Friday, January 8, 2010

I {Heart} You!

Ever since the Clean & Simple challenge on Monday to make a Valentine's card I've been wanting/meaning to make another one. Not sure why it took me this long, but I've finally put to paper the idea I've had in my head that whole time. Of course it's not the exact idea but it's close.

Calling this Clean & Simple might be a stretch though... it is clean enough I think with a lack of layers, but simple might be debatable considering I embossed the heart, made a Build-a-Brad, used the Big Shot on the card base, not to mention chipboard, ribbon and a fancy Scallop Trim punch. But CAS is up to us, so this is gonna count this time!

I had this all laid out and ready to glue down when I decided I really wanted to use one of my new Real Red Sending Love Epoxy Brads (now available in the Occasions Mini catalog). But the Real Red just wasn't working with my Melon Mambo so I suddenly had a thought that I can make my own! I pulled out my Build-a-Brad kit, stamped the pink heart (from the trio of hearts stamp in Love You Much) then punched it out with my 1/2" circle punch. Voila- my own almost epoxy heart brad in Melon Mambo! Just what I wanted.

The big heart is from that same stamp set, Love You Much. The chipboard letters I liked in their original kraft color since that is the color of the card base, but I wanted to spruce them up a bit so I stamped the "i" with an old set called Beyond the Basics, and the "u" with my Polka Dot background- stamped twice. I also colored in a few of the details on the big heart with my handy-dandy Melon Mambo marker.

The Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder (p. 35) and black satin ribbon (p. 27) are now available in the new Occasions Mini Catalog also!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great day!

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SUO Supplies

Stamps: Love You Much, Beyond the Basics, Polka Dot background

Colors: Kraft, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, chipboard, Black Satin ribbon, Build-a-Brad, 1/2" circle punch, clear embossing powder, Scallop Trim Edge punch


  1. Lovely card, I am loving this set at the mo :0)

  2. This is awesome! Love the colors. Great details.

  3. Totally gorgeous... and CAS in my book! :)

  4. WOW Kristin this is one OUTSTANDING CAS card!

  5. this is wonderful! still need to make mine, but honestly, I'm waiting for my new SU goodies (coming Tuesday) so I guess it will be realllly late, lol!

  6. I love this card. Thanks for the great idea and creative inspiration.


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