I didn't use the traditional red and white for Valentine's but I thought it came out cute anyway. I used Paper Studio note card that measures 5 1/2 x 6 inches.
The cute little Koala is on Page 30 of the Create a Critter 2 instruction booklet. I cut this image at 3 inches, along with all the pertinent layers. I chalked the edges and embossed the bow with Swiss dots. I added a few cute details and put wiggle eyes on. I decided to tie a bow around the neck like a stuffed animal.
The white layer is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. embossed with Cuttlebug Cross My Heart embossing folder. It's also on sale this week at JoAnn's
The pink layer is 4 7/16 x 3 7/16 inches, I wanted a little more pink showing.
The top patterned paper is 3 x 6 1/2 and the bottom layer is 2 x 6 1/2.
I cut a 1 inch strip of paper to go across the seam.It's embossed with the edge embossing folder that is included with the Cross my Heart embossing folder. I chalked the strip to give dimension to the hearts, plus a hint of color. I used a pink from my Pebbles Bright Basics collection.
I stamped the sentiment with Juniper Ink and cut it out. I also stamped the heart with XO, I wanted to put Happy Valentine's, but half the sentiment was hidden by the paw.
I attached the Koala with foam tape to add dimension and a few sparkle gems.
Here is a list of the products I used.
Close to My Heart Lollydoodle paper packet
Create a Critter 2 cartridge
Pink Sparkle gems
Stamp set from the Sarita Scrapbook Workshop
January's Stamp of the Month Cross Stitch Wishes
Hope you like it.
Lollydoodle is a new line of paper this year from Close to My Heart. There is a scrap booking and card making workshops available also. The gray was perfect for the Koala and I thought the Cotton Candy color added that Valentines feel to it. I think this would also make a cute birthday card. Trim the heart down a little and put a cupcake in the Koala's hand. Hmmm.. I think I am going to make that for my next female birthday card.