Saturday, February 7, 2015

The Man's V-Day Card

Valentine's Day; it's only a week away and I have four VD/hearts/love themed challenges on my radar (Make My Monday, The Kraft Journal, Aud Sentiments, and STAMPlorations). Of course, getting my honey's card done was top priority. Any other Valentines I complete will just be gravy.

Here's the card I made for my man: I started out with the 24 SEVEN journal card as inspiration. This called for a larger card base, so I upcycled food packaging cardboard to make a 6" x 6" base.

 Paper layers, from bottom up:
  • stash paper, mini brown & blue floral
  • scrap paper in yellow Moroccan print & musical tissue paper
  • journal card dyed with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood Distress Stain and triple-edged with stain to add depth; initial journal card wasn't too sturdy after being stained, so reinforced back with a layer of Kraft paper (Holtz stains are available cheaply from Joann Stores during sales or with coupons)
  • gold adhesive arrow and twine glued into heart-shape over upcycled carpet pad netting
  • three layers of Recollections floral embellishments: pale mint green, yellow & green checked, and distressed black - tied with plastic straw-like material upcycled from gift packaging
  • finished off with one large champagne rhinestone, because I love the subtlety of champagne-colored bling

Entered in:
Make My Monday "Hearts and Flowers" challenge
The Kraft Journal's "Valentine's" challenge #209
Fairytale challenge #100 "Something with a heart"
The Crazy Challenge #190 "Love"
Naughty or Nice Challenge #12 "Love/Anti-Love"
Inspiration Destination "anything goes" challenge #19
Clear It Out Challenge "anything goes/anything goes"
Catch The Bug challenge "anything goes"
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper February 2015 challenge
Your Scrapbook Place February challenge "anything goes"
Crafting By Designs February Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes Challenge #169
Crafting From The Heart Anything Goes Challenge #45 
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #212 "With Love" - Winner!
Creative Fingers Challenge #66 "anything goes"
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #84 "Love Is In The Air"
Sisters of Craft February Anything Goes Challenge
Craft Your Passion Challenges #247 - February Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations challenge #124 "Anything Goes With a Twist of Hearts"
Creative Moments challenge #61 "Anything Goes/Love"
Scrapper's Delights challenge #40 "Anything Goes" 


  1. This is fabulous! I love your unique Valentine card! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Kraft Journal!

  2. Great colours and design. I love the string heart. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Marina DT

  3. Great job, very unique Valentine! Thanks for playing along at the Kraft Journal.

  4. Cute Valentine card. Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

  5. What an awesome male theme valentine card! Thanks so much for joining in at Your Scrapbook Place challenge! Cheeers, Holley

  6. Pretty card! Love the color combo! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge!

  7. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
    Milka GDT

  8. Beautiful card and lovely layout, thanks for joining us at Cc&Cc cheers Sue N x

  9. Gorgeous card and brilliant design. Thank you for sharing with us at CIO.

  10. Fabulous card thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination on this week's challenge
    Dianne x IDDT

  11. Great card, love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Naughty Or Nice Challenges, Jo x

  12. Great male valentine card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments, Gail DT

  13. Lovely card :) thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  14. A great male themed card, love the colours and all the upcycling, great imagination and design. Thanks for joining in with the sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT x

  15. What a lovely project! I love the colorcombo you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

  16. Great valentine's card with a masculine twist. Thanks for joining the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month!

  17. What a super idea! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Good luck in the draw. Please pop by later to find out the details of our next challenge.
    Happy Valentine's Day
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  18. Really beautiful card and thanks for joining in with our hearts and flowers challenge at MMM.
    Fliss DT x

  19. This is great how you were able to make a love card that also works so well as a masculine card! Such great colours and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

  20. Fabolous card. Love the details with the gold number, diecuts and layers. Thanks for playing at Scrappers Delight and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member xx

  21. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time

  22. I love the twine heart! Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place and best of luck!

  23. Fabulous card, love the layout and design. Thanks for joining in at Crafting By Designs Anything Goes in February. Mo xxx

  24. Love the non traditional color Valentine. Very nice, very masculine. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place

  25. Beautiful card! I love the use of stash materials to make something wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.