Nuts and Bolts Playful Alphabet Love Machine Valentines Card CCS451

by Joanne James4. January 2022 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for our first challenge of the year over at CAS Colours & Sketches. I have the pleasure of hosting you all this month and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 


I chose some fresh pastels with a pop of bright poppy red for my palette this week. These colours can be used in lots of ways; for my card I decided to create with one of my favourite cute sets from the new Stampin' Up! January-June 2022 mini catalogue that launches today and went for a fun Valentine's card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Playful Alphabet Pun - I created a fun, punny sentiment for the front of my card using my Playful Alphabet Dies, adding a popped-up stitched heart to the centre of my 'O' for a burst of colour and fun focal point. You may well be wondering where my Highland Heather is making a feature, since it doesn't feature on the front of today's card; that corner of my co-ordinating envelope gives you a clue... 

You Make My Heart Go Beep - ... yes it's on the inside! I chose the sentiment on the front of my card to co-ordinate with this cute little robot, complete with heart, from the new 'Nuts & Bolts' stamp set - a collection of fun little robots that you will definitely be seeing more of! I stamped him in the corner of my card and added a complimentary sentiment:


Isn't he just the sweetest?!

Tuesday Tip - Would you like to know how I got those letter dies so perfectly aligned on the front of my card? I have a great tip that I'm sharing in my Crafty Owl Creatives customer Facebook group today - why not pop over and take a look? If you're not already a member, click here to find the group and request to join - everyone is welcome and it's the place to share projects, ask questions and where I share lots of tips and tricks. 

By becoming a member of my Facebook group you can be sure you will receive all of the news that I post to social media and more and you will be much more likely to see everything that I post when I post it, rather than it being lost in your social news feed. I look forward to seeing you there!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

1/4/2022 6:07:39 PM #

So cute!!! I love that little robot, he's so adorable. I also like how the letters match the whole "mechanic" theme. Great use of the colors, too - I would never have thought to make a purple robot LOL!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/4/2022 9:00:36 PM #

How fabulous! Such a great way to use the Playful Alphabet dies as the pun really builds on the obvious uses of the stamp set. You've started the year with a touch of creative genius!

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/6/2022 8:42:36 PM #

I must confess that colour palette didn't immediately grab me Joanne, but your card has convinced me! It is gorgeously graphic and I love the surprise inside. Happy new year to you! Vicky x

Jeanne K
Jeanne KUnited States
1/7/2022 3:59:32 AM #

Such a clever card!  I love the bold "punny" sentiment - it is perfect for the little robot.  You've given us great colors to start off the year.  Thank you!

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
1/11/2022 10:48:53 AM #

This is such a sweet love machine, Joanne! This little robot makes me smile, he is so cute.

YoonYoung Kim
YoonYoung KimKorea
1/13/2022 11:27:20 AM #

Such an adorable card!!!! The robot is really cute!

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