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True Love


So, I started out the morning with a headache and was kind of mojo-less. I started flipping through my stamp sets and came upon my journaling tags. I saw a heart, realized I had a true love stamp mounted and saw my bright red woodgrained paper on the paper cutter. VOILA, a card idea was born.

I was so smart in how I was going to make this card and give it a window but I was wrong.

The first thing I did was to stamp the journaling heart in black. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. I then tried to figure out what shape window to make but the circles and ovals I have were the wrong sizes and the shapes were wrong. AHA, I thought, I’ll stamp the heart on the back of the red paper that I want to use and then cut around that to give me a window. I did that and discovered that this heart is not symmetrical so the window was off. I then inked the edge of the heart and stamped directly on the red. This worked. I adhered my stamped sentiment behind the window, stuck that on a base and added a trio of die cut hearts to finish it off. I’m quite pleased with the end result.

Xerox Flecs Cover, Studio Calico Yearbook Collection Most Likely. Sentiment is TPC Hugs and Kisses in Versamark Black with Hampton Arts Embossing Powder, heart is Autumn Leaves Stiched Journaling Tags Set in Memento Tuxedo Black. Brads and heart punch are Recollections.

ODBD October Challenge with OWH


The Operation Write Home / Our Daily Bread Design Challenge for October is to make a card using circles. I have a set of fabulous vintage embellishment stamps that have loads of different buttons plus a Circle Trio Sizzlit that several of the designs fit on. I also just got this monster stamp set that I love and another set with a True Love sentiment that is perfect for this idea. Let’s see how we can put this all together.

White cardstock base, Wausau fleck card front.
Monsters: Recollections – My Little Monsters
True Love: TPC Studio – Hugs and Kisses
Button: Inkadinkado – Buttons
Sizzix Sizzlit – Circle Trio

My only issue was drawing the strings for the balloons. I wish I’d done it more cleanly. Still totally cute.