Sunday, January 16, 2011

Clean and Simple Valentines




I spent a day last week playing around with these very
simple heart shapes, which I created using my Cricut.
I was inspired by an article I saw in the current issue
of Scrapbooks, Etc. and thought I would really
focus on CAS.


There really aren't many details to share.
It's all pretty self-explanatory, so I'll just share them with you.


I will mention that I find one of the easiest ways to
dress up a simple card is to add rhinestones and pearls.


I love textured cardstock...it always seems so much richer.



I have always loved this little sentiment from the
classic PSX rubber stamp company.



I have been hanging on to this one sheet of paper from
Sassafrass Lass for the longest time.
All of the hearts for these cards were cut from 
that single 12x12 sheet.


So glad you took a moment to stop by.
I am planning taking another inspiration from that same
issue to help my grandson create Valentine's
for his 2nd grade class.
He's coming over for the day tomorrow, so we
will be creating and I hope to share those
photos with you soon.

Hey....one more thing!
Hope you will mark your calendar as I
have been invited to participate with a very
talented group of ladies for the....


Today's Project Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer Paper: Sassasfrass Lass
Ink:  Versamark,Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stamps:  Ippity, Unity, PSX, Studio G
Die Cut/Embossing Templates:  Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dot' EF
Cricut 'George & Basic Shapes',
Embellishments: Recollections rhinestones & pearls
Tools:  Fiskar's Corner Rounder

25 comments:

Fiona said...

Lovely CAS cards Julie :) I love texture as well - even it is as simple as textured cardstock...

Alicia said...

Very pretty, love the graphic style!

Laurel said...

Wow, these are all so fabulous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

These are all wonderful, Julie! LOVE the sweet simplicity of all of them. Great collection of cards!

Ann said...

FABULOUS, Julie! I love all the bling & pretty colors!

Sharli said...

Julie Ranae,
I love every single one of these - they are wonderful!!! Quite inspiring!

Michele Gross said...

Julie these are wonderful! Such fun you've been having with your new toy! ;D Lovely heart projects!!

Brandi said...

These are really cute and simple!

Tante K├Ąthe said...

Stunning work Julie!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH! The cards are just gorgeous and just love all the hearts.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Yea you! {clapping wildly} Some perfectly perfect CAS cards with my fave - hearts! I love them all!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Just darling! What great ideas!!!

Lindsey said...

These totally speak to my CAS-loving soul! They are all beautiful.

Tracey said...

FABULOUS!!!!! WOW you have been busy girl!! Don't know how you have time to sleep!!! THanks for all you do for us :) Hugs, TRace

Paul said...

These are all stunningly gorgeous Julie. I adore the first one the most, with the three beautiful hearts. You are sooooo talented at creating in a CAS style. Pxx

Ruby said...

These are ALL gorgeous Julie, what a great selection!!! LOVELY!!!! x

Maria said...

Very colorful sweet heart cards...so pretty!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Glad you are enjoying your cricut:) LOVE all the hearts!

Sarah Anderson said...

Looks like you're having great fun with your cricut :) The first card is my favourite but they are all beautiful!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Well, good for you, getting lots of "pow" for little time spent on cards! What a great idea to punch hearts out of designer papers. I like how you even subtly shaded at least one of those hearts with ink around the edges.

And that snowman hop looks so cute...I need to check it out. :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sweet and simple! Gotta luv that :)

Katrina said...

I wish I could do CAS...it's like a dirty word to me....the more the better!!!! SO CUTE btw!!!! hugs, Katrina

Jinny Newlin said...

Fantastic! LOVE how you stretched that paper! So glad to see you having fun with your Cricut!

Sandy Ang said...

Oh, these are so great! You've created such lovely designs just using hearts as a motif

coKo said...

Hi, Julie. Look here (http://kartacoko.blogspot.com/2011/02/inspired-by.html) what your Clean and Simple Heart card'd inspired me... Hope you'll enjoy !
What you do is truly wonderful. Excuse my english, I don't practice enough...