Sunday, February 3, 2008

Valentine's Day card for my grandson, Jack




This is what came about when I wanted to play around with the Gina K. stamps designed by Melanie Muenchinger. It's the "Just So Hippy" set. I love the giraffe and thought he'd make a great Valentine's Day card for my grandson, Jack, who is 18 months old now. My goodness, how time flies! I had a short conversation with him on the phone the other day and didn't understand a word he said, but he sure did. There's the right inflections and intonations when he speaks and soon, we hope to understand him. But for now, just hearing his voice is a joy. Same thing with my grandson, Owen, in England. I talked with him yesterday (his card was mailed last week and can be seen in a previous post), and he said 'grandma', 'teddy', 'football' and just laughed so sweetly. His Dad is a huge Arsenal fan and 'football' translates to 'soccer' in North America. Anyway, this is the card for Jack. Apparently, when I start thinking and talking about my grandsons, I get totally carried away and off-track. Back to cardmaking.

I saw a pocket card on Alex's blog and thought it would be great for Jack. I kept the bulky embellishments to a minimum because it has to go through the mail, but when I live closer and can hand deliver, I will really go to town. I did some sewing along the edges, added some photo corners using my SU punch (love, love, love it), punched out a few hearts with the CM heart punch, stamped his name on the front, added ribbon along the top. What you can't see, is behind the giraffe which is just sticking his head out in the photo on the right, is the sentiment 'happy Valentine's day!', from the same Just So Hippy set. It all works together beautifully!

Supplies:
Cardstock: CTMH Carnival Red, SU Bashful Blue
DP: Two Scoops (I had tons of scraps on my desk)
Stamps: Just So Hippy, Stampendous letters
Ink: Palette Hybrid Black, Red StazOn, Versafine Black
Accessories: Red sheer ribbon, CTMH photo hanger

15 comments:

Kim H. said...

Your card is wonderful! Jack is going to love it! I love giraffes too!

Alexandra said...

Your pocket card turned out darling Barb! I love that giraffe!!! I think this is such a cute card, I am sure they will love it!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Pam Speidel said...

Hi Barb! This is an adorable Valentine for Jack! Super CUTE! And I haven't visited your blog in quite awhile, so had fun viewing all your other wonderful creations too. You Go Girl! Thank you for the kind email and tagging me...your encouragement means SO much. Hugs & smiles, Pam :)

pescbrico said...

This is so cute! wow! :)

Sarah said...

Wow!!! Great card! He will love it. When is Jack's bday? My 18th month old turns two July 26th. Yes, time does fly!!!!

God bless,
Sarah

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

How cool,Sarah! Jack will be 2 on July 12th.

Heather Grow said...

Very cute!

Shannon said...

I love this giraffe by Gina K Designs. I actually have another card posted for a 3rd card for tomorrow's numbers.

http://livelovelaughandstamp.blogspot.com/2008/02/criss-cross-using-su-only.html

Thanks Barb!

Sarah said...

Barb that is awesome! Christian was due on my bday but with my gest.diabetes my dr wanted to induce me :( he is a total blessing. I am sure you feel the same way about Jack.

wanda box said...

I had a little time to stamp today. Here is my card for Bingo monday. I love reading about your grandsons on your blog I am not a grandma yet but I look forward to stamping for them when I am.
have a good week Barb take care of yourself.

wanda box said...

sorry barb I forgot to leave my link

http://ucanstampit.blogspot.com/

Jennifer (jennifer-g on SCS) said...

oh, super cute card! I love pocket cards. What a fun set - I don't have it yet but the Gina K store is only 7 minutes from my front door, so it's bound to happen! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Barb, these are ADORABLE! Oh my goodness! I have this set and have YET to even cut it out! Shame on me! LOVE what you've done with it!

Shannon McGann said...

That's an adorable valentine! I just love it!

Melanie said...

Please be sure to upload any samples with my stamps before Friday in the SCS gallery (anything that HASN'T been previously uploaded counts) with the keyword MMGKD1 for a chance to win my next release! Details here: http://melaniemuenchinger.blogspot.com/2008/06/important-announcement-free-stamps.html

Good luck! :)