Saturday, January 4, 2014

Love/Valentine Card ~ You Are So Loved {1st Post}

Oh my goodness where did the last 2 weeks go?
As many of you are preparing yourself for your kiddos to go back to school {some of you celebrating it. lol} I have mixed emotions.
One the one side I will be going back to school to bright happy faces filled with stories to tell and new goodies to share. Oh of course sweet hugs that bring joy to my heart.
And the on the other hand as my 2 week vacation comes to a close so must my craft any ole time I want to schedule. I have loved having time to play with some of my new goodies. Sadly some of them just came a few days ago since I ordered them with Christmas money. {tee hee hee}
I used a lot of new goodies for this card and a few semi-new ones, too.

I started out by letterpressing the background with red ink and an embossing folder (new).
Next I stamped the sentiment (new) on the die frame (new).
I framed it up using the circles and Scalloped circle (both semi-new).
Then I added the wavy heart cuts (new).
Finishing off  my card by adding a framed strip of washi tape then tucking the loved sentiment (new) underneath.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Hearts cut using the Wavy Hearts Die Set from Verve Stamps
*Sentiments from the So Fluttery stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Sentiment frame cut using the Mini Classy Label Die Set from Verve Stamps
*Circles from the Standard Circles Large die set from Spellbinders.
*Scalloped circle from the Big Scalloped Circles Small die set from Spellbinders.
*Letterpress embossed using the Darice Layered Heart Background folder.
*Black Dots smash tape from K&Company
*Stampin' Up real red stamp pad.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges:
Verve Stamps Smitten (use a heart)
Viva la Verve January 2014 wk 1 sketch (see the sweet sketch below)
Word Art Wednesday #113 Anything goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday January linky party
Path of Positivity #9 Joy (expressing love, sweet faces and hugs)
Scrapbook Blessings #9 Anything goes (using letterpress tech from ch#7)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #1 New toy or new techniques
Clear It Out #17 (T)Warm fuzzies (love and hearts), (S)Textures (embossing)
Curtain Call Smitten (love and hearts)
Pile It On #48 P is for... polka dots (piled on 15 challenges)
Sentimental Sundays #187 Pick from their fav challenges (Doreen #170 Love is in air)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #240 Anything goes
Cuttin and Stampin #52 Anything using something new (stamps, folder, label die, heart dies tape)
Simon Says (Wed) Something new (stamps, folder, label die,  heart dies, tape)
Through the Craftroom Door Anything goes


  1. Lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and Happy New Year!


  2. Beautiful letterpressed card!
    Thanks for playing over with SBC this week.
    Jennyfer, DT

  3. Wow!! I LOVE how the letterpressing turned out.. that is GORGEOUS!! I really think I need to try that!! Wow!!! And thank you :) Can't thank you enough for joining us for our first challenge!! And your card is just gorgeous!!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  4. Awesome card! I have that folder too and it does make a great letterpress card! Thanks for playing along with Scrapbook Blessings Club. After the challenge, make sure you stop by to see if you won. I hope you have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

    PS I was sick over the holidays and with the cold temps, didn't leave the house. I will mail out your stash prize this week. Thanks

  5. Beautiful card D.! love the embossing.
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  6. This is such a lovely card :D Very pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Clear It Out Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  7. adorable card, so glad you played along with us at Verve!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  8. lovely card & am loving the colour combination, Thanks for joining in at Open Minded Fun, Pam DT xx

  9. That is totally stunning! Love the letterpress technique. And I too have mixed feelings... not looking forward to going back to work.. it's nice to be together as a family the entire day and for longer than a weekend!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  10. Oh, this is just so sweet, D! Love, love, love the color combo and the polka dots. We're just so excited to see you playing along in our new challenge at Open-Minded. Good luck and I hope you're going to become a regular here.
    NanaConnie DT

  11. The letterpress turned out awesome! It gives it so much texture ;) Super cute details!
    Sherrie K

  12. Great card! The colors are so pretty and I love the design! The hearts are lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

  13. Great letterpress, love the background. Very pretty card. Great design.

  14. A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call! Happy New Year!

  15. what a fabulous creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT....Happy New Year x Carol

  16. thanks for joining us at Pile it on... we have started a new challenge - please go and check it out!
    Kimberly DT

  17. No shortage of hearts here :) Love the EF you you used. Thanks for joining us in this month's Smitten Dare!

  18. Darling card! Love all those hearts and that sweet letterpressed background.

  19. Cute card! I really like the background of your card. Thank you for participating in the Open-Minded Craftin Fun challenge. Hope you will join us next time. Joanna DT

  20. Very classic card, Great job! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

  21. Another wonderful card D~. Very unique. Love that embossing folder you used. Great job. Thanks for sharing it with us over at the Path of Positivity.



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