Love Blooms Here

My little sister and her hubby now live with my sweet sweet mother so card-sending events (like Valentine’s Day) need to have TWO cards sent to the same household. And of course the cards have to be different designs. This is a card design I saved in my stash from several years ago when I held stamp classes as a TAC demonstrator. The frame was cut using a Coluzzle (anyone still have one?) but you could just as easily use two nesting oval dies taped together. The heart tree foliage was stamped using a Kaleidacolor pink range pad – notice that just one of the hearts is outlined in black to make it pop. I am not comfortable doodling (but I love seeing it), so I tried a little on the frame, the sentiment banner, and along the left side of the tree trunk.

And here’s a tip for mailing a card with a bulky embellishment – that larger eyelet is pretty bulky. I cut down a window sheet to A2 size (5.5×4.25) and slip it on top of the card in the envelope. The window sheet helps minimize the bulk and I usually don’t have to pay extra postage AND the card and envelope arrive intact at the other end.

Supplies: A2 white cardbase, Bazzill Monochromatics Red-Violet, TAC (out of business) stamp set Love Blooms Here, SU Blooming With Love, Red Rubber Designs/TAC Contemporary Greetings, SU Soft Suede, Rose Red, and Old Olive Classic inks, SU (retired) Cotton Candy Kaleidacolor rainbow pad, Millenium 0.5mm pen, CropADile, large metal eyelet, pink petaloo

(and here’s a peek at the hallmark on the back of the card and of the envelope’s decoration)

***Thank you so much for reading this post but I had to turn off comments because of spam. However, I am still available by email and would love to hear your thoughts on this card.

5 Responses to “Love Blooms Here”

  1. Sandy Y says:

    What a wonderful card. The doodling caught my eye immediately, and i love it! You always know just the right embellishment for each card. the doodling does a lot for this card, and the one heart outlined in black makes it really stand out. Your Mom will love it.

  2. Carol N says:

    Wonderful cards! And I have my Coluzzle somewhere….

  3. DianeL says:

    Love it KellyRae – especially the doodling – great job!

  4. Bonnie32002 says:

    You may not feel comfy doodling, but trust me, this looks great! I tend to overdo, and the partial doodle is perfect.

  5. Patti J. says:

    Don’t you just love it when you case your own work? These are so sweet, and I’m sur your mom and sis will be so tickled to find them in the mailbox! Thanks for sharing…have a good day! I’m off to Zumba (if my chauffeur thinks he can get me there and back!)