Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SOS186: love me do

with valentine's day just around the corner, we at shopping our stash thought the most useful thing we could do for our fellow card-makers right now would be to have a challenge that called for love-themed cards. so we did! here's what i made:

apart from the background sheet by echo park, all of the patterned paper here is composed of leftover scraps and offcuts from other projects. don't you just LOVE IT when that happens?! :) i was going for a woven look without actually having to weave, so i just layered the strips at right angles using a bit of dry adhesive on the back of each, added the occasional strip of washi tape to hold all the strips together, and machine stitched around the edge of the heart at the end for good measure. florals: prima and maya road; heart brad: joann essentials; ink: colorbox; border punches: recollections + ek success; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

in 2002, our family got the best valentine ever, when niece riley elizabeth was born on february 14th! it's hard to believe it's been thirteen years and an almost infinite number of heart-bedecked cards since then, but both the calendar and the lovely girl herself assure me it's the case!

i was inspired by both the sketch and the hearts theme of the current fusion card challenge, "two hearts":


i'm also linking this card up with the simon says stamp wednesday challenge where simon says have a heart!

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

meanwhile there are many more fun and fabulous projects awaiting you at shopping our stash, why not drop in and see them right now, darlings?! ♥

15 comments:

  1. Wow that is one awesome valentine birthday card. love the basket weaving and the stitching. Clear it Out Tuesday has a Love/Sewing challenge you could enter with it too.

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  2. the challenge at CIO is Thank you duh, where was my brain I posted my card of course I forgot it was Thank you and good job there wasn't room for a sentiment on the front. (I'm darn clueless today I guess)

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  3. There you go working your scrap magic again! Whenever you start piecing all those tiny bits together, I know I'm in for a stunning view. This is definitely no exception! I love the girly frillyness of this adorable card!!

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  4. That patchwork heart is just too awesome for words! You really made an exceptional card here.

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  5. I love your card, Lauren, like a Valentine's crazy quilt! I know you had lots of fun putting it together and it's great that you could use up some of your scraps! Thanks so much for sharing this with us for our "Have a Heart" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog!

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  6. Veyr clever non-woven weave ... love all of that scrappy goodness.

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  8. yay for pink and girly! What a super sweet card! How fun that Riley is a valentine's day baby!

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  9. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! Love all the different papers, fab use of scraps! Happy birthday to your Valentine niece!!

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  10. Gorgeous, non-woven, pink card! Love it!

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  11. She's 13?!?!?!?!?!?! Whoa. Nice take on the sketch! And it's sooooooo P I N K!!! I'm amazed how you make all those bits and strips look so fantabulous!

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  12. Ohh Lauren, this is stunning! Love the scrappy heart and OMG that big flower!

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  13. Beautiful work Lauren!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  14. Loving this beautiful card! You have a such a way with combining patterns, so pretty!

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