sweet valentine

hi everyone!  i'm so happy to be back with a post for the second time this week...it seems like ages since i've had two in one week.  the holidays are behind us, though, and i have no classes this semester so that has freed up some of my time.  it feels a little strange to be done with school for now, but it has been so nice!  i can't help thinking, though, that in 7-8 weeks, we'll have a new baby who will be much more demanding and time-consuming than school!

i wanted to share one of the cards i made with Crate Paper's new Fourteen line.  have you seen the collection yet?  it's truly delightful!  it's full of beautiful colors, vintage images, and enough sweet hearts to leave you itching to create something LOVE-ly.

yellow and red has been a color combination i've been drawn to for Valentine's Day the last couple of years.  i love the bold contrast between the two.  when i received the Fourteen collection, the image of the little boy and girl holding the big red heart against the rich yellow background caught my eye right away.  i knew it would be one of the first pieces i used.    

it really is "sweet as can be," isn't it?  

i paired it with a red and pink tag and a floral die cut, adding a bit of glitter, stitching, and a cream vintage button for an extra touch.  

the card certainly has an old-time feel to it.  i tried to use several vintage-inspired embellishments from the collection, as well as from my own stash--like the aqua seam binding and 5-inch doily--to produce that feeling.  

i have more Fourteen cards, but you'll have to wait until next week to see those.  before then, though, i hope to be back with an Etsy shop update.  i'm putting a couple little packaging kits together and adding a few new supplies.  think pink, red, blue...very fun stuff!

do you have big weekend plans?  since we've stayed in the last two weekends because of illnesses, our goal is just to make it out of the house!  wish us luck...   


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