A little more LOVE YOU MUCH, that is! This is the DSP in the Love You Much Promotion — it is called Candy Lane. I really like it because it has pink in it……..but I really like all the papers. Some of them include Close to Cocoa, too, and that is an added bonus!
I used two of the paper patterns to create a background on my Close to Cocoa card. I added a knotted ribbon using the Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and notched the ends of the ribbon for a little different look. Now, notice the stamped image? I stamped the scalloped image on Close to Cocoa cardstock using Chocolate Chip ink so it would be a little darker and bolder. Then I punched OUT the stamped part in the middle, just making it into a frame, so to speak. I liked how you could eliminate the words (for those times when we don’t want “hugs and kisses” or we want to use this beyond Valentine’s Day) and I also also liked how you could see the patterned paper in the “window” after I punched out that center circle. What do you think???
My next step was to decide on what to put in the little round frame………and I came upon my new box of Flower Fusion Too. Actually I have had it a very long time, just haven’t had a chance to stamp alot, so it has been sad and lonely — tucked away in my office. I happened to remember that Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip were two of the colors in this box (the other is Baja Breeze) and they looked great when I paired them with this patterned paper. Lastly, I needed a “center” for my flower……….I could have used a brad, a rhinestone, a bead………but then I remembered our cute little Designer Buttons — and there are Riding Hood Red buttons in the box. So, here is the small button (it has a flower etched in the button, but it did not photo well) and I attached it with our Linen Thread.
This little card was a work in progress……….meaning, I did not think it all out before I made it. I did not copy any idea or template — it just came together as I made it. Sometimes these turn out, and sometimes they don’t! I like this one!
Check back soon for another cute project! It is a little Mini Book using cardstock, DSP, and this same stamped image. It is super cute, super easy, and takes very little effort! I am excited to show it to you! I will either post it Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
Have a great Sunday………enjoy your day, whatever you do! For us, it is the last OFFICIAL day of Christmas break. We head off to school on Monday. At this point, I am not scheduled to go back to work. I am basically “on call” for whenever they need me to return. In the meantime, I am enjoying my time at home. I am reading non-British literature 🙂 and crafting………I have made a small baby quilt, crocheted around 2 receiving blankets, baked alot, scrapbooked some, and stamped some. I’d say it has been a fun holiday break!
Love to all!!! Dawn