Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines for Friends

I love Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people think it's a dumb holiday, but I truly love it. It's one of my favorites, actually. I think I like it so much because it gives me the opportunity and reminds me to tell the people that I love how much I love them, including my friends! (And all the chocolate isn't bad, either!)

So in honor of Valentine's Day and my friends, who are dear to me, I made this little Hambo Stamps valentine using some chipboard and some fun new paper I got today at Hobby Lobby (what a great sale this week!).

I stamped the Mailbox (0635) and Letter (o615) in Palette Noir Black ink, and then watercolored them with an aqua brush and reinkers. I used Gable Green, So Saffron and Purely Pomegranate ink. The sentiment (Friends - 1502) is stamped in Purely Pomegranate. My chipboard pieces (heart and arrow) are by The Paper Studio. I glued my paper to the chipboard, cut them out, and then sanded the edges with a sanding block. Designer paper is by The Paper Studio.

The mailbox is stamped twice and raised on dimensionals, and the letters are attached with glue dots and dimensionals. I cut out and layered my main image with Nestabilities. The letters have Crystal Stickles on the flaps.

Be sure to check out the Hambo Stamps blog today ("Talk to the Ham") and see what you might learn! (*wink!) Thanks for stopping by today, friends!


  1. I love valentine's day too! the hearts and lace the red and white - I used to get all excited at school with our brown paper bags and all the little fun valentines we'd give to each other!

    love this mail box and all the sweet envelopes - great Valentine Judy!

  2. Very cute and fun. The hint of sparkle is great. I love Valentines day too, so we can enjoy it together! hee hee

  3. Love the color combo! I wish MY mailbox would overflow with Valentines ... instead of bills! Great card!

  4. Dittos Judy!! I'm in luv with Valentines day too!!! It has some of the cutest sweets and fun stuff!

    Your card is so darling! Luv all the envies and arrow!!

  5. Awesome card - I love all the little envelopes dazzling by the mailbox.

  6. WOW! This is so so cute!! I love your sparkly letters!! :) TFS!

  7. This is one cute card ! I love the embellishing and the colors !

  8. Nice write up about you on the Hambo Stamps blog! You're certainly moving up in the world. Don't forget about us little local fans!


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