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How's everybody doin' today?
I am so sure you know about our awesome Challenge Blog, and our latest challenge is Red Heart/Golden Festival.  I made a Valentine for My Husband for the challenge with mostly products from the Altered Pages Store.  It is hard to find masculine Valentines so I thought this Valentine I made would be super cute and not too girly.
I started with a Library Pocket and tag and painted them with Niji Pearlescent Watercolor Paints.  To the pocket, I stamped an Italian Poetry stamp over it.    I put the GoldScroll on the bottom, the Kraft Calendar with the date circled above that and the Pen Nib pointing to it.  Pretty and still masculine, I think. 

The tag was stamped with bubble wrap in red ink.  Then, I stamped the jar and the "I love You".  The Hearts I stamped on white paper with red ink and cut them out.  I put them inside the jar with foam dots.

So that's my masculine valentine.  Maybe not completely masculine, but I think it is perfect for my Valentine!!

Have an awesome day!!  And please check out our store for all of these items (I left a link for everything I  used), and join us on the Challenge Blog this month!  There are PRIZES!!!


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