Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hugs and Kisses - xo xo!

Hello Friends,
Here with a fun card for Valentine's Day and for the My Favorite Things Guest Design Team Challenge for February 2013!  Here is a picture of the sketch for this month's guest design team challenge:

I wanted to use my new "Homespun Hearts" stamp set from Lisa Johnson Designs line for the very first time so I could make one of those adorable plaid flowers that I saw on so many of the gorgeous cards during this past month's release blog hops!  Here is the sweet card that I came up with:

The designer paper I chose to use is from the 6x6 inch paper pad called "Devoted" by Carina Gardner for Carta Bella.  I just love the color story of this paper pad!  I also used the lovely new Heart Doily Die - isn't it scrumptious!!!

My favorite thing about my card is the little extra touch I added to the hemp cord bow.  I thought that the "Hugs & Kisses" sentiment just cried out for some little "x"'s and "o"'s so I did some selective stamping with the little "xoxoxo" stamp in the set to add them to some little punched out hearts.  To get this look I just  stamped four baby hearts with an "xo" and then used a mini glue dot to adhere them front to back over the piece of hemp cord.  I love the extra little detail it adds to the card front.  I also used some versamark ink to stamp a heart behind the Hugs & Kisses sentiment to dress it up a wee bit.

And here is the inside of my card:

 I kept the inside simple by lining it with some light pink paper from the 6x6 pad and adding the sentiments and a small flower mirroring the plaid flower on the front.

Thanks for taking a look at my card! I sure enjoyed using my new My Favorite Things goodies to make it!
                                    :) Jill


  1. This is such a gorgeous Valentine, Jill! Love all the hearts--that patterned paper is so wonderful and I agree about the heart die. It really is scrumptious! Your details with the cord are the sweetest thing--LOVE your adorable tag!

  2. THIS is my FAVORITE card in the GD Challenge! LOVE your heart flower and your tag! Those two tiny hearts are just FAB!

  3. Oh Jill this is a new favorite of mine now! You did a wonderful job on this one right down to the last detail of the tiny heart son the twine. I love everything about this pure beauty. The plaid heart , the paper all gorgeous! Hugs from Cucamonga!

  4. Beautiful Valentine's Day card. Love the heart doily and pretty patterned heart flower~soooo sweet! XOXO to you, Jill :)

  5. Wonderful card - the little xo hearts on the hemp bow ARE perfect! Amazing details like this are what take design to the next level!

  6. Wonderful card. I do love those hearts on the hemp bow. I stopped following Lisa Johnson when she left PTI, and now I think that was a big mistake.

  7. Too cute! I am in love with that heart doily, you really made it shine in your card, just beautiful.


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: ) Jill