Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air….

Frilly, roses, lace, chocolate – these are the things I think of when I think of Valentine’s Day.  So, while I usually don’t do frilly & lacey or vintage, I really wanted to do that for my Valentine’s Day Card.  So here it is:

Valentine's Day, hearts, roses, double bow, order Stampin Up, Stampin Up products, lace, Hearts a Flutter, Nancy GleasonWell, what do you think?  Please leave me a comment and let me know.     My initial inspiration was two-fold:  I fell in love with the Artisan Embellishment Kit (Spring Catalog pg. 10) as soon as I saw it.  I don’t know why because I normally don’t do all that frilly.  Maybe it was because for only $10 I was able to get a whole bunch of embellishments that I normally wouldn’t buy if I had to purchase each item individually.   I can branch out into the vintage world without a big cash outlay.

My second inspiration was the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.  I knew just the bow I wanted to make for my card.  The Seam Binding ribbon falls so nicely and makes the perfect ‘romantic’ bow.  My Valentine’s Day card wouldn’t be complete without this bow!  The bow is my favorite part, especially with the seam binding ribbon rose in the center.

Putting it all together, I had predetermined my color combo would be Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake & a touch of Chocolate Chip for an accent color.  But when I pulled all my colors out, the Crumb Cake seemed too overpowering for this card.  So I dialed it down a notch by using Sahara Sand in its place.  I love Sahara Sand, so neutral but not plain Jane.  Beautiful & Soft.  Yup, that was the right color.  And Chocolate Chip gave way to Early Espresso as it just seemed to fit better.  As always, I start with a plan but let my creativity take over and just go in the direction things are calling me.

The hearts were stamped and die cut using the Hearts A Flutter stamp set and coordinating Framelits Die.   I love when I can get a stamp set and the coordinating framelits dies, and it’s even better when you can buy them as a bundle and save a bundle!  They were accented with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer because every Valentine needs a smooch!  The heart on the right was outlined with our Pearl Basic Jewels.

The large lacey ribbon is part of the Artisan Embellishment kit. The fabric roses are the 5/8″ Flower Trim available in the Spring Catalog.  A string of roses; you can cut them apart to use individually or use a length as I did here.   They can be colored with our ink for endless possibilities!  Love them!

The sentiment is provided by Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and the coordinating Bitty Banners Framelits Dies.

I hope my hubby loves this card as much as I enjoyed making it.   Paired with a Dove Milk Chocolate bar (that’s his fav!) and I think I’ll get my message across!

And who knows, you just may see some more vintage, lacy & feminine from me in the future!

Thanks for stopping into My Stampin Space and sharing Valentine’s Day with me.  Come back & hang out with me again.



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I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! My blog contains everything you need to help you in your paper-crafting journey; whether you are just starting out or are a seasoned traveler on the paper-crafting highway.

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