A Cute I Love You!

I Love You

This card proves that a message of “I love you” doesn’t have to be all soft pinks and pretty flowers!

It’s easy to forget that stamping on patterned paper is an option for our cards. Designer Annette Allen took a sentiment stamp with lots of open area in the font and used it to easily create a custom embellishment for her card by stamping on patterned paper and then cutting it out.

I love you

Paired with more patterned paper – this time in die cuts – and a few other colorful embellishments, this card provides lots of colorful fun that makes its sentiment cheery and light, instead of overly serious. The stitched border around the white panel “anchors” it to the background, and the diagonally striped paper used underneath it and just barely sticking out creates a flow that moves around the outside edge of the card.

Supplies | Cardstock: Neenah (white). Patterned Paper: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts (5th&Frolic). Stamps: Paper Smooches (Word Up). Dies: Lil’inker Designs (Heart). Ink: Tsukineko Memento (Tuxedo Black). Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye (Winter Wonderland Enamel Dots). Adhesive: Scotch (ATG), American Crafts (foam).

Designer: Annette Allen

Annette started card making in 1997, when a neighbor invited her to a Stampin’ Up! party while she was living in Germany. She has since started a blog and taken part in many design teams. Annette has been published in Paper Crafts Magazine, Designed To Color, Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine and Papercraft Inspirations.

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6 Responses to A Cute I Love You!

  1. Debbie Crowder January 26, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    This card is great. I love every element Annette used, the stiching is always a favorite thing for mr and i love the hearts and letters. Very perfevt valentine card for a perfect love!
    Great job Annette!

  2. Erica M. January 26, 2013 at 12:14 am #

    Your card is so fun and colorful! I love it, Annette!

  3. Timeless Twine January 26, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    Totally adorable. I love those enamel dots!!!!

  4. ~amy~ January 26, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    How adorable…I love Annette’s style!

  5. Stephanie Muzzulin January 26, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    This is just adorable love it!!!!

  6. Melissa Shea January 26, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I love it! Perfect design :)

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