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Clearsnap / Ann Butler Blog Hop + Prizes!

I’m glad to be part of today’s Ann Butler Designs and Clearsnap‘s Lovely Crafts Hop. Designers from both companies will be sharing Valentine’s projects using Clearsnap’s products by Ann Butler! I am sure you’ll enjoy seeing all the different things created for you!

I am sharing a mini Valentine’s card idea that I think would look great added to a treat bag or a chocolate box!

I made a few handmade flowers that I die cut from cardstock I stamped and heat embossed in silver previously with a Background Basics stamp. Once I put the the flowers together, I inked them with Berry and Lilac Crafter’s Inks.

I die cut a label that I stenciled with a bit of Berry ink. I heat embossed a Valentine’s greeting in silver on the label too. You should know that Crafter’s ink works great for heat embossing neatly. I stopped using embossing ink and instead I only use Snow Crafter’s Ink to heat emboss.

I also stenciled a square mat for the background using the NEW Lattice Ann Butler Art Screen. I used an art dauber to apply a mix of Berry and Lilac ink. Once stenciled I heat embossed the mat with Colorbox clear embossing powder.

Finally I put the card together, adding the flowers to one side of the label and decorating them with rhinestones, as well as mounting a pretty cupid die cut on the side and a piece of ribbon.

I hope you liked my Valentine’s card. Every supply used to make my card is linked below! Before you go make sure you visit the blogs listed below for more inspiration. Leave a nice comment on each blog for a chance to win a prize from Clearsnap!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

I’d like to share my card with:
Creative Knockouts – Floral Delight

Cute Card Thursday – Perfectly Pink
In the Pink – Love is in the Air
Red Rubber Inspirationals – So Sentimental
Penny’s Paper – Embossing

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CAS mini

Hello there! If  you read my previous post then you know that this is my second mini card for the day. I thought I’d give a twist to the design of my second mini and so I went CAS. I stamped a lovely bouquet and colored it with alcohol markers.  It looks like the bouquet is floating, hanging from a corner. I colored it with vibrant tones to create a nice contrast.

So pretty! Really like it. If you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I enjoy CAS too, and here is the proof… lol

I hope you liked my second mini card! I will be back tomorrow with a new card for Hiding in my Craft Room DT (hint: it’s also CAS).

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This card is participating in:
Marvelous Mini – Mod Squad  
Float – Casology 
Cards that move / Anything Goes – Dazzling Diva
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday  
Big Blooms – Sweet ‘n Sassy

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Shabby Chic Mini

Happy 4th of July to my friends in the US! Today I want to share two mini cards I made inspired by Tricia from the Mod Squad challenge. It’s no secret this is one of my favorite challenges out there and so I couldn’t resist to create some cards for it.

Here is my mini shabby chic card using my new papers Keys & Roses available here.

I hope you like it! I enjoyed making it very much and I love how it looks, so soft and pretty!

Next, I’ll post my second mini card, so stay tuned!

This card is participating in:
Marvelous Mini – Mod Squad  
Cards that move / Anything Goes – Dazzling Diva
Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday