Friday, February 3, 2017

A Punny Valentine's Day Card

Ah, February, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
1) You give me reasons to make tons of punny cards
2)  I can fully express my love of all things hot pink
3)  You're short - just like me


 
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If you haven't guessed by now, I've got another Valentine's Day card to share with you! Actually - two of them! I loved the first one so much that I made it in duplicates. 

But before I get toooo far ahead of myself, let's talk about where I'm drawing my inspiration from. It's time for a brand spankin' new STAMPlorations theme & sketch challenge. 



As lovely as the sketch is, I saw the theme "Stamps & Retro" and could see no further than that. Especially since I just got the new Hello You 5x7 Stamp Club set and <3 <3 <3 everything about it!

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I could not WAIT to ink up that typewriter. I also wanted more of a V-day lovey dovey sentiment, so I decided to make my own. 

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I verrrrry carefully (because stamping is such an exact science right? <-- please see sarcasm in the dictionary for a full definition) drew a tiny little sheet of paper and then hand-lettered a punny typewriter-related phrase. 

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I layered and layered and layered following the sketch from the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge. 


Figuring out how so many patterns could go together and not clash was so fun, that I decided to do it a second time in order to create a more masculine version and used the color challenge from The Color Throwdown.

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Taaaaa-daaaaaaa! 

My cards are also going to play along in:
Simon Says Wednesday - Color of Love
Craft Rocket Challenge - It's a Love Thing
Cute Card Thursday - Be My Valentine

Thanks for popping by!!


21 comments:

  1. Becca, you are amazing! How fun post with these cards! Both your cards look stunning and so lovely!! Your own handmade sentiment makes me smile, it's just the perfect punny sentiment for them! You are really a genius!!!

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  2. Wow!! Superb cards ...totally love that typewriter image. Can't believe you wrote the sentiment by hand, looks awesome :)
    Cheers
    preety

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  3. As always, created to perfection!

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  4. Both of your cards are adorable and fun!

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  5. Your talents have nooooooooooo bounds Becca. Love how you too made 2 fabulously different cards and both have that WOW! factor. Oh that typewriter takes me back (a long way) to my high school days when I learnt how to type and do shorthand - hasn't that disappeared poof! into goodness knows where. Love your itty bitty very carefully written sentiment finishing your cards to perfection - even the paper is crooked - couldn't have a straight one! You Rock!

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  6. CUTE and CUTE! I love the little typing paper and sentiments you drew. Your writing is terrific! Thanks for the sweet post on Sweet P today. She is the light of my life ;)

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  7. Fabulous cards Becca - love the cute typewriter and the gorgeous writing on the paper.... how perfect!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  8. Omgoodness! I just love these cards so, so much! The patterned papers you've combined, the typewriter is precious! And that you've hand lettered the sentiment on that tiny piece of paper! The whole thing is just pure fabulousness!

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  9. What an amazing card Becca! Love the colors!

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  10. Not only did you create your own font once, you recreated it for your second card! I couldn't do that on a bet. Miss Becca Talent! Such sweet Valentines, too. Bright and happy on the first one, and you've nailed the masculine vibe on the second! Wonderful cards. Just love them! Bev

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  11. Fabulous layering, Becca!!!! And I love your little neat handwritten message!!! Couldn't help but wonder - the bg paper on the masculine card is upside down - was that OOOPS or intentionally done!!!??? Love both your fun Valentine's cards!!!
    Have a great day!!!!
    Hugz

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  12. Wow, your handwriting is so neat. I love both of these, the colours on the first one are fab, really love the papers on the second one and the layout. Also great highlighting on the typerwriters. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  13. Wow! You've been busy! I love all the versions of the cards you created. They're all so fun! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

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  14. Such a clever idea Thank you for sharing with Craft Rocket Challenges

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  15. These are so cute!! I LOVE that you hand wrote the sentiment. I could never do that and have it look that good. That little typewriter is adorable!!! Amazing Valentines!!

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  16. Whoa- that hand written sentiment is so cool!!! LOVED both of your cards Becca! :) :)
    Suchi xx

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  17. Fantastic cards! I love all of the layers of beautiful paper! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

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  18. What a cute card! Love the sentiment you came up with to go with the image. Thanks for joining us at HSS!

    Robbie

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  19. SWEET! That red card is AWESOME! I always enjoy a good pun and this one is no exception! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS this week!

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  20. What a great design, Becca, and they turned out so different! I think I like the 2nd a bit more because of the text and color scheme! Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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