Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Love Seat

So, like any well made plan, mine went into the ditch today......
BUT, the good news is that I'm still posting a NEW project for you. That counts for something doesn't it? Even if it's a few hours late??

I've been dealing with a personal medical issue since yesterday morning and since it got somewhat worse today, I was able to get in with my doctor this morning.
Not too much to worry about, but I'll be having some outpatient surgery sometime in the next few weeks. I know many of you pray and have prayed for me in the past, so if you'd do that again, I'd so appreciate it!

Let's move on to the card, shall we??
This is one I designed for my January card classes and it was a big hit! I used this layout from the Stamping 411 Blog as my starting point and went from there.

I used Very Vanilla cardstock as my base, sponging the edges with Crumb Cake ink. A layer of Crumb Cake cardstock was stamped with the "Hello, Doily" background stamp in Riding Hood Red ink and then sponged with Crumb Cake ink on the edges.

For the paper pennant layer, I cut a long piece of Very Vanilla at 1 1/2" wide and used my 1 1/4" Square Punch to make the flag end for it. The Designer Paper used in the next layer is from the Letters to Santa pack that's in the big Idea Book and Catalog. Really, it's one of the most versatile paper packs in the catalog this year and I've used it for MANY occasions, not just Christmas. Check it out, you'll see!
I cut a strip of the DSP at 1 1/4" wide and again used the Square Punch to flag the end. I layered them together after sponging the edges of both with Crumb Cake ink and adhered them to the Crumb Cake Cardstock layer, trimming off the excess at the top.

Next, I stamped the wooden bench image from the "Have a Seat" stamp set in Early Espresso on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock. I used my new Framelits Labels set to cut it out with my Big Shot then sponged the edges. The heart was punched out with the Small Heart Punch from Riding Hood Red cardstock and adhered to the bench. I popped this piece up on Stampin' Dimensionals and added it to the card front.
The sweet bow was made with Very Vanilla Seam Binding and was wrapped around with an Antique Brad then adhered to the card front with Mini Glue Dots.
I did stamp the inside of the card with the Be My Valentine greeting from the "Delightful Dozen" stamp set.

This card made me smile so much, I even included one in my Secret Sister gift at Leadership. It's a perfect Valentine card for any one, male or female and could easily be adapted for a different occasion as well.

As always, you can buy everything you need to recreate this card in my Online Stampin' Store! The stamp sets I used are especially versatile and you'll find yourself using them time after time.

Have a wonderful afternoon!
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  1. Very pretty, Robin...I never would have thought to layer the wooden "love seat" bench over that doily but it's pretty cute and the little glittery heart in the corner like a pillow is cute too. Thanks for sharing! Jan Hoyt

  2. Beautiful card! Will be praying for you.

  3. This card is stunning. It really caught my eye.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    Antoinette Bay

  4. Love your card, Robin; I think I "need" the set with the bench--I've been eyeing it for a long time, and I think this card may have pushed me over the edge!!! Praying your surgery and recovery goes well; sending healing hugs and prayers your way!

  5. Very sweet card, I have that set and your card is the inspiration I needed to try something with it. I will be praying for an easy procedure and quick recovery. Keep on stamping, great therapy.


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