So Lucky

This is the valentine I gave my husband this morning:

Curiously, it wasn't one I made custom for him, it was one that I made at a CTMH workshop.  It was a very awesome workshop!  We made this card on an acetate card base, then we made a horizontal card on regular cardstock - same sketch, only rotated 90 degrees.  Finally, we made a gift box with a clear cover, holding 4 3x3 mini cards with handmade envelopes and 3 covered Hershey nuggets.  The cost for this workshop - only five dollars!  That was for 3 sheets of cardstock, 2 sheets of DP, a clear card base, a sheet of transparency, all the buttons and ribbons (there was a two feet piece of pink twill ribbon holding the gift box shut!), and full color handout with photos of all the projects, instructions, and cutting diagrams - everything was stacked on a placemat when we sat down, and we just read the directions and crafted our little hearts out for 3 solid hours.

Anyway, I gave my husband this one because I was pretty sure he hadn't seen it (I have quite a few freshly scanned valentines hanging around my computer desk), it's very luxurious, and I really like the sentiment!

It's a pretty talented group, too - not every group of cardmakers can sit down with uncut cardstock and directions and complete something this complicated.   

I wonder if the challenge blogs will like it as much as my husband?
Catered Crop -ingredients
One Stitch at a Time - make it pretty 
PaperWorks - hearts
2 Sisters - hearts
Allsorts - all about the sentiment
Challenge up your Life - monochromatic
Our Creative Corner - cut it out
Skipping Stones - sketch

Juliet Arrighi

23 comments:

Fleur said...

Great card ~ perfect for our challenge
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Beach Cat ! said...

I dont know if the challenge blogs could love it as much as I do. Fantastic ... as usual. And I love how you explain how you did it too ...

Poppet said...

Great card Juliet, love how the sentiment is the focal point with all the wonderful stamping and papers to accent it.

You asked when the Creative Cowgirl Hop ends it is the 26th Feb. Sorry if the posting didn't make this clear but we hope to see you again. :-) xx

tiffany said...

gorgeous card, hope your valentine loves it! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany DT

Linda McClain said...

Ah, custom or not - it's gorgeous! And we're so lucky to have YOU. Thanks for playing along with Catered Crop.

DAWN Braun said...

the acetate is a wonderful unexpected touch. Great color combo as well, I'm sure your hubby loved his very thoughtful card!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Juliet! I love the sentiment and the way you created a four-leaf lucky clover using hearts! The partial doily really accents it nicely as does the acetate panel.

Debs said...

Lovely creation with such pretty details and a fantastic flower, thanks so much for celebrating our birthday this week at OSAAT. I have some candy on my blog if you'd like to enter
Debs
xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card Juliet! I love that you explain how you made this- I have never made an acetate card- love the colors too!

Sunghee said...

Beautiful card! I didn't even think about making a v-day card for my hubby, so you are so much better crafter than me. At least you gave him a card! A beautiful one!

Rachel Hope said...

What a sweet sweet Valentine! Thanks for cooking it up with the Catered Crop recipe!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love everything about your card! The patterns are great, and the sentiment is cute. Thanks for playing along at OCC!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a wonderful piece. The colors are wonderful and I love the stamping on the acetate! It's a really great Valentine card. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

ona_i_ja said...

Julliet, stunning card! I love your colours!
Thanks for joining us at
OSAAT this week and good luck!
Hugs
Agnieszka

~amy~ said...

soo pretty...love the acetate! Thanks for joining at Skipping Stones Design!

Sandy Ang said...

What a great design. Love the way your combined the larger and smaller patterns. And your sophisticated colour palatte.

Kandi Phillips said...

What a fun card, I love those backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Marjo said...

Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

Hugs, Marjo

Sharon said...

Great Card! I really love the clear cardstock chose. It gives the card some elegance! And I love how the sentiment is the focal point of the card. Thank you for playing along with our challenge @ OCC. And, I hope that we see more of your work in our future challenges!

Wendy Janson said...

I love how you've used the acetate and the hearts to make a flower. Great card, Juliet. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Our Creative Corner.

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous, beautiful work, fab detail....thanks so much for sharing with us at our Birthday Bash over at OSAAT...... Jo xxx

Barb's Boys said...

Awesome paper selection! Awesome card, thanks for playing with the Stamp Tramps!

Chris said...

Wow...it sounds like a wonderful workshop, Juliet. I'm sure you had a blast and I love the finished projects.