Monday, February 15, 2010

papercut valentines



I hope you all had a moony-eyed and chocolate filled weekend. If that is the kind of thing you like, of course.

I had fun making these cards a few days ago. One is for my schmoopie, and one was for a sweet couple we know who are getting married in a couple of weeks. (If you were never twelve, then you would not know that the TLF ligature means True Love Forever.)

I could see myself getting really obsessed by paper cutting, if there weren't already a thousand other craft skillz I like to dabble in.

17 comments:

  1. These are really fun! I was twelve once, but never a twelve year old in love so thanks for the clarification :).

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  2. adorable. So intricate. I am impressed.

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  3. thanks, y'all.

    Katie, I was always in love when I was twelve. And very fond of writing my married name: Larissa Estrada, Larissa Reeve, Larissa Hamil, Larissa Ford...

    CupCakeCutie, thanks very much, but I have to own up and say despite appearances they were not that hard to make. All it takes is a sketch, a pair of scallop scissors, an x-acto knife, a regular hole punch, a small hole punch, and 20 minutes of your time.

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  4. Wow, it looks divine! Hope you had a fun valentines!

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  5. Love these and lol, I must have forgotten about my preteen years, because I didn't know what TLF meant!

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  6. they look magical!!!, I have been drooling everywhere over beautiful paper cuts of late I think they are a totally addictive craft!!!

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  7. Um...would that be Mrs. Eric Estrada?
    :)

    I LOVE these valentines, Larissa. Tutorial forthcoming? Any tricks you could share? I've never done anything like this. Really great.

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  8. wow. I guess maybe TLF was not as ubiquitous as I thought.

    Robyn, heck yes, Mrs. Eric Estrada! He was so dreamy...As for a tutorial, I never thought of that. I might do one if there is an interest in it. I already have a 3-D papercut tutorial I'd like to do. So many tutes, so little time.

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  9. Oh, never mind about the tutorial. I just read the rest of your reply to CupCakeCutie. Maybe I shouldn't be so intimidated by paper cutting after all!

    And, I have to ask, Mark Hamil??? Mr. Whiny Pants himself? Hello, what about Mrs. Larissa Magnum? Oh wait, he's mine. Nevermind.

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  10. I just discovered paper cutting too - isn't it great? I love that you can make something that looks so special out of such simple materials - can't wait to see your 3D version! :D

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  11. Robyn, I wasn't interested in Mark Hamil's real life personality. Maybe I should clarify by saying, Mrs. Luke Skywalker. And yes, I also married Magnum, but that was when I was older and more grounded. Ahem.

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  12. Larry, his Luke Skywalker persona is exactly who I'm talking about. "But I was gonna go to the Tachi Station to pick up some power converteeeerrrs!" Man up, Luke.

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  13. Robyn, he was only a whiner before he became a Jedi. Then he got all heroic, serious and mystical. Not to mention he could lift X-Wing fighters from the mud with his BRAIN. Total marriage material for a 12 year old.

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  14. Okay, fine. You seem committed to this.

    Yours,
    Mrs. Robyn Haim

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  15. Robyn,
    COREY Haim??? (laughing) whew! (laughing more) Ok, ok. All's fair. I did marry Eric after all and you didn't laugh. That I know of.

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