Monday, January 30, 2012

You're Dino-mite!

Back today with another little valentine card idea. I love making little valentine's. I think it's the square shape. Plus, I always try to make them as close to 4x4", so I can make quite a few from a 12x12" piece of paper. I've been making these different *samples* for Sammy to pick out which one she wants to use for her preschool class. I'll need to find out if she can add a little treat or not. If she can, I'm leaning towards an idea that includes pink heart marshmallows and frogs. :)
I really like this one. I cut the card base on page 40 from the Elegant Edges
cartridge. The dinosaur is from the Create A Critter cartridge, cut at 2.75".
 The *word blurb* is the phrase feature on page 28 of Create A Critter.
 I used my cricut markers and set the size at 1.25". *You're Dino-mite*
is from the *Build a Valentine* set by My Craft Spot.
I popped up my little dino for added dimension. Let's
say you didn't add the heart-you could easily make this
into a birthday card. Just add it to a folded A2 card base.
For ALL of my valentines I make them postcard style.
I put the *To From* and any written message on the back. 
Tip: If you're new to adding Peachy Keen eyes to project, I thought
I would share how I do it. First, I use my Gypsy to *hide* the eye cut
or any other part of the face I want to stamp. I cut the layer that included the eye
cut for the dinosaur for a template. I layer that over the layer I actually
want to stamp, mark a dot with my pencil, and use the mark as a
guide for my *eye* placement.
I like to use the PK-760 Super Simple Eyes and Noses.
The eyes are really easy. I ink up one eye with Momento
black ink. Perfect for when you aren't wanting eyelashes
or eyebrows. Plus you can add the *highlight* anywhere
you want.
After I stamp the eye I go back with my white Signo
pen for the *highlight*. The final step is glossy accents.
Typed out it may seem like a lot of work, but it really isn't.

I hope the *tip* helps. If you would like to see a video on adding PK stamps to your project, Kimberly, at My Craft Spot has a great one HERE. Also, today is Monday, so that means it's challenge time over on the MCS blog. Today's challenge is *anything goes*. If you've never played along-this is your chance. Create something new this week and link it up HERE. :)


  1. Wow! This is SO adorable! Perfection as always!!!

  2. Oh my goodness, too cute!!
    Sherrie K

  3. So cute!! I love how you put the sentiment in the conversation bubble!

  4. This is so, so sweet! The card shape is just perfect with the dinosaur - and the little heart on his chest is such an adorable touch!