Happy Belated Valentine's Day Card and Some Freebies

Hello crafty friends,
Happy Sabbath Day. Well, I had this post ready for yesterday, but....due to some computer and software issues, I wasn't able to get it to post...yeah...not a fun technology day yesterday....so here is my post a day late.....

For those that celebrate Valentine’s Day, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with great expressions of love by family and friends. May you see the beauty in all that is around whether it be sunshine or 10 feet of snow. May God’s goodness and love towards each of us be seen and felt. Today I have a card I am sharing that you can pretty well duplicate for FREE. Here it is.

Here is a look at my complete card. The base is a 5.5 x 5.5 square out of kraft cardstock.
I cut a dark gray mat and then the argyle patterned paper is from the DCWV Primrose Stack….gorgeous stack of papers. Then the label shape is from the FREE 2014 labels cut file from Pazzles. Link for the freebie is below. I took off the 2014 numbers and then added a few layers using the outline tool. For the last layer I simply used the scalloped tool and it made scallops in a snap! The other two mats were cut out of pink cardstock and then out of some floral patterned paper again from the DCWV Primrose Stack.
The other label the cupcake digi sits on is also a free label in that same file set. Once again I removed the 2014 numbers and then cut it out of some vintage newsprint paper from the same DCWV Primrose stack.

Here is a side shot showing the close up. I inked the edges of the pink and floral mat with some Cotton Candy ink from my Adventure Ink Pad Set. I then used some Saddle ink from the basics ink pad set around the newspaper print label and then also went back over it with some whisper from the basics ink pad . I wanted to knock back the warm tone that just the saddle ink created. I then used my Copic Sketch markers to color in the cupcake image. I used:RV11, V000 for the cupcake top BG10 and Woo for the bottom. I did ink the edge of the cupcake image with my whisper ink pad.


Here is one more angled shot. I added foam dots to the scalloped layer and to the newsprint label layer. I wanted to give the card a little lift and give it some dimension. Don’t you just love that argyle print paper. It has a coated, glittered finish which just makes it perfect. I love that the glitter doesn’t shed either! Links to the freebie files are below.

The free files

This is the Pazzles Craft Room Free File. 
You can head over there and grab it. Be sure to tell them I sent you AND sign up for the free newsletter about the amazing new machine they have designed….the Pazzles Vue….Man oh man, I am hoping and praying I can get my hands on one of these!

Here is the second free file
to go download this from PaperCraftingWorld.com. It will be free through 2-20-14.
Please note: the shopping cart will reflect a price of .99 but will be free at check out during this period.

Products Used To Complete This Project
pazzles inspiration
DCWV Primrose Stack
Have A Sweet Day Cupcake Digi Stamp
2014 Labels Pazzles Craft Room Cut File
Adventure Ink Pad Set
Basics Ink Pad Set

Additional Products
Kraft, Black, White and Pink Cardstock
Misc. Ribbon From Michaels
Copic Markers: RV11, V000BG10 and Woo 

I think that about covers it for today. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for another fun project. Until then,


  1. Melin, Love your card!!! There is so much depth with the many layers and papers you used. Thank you so much for the freebie! We are back from visiting and meeting our new grandbabies. So hard to say goodbye, knowing how much they will have changed the next time we will get to see them.


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