Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sweetheart - February Paper Trail

Welcome to the February Paper Trail blog hop! If you arrived from Karen's blog, Inky Fingers, you are on the right track! And didn't you love Love LOVE the cards she made with these papers?

This month we are featuring work created with Close to my Heart paper packet "Sweetheart." I think the combination of pinks, reds & blacks is just stunning. I particularly love the reverse sides that are black on black patterns. So cool & sophisticated!!

I decided to do up a couple of little Valentine gift card holders. You don't have to have a romantic love in your life to give or appreciate getting Valentine gifts. I think I'll be giving these to my daughters on Valentines day. I know they'll love them!

I chose the red plaid paper for the outside of this because I wanted to make it a bit less girly. On the flap is the reverse side of the same paper with edges sponged in red. I used the Sweetheart Level 2 Assortment which is the black polka-dotted epoxy stickers to embellish.

When open you'll find two pockets, one the perfect size for a Starbucks gift card (or any gift card of your choosing), and the other with a little insert to write a sweet note to the recipient. I love this style of GC holder. It has a very substantial feel to it.

This second GC holder is a simple tri-fold, embellished with sparkles and images stamped from the exclusive set that comes with the Sweetheart Workshop on the Go.

And again, my Starbucks gift card tucks nicely inside. So quick & easy!!

This last card is by my daughter, Alyssa. She wanted to show that the papers can be used very differently than the reds & pinks suggest. The blackish polka dotted paper at the top of this card is from the same packet as the first two items, but the card has an entirely different look. Great job, Alyssa!!

Thanks for stopping by. You're on your way to Erica's blog, From the Heart, now for some more great ideas. Just click on her blog name.