January 20, 2013


Remember my post from one week ago, the one I entitled "Love in the Works"? http://www.paperseedlings.com/2013/01/love-in-works.html

It was what I had accomplished thus far in My digital Studio on a Valentine I was hoping to
turn into a nifty hybrid card.

Well, I stared at it and stared at it. What to do??? Finally, this is what I came up with.

Wanting to retain the nontraditional color scheme for a Valentine, I decided to keep only 
the heart a traditional pink and go with the blue and white scheme on the rest of it. Loving 
to cut paper -- as you already know about me -- I capitalized on the intricacy of the frame. 
I could have gone even crazier with the cutting, but I thought this was just the perfect touch. 
If I had trimmed out more of the frame, it would have become more blue without that luscious pop of white throughout. 

I popped the frame from the embossed background to give it a bit more definition. Glitter 
added to the word "love" provided a little glitz, and a few Basic Rhinestones here and there 
gave it its needed bling.

At that point, I had considered it finished. But, yet, when I stood it up to really check it out, 
I found it still seemed just too flat, not enough pizzazz. It was the heart. Refer back to the original MDS creation. 

S o . . . I printed it out again. I cut out just the heart. I then popped it up over the original 
heart with little "piles" of two Stampin' Dimensionals. There! Now the heart looked more puffy, almost as if it was beating. Corny, huh? But, isn't that what Valentines are supposed to be all about?




  1. Loving both of the cards you linked up - thanks so much for linking up to Super Handmade Sundays!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  2. Lovely card!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

  3. Beautiful card. The colors and the way you cut it out are great. You have the best ideas.

  4. I am so happy you dropped by and brought some of your beautiful cards to the In and Out of the Kitchen Party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    Again, you do lovely work, it makes me want to pull out my scrapbooking supplies!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

    1. Thanks, Cynthia! And BTW, I would LOVE to be your enabler! :>)

  5. Pretty!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. love it! I really like what you did with this and how it ended up :o) Would love for you to come over and share it at my link party!

    1. Thank you, Emily! And I did share at your linky party! Thanks so much for having me! :>)

  7. I really like the colors... and the little bit of sparkle at the top. : )

  8. Love the blue that really makes the card pop. You have such a creative eye!! The multiple colors is perfect for Valentines, and who would have thought!

    1. Thanks, Doni! I'm really happy with how the nontraditional Valentine colors worked out! :>)

  9. I love the blue!! So creative. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

    1. Thanks, Kathy! The blue truly did add a wonderful pop! :>)

  10. :D I love this. So cute!

    Linking from Katherine's Corner,
    Ricki Jill

  11. That is so beautiful! I love the non-traditional blue for Valentine's Day!

  12. beautiful! Thanks for link up to tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time creations!

  13. So beautiful!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow!