Stick a fork in me, I’m done.  My Valentine’s Day crafting is officially over for another year.  This week I’ll box up my Valentine’s themed craft goodies and put them away in the closet until after Christmas this year.  I’ll be a little sad to see my stuff go but I only have so much visible space and seasonal items take up too much valuable real estate in my craft room when I don’t need them.

I haven’t had many Valentine’s Day projects to share with you as I mostly mass produce just a couple of designs for each “holiday” but here is a “masculine” (well, kinda – it is a Valentine) card in two different patterns (using Basic Grey Blush – it’s my go-to for masculine Valentines):

I like the striped paper better but I like the “Ocean Tides” ribbon on the first card more than the brown on the second card…

The balloons were paper pieced.  I’m a bit intimidated by large, solid areas when it comes to using my Copics so I wimp out and paper piece the white space.

I need to de-Valentine my room in the next day or two and then change my inspiration station back into a display for my newest acquisitions. (lots of Echo Park paper and Penny Black stamps – I’m keeping an eye out for a Whipper Snapper sale…almost hope there isn’t one soon because it will KILL my craft budget)

Supplies Used:

Cardstock: PTI Ocean Tides, SU Chocolate Chip
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey Blush
Stamps: Penny Black Hedgehog Kisses
Accessories: PTI Ocean Tides Ribbon and Button, Basic Grey Button, Offray ribbon, Nestabilities Dies, scor-tape, Copics