Thursday, January 9, 2014

Welcome 2014

Hello everyone!

I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last posted on my blog! In fact, it’s my first post of the new year! 


I spent the past several days making cards for the Cards From the Heart Card Drive, which is an annual event run by Winter Sims. The Card Drive benefits children who are confined to the hospital during Valentine's Day, and runs until the end of January. Please feel free to click on the link if you are interested in participating. I will also be posting more of my cards throughout the month.
 

Our Code Word for this week’s challenge at Addicted to Clean & Simple is ‘Die Cuts’. Since I recently bought these tags from PTI, (sold as a set) I couldn’t resist creating a Valentine card with them!





I die cut the angled heart from my Clearly Besotted Love Hearts Dies so the bold red would show through from larger tag, stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn, and added some twine and a small strip of red cardstock along the bottom to keep it simple. It was fun to mix up various stamps and dies from several companies to create this card! The tricky part was to refrain from using any gems or small elements, as they could create a choking hazard for a child...I even glued down the twine with Glossy Accents so it was secure...OCD, I know!

So, that’s it for me ~ Just a quick post to say hello! I hope everyone is having a great week! 
Barb


 

Supplies:
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Bee Mine
Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Pure Poppy
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Tag Sale #9; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Love Hearts
Twine: Lawn Fawn - Lawn Trimmings Red & White




17 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely card Barb. Love the CAS look

Betty said...

great card Barb! i'm just gearing up to make some valentines and this is wonderful design! thanks for you nice comments on my blog.

Laura B. said...

Love how you layered the tags! Happy new year, Barb!

Barb said...

It's the perfect CAS card, Barb! The tags are adorable and I love the heart and twine! So fun! ♥

Tracey McNeely said...

This is beautiful!

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful way to start out the new year, barb... gorgeous card!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful CAS card, Barb! Love those tag dies.

Jean said...

Happy New Year! Fun use of the tag dies for a striking card.

KayM said...

Happy new year Barb! Sounds like you've been busy making cards! I LOVE this one! The red and the white together are so striking and I adore the little heart cut out of the tag! Beautiful work!

Greta said...

I absolutely LOVE the look of this card, Barb!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Barb. LOVE this card. The tag dies are fabulous and I love how you've layered them (I just started doing that as well!). Great colors with the red and white ... and, of course, the twine is awesome (I LOVE TWINE!). :) Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

Kailash said...

Lovely CAS card Barb, striking colors to do the layering, looks fabulous!!!

lostinpaper said...

Such a sweet design Barb, I just love how you have used the die cut heart so cleverly (is that a real word?)!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous CAS design Barb - love how you layered the tags so the red shows through the heart! Gorgeous shade of red too!
Thank you so much for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous hunni...beautiful tags too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful card, and a great card drive :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Great Cas creation and love the design of this card and your gorgeous colors. thanks so much for your continued support at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie