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Cards on Thursday

Thursdays are featured card days at  
Bella Blvd.

and since yesterday was Valentine's Day, we were asked to create cards of
amour du jour with the Kiss Me Collection, as well as any others that could capture
the true feeling of the special day of love.
I have a total of FIVE cards to share, so just hang in there :)


 I started out thinking that I would add a cute bee to the side of the Valentine journal card and then the idea struck me to leave the two journal cards attached and add the bee over the flower :) 
For the bee, I used a 1.5" and 1" circle punches for the body; I layered the head on with a foam dot and added a brad for the eye. For the wings, I used a 1.5" heart punch that I cut in half.
 A little pink chalk for the cheek area and this card was done!
Supplies:Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Bouquet Kisses, True Love, Cute Cuts; Birthday Girl: Miles of Smiles; Ciao Chip Everyday Elements: Borders; Button Market: Pink Flowers


 So many of the Bella Blvd collections contain sentiments that are just perfect for Valentine's cards!
 I pulled a few things from the Birthday Girl Collection and added a small sticker from Kiss Me.
 I hand-stitched the corner stitckers to the cut-out before attaching it to the card front. In lieu of a 'cherry on top' I added a Punch colored crochet heart! 
Supplies:Kiss Me: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Girl: Alpha+Bits Stickers, Party Dress, Cute Cuts; Crochet Hearts: Punch; Designer Tape: Gulf Dot 12mm


 Gotta have a Valentine card for the guy in my life :) 
Again, I used a non-traditional Valentine collection to bring this card together.
 One of my favorite color combos is orange and turquoise, so this turned out to be a lot of fun.
 I searched the internet for a catchy quote to go with a "playing card/game" theme and found this one by 
Eva Gabor: "Love is a game that two can play & both win". I just printed it out from my computer and added it to the top of the cardstock sticker.
Supplies:Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Plastino: Label Additions Stickers; Flirty: Label Additions Stickers; Family Dynamics: Cute Cuts; Birthday Boy: About A Boy; Sunny Happy Skies: Cute Cuts; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Yellow; Button Market- Masculine Mix


If you look closely you will notice that the design in the True Love paper is made up of clustered hearts! 
With that in mind, I set out to emphasize a few of the hearts by layering with 1/2" punched hearts and in a diagonal pattern. After gluing each heart in place, I used a sewing machine to to enhance the hearts and lend a quilted look. Next, I simply layered a precut doily with one of the sentiment stickers and added a small piece of the Punch Feather and crochet heart off to the side. I wanted to keep the design to a minimum so that as many of the little hearts would show as possible!
Supplies:Kiss Me: Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Flutter, True Love; Crochet Hearts: White; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers; Feathers: Punch

 I love taking strips of paper and sewing them together to create a quilted design...this was made easy by cutting the strips from the Borders & Cute Cuts Paper! 
After determining the dimension of the cardfront, I cut a piece of plain cardstock down to size and then layered with the strips. I sewed them together in a small zig-zag stitch. 
Next, I used a doily die shape to make the focal point and then layered with sticker tabs, journal stickers
 and cut-outs attached with foam dots. To each side I added two of the new white crochet hearts 
and a small chevron bow to one-side. At the bottom I applied a dotted border sticker that I added a little hand-stitching to. Finally, I taped a small piece of the Designer Tape to a scrap of cardstock and then punched four small circles from it. I glued the circles in place over the green dots found on the paper. 
I really like extra detail that it brings, as well as a bit of dimension!
Supplies: Kiss Me: Borders & Cute Cuts, Flutter, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Crochet Hearts: White; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Dot

Phew!  That was a lotta cards.  The best thing is that a card of love can be given at
any time of the year...hopefully you can snag a few ideas to try :)

I'm not complainin', but I get lots of fun stuff each month and often times I 
get duplicates of things that I all ready, it's time to share some LOVE with one of you!
 Prize pack includes: 
"Good Day Sunshine" Untiy/Authentique co-branded stamp; baker's twine-My Mind's Eye; tiny flower-embossed clothespins-Little Yellow Bicycle; 12 small envelopes-Canvas Corp.; four vintage yellow-topped stick pins; 1 yard yellow swiss dot grosgrain ribbon- May Arts; two plastic yellow flowers; Gray Flannel Dew Drop ink pad- Imagine Crafts; and a wooden spool of grey doily washi tape.
To be entered into the drawing:
1- Follow my blog (it's over to the right-hand side, under Crafty Friends)
2- Like my Facebook page...if you have a Facebook account
3- Leave a comment on today's post
That's it!
**A winner will be drawn next Thursday, February 21st**



  1. I love these-and all of the yummy Bella goodies!

  2. Love all your cards. Amazing details and the colors you used are wonderful. I followed your blog and liked you on facebook too. Thanks for the chance at your terrific giveaway Shellye.

  3. I love these colorful creations! I follow your blog, but don't do Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win and for sharing your delightful projects.

  4. Really gorgeous creations here all of them. I love how they all have such wonderful colorsa and keept very casual. Great work on all of them.
    I´m a follower, but not on Face Book I´m afraid, but thanks so much for the chance to win these goodies here.
    Have a great week-end everyone.

  5. What an amazing set of cards! Love the fun colors and layouts! I already follow by email and I liked your Facebook. Have a super weekend! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. These cards are stunning! Love Bella Blvd! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win! I am a follower and just "liked" your page on Facebook! :)

  7. Love your cards. I follow your blog and like you on FB. Thanks for the fantastic give away.

  8. Your creations are amazing! When I am stuck on a design I turn to your blog for inspiration. Thanks!

  9. your cards are beautiful, as always! I would love to win something sunny and yellow right now .... thank you!

  10. Just wanted to let you know I love these cards!!!

  11. I thought I already left a comment here but I don't see it ... so here goes again.
    LOVE love love your cards! Love the details and the different designs and last but not least I love Bella Blvd!
    Thanks for having a giveaway! Would love to win!


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