Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grandma's Cookies

     This may not look like a typical Valentine card but I assure you, as a very knowledgeable Nana of 6 and Great-Nana to 2, that home baked cookies are the favorite Valentine treat of any grandchild and a huge number of "favorite grandma" points can be scored with a simple plate of them every February 14!  :-D

     The image (from Paper Nest Dolls) is actually intended as a Christmas image, supposedly Mrs. Claus, but I modified it a bit by covering up a sprig of holly in the image and it worked perfectly for a child's Valentine.  Since it's a new image for me which I got just this month, I wanted to find a way to use it without having to wait for Christmas to roll around again.

     I colored her face, hand, hair, and the plate of cookies with my ProMarkers, then paper pieced her dress, apron, shoes, and bonnet.   The holly sprig I mentioned was originally on her apron and it's covered with one of the paper-piecing bits.

     I cut the image with a die from Spellbinders, then cut the card front with the same die and inlaid the image, backing the entire card front inside with darker pink CS.  Die cutting the card front and doing an inlay is a new technique for me and for my first time using it, I think it turned out pretty well.

     I printed the sentiment, matted it with a scrap of the plaid dp and layered it on at the bottom of the card.  The pink bow was white but I 'dyed' it with a pink ProMarker to match the CS as best I could.  There's also embossing and piercing around the image.

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     The more I look at this card, the more I love it and am impressed with the new die cutting technique.  I'm sure you'll see lots of it from me in the future.   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jackie T said...

Hi Connie this is a gorgeous card I love the image you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, very clever idea and I am sure the grandchildren will love their Valentine cookies too. Love this card.
Linda xxx

Michelle N. said...

Love what you did with that image-great way to use a favorite over and over again! Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs!

jimlynn said...

You don't even have to be a grandchild to love grandma's cookies! Precious card and really like the technique you did with the die. Cute image and looks just like a grandma.

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is adorable and I love the pink and green combo. hugs, Teresa

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous, love the fab

*Vicki* said...

AWE!! She is so so cute Connie!! I love the paper piecing on her dress along with your wonderful die cut/inlay frame with her! :) Beautiful card! HUGS

Brenda said...

I love that you used Christmas image. If you hadn't told, I never would have known. She is darling and your paper piecing is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Simply Angelic Crafts said...

Fab project thanks for joining us at Colour Crazy Challenge, Good luck, hugs Aly (DT)

The Crafty Critter said...

I love the inlay! I have never tried this technique before, but now I think I must! Beautiful card!

Susan Sudbury said...

Wonderful paper piecing on this sweet Valentine!! I love how you've changes the season that the image is meant for with a small alteration! Thanks for sharing this with us at Creative Fingers this time around!
Susan - DT

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the paper piecing.
Thanks for playing along at In The Pink this time. Good luck.
Debs xx

Crafting Andy said...

What a great idea. And I can imagine the cookies will definately go down a treat. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER way to use a stamp and what a great image, love the colours and the frame.

Glenda Atkins said...

Grandma cookies are the best, no question! Adore your card,beautiful frame and a delightfully coloured image.

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous in her fabulous paper pieced outfit. Thanks for joining the Paper Nest Dolls Challenge! Karen N (DT)

Unknown said...

Super card makes me want to go eat a cookie. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge . Helen DT

Crafting Belle said...

Super cute card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx