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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Hearts and butterlies

This was one of my favourite Valentine's Day cards. I cased the idea, changed colours and added some things - but I cannot recall who did the original!
The colours are Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Pistachio Pudding. The punched out hearts (with small heart punch) are from 3 different paper packs: Retro Fresh from Occasions Catalogue (Coastal Cabana), Sweet Sorbet from Sale-A-Bration (Pistachio Pudding) and Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from Occasions Catalogue (Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake). Oh and there are couple of blushing bride card stock hearts there too.

The stamped hearts are from "Hearts a flutter" set - all stamped with Blushing Bride. The sentiment "kisses" is from a photopolymer set, as well as the arrow piercing the heart.

This would be one of those cards that you could easily make several fairly quickly - For me the longest time went for choosing the colours and papers :)

This second card is SO easy and the idea is cased from Shannon Jaramillo. If I recall, she used pool party and crumb cake as her butterfly colours. I just cut two different sized butterflies with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die using two designer series papers (both from the Sweet Sorbet set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue).
And since the larger butterfly has Crisp Cantaloupe as it's main colour, I chose that as my card base colour also.

The sentiment is stamped with Sahara Sand, but the stamp is not from Stampin'Up! It wishes "happy nameday" in Finnish (yes, we celebrate namedays too!). Most Finnish names are in our annual calendar. Each day has usually several names - names that are alike. My name day is October 13th. On your name day you get some small presents and you usually have a cake in the evening. I LOVE namedays - it's so easy to check when people have their namedays - just open your calendar, whereas with Birthdays you need to know when a person was born!

I know that namedays are celebrated also in Russia and other Scandinavian countries. I'm not sure if Germany celebrates them too... I guess I should do some research on that :-)

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