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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Valentine for My Hunny Bunny

Coffee of the Day - Chocolate Peppermint

So have you started thinking about making Valentine's for your sweeties yet? I am the only girlie in a house filled with men, so as much as I would LOVE to make frilly, fussy, lacy, gorgeous Valentine's covered in doilies and such, there just aren't that many people I can give them to. my guys kinda frown on receiving them. ;) they tend to also like to receive the most simple cards, which goes against my grain, so I do my best to keep embellies to a minimum when I craft for them. but I can't make a card without ribbons! just not happening!

that is when I pull out my natural fibers and trims for their cards. I'll still add a flower or two, because guys still like flowers, just usually not a whole card full of them.

it's time to get creative with your ribbon choices on those masculine cards!

plaids, stripes, and polka dots are always great picks. I went for the simple, but always fashionable 2 1/2" cotton ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon as a base for my trim across the bottom of the card.  love the frayed edges to it! :) this was topped with the gorgeous 1/2" red wrinkled ribbon that has such a fabulous texture. it looks wonderful against that natural cotton ribbon.

a pretty carnation makes a simple accent. flowers similar to this one can be found in the RRR store. in fact, a brand new shipment of Wild Orchid Craft mulberry flowers has just arrived, so have fun filling up your shopping cart! there are some I can't wait to get my crafty hands on! :) click on the 'new' tab at the top of the page to see all of the fun new goodies!

and by the way, since I first started my blog, I have called my hubby my 'hunny bunny.' when I came across this stamp from Unity, I had to grab it!

bunny image is from A Day for Daisies, paper is from the Basic Grey True Love collection, dies are both by Spellbinders, and buttons are vintage. a bit of faux stitching was added to the heart.

thanks so much for stopping by! :)

A Day for Daisies - stitch it up (faux stitching)
Choux Choux Paper Art - Valentine/Hearts linky party
WAW - anything encouraging goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Eureka - Love is in the Air/Valentine
Paper Girls - forest friends
Incy Wincy - tic tac toe (ribbon, red, button)
Double Click Skittles - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow - animal magic
Outlawz Mon Greeting - anything goes
Scribbles Designs - have a heart


Bad Kitty said...

your card is super cute!
love it!
have a nice day
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Lori said...

What a sweet bunny - perfect for your hunny bunny! Your card is so cute. So glad you linked to my Valentines/Hearts Challenge!

Georgiana said...

Such a sweet bunny! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at DoubleClick Skittles.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
DoubleClick Skittles DT

Pat said...

What a cute Valentines Card. Thanks for sharing at Ruby's Rainbow.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Just popped back to say.....!Thanks for sharing it with us at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good luck
Dawn xx

Diane said...

Oh my gosh this is the sweetest card design.

Hugs Diane

Greta said...

What a darling card--love it!

Jen Leeflang said...

I am sure your hunny bunny will LOVE it as it's soooooooooo cute! Thanks so much for joining us over at the A Day for Daisies "Stitch it Up" challenge. Good luck in the prize draw.
Jen L

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Love that chevron background paper! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge! DT Member Carri~Abusybee Skittles!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Adorable! Thanks for joining us over at the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge!

Lisa said...

That bunny is so your card! I also have lived in a house with all boys....two sons, a husband and two male dogs. Love when I get a chance to femme things up a bit!

Karen C said...

Aww, how sweet! Thanks for joining our ‘tic tac toe’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
Karen C

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Jennifer! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog! I was looking through your cards and chose this as my favourite! The bunny is adorable and I love the hunny bunny sentiment for your hubby! I'm aiming for more masculine cards this year - this one is perfect! I definitely think ribbon is okay for masculine cards, especially tied in a simple bow. Sweet card!

Christi Conley said...

What an adorable bunny!! I think you could use this card for either a male or a female ~ fantastic job! thank you SO much for joining us this week at Through the Craft Room Door! Christi DT

Bad Kitty said...

me again!
just poping to thank you for joining us at Eureka stamps!
Good Luck and hope to see you again.
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Lori said...

Oh how adorable! The layers are perfect!

Thanks for joining us over at Doubleclick Skittles Challenge!


Carole Robb Bisson said...

A lovely valentine for your sweet heart. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

As always, your card turned out beautiful Jen. Love the sweet image, your layout and that pretty carnation.

Thanks so much for entering your card into our recent challenge over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw.

☺Lisa D.
DT Member for The Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!
D├ęcosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!