Plaid About You:
I’m just mad for plaid, especially for the warm colors in this line. It’s the perfect backdrop for a card for any occasion. Since I was making a Valentine, I paired the plaid with the line's pretty Magenta Morning patterned paper. I stitched the two together and attached the front panel to a dark chocolate cardstock base.
I used a tear-out ticket as the spot for my sentiment, adding a decorative chipboard element above and below. To finish the card, I added alphas then a little fabric bird and heart from the collection. Isn't that birdie sweet?
You Are The One:
For my second card, I used a teal and olive patterned paper that's aptly named, Splendid Stripe. Splendid, indeed. It's is one of my favorites of this collection. I just love the way it pops against the hot pink.
For the sentiment, I again used alphas on a tear-out ticket. Those tickets are so fun and easy to use! I hand-cut a heart from the Magenta Morning patterned paper then used one of the 5 Things Envelopes to complete the sentiment. These envelopes are so cute. They each have a tiny ledger inside to write a little love note, if desired. The perfect touch for a Valentine, don’t you think?
Now for the winner from last Friday: Thanks so much for your comments on Paradise medley album last Friday. Little Yellow Bicycle sent me an extra album for me to give away on my blog. I had 67 comments and used random.org to select the winner.
The Little Yellow Bicycle blog has lots of terrific projects using the Paradise line and the other new collections they debuted this week at CHA. Be sure to check them out here.