Friday, February 8, 2019

Puppy and Cupid Valentines

     I have to get this post written up very quickly before the feline fur babies awake and see me posting something featuring a puppy!  Here are two more of the Valentine cards I've done by recycling vintage Valentines from the box I found hidden under who know how many tons of supplies when the craft room was getting packed up and reorganized.

     I especially love these two and put in quite a bit of work on them.  Let's start with the puppy.

     Starting from the card base and working upward, the background dp came from Paper House, trimmed to fit the front of an A2 size card.  I had some lovely, glittered ribbon scraps in my stash which I think came from Crafty Ribbons.

     I dug out a set of doily dies from Spellbinders, and cut alternating layers of white and pink doilies (all cut from scraps), offsetting them as best I could.  Once all those were layered together with foam tape, I added the hand cut puppy to the top of the stack.  

     I added one of my signature bows to the bottom of the card front and called it finished.


     Here's the second card with a sweet cupid image.

     I put silver glitter on his wings, and I used a rectangle die from QuicKutz top cut the image from the front of the old card, then inked the edges with ProMarkers to enhance the distressed look.  I 'dyed' a white doily with a dark brown ProMarker so that the image piece would pop.  I had two scraps of ribbon, one in hot pink and the other a golden brown.  I decided to put the doily between them and then wrap them around a piece of background dp (also Paper House.)

     The image went on top and I make a double bow but sewing two hand crafted bows together.  The final touch was a tiny, epoxy flower in the bottom corner of the image.  I hand wrote the sentiment in the opposite corner.

Aloha Friday
Brown Sugar
Crafter's Castle
Crafty Calendar
Crafty Catz
Creative Fingers
Happy Craft
If You Give a Crafter...
Time Out

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie  


Lori Kobular said...

Both of your Valentine's Day cards are beautiful! I love the dog on the first one and I love the Victorian look of the second one!

Donna Ellis said...

Cute Valentines, Connie! Your brilliant colors and sweet designs are beautiful! Hugs, de

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love your fabulous vintage look - the colors are stunning!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Maud's Creations said...

Connie, the puppy one is so so cute. You have put In amazing amount of effort, loved them both, the design is perfect. Thank you for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

Sue Crease said...

Another adorable card. Thanks for sharing at A Gem of a Challenge this week

Monica C. said...

Lovely cards! I have enjoyed seeing your recycled cards. Great project.

*Vicki* said...

Awe!! Really love that sweet Valentine pup and your pretty die cut panels behind him! Great idea for recyling cards too! These are both so pretty and fun!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Daffodil Cards said...

Both so different, but, VERY effective and beautiful, great upcycling too.

Ann-Marie said...

Lovely sweet cards, love the vintage look. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting and hope you will join us again.

Take care,

Ann-Marie (DT)

Gina's Cards said...

Such a gorgeous vintage card. Love the design. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck!
Gina xx

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!! Great recycling of your old stash, these vintage images are really beautiful!! Love the super cute puppy on the gorgeous doilies and that cupid pop out so well from your card design!!

Di said...

Two really lovely cards Connie. I do like the traditional cupid - don't seem to see those on cards much these days. And of course I totally fell for the darling puppy! So cute and I love how you offset the background of doilies - clever idea!


Di xx

Linda Mc Enery said...

I love the idea of repurposing your vintage find, and I LOVE the vintage images! Super designs on both cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

sandie said...

What a clever use of your stash! I love the glitter on the wings of the fairies for the Time Out card, And super idea to use the pro maker on the doily to match the image. Plus I like th way you incorporated the 2 ribbons, a fab vintage card and thanks for joining Time Out

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Crafting Andy said...

Both great cards. But the puppy one wins my heart. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

Gerda said...

What a lovely Valentine cards!! Love the vintage image and the sweet puppy image!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love the doilies and die cuts. Adorable puppy. Hugs, Teresa

Suzi Mac said...

Two adorable cards. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge, good luck

Michelle said...

Hope your cats didn't catch you posting this puppy card lol - This is just simply lovely - Thank you for joining us at Penny's this week and good luck - Michelle x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Such cute cards! Thanks for linking to Cut it Up.

What love song inspired your creations??


CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at penny's paper crafty challenge this week.

NickScrapShack said...

Beautiful cards! Love all the layers you used. Sweet images too.
Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ challenge this week. Best of luck! Nick

D.L. Walls said...

I adore Vintage Valentine's images and these are just precious; especially the Cupid. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and hope to see your creations again soon. Donna - DT Member

Furrbster said...

Aw that little puppy is incredibly sweet,

Thanks for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Debra Davison said...

Beautiful vintage-styled Valentines !! Hope your felines didn't figure out you were making a puppy card !! Thank you so much for linking up to the IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE Challenge. We hope you will come back again !! Debra Davison / Design Team

Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Cute card; love the sparkle! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s February Challenge! –Tasha ☺

Jonnece said...

Fabulous card and adorable image. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Love or Valentine sentiment” challenge over at Aud Sentiments.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Aud Sentiments Challenge)

Alka said...

Very beautiful card,Thank you for joining us at If you give a crafter a cookie, Love to see you again with your beautiful card. All the best for this challenge. DT ALka