Monday, February 4, 2013

Snail Mail Valentine


I've got another fun Valentine card for you today!  To make this, I took the shadow of the cute snail from the Cricut Paisley cartridge at 3.13" and welded it to a 1.38" x 2" rectangle.  I then duplicated this and flipped the copy to weld them together at the top, creating my card base.  I cut that, along with one more of the welded snail/rectangle to adhere to the top.


The size of rectangle welded to the snail was the perfect base for an envelope cut with the My Creative Time Embossed Envelope Die.  I stamped it with a sentiment from MCT's Lots of Love stamp set and added a cute little heart cut with MCT's Stitched Heart Layering Dies.


Before cutting the snail, I used my Gypsy to hide the facial features and instead stamped this cute face from Peachy Keen's Large Critter Faces.  I colored the mouth with a Copic marker and the eyes with a white gelly roll pen before covering the glasses with Glossy Accents.


Instead of using the layers that come with the snail, I cut a cute heart with the Stitched Heart Die that's included in MCT's 100% Sweetness stamp set and added a button made with Papertrey Ink's Buttoned Up #2 Die.  Some kraft hemp from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique finished it off!  All of these cute patterned papers are from Echo Park's Love Story collection.  So fun!

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8 comments:

mum of two said...

Katie, I LOVE it!! I think I may have to borrow this idea... TFS :)

Michelle (DT sister)
Purple Monkey Moments

Judy said...

Hi Katie super de duper cute. The glasses just make me smile.
Enjoy the day

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable...love this little snail!! Lee-Ann :)

Linda Kaiser said...

Adorable! The glasses were a perfect touch!!

Linda

chillin with Quillin said...

awww so cute, love the glasses and the heart!!!
Paula

liz at liz's paper loft said...

katie, this is DARLING!!!

Cindy said...

WOW this is sooo STINKIN' CUTE Katie!!!:)

Kim H said...

Katie ~ Oh my look how ADORABLE you snail is!! Of course I LVOE the papers but that PKS face and how you did the glasses ~ totally LOVE! That little envelope is so CUTE with the stam and teeny tiny heart! SUPER CUTE!!!!