Love is all you need

Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Love is all you need

Welcome to a brand new week and the first day back at school – for us anyway, YAY!!! I hope all of the first time parents are calming their nerves and the old-timers – like myself – are trying to contain their excitement 😉

And what better way to start the week and brand new school year than with a Valentine’s Day card? Well, I’m sure there are better things, but I’m afraid that’s all I can offer today 🙂

Little paper Party, Painted With Love DSP, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Brick Wall EF, Labeler Alphabet, #1

Hands up who liked the Painted With Love Specialty DSP when they first saw it in the Occasions Catalogue? I have to admit, I am one of those who did, which was surprising, because I really, really don’t like pink! I guess my brain saw enough of the Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and gold to overlook the pinks.

The patterns in this paper pack are not subtle and I can see how some people might find it challenging to use such bold designs, but in small doses they’re perfect 🙂

Little paper Party, Painted With Love DSP, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Brick Wall EF, Labeler Alphabet, #3

I love the contrast of Basic Black with this paper so decided to use that for my card base. I added a 10.3 x 14.6cm layer, embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder to that and my die cut embellishments on top.

The hearts were die cut using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and popped up with dimensionals in the “joins” of the brickwork. “Love” was die cut using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and I die cut three in Basic Black and one in the Painted With Love DSP to add some dimension to that element as well.

A really easy card front to make, it reminds me a little of a graffiti-ed wall – nice graffiti that is 🙂 and even though there are some pinks in there, I think the simple layout and strong black element would make this suitable for a guy and perfect for a modern engagement/wedding card.

Little paper Party, Painted With Love DSP, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Brick Wall EF, Labeler Alphabet, #4
Inside has some leftover strips (9 x 1-1/2cm) of the same DSP at the top and bottom of a 9 x 13.3cm Whisper White layer. I cut this layer a little smaller than usual as I didn’t want it showing at the edges from the front of the card.

A simple sentiment was stamped in Momento Black ink using my favourite Labeler Alphabet and I drew some light pencil lines before stamping to help keep everything straight.

A really simple card today using a mix of old and new products, I hope you liked it. I do want to step out of my comfort zone and use this paper on a larger project, but baby steps to start with I think 🙂


If you’d like to purchase any of the products I used today, please visit my online store. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Australia and remember to use January’s Host Code: MMSK4KWB  when you shop with me to receive your Customer Rewards.

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