Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Love you Forever

Just a quick tutorial for you today, my inlaws are visiting for my daughter's graduation so it's been a hectic week. The new Love You Forever stamp set is just so adorable that I couldn't help but by it. Have you ever read the Love You Forever children's book? Please do and bring your Kleenex with you when you do. It goes perfectly with the Topstitch paper because it just reminds me of babies. Cut your paper as follows:

Pink cardstock - 5 1/2 by 4 1/4
Blue cardstock - 5 1/4 by 4
White cardstock - 2 3/4 by 4 1/4
Patterned paper - 2 1/2 by 4 1/4
Pink cardstock - 2 1/4 by 2 1/2
Pattern paper - 1 by 1
Card base - 5 1/2 by 8 1/2

Using your dry embossing tool and the groove in your paper trimmer, "draw" lines down your blue cardstock about 1/4" apart then sand them to expose the white core.

On scrap paper, stamp the birds, branch and flowers and color in by using your blender pen and the colors that match your paper. I used baby pink, heavenly blue, chocolate, and sweet leaf. Remember not to "scrub" the color on or it will wet your paper. Cut it out carefully.

Dry emboss the smaller pink paper like you did the large blue cardstock except this time in a grid pattern, sand it to show off the white core.

Distress every part of the card with chocolate ink. Glue the blue cardstock to the pink card front. Attach the blue patterned paper to the white cardstock and then attach those two to the card front about 1 1/2" from top of the card. Attach the pink embossed cardstock 1 /2 " from the bottom of the card, 1/2" from the left hand side. Glue the stamped image to the pink cardstock as shown. Attach the three small squares as shown below, exact measurements are always a suggestion but you can put these about 3/4" from the top of the card for the first two (about 1/2" from right hand side of the card). For the third square, attach it about and inch from the left hand side and 1/2" up from bottom of the card. Glue the whole thing to your card base. Easy card, now you try it and don't forget to check out the special today at 11 a.m. EST at this link.


  1. Cute card, and I think I'll have to follow your tutorial and make this today! TFS.

  2. Great card! This is one of my new favorite stamp sets!