Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine's Cards and win some Nikki Sivils

Hi all! It's never too early to start making Valentine's cards I think! I love Valentine's day! My husband and I exchange hand made cards every year. Of course I have a whole scrapbook room of supplies at my hands so mine tend to be a little more elaborate, but his are very sweet. Last year he made a card using crayons and construction paper. It was really adorable! And we don't exchange any other gifts (besided maybe a little candy) so that makes it even more special.

Speaking of Valentine's Day cards here are two I made using the super cute Nikki Sivils "Sugar Cookie" line. I am in love with this line. I love brown and pink together so it is perfect. The touch of purple makes it unique too. Now these are not the cards I am giving to my husband (he actually helped me take pics of these) but I am saving his to show in a few days.

I used my cricut to cut a frame (storybook cartridge for the first card) and a scalloped phot mato (winter woodland cartridge for the second) to use for the front of my cards. I then adhered them to plain cards. I had to trim the cards a little so they wouldn't show underneath and I instantly had a shaped card! You can do the same with any die cut to create a shaped card. So even if you don't own a cricut I am sure you have a few shaped frames and diecuts in your stash somewhere! The cute little brads are from Creative Charms. I love the pearl in the middle. Perfect for the little owls eyes!  There are a lot more projects feature on Nikki's blog today so head on over and check them out!

And now for a chance to win some Nikki Sivils goodies!

See these adorable badges below? These are a preview of the new Nikki Sivils lines coming out at CHA this month. I have been working with all the collections and LOVE them! Post one on your blog sidebar or as your facebook photo and Nikki may just pick you to win a prize! She will be looking around the web and if she spots one you may win one of these new lines before it's even out in the stores. The contest will run until CHA at the end of January. If you want to play along right click and save one of the badges (or more if you can't decide) to your computer.

Good Luck!