Friday, October 26, 2007

Love Love Love

Here is another one from the vault. This wordy tape is from the same company that made the one I used on this card. There was also a sheet of die cuts to go with this and I usually don't get matching items but liked this. The card stock was interesting to me-it was already sewn on the edges (I used three different pieces and styles for this card). I didn't have to drag out the monster Singer (which I have since replaced after 30+ years-donated it last fall to a garage sale to raise funds for an international adoption-pretty Rosa !).

So now I can actually sew on paper and card stock if I want to as I have 2 machines! One a cheapie just for paper crafting and another a few steps up for clothing. I don't like sewing machines that sew themselves as all the fun is gone. If I need to embroider or do needlepoint or quilting, I will do it by hand as I learned when young. I am so looking forward to making Halloween costumes for my grand kids someday as I did with my own kids years ago. Wish I had kept them instead of selling them tho. The ET one was the best!

I edged all the card stock pieces with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Aged Mahogany as it just seemed to match so well with the paper. The base is a plain white card and the pieces are layered on. For the bracket in the front (a die cut) with Love You on it, I popped some brads thru the ends and cut them off on the back before gluing them down. I don't like things showing on the inside and this works for me. The printed word tape (another die cut piece) covers the seam of the papers nicely and then I took the die cut heart, edged that with ink and tied a piece of ribbon to the top of the heart before placing it behind the bracket. You could also staple it for a nice effect.

This card is a different take on the typical Valentine card as it's dark and not sparkly so it's good to give a male recipient. It used scraps well and is pretty easy to make.


  1. What a lovely card, love how you did the heart.

  2. This card is perfect for a male for Valentines!!!!
    Thank you for your comment and advise on my blog. I know for a fact that other tenants have called the city on my landlord.So it wouldn'r surprise me if we have to do it too.

    Have a nice weekend!


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