Hello there!

Not quite contest time (look for it this Sunday) - just sharing a card I made a little whiles back for my parents for St. Valentines Day...

 {I don't know why this is coming out fuzzy, but if you want to see it larger, just click the image}

 the little love birds...

If you can't guess who this was inspired by, I'll tell you. I stole the idea from Lucy Abrams; specifically, from THIS card. Ain't it cute? I fell in love with it at first sight, and had to try to reproduce it. Unfortunately, with my wacky brain in a million different places, there is only a slight similarity.

So, since I don't have any kraft paper, I substituted a paper grocery bag. Yeah, talk about expensive! ;) I inked it a little bit with my Martha Stewart brown ink pad, sewed it on the DCWV paper, and added the stickers, which are by Grossman. I got these,...oh, around two or three years ago, and finally used them! The hearts were colored with my Glaze pen, which gives them a very glossy look. 

This card is for this weeks Practical Scrappers challenge - use inks or chalks. Pretty simple, right? So there's no excuse NOT to play! ;)

Thanks for popping in, and I hope your day is as sunshiny & gorgeous as ours is right now! :)


FOREVER card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: DCWV
Stickers: Grossman
Pen: Sakura Glaze
Other: grocery bag, thread
Tools: trimmer, adhesive, sewing machine


  1. Great blog, Clare! I love your cards! You are very creative!

  2. Sweeeeet! Your cards are just fabulous Clare, Jo x

  3. This is so sweet, those little love birds are precious.

  4. if oyu don't win the prize for most creative and practical supplies I don't know who should!! I love the look of this. who needs cs when you have brown bag right?! man this is great. It looks high end for its simplicity and class. I love it.

  5. Sweet card, Clare! The birds are so cute and kudos on using a household item in you papercrafting!

    Heidi :)

  6. Clare, I love all your cards...and especially having you on the Design Team...

  7. So sweet! Love the stitching and that grocery bag looks GREAT!!! You are so creative!


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