Explore the Universe

Aliens, Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Good Morning. We have a few more Valentine cards we’ve been working on. We have been busy with orders so I haven’t taken the time to blog. Sometimes there is just too much to do!

Image: Pink card on a black background with two green aliens sitting inside a pink spaceship with a tiny pink heart in the space above them. The words above them say, “Let’s explore the universe together.”
Image: Closeup of card above
Image: Pink Valentine card with green aliens on a white background.

Stamp Links:

G362 Alien Love. E338 Exlpore Universe. A186 Solid Heart. A188 Stitch Heart

Another Like you a Watt

Cutting Dies w/ matching stamp, Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Good Morning. We have another Valentine card this morning with a sale to go with it! If you order the lightbulb stamp ( or for that matter any Stamp greater than $9.25) you can purchase the lightbulb Cutting die at 50% off. Just enter code lightbulb. Code will be good until Feb 14th.

Stamp links:

G337 Lightbulb

D301 Like Watt

E274 Happy Valentine’s Day

Feb 4, 2022 – Owl Download

Card Kits, Download, Valentine's Day

Hello! We have another fun Download that we have added to our website. I found this one super fun! Here are the five cards that I made. Again, I kept it simple so I could do them in a short amount of time. Enjoy!

Download Link:

D246 Owl Valentine

Feb 3, 2022- Day Filled

Valentine's Day

Hope this post finds you all warm and safe. It seems a lot of the USA is getting snow! We have a clear sunny but cold day here in Wisconsin. Working on some Valentine cards. Enjoy! Don’t mind my crooked stamping – some days are like that!

Stamp Links

GG53 Solid Truck

A190 Tiny Heart

F313 Day Filled w Love and Sweetness

Valentine Download

Download, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Morning! We have been working on some cards kits or downloads as we call them. It is something that you purchase for a small fee and then download and print yourself. Usually we print on some type of white card stock. You can then color and cut out and make five cards adding additional paper and accessories.

As you can see, I kept the cards all very similar to make it quick and easy. That was the objective- to quickly make cards. It was so much fun! I had these five cards in within a short period of time. Super Fun! I hope you enjoy!

Download Link:

Owl I Think About is You Download

Feb. 1, 2022 – Stitched hearts

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

A sweet Valentine’s card today. Hope everyone is staying warm. ❄️ Stamp links are below!

E274 Happy Valentine’s Day

C320 Handmade Card,

A186 Solid Heart and A188 Stitched Heart

Dull gloss paper link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Pink card stock paper link > http://thepapercut.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=TPC&Product_Code=A2SC403&Category_Code=SCPKPUR

January 28, 2022 – Owl Valentine

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Back with Valentine’s! On this card, the heart border on the left was created with A190 Tiny Heart stamp. The owl was colored with alcohol ink markers. Don’t look too close to the words! I was using dull gloss paper and my hands had some lotion so I smudged it a bit when I was glueing the pieces together. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

Copic Markers: E37 Sepia, E55 Light Camel, R32 Peach, E93 Tea Rose, Y17 Golden Yellow

Artist’s Loft Markers: E10 Mocha, B2 Ice Blue

The ribbon holes were created with EK Success Vertical Slot punch.

Have a great weekend!

January 25, 2022 – Another owl!

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good morning, happy Tuesday and thank you for all the messages and well wishes!

We have another Valentine owl card because it is just so much fun to color. And the books can be colored to match whatever card stock paper is used. Anyone else really into Valentines this year? Mostly it passes without much notice but this year, all things pink and red!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card, A190 Tiny Heart

White paper is dull gloss – link here > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

This paper has a high risk of smudging! Use a waterproof ink pad and be sure if you touch the paper that your hands are clean and dry! I love the look of it but really need to be careful when handling because it does take a long time to dry. I’ll even leave my images to dry overnight before returning to color with the alcohol ink markers.

Brown owl sitting on stack of two pink books. Background paper is pink with white polka dots. White ribbon is on left of card and tied in a knot.
Two Valentine cards with owls, hearts, and asking “Hoo will be my Valentine?”

Links to additional stamps used on cards below: A186 Solid Heart, HH21 Scallop Border, DD66 Valentine Fun Cube

Three Valentine cards with owls, hearts, and asking “Hoo will be my Valentine?”. One card is on red card stock and two are on pink card stock.

January 24, 2022 -Hoo will Be?

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Evening! Here is another Valentine card. I got a good report from my surgeon today which was reassuring because one knee is further behind than the other and I was worried. So all is well!

Stamps: E256 KB’s Bookish Owl, C226 Hoo will be my Valentine?, C320 Handmade Card A186 Solid Heart

Friday, January 21, 2022 – Hoo will Be?

Dull Glossy Paper, Owls, Valentine's Day

Good Morning! Valentines Day is coming up soon so we thought to do a Valentines card. Someone asked a bit ago if we had any projects going. And we always do! The day after my surgery we had our counters in the kitchen replaced and then a new back splash. I planned it good. I didn’t do any work- the kids and Kevin did it all.

Old counters and backsplash
The kids tiling!
Finished!

Stamp Links:

C226 Hoo will Be?

E256 Bookish Owl

Key to my heart – Jan. 8, 2022

Dull Glossy Paper, Valentine's Day

Good morning and happy Saturday! Anyone thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day?

On this card I stamped the key in pink on dull gloss paper for the background. The scalloped heart is from a Marvy punch but another option would be this heart layering kit > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/mini-heart-layering-set-mn-hrt-lyr-set

Stamp links are below!

C299 Key to my heart > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c299-key-to-my-heart-c29-key-to-my

C298 Heart Key > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c298-heart-key-c29-hrt-key

C320 Handmade Card > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/c320-handmade-card-inside

Dull Gloss Paper link > https://shopec.com/shop/ols/products/dull-glossy-paper

Sadly, we don’t have the scalloped rectangle cutting die anymore but it might be available elsewhere. 😩🙂

Hope everyone is staying warm this winter!