Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Design Team Creative Challenge: Valentines!

Hello, friends! Happy Tuesday to you! Sorry for my absence these last few days. We spent the weekend putting away our Christmas decorations, which took up much more time than I'd planned! Also, Kyle and Megan both went to the Silver Bells dance Saturday, so there were some emergency wardrobe issues to attend to! :) Anyway, I've been busy stamping and have some projects to share with you over the next few days!

In 2011, MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy.  Our Design Team Creative Challenge will be a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme or product.  This month, we asked the team to get creative for Valentine's Day.  It's a great occasion to get crafty, and put your supplies to good use.  Are you ready to get some ideas for your Valentine's Day gifts?  Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of participants to see everything from cards to gift ideas and everything between.

Here's my project -- a Valentine card that doubles as a gift card holder!


I used papers from the State of the Heart collection by My Mind's Eye.  On the front I inked up the image and a sentiment from the adorable PI set, A Cart Full of Friends. I replaced the friends with a felt heart. :) I paper pieced her dress, arm and sleeve, and I colored the rest of the image with Copics. I also popped the wagon up on some of Jody's Dimensional Boosters, which you can find here.


Inside I used the image and sentiment from the PI set, Love You With All My Heart. When it comes to Valentines and sweetness, you just can't overdo the Pure Innocence, right?  ;)


The papers along the side are sewn on just three sides, so it becomes a pocket for a gift card.   


I hope you're inspired to start on your own Valentine projects! Don't forget to visit Kim's Blog for more inspiration from the MFT DT! :)

Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a great day!

Christina

16 comments:

Susie said...

Totally love this. I want to make one for John!

Melody said...

Cute! Love the heart in the wagon and the side pocket for the gift card!

Kelli said...

How FUN! is this!!!!!! I LOVE teh side pocket idear my friend!!! Excellent and COOOKIES!!!! NUMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

Inge said...

What a great idea Christina! And how cute is the little heart in the girls wagon:-D

Joanne B. said...

What cute product pairings, love the GIANT heart in the wagon!

Kathy Martin said...

Super sweet! Love the sentiment flag!

Michele Boyer said...

Great idea for incorporating a gift card!! And SO sweet too! :)

Linda said...

this is the cutest card-lovin it!

Barbara said...

Fabulous, Christina! Love that heart in the wagon!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is just the cutest! Kim

Julie said...

So stinkin' cute Christina! Love that felt heart in the wagon!

Lisa H. said...

sooo cute! love that heart in the wagon and we ♥ cookie cakes!

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS!!

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute card. I love the heart in the wagon.

Star Ark Creativity said...

I love the stamps you use on this card and the color.

Jessie/knightrone said...

I LOVE this!! Yummy felt heart, and I LOVE the giftcard!!