Monday, February 7, 2011

L.O.V.E.

***My guest design card for the Lawnscaping Challenge is here!***


Just four little letters. L.O.V.E. Four little letters holding the future in their hands...


Valentine's Day was created for crafters, wasn't it? According to Wikipedia, it "is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery," and get this... "sending greeting cards (known as "valentines")". Yep, there you have it, physical proof!

TiffanyDoodles is having a Valentine's challenge (all the details found here!). There are some exciting changes to the challenge and even more exciting prizes! For this combo, I started with the card using TiffanyDoodles Love Letters Digital Stamp and Krafty Klouds Digital Paper and hand dyed and wrinkled wide ribbon using May Arts White Silk Ribbon for their Sweet Nothings Challenge. To compliment the card, I altered a cappachino tin (thanks, Amy, for the grand idea) in which I decorated with the same digi stamp and paper. Its wrapped with May Arts Ivory Silk Ribbon done in the same treatment as the card. (This ribbon is nice and wide. I used an iron to un-crinkle the ribbon a bit after it was dry to get the width I desired.)


Inside the tin, I cut out little "cards" using different patterns from the Krafty Klouds Digital Paper and wrote a few notes for my husband.

So, do you hand out little notes of love?

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper: (Krafty Klouds Digital) TiffanyDoodles
Digital Stamps: (Love Letters) TiffanyDoodles
Ink: (Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (White, Ivory Silk Ribbon, Natural Burlap String) May Arts
Font: (Ali Edwards Handwriting) Creating Keepsakes
Tools: (Labels Eight Nestabilties) Spellbinders
Other: (Tin), (Acrylic Paint)

29 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely! Such a sweet project! Love the wide crinkled ribbon! :)

    P/s: I hand out love notes all year round! ;)

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  2. This is gorgeous Karen! Love the altered tin :)

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  3. Beautifully decorated tin and matching card!! Love the vintage!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  4. What a "love"ly set! Your ribbon is gorgeous. I need to start handing out little notes :>)

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  5. sooooo SWEET....love the set!

    Thanks for the reminder on the tin...I have a gazillion of them...

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  6. I "LOVE" this set Karen! So pretty!

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  7. Lovely creation Karen! I love the white on the lettering and the darling box. So sweet!

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  8. Wow, I'm impressed- it's a whole package. Love the ribbon... and always amazed with the hand dyed you do...

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  9. What a fabulous set Karen! I loove them!

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  10. What a perfect and of so sweet combo!
    Well done Karen!
    TFS.

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  11. Such a lovely set, Karen! Love the letters in white!

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  12. Beautiful! I love your use of non-traditional papers.

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  13. Fabulous card and love the matching tin. :-)

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  14. Wow I love the vintage look of this card Karen, the hand dyed ribbon looks wonderful! I want to try it sometime too.. So pretty!

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  15. Wow I love the vintage look of this card Karen, the hand dyed ribbon looks wonderful! I want to try it sometime too.. So pretty!

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  16. Gorgeous Karen ... love this!! So pretty :) :) :) :)

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  17. love the sweet love stamps, ribbons and your tin is the cutest thing, karen! love notes?-(when my boys were young, i loved to make little lunch notes for them to find at school)

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  18. Really beautiful and so sweet. Those letters are so gorgeous.

    I love your color combo.

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  19. yes I mailing out some smaller Valentine cards this year that I made last year. This is very cute but will Brian actually use it??

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  20. this turned out beautiful!!! love the color you got with the hand dying- and what a sweet gift! :D good luck with the challenge!!

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  21. These are gorgeous! Love the colors and the vintage-y feel!

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  22. Oh my gosh, I love this set Karen! The ribbon is fab! I really love the feel of this!

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  23. Your husband is one lucky guy!
    The tin full of love notes and the card too? WOW.

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  24. What a sweet project Karen! I ususally put the love notes in the lunch boxes. Now they have rice cripy treats in packages you can write on, so that's my 'notecard'. Your's are way cuter!

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