Thursday, February 10, 2011

Not Your Everyday Valentine's Day Cards

Can the post title be any longer? Sorry, when I kinda get something in my head, even if it is too long, I can't let it go. Anyhoo, I'm back to show you what I was inspired to create from my smorgasbord of photos. Remember? This one...from yesterday...

Yep, LOTS of pink...LOTS of hearts...LOTS of cuteness! Well, my cards share a few of those attributes, but not maybe what you are expecting. Grab a cup of Joe and let me explain. Exhibit A...

We Have Chemistry

It certainly has a ca-ute sentiment, right? But maybe not the color scheme you are used to when you think love, hearts, and Valentine's Day. This card is in fact perfect for my hubby-pooh. I used the Jillibean Soup Atomic Soup Collection from the January FOTM it!!! And for a Valentine for your sweetie, it could work. Don't ya think?

I was inspired by 2 of the pics above...the top right and bottom right. The one on top had that retro, pretty pink wood grain, and the bottom had the banner...just the combo I was looking for. Lets move on...Exhibit B...

Hmmmmm....Where's the sentiment?

Uh-oh...I forgot the sentiment!!! Just kidding! I really did it on purpose, really! This was tough for me, I must confess. I kinda pride myself in the creative title area. I actually get a bit pompous when I think of a good one, but I challenged myself to create a card without a sentiment. I do, however, believe that this simple little cards says "love"...don't ya think? I used the Bella Blvd. Lovey Dovey Collection, and my my it is sweet. It is also from the January FOTM kit.

For this card, I was inspired by those oh-so yummy looking cookies in the center!! But instead of 1 simple heart, I add 2 more to make 3.

Hope I have inspired you to use some of your scraps from the January kits! Don't forget that even if the paper does not SCREAM pink, hearts, and love, you can still use them for a sweet valentine!




  1. Nice cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. i totally lvoe the "manly" vday card!!! very special and unique indeed!

  3. I loved reading how you gained creative inspiration from the photos in your collage. I could totally follow your train of thought, and I appreciate the peek into your design process. Thanks Frances!

  4. Georgeous cards, great inspiration!

  5. Love the inspiration collage. I am saving that one on my desktop for a Valentine Card I have to make. And your cards are too stinkin' cute!!!