Thursday, January 9, 2014

Welcome to the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for January!

Here is a very simple Valentines Card using the January Stamp of The Month.  You can purchase the Stamp of the Month for a discounted price of $5 with a qualifying order of  $50.

I created a card base sized 4 1/4  x 5 1/2 using our white daisy Card stock.  

The Ruby stripe is cut at 2 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The Black stripe is cut at 2 1/4 x 5 1/2.

I used a single strand of the Cranberry Baker's Twine and attached it to the back of the black card stock making sure there would be sufficient drape for the hearts.  I created 2 little bows (using the fork method).

I attached the black stripe to the Ruby strip and attached it to the front of the card.

I cut the hearts with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge from the Ruby card stock at 1/4 inch larger that specified on the stamp carrier sheet because I like the look better.  I stamped the hearts with black ink and attached them to the card with our 3-D dimensional tape.

My final steps were to stamp XO at the bottom of the card and attach the two bows with a little drop of liquid glass.

Stamp Set used:
January Stamp of the Month Cross-stitch Wishes  S1401

Inks used:
Ruby   Z2170
Black  Z2105

Card stock:
Ruby      X5927
Black     1386
White Daisy   1385

Cricut Cuts from Artiste (page 51, shift accent 2):
Large heart - 1 3/4  - slightly larger than recommended on stamp carrier sheet
Small heart -   1 1/4  - slightly larger than recommended on stamp carrier sheet

Cranberry Baker's Twine  Z1752
3-D Foam Tape   Z1151

Please hop on over to Betty's Blog next.

If you missed any of the hops they are all listed for your viewing pleasure:
Joyce Houck            
Crystal Davis            
Nickie Hoffer           
Krista Hershberger  
Stephanie Huber      
Helen Gullett             
Cindy Leek                 
Nancy Brown           
Lori Meadows          
Betty Locco              
Jean Murphy            


  1. I hadn't thought of Valentine's Day cards with this stamp set but yours is a lovely example. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love your card - can't wait to get this set now!

  3. Sweet valentine card. Love your hearts banner! Thanks for the inspiration of using SOTM :)

  4. I love Clean and Simple cards so this card appeals to me!