lots of love


This is my second post today, please scroll down for my CASE Study card :) I’m back to share a card I made inspired by …. myself LOL. The wonderful Christine Drogt has a video series running on her blog this month – a project and video a day from December 1st to Christmas Eve! Crazy right? But oh so awesome! A little while back she asked if she could use this card as inspiration for one of her videos.


This was a card I made back in October using a Kelly Purkey sentiment and triangle die cut with the Simon Says Stamp Wrapped Mailing Label die and some Pointed Feathers to the side. I will link to those products at the bottom of this post as well as those for today’s card :)

For today’s version I used the same vellum banner die cut with Simon Says Stamp’s Wrapped Mailing Label die and white heat embossed the sentiment from Chalkboard Love. From the name, you can guess that this sentiment set would be awesome for the chalkboard technique but I wanted to keep this light and airy :) My original card had a pop of colour peeping out from the die cut triangles and for today I went with a pop of colour in the form of the new Heart Wreath.


I’ve seen some fabulous wreaths by Shari Carroll and Jennifer McGuire and so I tried to channel them when making my wreath :) The die makes it so easy; it comes as one total wreath die and then you have individual heart and leaves too. I cut the wreath from Green Leaf card and then pounced a little Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Inks here and there to give variation in colour. I did the same with the little hearts with Lipstick Red card and Barn Door ink. From there it was so easy to put together; a spot of glue for each red heart and then I dotted glue on the back of the wreath, keeping to the stem areas so the leaves and hearts could have a little dimension. The top of the wreath sits over the banner and the bottom of the wreath sits under. I added some clear adhesive under the two hearts to lift the banner away front the wreath slightly :)

OK I really can’t wait to see what Christine made for her card and video. I hope you get the chance to take a look too :)

Lots of Love Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp chalkboard love; Dies – Simon Says Stamp heart wreath, wrapped mailing label; Card – Simon Says Stamp green leaf, lipstick red, Bazzill marshmallow, 40lb vellum; Inks – Distress Inks peeled paint, forest moss, barn door, Versamark; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Twine – Hemptique; Adhesive pearls

Exactly The Way That You Are Supplies: Stamps – Kelly Purkey i like you; Dies – Kelly Purkey triangles, Simon Says Stamp pointed feathers, wrapped mailing label; Card – Bazzill marshmallow, vellum; Paper – Basic Grey persimmon; Embossing Powder – Hero Arts white; Ink – Versamark; Twine – Hemptique aquamarine

  • Betty J. - December 12, 2013 - 9:14 am

    WOW, what a beautiful card. I admire your tasteful way to create cards.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Stricker - December 12, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Beautiful cards. I am inspired by your talent.ReplyCancel

  • joy - December 12, 2013 - 10:55 am

    So, so pretty!! Your cards are in a class of their own, Debby! I am amazed by your designs.ReplyCancel

  • marloumacm - December 12, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    absolutely beautiful ♥ReplyCancel

  • Joeann Isaac - December 12, 2013 - 1:47 pm

    Stunning xxReplyCancel

  • Allyson - December 12, 2013 - 2:10 pm

    Debbie, this card is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Riti - December 12, 2013 - 2:17 pm

    a w e s o m eReplyCancel

  • Marisa - December 12, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Fabulous wreath and love how you used vellum on both cards.ReplyCancel

  • Lucinde - December 12, 2013 - 4:20 pm

    Love how the vellum looks on the cards!ReplyCancel

  • Shannonn J - December 12, 2013 - 5:58 pm

    Oh man, these are gorgeous! You don’t have to channel anyone…you are AH-MAZING all on your own!!!ReplyCancel

  • vicki dutcher - December 12, 2013 - 7:54 pm

    You MF are so talented! That wreath card is spectacular – the colors against the white…………BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • BarbGhig - December 12, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Debby! When my hubby saw this card (peeking over my shoulder), I described you to him as a “Creative Genius”, and he agreed ~ Stop blushing, it’s true!!!
    Thanks so much for the link to Christine’s videos…off I go :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sue McRae - December 12, 2013 - 8:06 pm

    Love your use of vellum on these cards!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V. - December 13, 2013 - 2:22 am

    Wow! These cards are awesome…love the use of vellum.ReplyCancel

  • cornelie - December 13, 2013 - 7:22 am

    Love the way you build up your cards. The things you use. It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • debbie standard - December 13, 2013 - 11:41 pm

    This is just gorgeous Debbi – love the vellumReplyCancel

  • Janet Wilson - December 14, 2013 - 4:43 pm

    Oh la la – such magnificence, Debby!!ReplyCancel

  • sientje - December 14, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    So beautiful! Love the way you’ve stitched the vellum on your cards!ReplyCancel

  • […] always give each other Christmas cards.  I had plenty of cards already made but when Debby posted this card on Thursday, I immediately set to work totally inspired by  her beautiful […]ReplyCancel

  • Pam Sparks - December 17, 2013 - 8:26 pm

    Debby – thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card! I used the Memory Box Trulani Wreath and made Christmas cards for the gals in our stamp club. I was so pleased with how they turned out. As soon as I opened your blog update email I was smitten!!! : ) I posted and linked to you this afternoon! Thanks again!ReplyCancel

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