Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day Card for my Sweetheart

There are only a few more days until Valentine's Day.  It seems to be rushing to get here this year!  Our challenge this week at My Craft Spot is "For Your Sweetheart" - perfect for getting me in gear to create something for the man I most love in this world.


I followed a sketch to create my card (December Cardmaps).  Even though the sketch was posted for Christmas, as soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to use it for Valentine's Day.  I didn't use any die cuts (gasp!) on my card and just let the pretty gcd studios Cloisonné papers do all the work.  I did run the ivory cardstock through my crimper and also used a Stampin' Up punch on the notepaper.  Punches were used for the hearts too.


The simple sentiment on my card is from My Craft Spot's Build a Valentine stamp set.  This set is wonderful as you can mix and match the different stamps.  The red jute string is also from My Craft Spot and I used it to tie around a locket charm sent to me in a package of goodies from my sweet DT sister, Ally of Rock Paper Cricut.  She surprised me with a package of crafting goodies and I'm so thankful and blessed that she would think of me with such kindness.  Thank you, Ally!!  Also, for the FIRST time EVER, I used staples on a card!  I've seen staples used on projects created by others and always think it's a neat idea, but have never given it a go until now.  I like the look!

Remember to head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has created.  We would love for you to link up your own "For Your Sweetheart" project too!

18 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...love the washi on there!!! Lee-Ann :)

jessica said...

this is beautiful!!!!!
What a GREAT Valentine's Day card!!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Monday!!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

As always Kate, your card is beautiful!

Susie

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Lovely card! Great design. Love the soft colors.

Kel said...

What a great card. I just may have to scraplift some of these elements, if not all, LOL. Your sweetheart will love it :)

Tanya/Nonna said...

What a lovely, lovely card! Those papers are just beautiful and I love the crimped background. Beautiful layout and the staples are fabulous!

Angi said...

Gorgeous design Kate! Love how you added the locket too!

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous Kate and the twine bow is a nice touch.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

L.B. said...

The staples look cool as does the layout nd colors of this sweet card. I love the hanging heart as well

Bobby said...

No cuts?!! The world is coming to an end. lol But I love the simplicity and sweetness of your card.

Karen said...

My dear friend, this is simply gorgeous! The paper is indeed beautiful and it delivers a lot of stylish love all on its own. :o) The locket is such a precious touch and I love the texture throughout. The crimping looks fabulous. Your sweetheart will cherish this heartfelt creation and be so blessed by it. I've told you a million times and I'll say it one more... I love how much you two love each other. :o) I hope you have a sparkly night, Kate! :o)

Hugs and blessings!

~Tammy~ said...

Love this Valentine card and the way you used those papers. I have that pack too, and it never seems to end. It keeps multiplying ha! I have never seen anyone else use it! Gorgeous Kate!

Pam said...

Your Valentine is so pretty!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Such a GREAT card Kate! The washi tape is so fun...I need to use that more:) The background looks fabulous too!
Happy Tuesday my friend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Mary J said...

Oh so pretty, Kate! I love how you used the space and soft colours!

Karen said...

a stunning beauty! sometimes it's good to be simple.

Creative M said...

very BEAUTIFUL!!
Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day,
Migdalia

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card for your DH!! No die cuts needed! Beautiful DP and I love the texture of the crimping!!