Sunday, January 30, 2011

A valentine for my sis

This card is going to my one and only sister, for Valentine's Day.  Mom and Dad are both my relationship with my sister is especially important to me.  So...I wanted to make a really special card for her.  This was such a fun card to make!  I cased THIS card, made by Sharon Johnson (over at No Time To Stamp).  Sharon's card is gorgeous!

Here is my version.  I changed out the dsp, the ribbon (my bow doesn't even compare to Sharon's), and the sentiment.  I also used a string of mini "pearls" instead of leaves, behind the flower.  I have a stamp from Verve that says "A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart".  So I created a version of that sentiment on my computer and printed it on SU vanilla CS.

My card is going into the Paper Pals Arts challenge (PPA68 - CAS - Element of Style - Bows)
And, into The Paper Players challenge - Anything goes & blog hop

Uh oh...I just took another look at the PPA challenge and realized they said  CAS (clean and simple).  ehhh...well...I sure didn't do CAS, did I?  Well, it's too late to change my card now.  I'm sorry ladies :(
This is a gate fold pocket card.  Sharon (see the link above) includes instructions on her blog, for creating this type of card.  It's an easy card to make, and so much fun.

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Card stock: concord crush, very vanilla (SU)
DSP: lap of luxury (SU)
Stamps: hundred hearts (Verve) on the inside of the card and on the envelope
Ink: concord crush (inside the card and on the envelope), printer ink for the sentiment
Other: heart dies (Spellbinders), pretty in pink ribbon (SU), vanilla rosettes (SU), fused pearls (Wrights)


  1. Hi Susie! This is so pretty! I love the gatefold AND pocket design, looks amazing. The colors are so pretty and the pearls are such a fabulous accent! :)

    I saw your note on my blog, too. I'm sorry Mr Linky is being uncooperative. :( Leave a comment on The Paper Players blog post and I'm sure one of the lovely ladies will help you get your card posted. Hope that helps!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with your bow!

  3. What a pretty card! I love both the outside and the inside. Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week.

  4. Susie, this is gorgeous. Your sister is going to love this beautifully crafted card. I love the gatefold with the heart. The ribbon is beautiful and the little flowers are just perfect. I also love the color scheme.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  5. So pretty. Lucky recipient! I really like the gate fold and the bow, pearl and rose are so pretty altogether. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!


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