All you need is love…

It’s almost February, so naturally I’m starting to think about love inspired cards. Here are a couple we’ve been working on and a couple odds and ends as well.

In keeping with trying new folds for cards from the Split Coast Stampers archives, I decided to try my hand at this side step card. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/sidestepcard/   It was a lot of fun auditioning ideas for elements to sit on the ”steps”. The flower is a Martha Stewart pop up daisy punch, layered, then cut out with a Spellbinders circle die. The smaller flowers and butterfly are various punches. The lace border is a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page and the medallion is a Spellbinders Lacey Circles die. I have a lot more ideas for this card pattern. My daughter, Heather has one in the works right now that is awesome! A great card for a guy. Stay tuned!

ChallengesEntered:

”All you need is love”: http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/cupcake-176-all-you-need-is-love.html

”3-D/Template Challenge #121: http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/just-us-girls-challenge-121.html

”Flowers” : http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-41-flowers.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

‘Floral”: http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/pcj-challenge-1-floral.html

This one is Heather’s. Too bad the lighting is so poor in the first photo. It’s really super cute! This was a featured project at our latest Stamping Night Out get-together with my stamping friends and coworkers. Our wonderful, multi-talented friend Sara provided supplies and instruction and my fabulous friend Gail inspired us!

Challenges Entered:

”All you need is love”: http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/cupcake-176-all-you-need-is-love.html

”Anything but a card”: http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-130-anything-but-card.html

”Love Is In The Air”: http://www.whimsical-designs.com/2012/01/love-is-in-air-whimsical-wednesday.html

”Your favourite Embellishment” : http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-171-your-favourite.html

”Flowers” : http://mymumscraftshopchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-41-flowers.html

‘Floral”: http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/pcj-challenge-1-floral.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

Here is my ”not a card” item of the week. It’s a ‘box in a bag’ from a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers. The focal is a medallion made with a Martha Stewart corner punch and various flower punches. Fun paper, huh? Feels like spring! (At least on the card. Everything’s still frozen solid outside!)

Challenges Entered:

”Anything but a card”: http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-130-anything-but-card.html

‘Floral”: http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/pcj-challenge-1-floral.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

None of us love to make sympathy cards but unfortunately we all need them sometimes. Two friends from my youth just lost one of their parents so I made this for one of them. The rose was embossed and then carefully bleached with a cotton swab. The embossing acts as a resist. The music paper was a printable but unfortunately, I can’t find the source. 😦 The background paper is from a discontinued wallpaper book! It added a rich color to the feeling of the card.

Challenges Entered:

”Sympathy Card”: http://diecutdreams.blogspot.com/2012/01/die-cut-dreams-challenge-106-sympathy.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

‘Floral”: http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.com/2012/01/pcj-challenge-1-floral.html

Finally, here’s a quick and rather simply dressed swing card from a Split Coast Stampers tutorial. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/swing_flip_flop_card/ The buttons are from punches. Aren’t they cute? I tied a few of them with embroidery floss as an accent.

Challenges Entered:

”Thank you”: http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-103-thank-you-for-all-those.html

”cQc #121”: http://colourq.blogspot.com/2012/01/colourq-challenge-121.html

”anything goes”: http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-92-anything-goes_26.html

Whew! This has already been a productive weekend but lots of fun! We have a few to finish up in the next couple days as well. Going to take a break to go see War Horse tomorrow. Bet I’ll need to bring along a box of tissues!

14 thoughts on “All you need is love…

  1. I love both the projects you have entered into the INCY WINCY challenge, but I think the box in the bag is my favourite. The motif and DPs anre stunning. Thanks fot joining us this week Sheryl xx

  2. Wow you have been busy !
    All gorgeous projects – thanks for playing along @ paper crafting journey & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  3. Fantastic projects! I love that banner.. so many sweet accents and marvelous colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

    Hugs and blessings!

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