I have to say that I’m really pleased with how this card turned out. I’m not 100% excited with every card that I make, but this one is really making me happy. I purchased the Posted for You bundle shortly after the Annual catalog released and I haven’t yet (until yesterday) played with it. Thankfully, this image was absolutely perfect for some current challenges so I got to remove the backing from the stamps and remove the punch from the plastic bag. I look forward to creating some more with this bundle!

I had no difficulty picking which “row” from this challenge that I wanted to use for this card. I used the diagonal from top right -> bottom left (“LOVE” Sentiment, Dry Embossing, and Ribbon). For the ribbon I used a trick that I’ve employed before with the Scalloped Linen ribbon – I tore off the edging and used that for a smaller splash of color. Don’t be afraid to de-construct some ribbon if you want something a little different. In my case I didn’t want all the bulk of the full ribbon, and I only wanted the Rococo Rose color. Tearing off the edge was a perfect solution!

Edited January 28th – I’m so excited to share that my card was one of those selected as a ‘Team Pick’ at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I’m so thrilled about this, and it has totally made my day!

This current theme challenge was a perfect pair with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge and I’m so happy to participate here as well. This card is my first in gearing up for Valentine’s Day this year, and I hope to create a bunch more. If I can get my act together I would like to send a Valentine to a number of my friends this year as a little happy mail pick-me-up. I know that I’m getting emotionally exhausted from the isolation due to the pandemic and I imagine that others are feeling the same. A card in the mail isn’t the same as an in-person hug, but it is something safe that I can do for others.

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