Good morning!

Okay, so Valentine’s Day is this coming weekend, and like many of you, I’ve been working on ideas for my own sweethearts.  I’ve procrastinated a bit which is why you haven’t seen much here at 5inkyfingers in the way of inspiration. Thank God for Pinterest! Of course there are oodles of cute ideas out there so my head has been spinning a bit with the possibilities, but I kept circling back to this cute heart set. When I paired it up with a couple of equally cute Paper Smooches sentiment sets I had no trouble putting together three distinctly different cards in no time.

So, let’s get started…maybe these will give the rest of the procrastinators out there a little last minute inspiration!

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My first card is a simple combination of circles and hearts but I tossed in a non-traditional Soft Sky ink and paper just to step away from the standard pink, red and brown for this one. The stamped panel is layered on Chocolate Chip and tied with bakers twine before getting attached to the card. The circles are layered up on dimensionals and the “friend” heart has a couple of dimensionals too. I finished this one off with a trio of rose colored nailheads.

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My second card begins with a Ridinghood Red base layered with a panel of Smoky Slate.
I trimmed one end of the Smoky Slate with some sparkly washi tape for a bit of sparkle on that side of the card.
The stamped panel is done in Basic Black and is trimmed out with glittery washi tape hearts and small red nailheads. The little banner tab at the top left is from Carta Bella’s Well Played 6×6 DP pad and the sentiment is stamped on white and popped up on dimensionals.

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My final card took a dip in the deep end of my washi tape bucket and came up pretty darned cute. I freely admit I have a LOT of washi tape but it sure comes in handy for this sort of thing. 4 simple bands of tape are adhered beginning at the open edge of the card and ending shy of the folded edge. From there I stamped the “love” and three little circle hearts and finished it off with a splashy Melon Mambo heart (hand trimmed) and three pink gems.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you all get your fair share of smooches, hugs and love from all the sweethearts in YOUR life!

Here’s the list of supplies for this week’s cards:

S: I {Heart} Hearts, Hero Arts Clear Type, Paper Smooches: We Connect and Simply Said, My Sentiments Exactly: Happy Valentine’s Day

P: Ivory, White, Natural Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Soft sky, Ridinghood Red, Smoky Slate, Carta Bella Well Played 6×6 pad

I: Soft sky, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red,  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede

A: baker’s twine, nail heads, 1-3/4 and 2 inch circle punches, foam dimensionals, bitty banner punch, washi tape, gems


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