Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 2 of Love Notes

Happy Thursday everyone! Just a few more days until the weekend:. I'm counting the minutes. Weekends during December always seem extra special to me with all the fun and festive activities going on.

Today I'm back with two more cards using my new Love Notes stamp set and coordinating die that will be available on December 15th at Papertrey Ink. I hope you enjoy them.

First up, I'm putting those cute little Adirondack chairs to use on this card. They look great colored with Copics. Imagine a whole bunch of brightly colored chairs on a card?

By creating two chairs that face each other, you get this sense of intimacy...of a conversation...of a real, true, and deep relationship between two people. That's what Love Notes is all about:).

To set my scene, I pull out an old stamp set called Door to Door. Isn't it fabulous? The illustrating style, line weight, and scale between the chairs and the house elements are spot on. Adirondack chairs are often on front porches (the pair of mine are), so it seemed like building a porch behind the chairs would be a natural leap of inspiration.

The sentiment is from Love Notes and embossed with white powder. I masked it off before I stamped the door, so the lines of the door stamp wouldn't interfere with the readability.  The sentiment works in all sorts of situations, like this friendship card. That thought is supported by the saying in the Door to Door banner, colored to match the chairs and frame the sentiment..

Next up we have a card appropriate for a wedding, anniversary, or for giving to your hunk of burning love. It is all about a kiss. And it fits perfectly in the space below the scripty "love" in the Framed Love Die.

And here's a close up of the sentiment, so you can get a better look at it. Sigh. It's a romantic one for sure.

That's it for me today. See you tomorrow. And more inspiration below. Loving forward to Nichole and Dawn taking this stamp set on today and adding their own unique styles of magic.

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Lizzie Jones
Melissa Bickford
Lexi Daly 


Porch Card
Stamps: Love Notes, Door to Door
Dies: Love Notes, Door to Door
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist
Ink: Classic Kraft, Smokey Shadow
Patterned Paper: Classic Kraft Polka Dot
Other: Copics

Kiss Card
Stamps: Love Notes, Happy Hearts
Dies: Framed Love, Heart Cover Plate
Ink: Scrarlet Jewel and Raspberry Fizz
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Scarlet Jewel, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Stamper's Select White, Ocean Tides
Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist Gingham


  1. Both of these cards are winners!!! The first is so beautifully romantic, I love the background you've created. The second card is striking in the design and of course the sentiment gives me goosebumps!

  2. Congrats on your new set Love Notes! I love Adirindack chairs, and that you designed two chairs facing each other. Oh, the design possibilities! Looking forward to the full reveal after seeing these two great romantic sentiments.

  3. I like your use of the framed love die with sentiment from Love Notes...what a great way to stretch our stmaps!

  4. The sce you created on the kraft with the pop of blue is fabulous.

  5. Very nice cards! Love that sentiment!