Happy Valentine’s Day! There’ll be lots of hearts, flowers and chocolates passed around today. My family owns an Italian restaurant and Valentine’s night is always crazy busy, especially when the holiday falls on the weekend. My husband and my sons will go in early to prep and I won’t see them until the wee hours of tomorrow morning. The last time Chris and I celebrated Valentine’s Day as a couple was 16 years ago. It was the first year we were open and he called me around 10PM and asked me to get dressed to come up to the restaurant. He had a table decorated just for us. We sat down to a nice quiet dinner after the rush and he served an entree named for me…the Steak Wendy! It’s an 8 oz. filet topped with his own crabmeat au gratin sauce and garnished with three large shrimp sauteed in garlic butter. It was beautiful! It’s still one of the most popular items on our menu and I love the love story behind it.
Today’s post is part of the Hearts and Flowers Video Hop! In each video we will be sharing projects with hearts and flowers to get you inspired for spring crafting.
Some of the videos in the hop will offer a giveaway, so be sure to check the description boxes for instructions on how to enter for your chance to win. I’m offering a set of pre-cut Vintage Valentine images from Taylormadecards4u.com, cut using my Silhouette Cameo, as the prize for my channel.
Leave me a comment in the comments section below the video on YouTube telling me what kinds of videos you’d like to see in the future…card making, mixed media techniques, projects or art journaling – tell me your favorite! The hop lasts through Thursday, February 20th. giving you plenty of time to watch and comment on each video. Prize winners will be announced by February 25th on each individual channel and a list of all the winners will posted on the Taylormadecards4u.com/blog.
I’m always on the lookout for a “new to me” card design and I recently discovered the Impossible card. (Check out the new card kit at Club Scrap highlighting an impossible card design!)
It turns out that it’s super simple to create and you can easily adapt the base for any size card you want. I picked out some of the images from the Vintage Valentine set and I’ve sized them to fit on 5×7 inch card bases. Watch the video for details on how to create this design and how easy it is to adapt the size! ( The decorative panel pieces for the cards I created are one 2¼ x 3 ¼, one ¾ x 3 ¼, two 4¼ x 1½ and one 4 x 1¼)
The first card highlights a stencil technique using Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls mica powder. It’s the perfect combination to add a little shine to your project! (All supplies will be listed at the end of this post).
I used another stencil technique to decorate the panels on this card with Perfect Medium pens!
This sentiment is perfect for your favorite “galentine”!
I am in love with this card! That secretary image is just adorable and I found a stencil and stamp image in my stash to complement the theme.
I used this limited edition panagram stencil from Club Scrap, applied the new Deco Foil Transfer gel duo and embossed with gold Deco Foil for a fun foiled design!
This card would be perfect for your favorite teacher…mine happens to me my mom!
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous channels and be sure to leave comments on YouTube for a chance to win more prizes!
Monica Taylor https://youtu.be/J7miBF6SqKk
Janie – The Craft Princess https://youtu.be/iiBJAFJnDe8
Jeanie Ellis https://youtu.be/HEIUulZhp0A
Mynn Kitchen (On A Stampage) https://youtu.be/25u8F3cltgY
Brandi Mahon (Stamp Me Some Love) . https://youtu.be/697qOnxSCN4
Karen Bolton https://youtu.be/-H74Lil4OAE
Annalisa Gibson: https://youtu.be/Int0GV6M-sM
Creative Pixie Designs https://youtu.be/d7XTDIvZ0qE
Debbie J’s Crafting Corner https://youtu.be/z-IkE7Zu1BM
Renee Moran https://youtu.be/8FxMuU6s4OE
Amanda – Rise and Procraftinate – https://youtu.be/tNGn0uFlGag
Jennifer Holder Schoolcraft https://youtu.be/kGZUnChTC40
Wendy Chapman Bellino https://youtu.be/cIMuXDxv11s
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Valentine’s Day!
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