Sunday, February 14, 2016

HERD-FULL WISHES

My granddaughter, Stella, is a girl with many many interests. As a grandma who doesn't see her in person all that often, it is difficult to keep up with all that thrills her. On a recent visit, however, she seemed to be especially enamored of word clouds/thought bubbles. 

So, when it came time to create her Valentine, I wanted to incorporate them into my card. What better way to do so than by having a comical herd send their wishes via word clouds. 

A few years ago, Stampin' Up! released a cute Valentine-making set that included a line of conversation hearts. While the hearts looked cute all in a line, I wanted to release them from their static positions, so proceeded to cut the hearts all apart and mounted them each on their own individual wood blocks. They are ever so more useful this way. 

One of the most fun (funnest??) cards I created using these hearts can be found in this post. If you don't feel like clicking on the link, here is a photo of the card I am referring to: 


Anyway, I digress. Back to Stella's Herd-Full Wishes card. 

Here is Stella's Valentine from Grandma and Grandpa:


I stamped each of the hearts in a different color on scraps of Whisper White cardstock. I then used the retired framelits to cut each of them out. Popping them up with Dimensionals above the herd got that greeting right out there.

NOTE: Since birds don't talk, the little birdie simply sang his greetings. <smile>


To follow through with the word bubbles, I stamped a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit on white, and cut it out with a different Framelit. Popped up inside the card, it was the perfect greeting.


I am so excited to report that we were able to "deliver" Stella's Valentine to her in person last night!

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU
FROM ME -- 
AND THE HERD!

Thoughtful
Smiles.



8 comments:

  1. Those are so cute. I love both of them.

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  2. So creative and cute - bet your granddaughter really liked it! Blessings, Janet

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  3. Cute! I think I can use some stamps I own to recreate this idea. Thank you!
    Blessings, Leigh

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  4. So lovely! The gumball machine one is so creative too! x #FridayFrivolity

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  5. OH my gosh. I love the candy machine! SO cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. This is adorable beyond words. I love your creativity and your love for your granddaughter!!

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  7. These are the cutest cards I've seen you make, yet! Thanks for linking up with us at #FridayFrivolity again!

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  8. I love the gumball machine full of wishes!! Cute! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!

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