An Electric Connection and Happy Mail Love For Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day friends!  Today is the day all about hearts and love!  Although I’ve already sent out my Valentine cards, I have a couple of lovely individuals who take a peek at my blog from time to time…so I have to wait until they’ve received their cards before I share them here!😉  It’s somewhat hard to “hide” my crafting since hubby’s now retired! LOL  So here’s the cards I made:

I just KNEW the minute I saw this Taylored Expressions Love Lights Stamps & Stencil Combo set that it was something perfect for making cards for my retired electrician hubby!  This set also coordinates with other products and so I started by foiling the TE Foil It-Love Lights panel and then ink blending with the stencil set.  I had to use blue as this is hubby’s favorite color.  So I’ve used the TE Sprinkles and Potato Chip inks.  The cardstock is TE Sprinkles. (I used softer tones for the Valentine feel.)  I also used the coordinating TE Mini Strips-Watt’s Up sentiment set that was silver heat embossed over the TE Sprinkles cardstock and cut out with the TE Mini Strips-Asymmetrical Die.  I just love the punny sentiments that go with this set!

The tiny light bulb for the accent I used actually came from a TE ‘freebie’ with one of my orders, so I die cut the light bulb with white glitter cardstock and lightly sponged some yellow ink in the center.  I die cut the center and bottom of the bulb with silver brushed cardstock and glued it onto the light bulb.  I die cut a circle from some vellum and also sponged this with yellow ink and glued the light bulb on top of it and attached it to the side of the card nestled with the sentiment strips that were popped up with foam tape.  He will have gotten this one this morning.

And here’s another card that I sent to someone very special!  It’s a simple card, but wow it was so much fun to create with using the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Happy Mail Love card kit! (Looks like it’s still available at the time I’m writing up this post, but not sure how long it will stay available.)  I so love those CUTE Doodlebug products and there are so many of them including the stamp set that goes together in this kit!  I wanted to play some more with it, but I have so many other things to focus on so I’ll have to come back to it later! LOL

I’ve used the Doodlebug background papers from the kit and cut it out with a Lawn Fawn Cross-Stitch die and also cut a strip of ‘grass’ with green cardstock at the bottom using the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die.  The heart papers were attached over a red piece of cardstock from the kit and layered onto a top folding A2 white card base.  The grass border was attached over the red cardstock and heart background papers.  This gave me the room to take the CUTE Doodlebug LOTS OF LOVE Odds and Ends Ephemera die cut shapes to create my scene with!  This pack came in the kit and there are SO many pieces!  I’m sure you could go on and on making cards!  The bird and bunny die cuts were popped up with foam tape.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I’ve taken my glitter brush pen to all of the hearts on the images and the cheeks on the cloud.

I think these cards did what was intended which was to create smiles during this cold winter season!  Sure hope that it has done the same for you as well!😉  Wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day with all of my heart!❤  Thanks for stopping in and I’ll be seeing you soon!

Challenges:

  1. Moving Along With the Times – Love/Anniversary/Wedding
  2. Creative Inspirations – With Love
  3. The Paper Funday – Anything Goes optional ‘Hugs & Kisses’
  4. 613 Avenue Create – Anything Goes optional ‘Whimsical Valentine’
  5. Everybody Art – Love and/or Heart
  6. Try It On Tuesday – ‘All Loved Up’
  7. Cardz 4 Guys – ‘Love’ cards
  8. Little Red Wagon – Be My Love/Valentines

Huge thank you to those that keep the challenge blogs going!

39 thoughts on “An Electric Connection and Happy Mail Love For Valentine’s Day!

  1. Wow, I love your electric card. That’s an awesome stamp/stencil set. The foiling and colors are amazing. Perfect for your hubby. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create.

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  2. So gorgeous Vicki and love punny sentiment and the gorgeous soft colours in the background and glittery light bulb, fanatstic card, then we have the cute and adorable, so sweet..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. Your Valentines card for your husband is brilliant Vicki love the foiling and the soft colours,the sentiment panels are fantastic, Your second card is adorable.

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  4. Vicki, your card for Hubby is perfect! How wonderful that you used a non-traditional, but super masculine, blue and yellow combo for it. How ever did you manage to find that exact stamp set? You did a fabulous job coordinating all the bits and pieces. I know he’s going to love it. 😀 Your sweet little snail-mail man is precious and I love your color combo for that one, too.

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  5. I love you a watt couldn’t be more perfect for your electrician hubby’s valentine card! I love that one, but I also love the 2nd card too with all those adorable smiling faces in each element! If that card doesn’t bring smiles, nothing will! Cuteness all over the place today! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the mister!

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  6. Your first card is fun, unique and so very creative. Great stamps, great sentiment and love those heart lightbulbs. Super adorable second one Vicki x.

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  7. That light bulb card is perfect for our challenge….I know it made some guy smile!! Thanks for playing along with our “LOVE” challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Way to go pulling off a masculine “Love” card!!

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  8. Hi Vicki,
    2 wonderful cards and brilliant designs too.
    The first one is a perfect design for your hubby as he was an electrician.and it’s such a brilliant design and such wonderful creatifity as well.
    The second is a very cute and swet design also but I must say my fave is your first.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

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  9. You have made a beautiful ‘electric’ valentines card using a lovely design… Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Moving Along With The Times, good luck and hope you will join us again next month.
    Diane Louise, Team Leader at MAWTT xx

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  10. These cards are a really fun take on Valentine’s Day. I think the electric one is very clever and interesting. I’m going to have to remember that when I want to go a little less traditional. Thanks for sharing these with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

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  11. What a fantastic card for your hubby ! Your electric card is very interesting and just amazing! Very lovely design and great colours. This card is really an unique and a very special one as well.
    Your second card is so different but it´s so adorable. I love this bunny mailbox man. This wonderful designed card really makes me smile.
    Thank you very much for joining the EAC challenge.
    Hugs Uschi

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  12. Splendidly charming cards, dear Vicki. I especially adore the awesome lightbulb-filled design of the first. Maybe it is because winter is still going strong here in BC (in fact we are currently in the midst of another super chilly cold snap), but the more light the merrier in my books!

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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