“You Knock My Socks Off”- Recycled Sweater Valentines

I love all the cute boot socks available these days, especially the ones with sweet crochet trim around the edges. I decided to make some small Valentine’s Day cards with some tiny boot socks by recycling a soft, pink sweater.

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Found these lovely crochet trims on the clearance aisle!
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Added some tiny seed beads to the center of paper flowers.dscf6001
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Wherever you are, hope you’re staying warm, donning your cutest pair of boot socks! You can like my FB page and see daily art related postings over there.

Have a wonderful week, thanks for stopping by. ~Scarlett

Super Art Friday-Owl Valentine’s

This week’s art affair was ‘owl’ about having fun!

We were in the craft store yesterday and saw owl themed Valentine’s stuff everywhere.

I got home and  designed this simple pattern so we could make some owls of our own.

You’re welcome to borrow this pattern, and please link back if you make some cards with it, I’d love to see them.

I made the pattern so that the smaller sized hearts can be made using a 1″ heart punch and a 1/2″ heart punch, if you have them.

I gathered some card making supplies and invited some artistic friends to join us…

I set out stamps and punched hearts ahead of time.  Punching ahead makes it easier for the little people.

Here are some of my favorites from today…

This first one was made by my friend’s daughter. She has such an eye for card making!

She gets it from her extremely talented mom, who made this one…

My daughter made this one using a flower stamp sideways for a tree branch-so creative!

I made this one experimenting with different colored papers and folding the wing over so that the owl can ‘hold’ something lik e a balloon…

Or a kite…

And this one with some funky colors and patterns, holding a little flag..

I made this one using only paper that I found in the trash can!

Love the mixed-media look of this one my friend made–the different patterns look cool.

Valentine’s Day always sneaks up on me! This was a fun way to get some cute cards made and have a fun time with friends.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!




Cupcake Valentine Cards

In my last post I showed some creative ways to use a “non-Valentine” stamp for Valentine’s cards.  Here’s another example.

As you can see, this cupcake stamp from Stampin’ Up! was intended as an easy, fill-in-the-blank card stamp for young children. 

My favorite thing to do with this stamp is to use the image as a template for decorative papers, inking the top and bottom separately.  For these cards I simply inked the top and bottom of the stamp separately (omitting the words altogether) and stamped them on decorative papers and cut them out. 

I love the silly-sweet sayings on children’s Valentine’s…

I used red glitter glue for sprinkles, and fan-folded the gingham paper to look like a cupcake liner.

This one was fun, too. The red paper had a swirly print on it that I drew over with a silver gel pen.

And now that I’ve almost finished this post I see  that I forgot to color the dot over the “i” .  I always notice these little details when I see the photos on the screen!

For the bottom of this one I scored lines with a stylus and a ruler and drew over the lines with the silver gel pen again.

Valentine’s Day is only two weeks away!