding the card in, I scored again at #9.  The short piece leftover is folded into the card, forming a three fold card, with the piece on the right as your bookmark.

Since the patterned cardstock, which was a leftover piece from another card, was so nicely embellished itself, I decided not to go with additional layers on the front.  I stamped and colored (with Copics, since I only have the Reds & Pinks from the Spectrum Noir Marker collection) my Humphrey image, then cut the scallop oval shape with my Nestabilities die and my Epic Six.  I framed it with coordinating purple paper.

I also stamped the sentiment from the same set, "With Love from Me to You", and hand cut it into a heart shape.  Emberllishing the card front with ribbon, I placed my image and sentiment on top, adding a touch of ink on the edges and a little bling.

On the inside, I layered some coordinating patterned paper on the inside, and a stamped sentiment about friendship.  The adjacent card inside has a shaped white layer for writing a message, with a tiny bit of ink and some embellishment.  You can see in the photo that to the far right is the back of my handmade bookmark.

The bookmark offers the sentiment "Earth Laughs with Flowers" by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and features two more stamps from Crafter's Companion, from the set Popcorn Bear "Thanks".  More ribbon at the top of the bookmark finishes off the handmade gift.

My card is being entered into the February Something Sweet Challenge at Crafter's Companion Challenge blog.  They are offering a sweet pize to one random winner! 


Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh this is sweet as can be-love your Humphrey design and bookmark
So glad you could share with us at
Crafters Companion Challenge

Stacy H-W said...

Pat I was getting concerned because you hadn't entered the CCC Something Sweet Challenge yet!! LOL You are so dependable. I LOVE this card with that cool book mark and I know you bff will love it too. Very cool project girl!! Thanks for joining in the challenge this month at Crafter's Companion USA Challenge Blog.
P.S. I really like your blog design. Stacy H-W

Holly said...

What a nice gift Pat! Your coloring on this sweet image is wonderful too!

Melissa said...

Humphrey is so sweet.

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

doce projeto feito por você!

LaJanette said...

Oh this is so super sweet! I am loving the image and the added sparkle is just perfect. What a great gift to give. Love that detachable bookmark idea; WAY FUN!

Thanks for playing along in the Something Sweet monthly challenge over at Crafter's Companion.

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Crafting with Amy said...

This card is just adorable. I love it. Thanks for joining us over at Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. Good luck.