Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Letters

How perfect is this patterned paper for this stamp?!  The two happened to meet on my craft table one afternoon and voila!...a match made in heaven and an easy-peasy valentine.

A Couple Details:
  • I wanted to make the stamped image look as close to the envelopes on the patterned paper as possible, so I stamped it with red ink on white cardstock.  I then pulled out another seldom-used tool languishing in the stash...the chalk pastels!  They worked perfectly to replicate the soft pink background and accent the hearts.
  • I cut the edges with postage stamp decorative scissors and layered it on red cardstock for some pop.
  • A little baker's twine and a "be mine" stamped in the lower corner and done!
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘Real Red’, ‘Confetti White’
Patterned Paper:  Fancy Pants ‘Love Story’ 6x6
Stamps: SU! ‘Have a Heart’, ‘Festive Four’
Inks: SU! classic ‘Real Red’, Stampin’ Pastels
Embellishments: Darice baker’s twine ‘Red / White’
Tools:  Decorative scissors; 3M foam tape


  1. Great card and all the elements look like they were made to go together. Love how you used the baker's twine!!

  2. Wonderful and adorable card - someone will be doing a happy dance upon receipt of your card. Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It!

  3. Great card and I love your stamped envelope. I have that stamp and so thanks for the inspiration.

  4. A beautiful card and I agree--the paper and that stamp were meant to be! Thanks for joining us at CYDI?! :)

    PS: A gentle reminder that in order to qualify for our honors/prizes, you must use a digital image, sentiment, or paper. :)

  5. This is a beautiful little card, everything goes so perfectly together!
    Thank you for playing along with my Red and Pink challenge at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  6. Fantastic card! Your stamped image is a fantastic match for your paper! Thanks for playing along with us at Can You Digi It?!

  7. I love how you made the stamp match the paper. Such a sweet card.

    Thank you for playing with us at CYDI?


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