Valentine Pirate Card for Boys

I love this Pirate stamps which is perfect for boys!  I bought it so my grandson could make Valentine’s cards for his school classmates.  On the first card he made I asked why he didn’t color the picture.  He said he wanted to let them have fun coloring.  I enjoyed coloring the cute Pirate picture and so did the ladies at my Stamp Class.  You can choose whether you color it or let the recipient color it.
Pirate Valentine card for boys

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Hey Valentine wood#137135  clear#138570  Amor Mio #138501  Petits Valentins #138505
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Real Red for hat & coat
Pacific Point for shirt and tie above ear
Soft Suede for pants
Basic Gray for tops of boots and eye patch
Basic Black for boots
Hello Honey for buckles & gold treasure
Daffodil Delight for treasure chest lock
Chocolate Chip and Baked Brown Sugar for Treasure chest
Wild Wasabi for bird
Tangerine Tango for bird beak and feet
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Cherry Cobbler
Real Red
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlits # 133479
Happy Heart Embossing Folder #137364
Punch:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack #133787
Other:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Real Red card base at 5-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Chocolate Chip bottom card layer at 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  Attach to your card base.
3.  Cut your Cherry Cobbler card stock at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot using the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Attach to your Chocolate Chip layer.
4.  Stamp your Pirate in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock.  Color as desired.  Color Suggestions are in the Supply List above.  Trim around the edges and measure the height and width.  Add 1/4″ to the height and width when cutting your Chocolate Chip mat.  Adhere the mat and stamped image together.
5.  Cut out the “I heart you” from Whisper White using the Thinlit from the Label Card Thinlits.  Punch out a heart from either Real Red or Cherry Cobbler card stock and put it inside the heart shape using a Dimensional.
6.  Position the “I heart you” and your Pirate in the desired positions.  Attach the Pirate with Fast Fuse or Tombow.  Attach the “I heart you” with Tombow Glue.
7.  You now have a card to give to a little boy or a Pirate lover for Valentine’s Day.

Happy Valentine Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

“Hi” Label Thinlit Card Die

I just got the Label Card Thinlit Dies and had to try them out!  This is a really quick way to make a fun card.  I also used the new Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp set for the little heart stamp.
Label Thinlit Card - Closed

SUPPLIES: Stamps:  Another Thank You Photopolymer #133454
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Silver Metallic Encore Pad  #132142
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler 6-1/2″ x 6″
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Label Card Thinlit Die  #133479
Other:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Gingham Garden Washi Tape #129314
SNAIL Adhesive
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Craft Tweezers from your local Craft Store
Label Framelit Card - Open Front View

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Label Thinlit Card out with your Big Shot and Label Thinlit Die.  Crease the score lines with your Bone Folder.  Wasn’t that easy!!!
2.  Cut out two Labels from Whisper White using the Label die in the set.  Also cut out a “i {heart} u” from Whisper White and two “hi”s from Cherry Cobbler.  Watch this video if you need help using Thinlits Dies.
3.  Adhere a “hi” to each Whisper White Label.  Stamp a Little Heart to “dot your ‘i'” using Cherry Cobbler ink.  Adhere the Whisper White Labels to each side of the Label cutout on the card.
4.  Cover the Heart on the “i {heart} u” with Washi Tape trimming the excess off.  Adhere to your card in the desired position.  Note:  OR you can use the Small Heart Punch to punch out a heart to cover the Whisper White heart.
5.  Randomly stamp lots of little hearts using the Silver Metallic ink.
6.  Practice moving your card so you can see both sides of the Label.  Hopefully the person you give it to will enjoy it just as much!  You can write your note on the back of the card.  When it is folded it will fit inside a Medium Envelope.
Label Card Thinlit - Back view

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Happy Card Making!
Nendy