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Love is in the Air

"My heart is ever at your service."
William Shakespeare

Welcome to the May Arts blog!   Right in the middle of the doldrums of winter, comes the season of love and that’s not just love baby, that’s L-O-V-E, looove.  It’s the season little girls dream about and little boys find truly “icky”.  At least that’s the way our sons used to describe Valentine’s Day.  They thought getting candy was fine but why did they have to endure that “lovey dovey” stuff? 

We here at May Arts Ribbon are prepared when it comes to Valentine’s Day.  Vintage crochets, lush silks, vivid reds and soft pinks are just perfect for the season of love.   I’ve got three cards for you today that range from vintage to bright and fun that I hope will inspire your season of love.

First, here’s a tip for using those large stamps that aren’t sized for typical A2 or 5.5 x 4.25 inch cards.  You can avoid extra postage by making long narrow cards and using business size envelopes for mailing.  Dress up the envelopes by adding a strip of designer paper to the front and a liner to the inside flap.  This card is 8” x 3 3/4”.  

I think the soft color palette is perfect for a Valentine’s wedding shower or invitation.

Supply List

Other – sewing machine, SNS glitter, Helmar Zap Dots, Helmar 450 Quick Dry (this product has the quick dry quality of hot glue without the “ouch” factor); string pearls, distressing tool.

 

Next up is a fun and bright Happy Heart Day card that comes together quickly thanks to Helmar 450 Quick Dry and May Arts Ribbon.  Card size is A2 (4.25” x 5.5”)

Supply List

  • Ribbon – May Arts 3/8 inch solid check
  • Stamps – Sparkle N Sprinkle Happy Heart
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Paper – Martha Stewart; Papertrey Ink
  • Other – Helmar 450 Quick Dry; SNS glitter embossing powder; Spellbinders long rectangle dies’; buttons; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

 

Last but oh so not least is my favorite.  Softly romantic and elegantly vintage with May Arts Crochet and silk ribbons.

I made the heart using Spellbinders heart die and chipboard then covered the chipboard shape with another heart cut from Kraft cardstock.  The base cardstock was scored at ½ inch intervals on the Scor-Pal.  Card size is 5.5” x 4.25”.

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Love Always, Charlene Driggs

 

Blog post by: Charlene Driggs

  1. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! Awesome cards and I love seeing how the crochet ribbon looks up close!

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  2. Nancy Williams

    These cards are really special.

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  3. Darlene Gabriel

    Charlene, these cards are beautiful. The angel is adorable. The way you used the gingham ribbon on the 2nd card sets it all off so beautifully – love those heart flowers on that stamp. My favourite…….the last card is gorgeous – love the focal heart and vintage feel of this card. The DP is gorgeous and I love the scoring.

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  4. Mary-Anne V.

    Very nice cards.I love that you have a adhesive giveaway… just what I need right now. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Monica

    Such a GORGEOUS card, my friend. The paper is awesome and the heart and roses lovely as well. Happy New Year to you and yours.

    Hugs,

    Monica

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  6. Kathy P

    What a great idea to use envelopes that are so easy to get! And I love those heart cards, especially the pleating on the bottom one! Thanks for some great ideas!

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  7. Laura Cox

    Awesome cards! Inspired to get started on my Valentines!

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  8. Karen Wedding

    Wow! What great cards. Each are unique in what they present. Very nice.

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  9. Sue D

    Thanks for the Valentine inspiration.

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  10. Shirley N

    So beautiful and all so inspiring!

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  11. rush

    i love the “happy heart day” card!

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  12. JenMarie

    Oh how FABULOUS are these!

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  13. Kristie Maynard

    beautiful cards!

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  14. Sue McRae

    Great assortment of cards!

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  15. {vicki}

    great cards
    tfs

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  16. Annette A.

    wow Charlene makes such beautiful cards…love them

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  17. Ann Merkins

    Beautiful love cards!!!

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  18. Christine Dring

    What beautiful cards! That love always card is just stunning! TFS!

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  19. Amanda Coleman

    I {heart} Love Always by Charlene. So pretty and romantic!

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  20. Holly Tolman

    These cards look great!

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  21. DeeDee Catron

    Beautiful pieces! That love always card is so vintage and classic! I love it!

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  22. Susie

    Pretty cards, thanks for sharing. The Love Always card is beautiful!

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  23. Miriam Prantner

    What beautiful, and all so different projects! I think that last card is my favorite, looks so sweet and vintage. Thanks!

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  24. Laurie

    These cards are beautiful. I love the way you used the ribbon. So nicely done!

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  25. Jingle

    These are great cards!

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