March 24, 2011

hugs & kisses

If you look at the archives, you’ll notice that I only posted three times in February, and two of those were 52Photos. Yes, I did make more than one card in February. No, I did not blog about them, but that is about to change.

Back in this post, I explained why I send out so many notes, especially for holidays. I had every intention of sending out Valentine’s cards, but needed to go to my parents unexpectedly. Before I left, I was able to make one card for Brianna and figured it was just as easy to make a second at the same time.

If this card were received around February 14, one would naturally assume it a Valentine’s card with its pink, red and hearts. If received in May without a Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment inside, I think it could pass as a thinking of you card. After talking to Brianna, the second option is probably the better one.

Brianna is usually quick to thank me for any card I send her and tell me what she likes about it. That didn’t happen with the Valentine’s card. Because some cards were “lost” in the mail last semester (That story would need its own post.), I asked Brianna if she received her card. Her response:  “Yes, I got it. That was a sad excuse for a Valentine’s Day card though. A paper bag and twine? C’mon, Mom. Where were the glitter and doilies? It’s Valentine’s Day, the perfect excuse to go over the top.”

Wonder what I’ll be doing next year? Not hardly.


paper:  kraft c/s and Simple Valentine pp (PTI); white c/s (Staples); pink and red c/s (Recollections); Pink Thin Stripes (Frances Meyer)
stamps:  Simple Valentine (PTI)
ink:  chestnut roan chalk (Clearsnap)
dies and punches:  lace heart edge and vintage doily (Martha Stewart); heart (Marvy); scalloped circles (Spellbinders)
extras:  jute twine (Westrim Crafts)


Michelle Philippi said...

Love the popped-up hearts...and kraft and jute twine are so rustic - love that look!

Anna said...

Your card is so cute and could be used anytime! I love the heart border and the twine! You did a great job with this card!

lam said...

This is so pretty, love the colour combo and the little heart

Kelly in Canada said...

oh, your card is so pretty. i guess there is always room for glitter and bling but really i think your colours and punches really work well together.

Jessie said...

Great card Nancy! Love the hearts with the twine and the boarder is great!!

Tricia said...

Thus card is so sweet and love the heart boarder

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card Nancy! Your quite the card maker. Have a good weekend