Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks

Morning, love bird!

Hope your week is off to a lovely start. I'm back today with another Valentine's Day themed project, however, today's is even more special because I'm featuring Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks! 

I was introduced to her line of inks last fall and I've been hooked ever since. I have almost the entire collection (crying over the Be Mine color released in her Stamp of Approval box!) and can't wait to pick up her newest Zen Garden collection. Luckily, I had plenty of colors in my current stash to create today's card.

Let's get started...

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I started off this card with my fluffy pink clouds created using the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil. I used an ink blending tool and It's a Girl from CPD to create this dreamy skyscape. Once I was happy with the color saturation I die-cut the panel with the rectangle from my Sweet Stitches Die Set. It adds a whimsical stitching detail to the edges which I love.

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Next I moved on to creating my sweet bird using my Cozy Cardinal stamp and die set. Who said this bird was just for the holidays?! For the body I used It's a Girl, for the head piece, tail and cheeks I used Party Dress, Rockin' Red for the dots on the head piece and stomach and Orange Twist for the beak. I stamped the feet and eyes using Midnight. I just adore this color combo!

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

To give my love bird something to sit on I stamped the branch from the set using Icing on the Cake and a few leaves using Green Tea and Eucalyptus. I have to say...these greens are beautiful. Green is one of my favorite colors and the hues of these shades are perfection. 

Love Ya Cozy Cardinal Valentine's Day Card Using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I popped all these elements on to my background, towards the bottom so I had enough space to stamp a sentiment in the top corner. I used the "love ya" sentiment from my new Love Ya set and the Rockin' Red ink. I wanted to be sure it stood out against the background. Around the sentiment I added three hearts from the Cozy Cardinal set stamped with It's a Girl. 

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And my tweet Cozy Cardinal card using Catherine Pooler Designs Dye Inks was finished! I hope you like the result. There are also some pretty purples in her line that would work as well if that's what you prefer! 

If you have some of these inks (or the entire collection, like me!), let me know your fave colors in the comments below!

Nicole

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Love Ya Vellum + Paper Heart Banner

It is with great sadness that I welcome you to (probably) the last Valentine's post on the blog. *collective cries* I know, I know. I've been enjoying the past two weeks so much so. I've learned a lot throughout the process of creating projects everyday and posting them the next. It wasn't easy but the outcomes have made me so happy. As my final project I created a banner using the heart dies from two of my new die sets as well as some vellum, paper and tulle. 

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Love Ya Vellum + Paper Heart Banner // rightathomeshop.com/blog

For the base of my banner elements I knew I wanted to incorporate vellum. So, I grabbed the large heart die from my Folded Gift Bag Die Set (it's detachable and can be used to create a window bag) and the single heart from my Folded Airplane Die Set. I cut several of the large heart from vellum as well as some of the single heart from pink cardstock and white cardstock.

Love Ya Vellum + Paper Heart Banner // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I colored the white ones with Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. Over top I stamped the coordinating stitching outline stamp from Love Ya in Candied Apple. I wanted these to have a little detail but not take away from the design of vellum hearts. 

Love Ya Vellum + Paper Heart Banner // rightathomeshop.com/blog

On my vellum hearts I stapled some pink tulle to the center. I bunched up the tulle a little bit to add some dimension. On the pink hearts I stamped "love ya" from the same stamp and popped it on top of the vellum with some foam tape. I strung all the hearts onto a banner and stapled the edges in an "x" shape. 

Love Ya Vellum + Paper Heart Banner // rightathomeshop.com/blog
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I love the dimension of this banner and the different details I was able to incorporate. Now I just have to decide where to hang it...

Have you decorated for Valentine's Day yet? I just bought a cute pillow at CVS of all places. Let me know if the comments below!

Nicole

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Heart Shaker Card Using Die-Cuts + Tulle

Morning, err, afternoon, friend!

Today's post is going up a little later than usual as I was stuck up at school for a bit yesterday because of the snow! I was so bummed at the thought of not getting my post up today, but never fear...my Heart Shaker Card is here!

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Heart Shaker Card Using Die-Cuts + Tulle // rightathomeshop.com/blog

I was inspired to create this card after die-cutting a tons of hearts from pink cardstock and noticing the negative space leftover. I thought "hey, that would be perfect for a shaker card!". So I remade the piece from white cardstock that I colored with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and the heart die from my Folded Airplane Die Set. Can you tell from this week's projects that I'm obsessed with this heart?!

Heart Shaker Card Using Die-Cuts + Tulle // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Now, if you're anything like me you find working with transparency sheets to be the most annoying thing in the world. So, to avoid using it (even though I'm 99% sure I didn't have any anyways), I grabbed the roll of tulle on my desk from yesterday's project and used that to keep my shaker bits inside! I glued the tulle to the back of the heart windows and let it kind of hang off the edge for some texture. 

Heart Shaker Card Using Die-Cuts + Tulle // rightathomeshop.com/blog

On top of the tulle I put foam tape and dropped the some little shaker bits into the wells. I made my shaker bits with the little heart dies also included in the die set as well as some flat sequins. I removed the release paper from the foam tape and placed my card base on top. When I flipped it over I noticed that my shaker was a little bare...oh, well. I still think it's cute. Oh, and you'll want to be sure to glue down the edges of the tulle underneath so that your bits don't fly out!

Heart Shaker Card Using Die-Cuts + Tulle // rightathomeshop.com/blog

On the front I glued a little banner that I made with the tag die from the set and stamped with the Love Ya stamp set. I figured the "happy (heart) day!" sentiment worked perfectly. I also glued on some extra hearts and sequins to the front. 

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Although this is a shaker card I didn't find it to difficult to put together. I usually avoid shaker cards like the plague but this one was fun to make. And if I can make this after being up since 7:30 am, completing a financial accounting test, being stuck in the snow, driving home, and then starting to craft then you can too!

What are your thoughts on shaker cards? Let me know in the comments below! 

Nicole

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