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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #155: Love is in the Air (or Anything Goes)...

It's a new year, a new decade and a new challenge at Let's Craft and Create. We'd love to have you join in and make something that reflects our theme of "Love is in the Air" or, if you like, you can enter per our "Anything Goes" option.

I decided to create my first Valentine of the year. I make a lot of Valentines, as I not only give them to grandchildren and other family members, but I also donate a good number of them to be sold at a local thrift shop to support its community food shelf and other social programs.

I saw a card on Pinterest that featured a twig wreath with a few hearts on the side. I liked it so much, that I decided to turn it into a Valentine.

The embossing folder is an old one from Cuttlebug. I haven't used it in a long time so it was fun to see it on a card again. The dies I used were all unbranded (except for the scalloped heart die which is from Darice).

I searched my sentiment stamps for ones that were the right size and said "happy" and "day."  I found them embedded in other sentiments, but I was able to cut them apart and use just the words I needed. I think you can see that I have popped them up on some tiny foam squares.

The scalloped heart is popped up on a foam square. I added the teeny, tiny hearts to my wreath as an afterthought, but I rather like them there.

The inside of my card was done very, very simply with just a die-cut "I {heart} You."

Now it's your turn to breathe in some of that love in the air and make a card for our challenge. Two other occasions that would work for this theme are engagement and wedding.

The Design Team has some excellent ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Just visit Let's Craft and Create to see what they've been up to.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

What a pretty valentine! I have that embossing folder, too. I like it done in pink.

designbydonna said...

This is oh so beautiful. I love that dainty wreath and it looks cute with the tiny hears. I just sent a box of valentines to Send A Smile 4 Kids. I will get the ones for my grandkids posted up to Let's Craft and Create soon.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

It's a really lovely Valentine!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! May have to check out the challenge! Thanks for sharing!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh how pretty - love the soft colors you used on your valentines. Great job.

Lynne in NI said...

Sooo pretty! You should keep a tally through the year to see how many cards you make, it must be hundreds +++!