Saturday, February 4, 2012

Straight from the Heart…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th is just around the corner. While most non cardmakers will be crowding the card aisles, we will be home putting finishing touches on our handmade cards. I love that I have that option, flexibility, and desire. It takes all of those characteristics to create on any level, but to create for Valentine’s day is so much more special. While you are expressing your love, you are also creating straight from the heart. I had that “Straight from the Heart” feel in mind as I created this card to share with you.

I Love You Card by Karen Jiles. Supplies- Patterned Paper & Ribbon: Bo Bunny; Cardstock: CTMH; Journaling Spots: Making Memories; Heart Stickers: Recollections; 3-D sticker: K and Company; Heart Pins: Little Yellow Bicycle; Vintage Ink: Tim Holtz.

As Moanica shared on Sunday about her love for embellishments, I admit I have that addiction too. My card if full of them. They really add so much to handmade creations.

Tip: Add journaling spots to your cards. Journaling spots serve more purposes than just journaling. I added them to the inside of my card to give the card a border effect. Two were added to effectively balance the card. This is a fun and instant way to add flare to your cards. Note that the journaling spots that I used were packaged as a spiral bound book and are shown below. They come in several collections and are awesome to create with.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day!


  1. Nice card! I love all the layers...and I love embellies too! TFS!

  2. Sweet card! I know the recipient is going to LOVE this!



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