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Monday with Lindsay - All You Need Is Love

Updated: This card was featured on SNR Card Universe and published in the January 2010 edition of Scrapbook News & Reviews

All you need is love.... Love is all you need...

Ever since I saw Lindsay's new set "Love Grows Here", I have had this song in my head and the idea for this card. Take a look at how cute this set is. I especially love this little bird.

I like him (her?) so much that I used him twice on my card. I printed both birds at 15% of size using MS Word. I flipped the second bird horizontally so that she was facing the other way. I love that you can do that so easily with digi stamps. I paper pieced the birds' bodies and colored the beaks, legs, and the heart using markers. (I cut the card from the 2nd bird's beak before adhering.)
The sentiment was also printed using MS Word. I printed out the letters I needed with plenty of spacing in between. I sponged the page with Distress Ink in Tea Dye and then cut the letters out and attached them to the heart.

The heart was cut using the Wild Card Cricut cartridge at 4". I attached to the 5X5 card base. I then cut the heart shaped liner at 3-3/4" and sponged the edges. I have not put a sentiment on the inside yet because I am not sure who I will give it to.

I ended up going back and adding the faux stitching. You see it on the first picture of the card but I forgot to take another picture showing the inside before my hubby left with the camera. (Note to self: If you want to do faux stitching, get it done before adhering everything together. Much easier that way.)

Challenges this card qualifies for:
Stamp Simply challenge -
Love is in the Air
Polka Doodles - Week 1 Song Titles
Digital Tues challenge -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - #85 Hearts
ABC Challenge - L is for Layering
Cute Daisey May -
Just Us Girls (JUGs) - Technique challenge - stitching
Shirley's 2 Girls challenge -
Hearts (S2GSC38)

Please take a few moments to check out what the rest of the DT has been up to:
Lindsay (Owner)
(Kristen is not posting this week but should be back with us next week.)

Thank you for looking! Have a great week!

  • STAMPS: Love Grows Here from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
  • CS & PAPERS : Love Nest designer paper from My Mind's Eye, Cranberry card stock from Hobby Lobby (manufacturer unknown), image printed on Georgia Pacific white CS
  • INK: Stampin' Up Markers
  • EMBELLISHMENTS & TOOLS: Stampin' Up Ribbon, misc. hardware, Cricut Wild Card cartridge


C.C. said…
So cute! I love how you stitched up the edges and added that ribbon to the side, the colors are beautiful too! Have a peaceful day!
Tanya said…
I love the stitching that you did on the edges and the colors are just beautiful.

Great job!
Karin said…
I just tried doing real sewing on a card for this first time this weekend. I love the deep cranberry color you chose for this valentine! And the pieced together sentiment is perfect. It adds such a uniqueness to the card! Total standout!
Joanne Gilch said…
How many times do we think the card is done and then WHAM we think it needs something else. Too late to stamp with all the layers and elements in the way. there' always room to paper pierce and faux sew, right? the card is amazing and I love that the heart opens to reveal a sentiment.oooxooo joanne
Nettie said…
Great style. I too love the way the heart opens.x
{Jane} said…

Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x
Sandi said…
OMGoodness! This is sooo cute! I love how the heart opens up for the msg!
Tracey said…
Great card Cheryl, love the lil birdies :)

Have a good week.

That's terrific! I love that the heart opens as the "card"!! Great idea :)
Kathy said…
Those birds are so cute. Love how you did the lettering too, it looks great.
so cute how you added the letters individually and how the heart hinges at the top.
Dolly said…
Cute card, love how the heart opens, I wasn't expecting that! :)x
Cat said…
Cute card! Love the lettering! Thanks for joining us at S2G!
This is just darling. I love your blog, too! Thanks for playing @ Shirley's 2 Girls!
Ann E.
Jane Wetzel said…
very cute little birdies! thanks for joining in on the S2G challenge!
Gina said…
I love the way this card opens! I had never thought of doing a reverse of a digital image, I like what you did with the birds. Thanks for playing with us at S2G/s Twisted Thursday.
Sew-Ink said…
That is to cute! I love the paper and stamps!
Rhonda said…
I love this card! The way it opens is unique....very clever. And that is one of Lindsays cutest sets.
Cheryl, this card is so stinkin' cute! I love the zig zag trim! Thank you so much for playing along with Just Us Girls technique challenge - I hope you join in the fun Saturday again!
Suzanne said…
WOW WOW! SO CUTE!! I love this card!
Natalie said…
Great card, I am definitely liking this stamp set!
Michelle VP said…
I love your faux stitching and the heart flap for opening your card. :)
Shawne said…
That is so stinkin cute, I just love it! And that set is adorable!
Fliss said…
This is lovely Cheryl. A really cute bird, great colours and so clever with the flap up heart.
Thanks so much for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
Such a cute card! I love the stitching too! Wonderful!
Georgia said…
I love this card! Everything about it is just too cute!! Thanks for playing with us this week at S2G TT.
Stampin' Pam said…
simply adorable - nice stitching and yes, easier done before adhering LOL
Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls - it's great to have you with us as we kick off the new year. Hope you enjoyed this week’s stitching challenge and will come back for more on Saturday :-)
Hattie said…
I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Anne said…
Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday :)
ribenaruby said…
What a beautiful card, love the heart how it opens, thankyou for joining in the fun at Polka Doodles.
Jennifer Scull said…
what a fun card! thanks for playing with us at S2G! :)
MrsK said…
Hi Cheryl

What a gorgeous and fun card its simply fab! take care sal x

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