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Sunday, February 6, 2011

A Valentine for a kid by a kid!

Hello!  This card was creation from something that was pulled out of the trash! My Tanner LOVES to craft with me and is counting down the days until he is 8 years old and gets my Baby Cricut Bug!  Eight seemed so far away when I first gave him that promise, but now he's down to less than 2 years from claiming it as his own!  He is constantly pulling scraps and pieces from my craft area floor and basket and creating his very own artwork. 

If you remember my owl card I posted last week....

Well....Tanner's card was made from the negative cut of the owl that he pulled from the trash and said "I can make something with this!  Can I have it?"  So he pulled up a chair and we created this little card together for his 'girlfriend'.  Orginally I had told him he could give her the Big Bird card, but he thought it would mean more if he gave her a card that he made himself!  This kid is going to give all the other boys in school a run for their money when it's time to start turning on the charm with the girls!  Oy vey!

So for Tanners card we just cut the negative image to fit the front of a card and he inked inside the negative area with green ink to soften the bright white of the card.  He picked out the buttons and gems and used glue dots to put them down and then he used my letter stamps to stamp out the words "Who luvs u".  I did the stitching on the sewing machine for him and we picked a heart for the beak.  He can hardly wait to give this to Layla! 

We are entering this card into the challenge over at Betty Bees Buzz to use a heart in an unusual way!

Hope you all have a Super Sunday!  We are headed over to our friends house for a Pampered Chef Snoop Party and then continuing into a Super Bowl party afterwards!  I wouldn't call myself a fan of either teams playing this year, but I will be rooting for the Green Bay Packers since the Steelers have won more recently.  Yep...that is my reason!  Well...that AND the fact that my friend Cindy lives in PA and is a HUGE Steelers fan and has been harassing me on my cell phone all week with annoying Steeler theme songs.  UGH!  It will only get worse if they win.  I've had to suffer through a winning NHL season of the Penguins with her before.  I need a break. 


Sweet Magnolia Rose said...


That is SO CUTE! What a cleaver little guy. I see some great talent. :0) My son just made his first cards yesterday :0) He liked it well enough he wants to go again. LOL

I am rooting for the Packers too

Anonymous said...

These cards are the cutest ever love love them

shersl84bed said...

Great job Tanner. Excellent idea to use the scraps.


Jennifer said...

Cute card, Tanner!! Your friend Layla will just love it. Very clever using the negative image from your Mom's card and you did a great job inking and adding embellishments, too. My daughter is the same age as you and she REALLY wants my baby bug. But like your Mom, I've told her she needs to wait a bit until she's older.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

June Houck said...

Perfect use for scraps. Go, Tanner!!! Thanks for sharing your art with us :)

- - Sheryl - - said...

oh so cute! wonderful job!!!

BettyBee said...

Congratulations, Tanner! This is a VERY cool card, and she is one very lucky young lady to have a friend like you! You are an extremely talented young man, and I am SO happy that your Mom shared your card with us at BettyBee's Buzz. I can't wait to see what else you create when you get your Cricut!!
Happy creating!!

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