Well my husband will just have to get two cards this Valentines day, as I fancied making another one today (and I rather fancy him too, so that works well!) The kids are off school, and all playing happily, so I grabbed my chance!
I wanted to have a go at a staggered string of bunting (and couldn't resist adding little buttons to some of the flags). I made a floating flag pole, by folding a section at the bottom of one of the poles, and putting it through a slit in the inner card layer.
I tied in with quite a few challenges today, including:
Basic Grey Challenges, to use your favourite things... bunting and buttons definitely!! I also used Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper pad.
CASE Study, who had a brilliant Love/Valentines card as inspiration,
Cute Card Thursday, who had a Love Struck themed challenge,
DCM, who had a Love is in the Air themed challenge,
and finally Papertake Weekly Challenge, who asked for Hearts and/or flowers.
As well as the Basic Grey papers, I also used Tim Holtz's idea-ology Kraft Resist paper, and the following Sizzix dies: Pop 'n Cuts card base, with the Label insert, 'Scallops' and 'File Tabs' On the Edge dies, Decorative Strip 'Mini Paper Rosettes' and 'Flagpole with Lantern & Sign', Sizzlit 'Phrase, Love', Movers and Shapers Label and Ribbon dies, and Stampin' Up Sizzix 'Bigz Alphabet Typeset' for the 'I' and 'U'. (phew!)
(A little later...)
Many thanks to Karen Berniston from Sizzix, for adding this card to her latest 'Pop[up] Spotted' post on her blog, 'I'm not left-handed' - here - feel very flattered!