Card Making · Paper Crafts

Kiss Kiss

Muah! Smooch! Or as my husband and I like to text each other, Kiss Kiss! I love love love the shape of lips! I thought about using lips as my “signature” on the back of my cards but I didn’t because 1. I hardly have any (lips) and 2. I never wear lipstick. But even though I’m so plain Jane, I can’t help but buy lipstick when I pass the MAC makeup counter at the mall. The colors are just so gorgeous! It’s like I’m a kid in a candy store!

So of course I was excited to use one of my “lips” stamps for a Valentine’s Day card. I decided to submit this card to the Make It Monday Challenge.

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Part of the challenge is to use at least one Papertrey Ink item and use homemade foam stickers. The paper, ink, and rectangle die are from Papertrey Ink. I made the XOXO foam stickers with black glitter paper and foam paper I bought at my local Hobby Lobby. I cut them out with Lawn Fawn alphabet dies and my cuttlebug. The stamp, Kiss #127C by Rubber Stamped, was also bought at Hobby Lobby (a couple of years ago). Super simple but sweet!

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About the Pear

Why The Lovely Pear?

So I know The Lovely Pear sounds a little funny but when I decided I needed a special little symbol for the back of my cards, I couldn’t think of anything! I thought of ladybugs, cassette tapes, just my initial, even the state of Texas (just a couple of items/shapes I love) when finally I remembered my awesome pear tree in my backyard. My favorite time of year is in the spring when this tree blooms! It is also a reminder of the hard work and dedication of my parents who not only planted this tree, but also gave me my childhood home. So that is why to me, a pear was the perfect symbol! And yes, the picture is of pears from my family’s pear tree, just lovely!

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