Be My Valentine

Hi friends!  It's Friday and that means it's time for a new sketch over on the Viva la Verve Sketches Blog.  Charmaine is our hostess this week with a super fun sketch.

For my card, I pulled out my pile of paper scraps I'm determined to whittle down and the No Matter What set.  I even made a little sequin shaker card!  I never really liked shakers when they were popular about 6 years ago, but the sequins have lured me in this go round.  It might be because the boys love to give the cards a good shake!  :)

I started by making the shaker with acetate and circle dies, then filling with red and gold sequins from the Holiday Sequin Mix.  I added some liquid pearls around the circle for a fun little accent.  The sentiment is from No Matter What and I masked the two parts of the phrase to make it a single line sentiment to fit the flag.  Next I layered my papers, inking the edges with walnut stain distress ink.  I layered everything together, added a taffeta bow to the top and finished off with a heart cut with the Heart Quartet Die and lined with liquid pearls.

This one also qualifies for the Vivacious Valentine inspiration challenge still going on.  So if you're a procrastinating stamper like me, make it a two-fer-one challenge entry!  {grin}

I hope you'll play along this week.  Be sure to head on over to the VLV Sketches blog to see what the other gals did with the sketch!

Have a fantastic Friday!

Viva la Verve Feb Week 2
Enabler's List
Stamps: No Matter What (Verve Stamps)
Paper: scraps (SU! & MME), acetate, cream (Neenah)
Ink: walnut stain distress ink, black archival ink (Ranger)
Accessories:Heart Quartet Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Holiday Sequin Mix (Verve), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbiners), liquid pearls (Ranger), taffeta ribbon (SU!)


  1. I've got a pile I'm whittling down too! ;) Such a great combo of colors and design Julee~I love that you incorporated a shaker too.

  2. Beautiful card. Gorgeous colors.

  3. Darling shaker and such a yummy colour combo too.

  4. I am also not a fan of shaker least until I saw this one! I LOVE the size and how it is just a piece of the card and doesn't take over the entire thing! LOVE it Julee! Thanks for opening my eyes to new possibilities...I am going to have to pin this for reference! HUGS!

  5. Beautiful Valentine, Julee! Love the sweet shaker window!

  6. This is gorgeous, Julee!! I LOVE the little shaker! So, so cute!!

  7. Beautiful card. Love the shaker element.

  8. Oooo! This is so romantic and whimsical and I love all the textural elements. Such a great design!

  9. Your card is GORGEOUS. Love how you inked up the edges. I can just imagine those little cuties shaking your shaker cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  10. This is super cute Julee! Good for you for using up your paper scraps. I just keep adding to the pile. Hugs

  11. Love the vintage look on this card!

  12. Love it! This is so cute and love how you made that little shaker.


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