Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nuts About You




Yet another sketch from last year that I had to tuck away for future used due to the insane business of December which lead to very little stamping time. 

The round circle was taunting me to use the "U" die once again, but alas, my "U" Die support group meetings have been doing their job LOL! 

I've  had my eye on these adorable acorn dies and matching stamp set from PTI for a while now, and can gratefully say some birthday money provided them a one way ticket to my house - happy, happy, joy, joy!  Lots of great sentiments and different styled "tops" for the acorns so you can mix and match to your heart's content.

I knew the "nuts about you" sentiment would be great fun to use for a Valentine's Day card - thus the red acorns were born LOL!  Still playing with polka dots and paired them with stripes this time.  A fun, simple card that was great fun to make :)




What's In It?
Stamps: Autumn Acorns (PTI) 
Paper: Dots and Stripes (Echo Park), Pink Stripe (Making Memories), Real Red 
Ink: Black, Real Red 
Accessories:  Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Acorn Dies (PTI), 5/8" Sheer Black Ribbon, Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

18 comments:

Viv said...

Ooh this card is a cracker! Hmm, doesn't a cracker go with nuts?
Ha Ha! Hugs Viv xxx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I LOVE this!!!! You've convinced me to get that set now....lol Brillant idea! Fabulous card!

Christina said...

Those acorns are so cute! I really loved this set when it was released, and it is perfect for the sketch. Love the combo of stripes and polka dots!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh well done!! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOL...totally love your red acorns! A great way to use this set year round!

Benzi said...

OMG, what a super card and a great way to use those acorns. I love this bunches!! :-)

Maureen said...

super fun card!! That set is so great to play with :) Gotta love birthday money :) Great saying for a Valentine's card :)

Jen said...

This is such a great card. I love the stripes with the polka dots!

Amy said...

Beautiful work and I love this layout! Good idea to keep them for future use. I'm ashamed to say that I haven't used my acorn set since I got it.....shhh, don't tell. :)

TannyP said...

HAHAHA! Your acorns are awesome and this card totally came together beautifully. Fantastic Valentines Day card, Marisa!

Stephanie Kraft said...

What a sweet card, Marisa! Love those acorns and your mix of stripes and polka dots!

Dawn B. said...

This is perfect for Valentines day.. My dog eats acorns all the time in my driveway. Drives me crazy cause then she gets a tummy ache. Love the colors. Great job.

Vickie Z said...

I'm thinking you're getting cards done before the hubby job comes!!! I've been so busy...I'm behind!!! Love the colors and those acorns!!! Also, love the previous card.

Sue said...

Until you pointed it out I had never noticed the regular appearance of 'U', glad the support group thing is working out! Of course I love this card of dot, stripes and classic simplicity! :)

Kristina said...

So cute! I loe those glitter PTI acorns, but have managed to exercise self-control in ordering them so far. You are NOT helping! Enabler! Sounds like you had a wonder mom and daughter date. A free trip to Old Navy?! I need to shop with you!

Betty Wright said...

Love the acorn colors! Changes there look and makes them look so lovingly festive! Awesome look, Marisa!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You're so funny, the "U Die support group"!!

These acorns are AH-dorable!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh, yeah...I'm certainly nuts about this card! (And other things if you ask hubby)! Striking color combo and beautiful organdy ribbon!