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Saturday, March 8, 2014

A true love card...

This is a CASE of one of my own creations.  I went out of my element when I made a Valentine's card for my Ernman this year.  I liked it so much that I decided to CASE it for OWH.  It is labor intensive but doing eight at a time made it very worthwhile...
Here are the steps I took:
  1. Cut white paper to 5.25" x 4"
  2. Using Paper Piercing guide and tool, make holes around rim of paper for future faux stitching
  3. Spray Red Smooch Spray (this stuff is impossible for me.  I can never get more than one spray at time before I have to pull up the nozzle for the next spray.  I have a few colors, same problem.  I will never buy it again until I KNOW the manufacturer has fixed the problem)
  4. Spray Dylusions Cherry Pie ink spray (no issues with this... yay!)
  5. Spray Shimmer Smooch Spray (same problem as #3)
  6. Adhere 3 types of washi tape to left and right side
  7. Partial stamp Tim Holtz background stamp to bottom left corner
  8. Stamp "I love you..." and arrow
  9. Add die-cut flourish to washi on left
  10. Add 3 die-cut hearts
  11. With a black Sharpie pen connect holes made in step #2 around rim of card to create faux stitching.  All 130 holes.  How do I know there are 130 holes?  Because I found myself counting them around card #3...
  12. Attach card to black 5.5" x 4.25" piece. 
And there you have it.  Something completely out of my element...


  1. Oh My Gosh! Prettiest card you have ever made. And that is saying something as all of your cards are stunning!!!

    1. Wow! You really think so? I wonder if Ernie is sad that I copied his one of a kind card and made eight more. ALTHOUGH, each one has differences and his will always be the best...

  2. These are so very pretty, Cindy! I need to make a background for a Sugar Creek Hollow card; you've given me some great ideas!

  3. Yes, it sounds very time consuming, but it is well worth it. This is one gorgeous card! Nice job!

  4. Oh Cindy... these are beautiful. I was thinking of you last night when I said to myself.. "it's March and I need to make some Christmas cards.. I wonder if Cindy has done hers yet?" Thanks for sharing these beauties with us all.

    blessings ~ Pam

    1. LOL I did start mine but I'm not liking the result so far, so it's back to the drawing board...

    2. I made a Christmas card for a sketch challenge a week or so ago.. but finally did my 5 cards tonight.. just finished them. they were pretty simple, but I was worried that I would forget, so I was in the mood and made some.