Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love Tree Valentines

Hello everyone!!  What a crazy week end....we have Timewarner Cable and it was doing stupid stuff all last week!! The repair man finally came today and now I have Internet...WOOT!! After he left, the microwave gave a belch and then died....since bad things happen in threes, I'm waiting for number 3 to attack...LOL!!! I did get most of my Christmas stuff put away....we waited to take down everything till after my sister and her family left. I can only handle one project at a time...must be my advanced age...LOL!!! Anyway....

I have been making Valentines for the Grands....I just love the cute Love Tree Die set from Taylored Expressions!! It works for either boy or girl cards, love cards, anniversary cards, or Valentines.

Alcohol ink was spattered on the background and I used washi tape under the tree. 

Two trees were white and one red. The hearts on the white tree were cut off and then the white tree trunk was glued over the red tree. The tree was popped up with foam dots...pretty easy for a fun look!! The white thread and button finish it off.

My next tree was created the same as the first only with Strawberry Milkshake card was also popped up with foam dots.  The Love sentiment die from the same set was cut from Cherry Pop and Strawberry Milkshake cardstock and layered to create a shadow effect. 

One of the TE Skinny Mini Borders dies was used to cut the scallop and the Baker's Twine is the finishing touch.

My last card was created a little differently....I used the negative space created when the Strawberry Milkshake tree was cutout for the hearts on the second card. Lollipop cardstock was adhered to the back and the white hearts from the first card were inserted into the negative space (a little bit of glue was used in the space before the heart was inserted). The Love diecut was adhered over the tree trunk. 

The bottom edges of the patterned paper and the white cardstock base were both cut with the TE Small Scallop Border and the ribbon and Baker's Twine were the only embellishments. 

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day, be safe, warm, and get a little inky!!!

Supply List: 
Taylored Expressions Dies: Love Tree, Skinny Mini Borders, Small Scallop Border
Paper: Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake, Cherry Pop (TE), White (PTI), Lovebugs 6x6 paper pad  (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink: Red Pepper Alcohol Ink (Adirondack)
Accessories: Baker's Twine ( The Twinery), Ribbon (SU) Heavy Thread (Joanne's), Button (PTI), Corner Rounder Punch (SU), Washi Tape (Doodlebug Designs)


VanessaB said...

wow! such fun fantastic cards. i love those heart trees. so cute :)

Lyn said...

Oh I love these to bits thanks for sharing

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so super cute.

*Vicki* said...

Hi Joan!! Just poppin in to say how ADORABLE these cards are!! LOVE that tree with the hearts!! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, those trees are so pretty Joan. I didn't think I liked that die, but now I want it! :)