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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Kids LadyBug Heart-Shaped Valentine

Created this Kids Heart-Shaped Valentine Card using a Spellbinder heart die.The Heart-shaped Valentine 2 heart pieces are cut with Spellbinder largest Classic Heart die, each heart piece is scored at the top at 3 1/2", red tape adhesive is added above the score line on inside piece, the red tape is peeled off and then the 2 heart pieces are attached together.

Used craftsmart stamps for the sentiment & LadyBug.

Tried a new to me way of using washi tape. Placed strip of washi tape on an index card (cardstock can be used also) which gives it sturdiness, 2nd strip added above 1st strip, punched a shape out using a Stampin' Up heart punch, and used dots adhesive on back to attach the heart shape with washi tape on it to project.

Added ribbon and used a strip of washi tape to hold it in place. I've found that over time some of my washi tape on projects has peeled up at the ends. In order to prevent the ends from peeling up I used red tape adhesive over the ribbon before placing the washi tape on and this seems to hold the washi tape in place at the ends better. Has anyone else had the problem of the washi tape peeling up & what have you done to prevent this?

Supplies List 

adhesive: red tape, Zots clear adhesive dots
ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
paper: index card, cardstock - red
ribbon:  Dashes, Dots & Checks
Spellbinder: Nest Classic Hearts
stamps: craftsmart - sentiment & LadyBug
tools: Martha Stewart scoring board
washi tape: Recollections Valentine 

Entering this into the following challenges:

2/8 Pile It On #5 Ribbon UE 2/2

2/10 Loves Rubber Stamps Ch89 Anything Goes UE 2/4
2/10 Scrappy Moms-Stamps Terr Tues Ch Love Is In The Air UE 2/4

2/14 Hiding In My Craft Room HIMCR #136 Super Scraps Sat 3E(#1) 2/8 
2/14 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#36 Anything Goes UE 2/7 

2/16 Craftin Desert Divas Craft It up & Link It Up Linky Party #24 Color Ch UE 2/3

3/2 Ribbon Carousel RCC90 Washi Tape UE 2/4


  1. Very cute lady bug. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

  2. This is a cute Valentine Melissa! I love that cute ladybug-they are my favorite bug! lol Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  3. The lady bug is such a cute stamp. So glad you could joining us this month at Loves Rubberstamps.

  4. Cute tag! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  5. CUTE Valentine!!
    Thanks again for joining us at PIO!!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  6. Great Valentine! Thanks for sharing and Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room

  7. Super fun Valentine, Melissa! Thanks for sharing with us at HIMCR and Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Mollie's Motif

  8. Aww! How cute! I just love ladybugs!Thanks so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Tracy :)

  9. So cute and sweet !!! Thank you for joining us at Craftin'Desert Divas !!

    Mayra DTM

  10. Cute ladybug Valentine! Thanks for joining us at HIMCR for our Super Scraps Saturday challenge!f

    Kathy HIMCR DT