Monday, January 31, 2011

My Forgetful Valentine

Morning folks....I recently received an e-mail from Emily at Most Wanted...the lifestyle blog of They are running a challenge ahead of Valentine's Day and would I like to join in the fun and create a Valentine inspired tutorial for their.....
well you know me...never one to duck a challenge and I knew the very thing.
It just so happens that I had loads of the new Hero Arts sitting on my there's a surprise and the perfect gift for my absent minded husband would be a desk calendar to jog his terrible memory.  Would you believe he once committed the most heinous of crimes of forgetting my birthday....only happened once and I'm sure you can guess why.
So here we go folks....and apologies in advance for the pic overload....perhaps a cuppa and a comfy sofa might be a good idea.....

Stamps: Hero Arts
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks 

Cut A4 card White Cardstock to 14.5cm...score and fold to create a square easel card.
Cut 2 pieces of Kraft Card 14cm x 14cm..stamp with S5433 Large Canvas Stripes inked with Frayed Burlap.  
Ink edges with Brushed Corduroy and fix as shown
Cut watercolour paper to 14cm x 6.5cm and 12cm x 10cm...stamp with CG138 Ledger inked with Frayed Burlap....punch with Spiral Border and ink edges with Brushed Corduroy
  fix as shown
 Create a heart shape...I was too lazy to fire up the Cricut and just drew it freehand....stamp with S5433 Large Canvas Stripes inked with Stormy Sky....stamp sentiment from CQ280 - My Type inked with Versafine Black Onyx and Heart Icon from CL488 - Type inked with Frayed Burlap...decorate with Vintage Seam Binding tied in a knot.
 Create small notelets and hold together with Tim Holtz Hinge Clip
 Fix heart to front of card using 3D Foam Pads leaving space at the top to place the notelets
 Stamp the typewriter image from CQ280 - My Type twice onto watercolour paper....cut out the first image leaving a small border.....cut out the parts shown from the second image
 Using the solid Circle Icon from CL488 - Type inked with Brushed Corduroy stamp circles as shown overstamping with letters in Versafine Black Onyx from CL492 - Typewriter Letters
 Cut a slit with a craft knife along the edge of where the paper would fit into the typewriter and slide the second stamped image in...curl the paper with a pencil and fix in place with 3D Foam Pads...also fix the keyboard with 3D Foam Pads
Punch out the remaining letters and fix in place with 3D foam pads....
to the left hand side fix a calendar pad

I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial and if you want to join in the challenge the deadline is 11th can find out all details HERE.  I'm off to put the kettle on and relax after wrestling with Mr Blogger to get all these pics uploaded...what do you bet he doesn't get many Valentine cards.
I do believe The Furry Boy will be joining you tomorrow....oh yes he's been having a rummage again.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. This is beautiful Kath.I bet your Hubby won't need reminding again.

    Kathleen x

  2. What a lovely card. Thanks for the little tutorial. Still in love with the stripes on the background.
    Hugs Sinikka

  3. Lovely card and a brilliant tutorial Kath - thanks!
    Janette x

  4. Morning Kath, what a lovely calendar and a brilliant idea :-) My DH only forgot my birthday the once :-) S x

  5. that is funny! bless. A gorgeous piece of work.

  6. Morning Kath, what a great calender card. Bet he darn't forget again. Really love those stamps. Hugs x ChrisB

  7. I love the tutorial..this is that i have been looking for! i always adore your card but i dont know how to create this and that.the today tutorial really help me alot! :)
    many thanks kath..i love it soo much


  8. Thanks for your tutorial - your calender is absolutely gorgeous!!

  9. Gorgeous card Kath, love the idea. Carolxx

  10. Kath I think this is an excellent project and a great tutorial. I'm sure it went down a storm with 'Most Wanted' - ( I know a few in my family who would benifit from this!!) tfs

  11. Thanks for a great tut. Love the calender to bits. Maybe I should give it a go..

    Hugs Laila

  12. Great tutorial. And great card too.

  13. This is a fantastic idea hun, I love it! xxx

  14. Fab tutorial Kath and thanks for sharing.

    Karen x

  15. What a fantastic idea. Never mind hubby, we'd all love to receive one!

  16. What a great idea, and it's so gorgeous!

  17. I absolutely love your projects. Your style is wonderful and always gets me thinking. Thank you for sharing your work. I appreciate Enfys introducing me to your work.

  18. Wow! This is SO cute, and I appreciate your detailed instructions. Thank you!
    Sue (Scrapspirit)

  19. fantastic tut Kath - should maybe make one for Graham's desk :)

  20. This is fantastic Kath.....LOL and I bet you will never let him forgeet he forgot.....this will keep him in line naughty fellow.

    thank you for sharing your talents yet again.

    Luv ali x

  21. "Good job" as Lily would say !
    Andy shouldn't forget Valentine's Day now either he he !
    Anne xxx

  22. Great card Kath))) Love the nice details so much!!!

  23. Brilliant Tutorial Kath and a brilliant project - love it!

    Love Lynda xxx

  24. Hi Kath

    What a great tutorial well done for battling with blogger to make sure you got all the pics up that you wanted! Its a great reminder!



  25. Thank you so very much ,Kath,for sharing all the instructions on how to make this lovely card.You are a great teacher. The Canvas Stripes stamp is one of my favorites.

  26. Great tutorial Kath - love the card. Perhaps you should add a few random dates in there for hubby just to make up for the birthday he forgot - does he know that everyone in blogland now knows of his error?

    Ann x

  27. what a forgetfull hubby!
    I married Andrew the day after his sign on him remebering our anniversary then no sign of his birthday pressie!
    love teen xx

  28. I just love every little detail on this wonderful calendar Kath! I also love all the pictures as well.....hope that hubby of your doesn't forget any special days this year- he's got no excuse now! :)

  29. Great card Kath and great tutorial. Hope hubby takes note of what you've marked on the calendar for him.

    Funnily enough my husband always remembers my birthday and our anniversary. Well they are the same day lol!!

    Kat xx

  30. it! I just found your blog and am adding you to my favorites...!!!

  31. love it! such detail!
    Sandra ltb


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hugs Kath xxx