I Heart You: Can You Hear Me Now?

Welcome to Simple Saturday!  For the past several weeks I’ve been sharing super-simple cards on Saturdays.  Today is no exception. 

I’ve been dreaming about today’s card for quite some time, and today just feels like the right time to share it.  There’s not a thing from the Occasions Catalog or from Sale-a-Bration – it’s just a cute (if I don’t say so myself – which I did just say, so…) and simple Valentine card.  Here it is:

I Heart You: Can You Hear Me Now?, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Inspiration.  Inspiration is everywhere – it can be found in nature, in online card challenges or in your pocket.  The shape of a smartphone is really easy to reproduce – and fun to make.  The inspiration for this card started with the fun sentiment from the Label Card Thinlits Die.  I wanted to make a fun Valentine with this modern, abridged version of an actual emotion.  🙂  Modern, fun.  I think the phone is a good match, don’t you
  • Pattern/No Pattern.  I was so happy when I had the phone completed and hadn’t really given much thought to the rest of the card.  Ooooh!  The Strawberry Slush heart would pair perfectly with the modern patterns in Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper, right?  Not right.  Although these patterns are perfect for a bold, fun card, they only took away from the simple, fun phone I had created.  Some other time, Kaleidoscope.  Today is not your day.
  • Dimensions.  To create the correct proportions of the phone on this card, I grabbed a ruler and my phone.  Smart thinking, huh?  You, sometimes I really think through this stuff.  The black phone is 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″, and the silver border is just 1/8″ larger on all sides.  Both of these layers are rounded with a 3/16″ Corner Rounder.  The Soft Sky screen of the phone is 2″ x 3″.  This phone is easy to reproduce, and you can make it cute in SO many ways.

Papers:  Basic Black, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Silver Foil Sheets  Accessories:  3/16″ Corner Rounder, Label Card Thinlits Die, Create a Cupcake punch (to create the “flash” circle on the top of the phone), 3/4″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Brian

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30 Comments

  1. Very, very clever, Brian!

  2. This is just TOO cute

  3. Oh, that is so cute. Ingenious! Love everything about it. Very easy too. 🙂

  4. Super cute and fun too!!! Without any DSP or complicated layouts, that fabulous phone takes center stage!! Great card Brian, thank you for sharing.

  5. super fun – i love how you think outside the box!

  6. I was looking at your card on my iPhone and noticing the similarities. This is such an adorable idea. You got the wheels spinning in my head for valentines for my kids!

  7. You are a genius, my friend! What an adorable card! Love it!

  8. Love this!!

  9. Really cute and original ….you are right in not putting dsp on this card . It would take away from the main image . Great card !

  10. So fab, modern, and creative, Brian! Love those colors, too!

  11. OMG!!! Brian this is amazing! Totally CASEing this! Love!

  12. Another stand out card! I love it! <3

  13. Such a fun idea!

  14. Super cute! I will be casing. Thanks.

  15. My great granddaughter just saw this and fell in love! She’s
    Only four. Now she wants to make one! You keep us all in
    Ideas Brian. Thanks!

    Barbara Stitt

  16. This is adorable, Brian. TFS!

  17. Way cool. Love how inspiration hits you everywhere you look.

  18. Perfect card. So clever

  19. Love this!! I bought my son-in-law a new iPhone for his birthday – making this for him for V-day:-) Thank you SO much for the dimensions (I don’t have an iPhone to measure…yet)!

  20. wonderful idea!! I can see making this phone and ‘texting ‘a birthday greeting. Great idea for tweens, teens and young adults, thanks Brain!!

  21. Mary Ann Huntington

    What a great idea. I’m always trying to think of things to make for my young neighbor kids and this is just perfect. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  22. Oh Brian, Brian, Brian – you just never cease to amaze me! What an original and cute card!

  23. What a fun card! I’d love to get a text like that! LOL I love the way you think outside of the box.

  24. Oh so cool! I’m betting this will be copied by a lot of your followers. Love it.

  25. i hope you don’t mind Brian but I am CASING this!!!! Awesome. My son is away at college at would die without his phone. thank you!

  26. How very cute! I’m impressed with the phone but also the placement of it on the card.
    I like every little thing about this card!
    Thank you for sharing your talent. ☺️

  27. Laurie Burns Gachewicz

    Absolutely brilliant!!! CAS with a modern, yet corner rounded edge, or edges, as we can see!!! 😉 Clever is clearly one of your middle names Brian!!! 🙂

  28. You’ve done it again Brian! I was trying to think of an appropriate Valentine for my 19-year old grandson and now I don’t have to think. Ü

  29. Brian, you hit it “out of the park” with this card! Fabulous, and I hope you don’t mind some of us CASEing it…. Thanks for sharing your creativity and details.

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