Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Simply Sweet Heart Cards

Creating these sweet cards brought a smile to my face!  It was fun mixing and matching stamp sets and papers.  Stamps from the January Stamp of the Month, Adore You, is the unifying theme for each. What a lovely way to send a "paper hug" to those who warm your heart.  Of course, you'll want to stamp your envelopes also!  

Over the next few posts, we'll review how each was made.  Today we'll talk about the "Love" card.  

I love the simplicity of the Rustic Home Fundamentals' Swiss Dot paper, and its coordinating twine ribbon from the Rustic Home's Ribbon pack.  I used a tape runner to adhere the paper to the card base.  Then, using Liquid Glass, I attached the twine along the left side of the card. A little goes a long way!

"Pixie" paper from the Whimsy Cardstock Pack graces the cursive "love" and heart, as well as the 2 hearts on the inside of the card.  They were made using Thin Cuts.  

Thin Cuts are metal dies used to quickly and easily cut a sentiment or shape for embellishing your cards, scrapbook pages, and more. I truly appreciate that Close To My Heart packages these on magnetic sheets.  Just run them through your die-cutting machine.

My trusty Glue Pen was used to attach the "love" sentiment to the front of the card, as well as the interior hearts.  Foam tape elevates the front heart, to give it just a little "pop".  Of course, a touch of bling is added around the heart with Bitty Sparkles,  which are self adhesive, ready to go bling, as well as using my Clear Shimmer Brush on all things "Pixie"!  

The stamped sentiments are from the "Adore You" Stamp of the Month set.  Both sentiments, "Be mine, Valentine" on the front of the card, and the "You will forever be my always" shown on the inside, were both stamped with "pixie" ink

Each month we are provided the opportunity to get an awesome deal on a limited edition D-size stamp set.  They are available for one month only, for $17.95 or for just $5, when you place an order of $50 or more at papercraftingwithgayle.ctmh.com. 

If you are not familiar with Close To My Heart, I invite you to visit my website.  While you are there, you can view all the beautiful artwork shown in both the Annual Idea Book, and the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book to gain additional inspiration.  

My cards are shown with one of my faves, a framed magnetic chalkboard, available while supplies last.  This recently discontinued home decor piece is now available at an incredible discount, just click on "clearance" on my website

Until next time --
Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!  

Happy Papercrafting,

"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."  
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

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