Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Love CardsX3

The love sentiment on this card is the first die I ever bought. It's from an SU set. A friend gave me a few postcard-sized die cuts to play with and it was fun to use on this card. Developed the little "you" on my printer to finish it off. I like the elegant simplicity of the finished card.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- It Must Be Love          (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                (wordartwednesday.blogspot.com)
QKR Stampede- #282 Anything Goes                                    (qkrstampede.blogspot.com)
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- It's a Love Thing    (a2zscrapbookingblog.com) 
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #193                   (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)
Deep Ocean Challenge- Love Is All Around                         

I recently discovered an intriguing challenge. Called "Twofer Card Challenge" the goal is to create the exact same stamp to make two distinctly different designs for two different occasions. I've fallen in love with this sweet little bear from Little Scraps of Heaven. For this challenge, I made a Valentine's card and a card that I'll use as a Get Well or Thinking of You card (with all the bugs going around right now, am thinking it will be a Get Well Card.) The digi sentiment "Love Warms Your Heart" is from createwithtlc.blogspot.com
Entered into:
Twofer Card Challenge                                   (twofercardchallenge.blogspot.com)
Little Scraps of Heaven Color Challenge    (lshdesigns.blogspot.com)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge      (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
My final card is this posting is a fun Valentine creation. I developed the template for the I[heart]U through trial and error. Once I had it figured out, I cut the template from marbled grey cardstock, added patterned pink background papers and scraps of lace and ribbon. The sentiment on the front of the card is printed off on my computer, and the inside sentiment is a freebie from desertdiva-hannelie.blogspot.com. But the star of the card is that sweet little bunny from Craftin Desert Diva. The original one is holding an Easter egg. I'm sure I'll use that image within the next month. For now, I swapped out the egg with a paper pieced Valentine. I wanted to do something special for his little fluffy tail. Then I remembered that I had used a whole package of Velcro dots when putting a display board together at the office, and couldn't throw away the tufted halves of those Velcro dots! Well, with just a few little snips, they make perfect bunny tails! (I really do save everything!!) I made the card to reflect the Craftin' Desert Diva's February Mood Board, but it also fits into a few other Valentine challenges and The Paper Shelter challenge "Decorate It" (because this card does have many embellies!) 

Entered into:
Craftin Desert Diva- February Mood Board            (craftindesertdivasblog.com)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge         (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Di’s Digi Stamps- Pink & Red                                     (disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Cute Card Thursday- #516 Love                                (cutecardthursday.blogspot.com) 
The Paper Shelter- #326 Decorate It                        (thepapershelter.blogspot.com.ar)


  1. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “It Must Be Love” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. That is a great die to feature on your cardThanks for entering the weekly Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  3. The two cards you made using the cute bear stamp are adorable! He is perfect for the Get Well card and the Valentine's card with the word background and those big hearts!
    Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

  4. Great cards Kathy! Looks like you've been busy having fun creating. Especially love the two bear cards ... they are so sweet! The get well card is sure to cheer up the recipient! :) Thanks for joining us at Twofer Card Challenge.

  5. I love the cards you made for the Twofer challenge. The others are wonderful too!

  6. These are really fabulous, Kathy! Your Twofer cards and your I{heart}U tri-fold card are very inventive and adorable! I love your sweet bear with his warm quilt to cheer up someone under the weather and again with that great bold Valentine sediment!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Great cards! All so creative! Love that little bear!

  8. Beautiful die on the Love card! And so fun for you to layered those different shape labels/die cut. Thanks for joining in our February challenge at a2z.

  9. Wonderful cards. The love die is really great on your card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  10. Some great cards. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  11. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's February "It's a Love Thing" challenge!
    Leslie, a2z DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!

  12. Kathy these are wonderfully crafted and fits in perfect for our 17th ‘ATG with CREATE WITH TLC’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    {ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Just love all the TLC elements you have used so creatively


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