Monday, January 7, 2013

My First Valentine of 2013

Oh my gosh, it's so hard to believe that its 2013 and I'm making Valentine's cards already!  Ya know, I really love the idea of Valentine's Day, but the ex and I never, ever celebrated it.  I'm not really sure why we didn't.  I vaguely remember a conversation 18 years ago when we met about how it was a commercialized holiday blah blah I guess it has something to do with that conversation.  Funny how we do things because its what we've always done, huh?

Anyway, I like the idea of setting aside some time to let the person you're with know that they are special to you, but in a private kinda way if that makes sense.  I don't buy into the whole idea that you have to go out to dinner, or hire a sitter and sneak away somewhere.  I think I'd be happy with an acknowledgement that I'm special to someone...just because I'm me.  Maybe a nice quiet dinner after the kids are in bed.  Nothing fancy.  No flowers or chocolates necessary, a hug will do. 
However, if you have a special someone who requires made a card with a gift card holder built right in.  I really do love my Gift Card Pocket - Horizontal Die-namic.  I've used it on a few cards you'll see coming up.  I especially love that the gift card becomes a part of the card.  Wouldn't you love to get a spa gift card in here...or maybe a home made "coupon" from your sweetie.  The possibilities are endless really. 
What really makes me happy about this card is that I was able to use some paper that I had leftover from last year, and I used an MS punch that hasn't seen daylight in a long time.  The stamp set is the new Lovey Dovey Sentiments from MFT Stamps.

So tell you like Valentine's Day or not?

Stamps:  MFT Lovey Dovey Sentiments
Paper:  Black, Sweet Tooth, Bazzill White, Bo Bunny A Gift of Love (really old paper, lol)
Ink: Versamark Black, MFT Wild Cherry
Accessories:  MFT Dienamic - Gift Card Pocket - Horizontal, Spellbinders Hearts, MS Hearts Border Punch, Dollar Store Red Jewels


Danni said...

Awesome Valentine!! Very cool!

Donna said...

Beautiful card. I love the layers and the image you stamped in the corners.

I like Valentine's Day because I don't think that you can have too many holidays that kind of forces to make time to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you.

You shouldn't need a holiday to do that, but life does get busy and days do fly by.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card!!! Hubby and I do go out to eat...but usually not on the day. It's too crazy...and it takes the enjoyment out of it. We usually go out on the weekend of Valentine's day week. And I'm married to an accountant...I NEVER get flowers...he feels that they are the hugest waste of money. Usually a card...sometimes a surprise little gift. Lee-Ann :)

Bananastamper said...

Fabby card, LOVE that paper and that awesome border punch! Hmmm, we dont' make too big a deal of it, but usually exchange cards and go see a movie, but not usually on the actual day.
Thanks again for helping me out with my dried up copic - time for me to order some refills!

Bananastamper said...

p.s. The theme this week at the Paper Playes is love, you should link up!