Tuesday, 6 March 2018

A Twofer Love

Darnell over at djkardkreations has started a new challenge this year. It is called the Twofer Challenge and runs monthly. The Feb theme was Love and themes are usually announced on the 10th of each month. You must make two cards with the same stamp or die, and they must be for two different occasions.

Sadly, I forgot there was a time change between Darnell and I, and so I waited too long to post these (at ten pm my time) on the 24th. The contest was closed and as I had my Rudolph Days Post due in another two hours, I decided to save these and post them later.

My first card is a Valentines card, and I used the Stampendous Love Letters stamp, in a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle. The red background mat is just hand cut to match. The Love Sentiment is a dollar store stamp, brand unknown, stamped onto a wee snippet of the same white card stock.  The background paper is by Creative Imaginations, and is part of their Neutrals line.

As this is a Valentine for my DH next year, I kept the design paper on this card quite plain and masculine looking.


My second card is an Anniversary card for DH.  I restamped the Love Letters stamp coloured the hearts in red, and then fussy cut them out. I stamped a Crafts Smart Dove stamp on a snippet of white and used a circular Marianne die for the image and their doily die, for the pink mat (snippets again).

The dove was stamped twice and then I fussy cut the second image. Popped it on top of the first one and gave it a coat of Nuvo aqua glimmer.

The first wee heart was glued to the end of a branch that was part of the dove image. The rest were used to look like the dove was scattering the hearts, as spouses do as they live their lives together. We scatter love through our own lives and our children's as well. These scattered seeds of love help us grow together.

After viewing the photo in this post, I wish I had coloured another set of the hearts in the lighter pink of my background papers. They could be gued just slightly off of the red hearts... just enough to leave the red peeking through one side of them.  I think that would have tied the background papers in more. Perhaps I shall do that still!


The background papers are snippets from my 12x12 scrapbook pages. I added a piece of dollar store blue glimmery Washi tape to hide the seam. Love that Washi...although it is looks like glitter paper, it is only a thin glimmery tape and so it fairly slim in depth.

The sentiment is Stampin' Up. The larger love script stamp is from 2004 and the smaller always script stamp is from 2005. Too bad I seem to have stamped the always script just a bit crooked. This card is for DH as our Anniversary is in April. Hopefully, he will not notice!

All in all, there was a good attempt at the use of snippets. All the white, red, and pink card were snippets. For regular card stock, I save anything credit card sized or larger. The cloud and striped paper used on the second card were also from my snippets box. It is a great feeling to use up some of this never ending stack of pretty snippets!!!

The other benefit of both cards today is that they are very slim in depth. They will sail through that tester slot at the Post Office and just take regular postage  Yay!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets

23 comments:

  1. Hi your cards are gorgeous. I love the stamps you have used. It is a shame you missed the challenge. Next time it will be fine. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  2. You may be late for Darnell's twofer challenge but you are well ahead of the game with your Valentine's card for 2019! I think the red hearts on your second card look fine as is!

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  3. Two beautiful cards Maureen, shame you missed the challenge, but I'm so glad you decided to show them anyway.

    Sue xx

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  4. Hi Maureen, two very beautiful cards, I love the designs and images, looks perfect for a male card, Kate x

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  5. Fabulous cards Maureen, two fabulous designs - such a shame you missed the deadline.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Great use of your hearts stamp and of all the snippets! You made two adorable cards, so sweet and lovely!

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  7. They're both just wonderful!! LOVE all the little hearts floating around on both cards.
    Lynn

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  8. Two fabulous cards Mo, the lovely images really stand out against the super backgrounds.

    Kath x

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  9. TOo bad you missed the deadline with these 2 great heart cards! Love the masculine version with it's simplicity as well as the dove flying over the ocean! Very pretty!

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  10. Two beautiful heart cards Maureen! Sorry you missed the deadline for the Twofer Hearts challenge. Great work with using the same stamp in two different ways. Both are fantastic designs. xx

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  11. 2 great cards, Maureen! I especially love the first card--wonderful images & the paper is perfect for the background!

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  12. They're both lovely, what a shame you missed the opportunity to enter them on Darnell's TWOFER challenge but thanks for sharing

    Kathyk

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  13. Shame you missed the challenge deadline as both these cards are gorgeous! Love the way you've used the heart stamp on both of them.
    Chris
    x

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  14. Wonderful cards! I am sorry you missed the deadline for the challenge, but better late than never! It was very clever to have the dove with the heart. Both cards are very pretty!

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  15. Two beautiful cards. Awesome way of using the hearts!

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  16. I’m sorry you missed the deadline for Darnell’s challenge, because these cards are awesome! The masculine Valentine’s card is so simple and eyecatching and I love the scene of nature you’ve used with the bird.

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  17. I'm so sorry you barely missed the Twofer Love challenge, Mo! Your cards are outstanding designs and your DH is one lucky fellah!! Fantastic use of snippets, too!! Hope to see you in a few days for the March Twofer! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. Two fab cards. I have that larger SU sentiment and was wondering if I missed something as the smaller sentiment goes so well with it, but I see it's a different set. I must investigate the twofer challenge.

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  19. Gorgeous cards, Maureen, I love the different ways you've use the hearts. What a shame you missed the Twofer deadline, it's easy to forget the time differences. xx

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  20. Two really lovely cards Mo - and super use of snippets as well. I wouldn't change a thing with either of them - just perfect as they are. Ha, and like Linby I also thought I must have been missing something with the elongated SU LOVE word sentiment. Clever to think of pairing it with another stamp altogether.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. Two lovely cards and now your already ready for next year. Hugs Mrs A.

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  22. Hi! I've been following your web site for a while now and
    finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a
    shout out from Austin Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the great
    job!

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