Sunday, January 8, 2012

Be My Valentine

Ever look at a piece of patterned paper and think 'Wait a minute...There's a card in there...'?  That is pretty much what happened with this card.  I was looking for some red sparkly paper for a different project and came across this paper.  It's a retired paper from SU and I actually forgot I had some left.  As soon as I saw the pattern, I had a pretty good idea what my card would look like.  I remember seeing somewhere that someone made an envelope with hearts spilling out, but wouldn't you know, I didn't save or pin that one (a million others, yes...)  So if this was your original idea, please let me know.  The basic design and layout, other than the heart envelope, is from my little ol' head.
**UPDATE- While reorganizing my pinterest card pins, I came across the original card and wanted to give credit where it's due.   Darlene Design is the website where you can see the inspiration piece!

This was not CAS or QAS (quick and simple) and I made 4 of these!  I do not have an envelope die (gasp!), so I used a template that I had from ages ago.  Then I got busy punching, and punching, and punching, and embossing, and glittering, and you get the picture.  I'm slightly obsessive when it comes to putting patterns together, so the hardest part for me was arranging the hearts into a design that I thought looked just right.  I really like the way it turned out!

When I finished this card both of my DD came over and exclaimed "We want to make these for our Valentines!" Ummm.... I DON'T THINK SO!!!!  So now I'm trying to find a more basic way to recreate this so they can make duplicates for their friends.  Plus, I'm not so sure the boys in my youngest DD's class will appreciate this very girly card!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-pretty in pink, real red, very vanilla, Sending Love DSP (ret), Ink-pretty in pink, real red, chocolate chip (distressed edge of envelope), Stamp Sets-Fabulous Phrases, Just Believe, Punches-heart to heart, modern label, word window, Accessories-very vanilla seam binding, basic pearls, square lattice folder, snow burst folder, dazzling details


  1. cute card and I can definitely see why you don't want to repeat making them as it looks like it took a lot of hard work.

  2. Well that's certainly the nicest compliment that one can receive; having your children ask you to mass produce them for their friends at school! :D
    I can certainly see why a simpler version might be opted for..LOL.
    The overflowing envelope of hearts is a brilliant idea and I love all the embossing you did to them and the placement of the hearts looks SPECTACULAR!!!
    So great to see another one of your inspiring cards. :)
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  3. OMGoodness! This card is gorgeous. I love those embossed hearts and how the embossing compliments the DP. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving comments! That is how I found you :D

  4. Love your pocket full of hearts card! So pretty the different ways you embossed them too. Lovely.

  5. Wonderful card Margaret. I understand your obsessiveness with arranging the hearts. Love the way you embossed the hearts as well. Looks like a lot of 'Love' went into this card.

  6. So pretty! I love the hearts spilling out of the envelope. And your placement of the hearts is perfect! ;) Now quit being so OCD!!

  7. It wouldn't have the gorgeous textures (LOVE all the different embossed/colored hearts!), but I bet you could recreate this in My Digital Studio then print and maybe have the girls add glitter, etc

  8. Now this is delightful! What a charming card..thoselil heartsarejust too cute! They really steal the show!! I just may have a CASE coming on!! :)

  9. Gorgeous card Margaret, the colours are lovely & the embossed hearts look very effective.


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