Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fusion Challenge: A Non-Traditional Valentine

Here's a non-traditional valentine for the Fusion Challenge (a fusion of the photo and sketch). Right around the end of January I get incapable of making anything with a heart on it : ) So today we have a red squirrel from the Papertrey Nuts for You set, who's carrying a nut with a foil heart on it. I was excited that the nut is a similar shape to the heart, with a point on the end. The leaves are patterned neutrals to keep the main focus on the squirrel. I started with patterned red leaves and it looked way too busy and confusing.

The paper on the front is We R Memory Keepers Simply Spring, and on the inside is Studio Calico Darling Dear. About 90% of the papers I use are 12x12, I only have a few 6x6 pads. I just get the 12x12s so cheaply that it's hard to pass by.

Everyone was so excited by the amount of projects linked up for the last challenge ... looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge! As a reminder, here are the guidelines:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

Here are some fabulous cards by our design team showing you how it works!

WinnersWill be chosen by all of our teammates in two weeks. We each will choose one favorite. The winners will be announced at 4 am (PST) in two weeks!! Please check the linky for the days left to play with us 

Thanks for looking!


  1. What a fabulous valentine. This would be so perfect for the little (or not so little) boy in your life.

  2. So cute! I love the papers you used for the squirrel and the shiny heart!

  3. Love all the patterns on this Kelly - with the base background and the sweet nuts! how clever to sneak that heart in on the acorn!

  4. Kelly, too cute! I love the soft mix of patterned papers with this adorable little squirrel!

  5. This is so stinkin cute Kelly, fun design!!

  6. Super cute Kelly!!! LOVE your paper patterned squirrel!!

  7. Ohh ... this is so sweet, Kelly. Love your take on the sketch with the Nuts for you stamp set. Lovely!

  8. You know it's pretty hard to resist a big red squirrel:) So cute!!!

  9. Love this little guy and sweet card! Nice to see some acorns too.

  10. This is super cute, I love the idea of tiny little heart on the acorn :)

  11. such a cute card!!! Love the little squirrel. :)

  12. Super cute, and my type of Valentine! :-)


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