Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Card Challenge: SIMON SAYS - “Love Notes”

I thought this challenge looked good and I was just given some rolls of this cool glittery foil vinyl for an anniversary present (yes, today - squeeeeeeee!)  My friend Mel O found these cool rolls for a mere $2 each and knew I’d be right into playing with them.  Yes, I did sit in my PJ’s till noon (between chores)  working with the card I designed! 

SIMON SAYS - “Love Notes” challenge theme:

“With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I’ve got love letters on my mind. Will you make a card with heart? Create a journal entry about someone (or something) you love? Perhaps use vintage postage as your latest inspiration… whatever inspires you – we can’t wait to see your love notes!”

And so here is what I came up with (though I tried it two different ways)


This was my first attempt.  I had to “oversize” this card because of the way I designed it in the Silhouette Software, I found I was having problems scaling down the layer with the writing, the sketch pen layer.  So, I simply found a larger envelope from my stash and built this card large scale. 


Seriously this card took me a while, I kept playing with ideas.  The heart on this card is a bit of dryer lint stuffed in between two layers of a buff colored shop towel (I snarfed it from my father in law, I’m sure he thinks me nuts) I sewed the edges, then I added this bit of hand tatting I’d done forever ago - the color works perfect.  The rest is fiddling with various layers.  On this version I glued the heart onto the back inside of the card.

Soooo… I slept on that idea and decided I had to design a smaller file which I could use on the standard 1/4 fold card size (4.25 x 5.5 inch)   I finally got it and here is the result:


This is how this version looks when its folded up.  Opened up and standing it looks like this:


The scalloped heart inside dangles and turns! 


Its all due to this little contraption I made.  This dangling heart has two glittery foil hearts glued to either side of the white scallop cut. 

NOTE: I found that its best to affix the glitter foil vinyl to cardstock before you cut!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Both cards are fantastic Barb, I love the fuzzy heart and lovely sentiment of the blue card. The card with red is vibrant and so pretty. Very cool techniques on both.

  2. Beautiful cards, I love the dimensional hearts. Lovely designs too and I love the embossing . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge . Tracy x

  3. love your cards ..I like the swinging heart the best ...so elegant looking ...but all the cards are awesome ...love the tatting ..one day you must show me how to do it . Thanks for sharing

  4. Good morning Barb!
    Wow..I can't believe I missed your anniversary!! Sure hope it was a GREAT one filled with all the love you deserve! :)
    I LOVE your cards! I never would have thought of using dryer lint.:) You sure take frugal to the ultimate.LOL You are the "Re-purpose" Queen! Hugs!
    I haven't even thought of making a Valentines card yet. Had so many Birthdays this last month and then this month..we have Joe's birthday and then Mama and Joe's anniversary..then grand daughter Lexi's birthday too.I am soo behind..I may never catch up.LOL
    Have a wonderfully fantastic day my dear friend!

    Love ya!


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