Monday, February 10, 2014

Birthday and Valentine Cards

Hello everyone!

I can't believe it is already Valentine's week!  Time really does fly, doesn't it?  I am still in awe from all of the fabulous projects shared last week during the Share the Love week with Lawn Fawn.  Great inspiration from everyone!

I have some special projects to share with you today that are created by some people who I dearly love.  The first is my mom, Debbie Hilton.  Our love of crafting goes WAY BACK!  I can't remember a time when we weren't coloring, cutting, gluing or glittering - it makes us happy happy happy!!!  She is also a fan of stamping, and truth be told, she stamps much more often than I get the chance to.  I remember we were ooohing and aaahing over this card created by Nichol Magouirk (post) during our release week.


Then, a short week later, my husband receives this birthday card in the mail from my parents.  I love this card!  A quick change of colors makes it appeal to men and I love the added banner strip. Confetti makes me happy and Davis really liked it.



 I asked her about coloring in the confetti because I thought it might be a long process. She said that it really didn't take long at all.  The little single solid circles match the size of the open circles, so then you just have to pick your colors and start filling them in.  I think it also looks fun with they are offset some - it just adds to the look of falling confetti.  I'm really wanting to try this technique - too fun. Thanks MOM!!!

(ETA: The stamps sets used were Scenery: Big Bang Confetti and The Big, the Bold and the Happy. )


The next project is created by someone you may least is my husband, Davis!  Davis loves to come check on what I'm up to in my studio/office that is dubbed "the laboratory". One day recently he had the day off and he and Walter started poking around the stamps and ink.  It should also be said that Davis is an idea man and this is NOT his first time using stamps and inks.  He even wrote some notes about creating this card.  


Before you read this I want to let you know that by no means should you expect your significant other to pick up your stamps and start making cards for you.  What can I say, I’m married to one heck of a creative woman and some of it has rubbed off.  With that said, I hope you enjoy the story behind my latest card.

(side note - this is a puppy picture of Walter before he ever had a hair cut - total ewok)

This is the Valentine’s Day card I created for my wife, Julie.  Some of you may also know her as the co-founder of Winnie & Walter and some of you may also notice when looking at the card I used several of the Winnie & Walter stamps.  I’m never really sure of what my cards are going to look like when I work on them, they just seem to happen.  This time I remembered there was a stamp in one of the sets that had a line from Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  The journal heart in The Write Stuff: Love Story was perfect for putting a message on the picture of Walter and myself.  


I also used a variety of the words from The Write Stuff: Love Story, You've Got Love Mail, and The Big, the Bold, and the Happy for the inside sentiment, plus adding my own pun. Big Bold Happy is especially helpful - you can use it for so many different occasions.  


On the back of the card I used the postage style stamp with the date on it.  Overall, I used a total of 8 Winnie & Walter stamps to create the card.


Cute, right? So I did get this a little early, but I have to say that I loved this card.  It is so personal and funny.  The pictures cracked me up and he used the stamps in some creative ways.  Good job, honey!  LOVE YOU TOO!!!

I hope you enjoyed these cards and that they inspire you to create a card for a friend or loved one.  

Happy Stamping!



  1. what stamp is it that she used for the confetti?

  2. Such cute cards, Julie! I've heard you mention your Mom's cards, and am so glad to finally view one! So beautiful, that must be where you get your extreme talent. And Davis' card, well, what can I say? A dear hubby who appreciates his wife's crafts and shares her supplies to show his love . . . . .that is just awesome! Happiness to you all, with lots of love for Valentine's Day.


    1. Thanks so much Mindy! Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

  3. Super cute projects!!! Love ewok-Walter!

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