Tuesday, January 30, 2018

all you need is love...

...to participate in the new challenge at shopping our stash, which is called, "he loves me, he loves me not" because we'd like to see valentines! here's what i made, but first, i have to confess that while i was thinking about what to make (and specifically what sentiment to use) i saw my design team sister donna's awesome card on our crew blog and totally stole her words! ♥

cute character stickers: funny sticker world; patterned paper: photoplay (blue cloud background), echo park--i think-- (hearts), amy tangerine scraps (tiny cloud hearts) + a scrap of vintage sheet music for the heart frame; punches: fiskars + ek success; label: dymo; glossy white cardstock: the paper cut; ink: colorbox; outlining pen: faber castell pitt artist pen in XS nib; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape

ok, so, i've mentioned before that tiny kawaii stickers are like catnip to me, i can rarely walk past a display without buying some. but... i make big, grungy cards! so they tend to accumulate and become a sort of tiny sticker museum instead of a supply source. thus i've been making an effort to dip into them more.

something else i can never resist is patterned paper with clouds on, but i'm not even going to pretend to be sorry about that one, because cloud paper is (imo) endlessly useful; it basically allows you to make an instant landscape! in this case i've got fairly big, fairly new, clouds from photoplay paired with pretty old, medium sized, hearts from echo park (i think!). my ancient heart and cloud punches still get used constantly; almost always on scraps, as they are here.

i used the current (awesome!) sketch saturday to guide my placement of elements:

finally, i have a little bit of a public service announcement to make, based on the fact that i found this combination of pre-cut-out elements which i swear was EXACTLY like this, when i was sorting through leftovers, looking for something else entirely. so if, like me, you store extra diecuts jumbled up in envelopes, you might consider separating predators and prey, or things like this are bound to happen!!! 

be sure to check out all the fab cards my teammates have made at SOS and maybe leave them a little love?! ♥


  1. Oh no! 😱😱 the croc has eatern the flamingo !!

  2. Thanks for my morning giggle!!! love your predator/prey story. Fabulous valentine card, oh my goodness ~~ collage and stickers two things I am lame at. Awesome take on the sketch as well.

  3. Your a clouds paper lady I'm a wooden/deck paper gall lol. I was wondering what you'd come up with for the sketch (I know you play along) when I saw it. Very cute valentines card using up those stickers. X

  4. Are you ok? I see no stitching on this amazing card? And that PSA had me LOL!

  5. HAHA! That is hilarious! A framer!
    I love your card, and I have no problem with your addictions... I do not have kawaii stickers, but of course now I need them in my life. Anyway, love your stitching and the whole composition.

  6. lol on your die cuts needing separation. Glad you made use of those adorable lil stickers.

  7. Bwahahaha! That croc's got main course and dessert. That would have totally made my day if it was me. Kwym about the cloud patterned paper....I've bought whole 6x6 paper pads because they included cloud paper.

    Super sweet card! I adore the design and those adorable stickers.

  8. Love the croc and cupcake!! Now THERE'S a challenge idea!
    Love your card, and I think Paul McCartney may take issue with me laying claim to the "All You Need is Love" phrase :)


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