Thursday, February 5, 2015

"Love Wishes" Valentine Card & Envelope & Tutorial in Canvas Corp Brands Style

Oh I am so thrilled to finally share that I am part of amazing team for 
Canvas Corp will see more about this coming up soon!

But while we wait for about a challenge?
We have a Crew Challenge-Valentine Card with a story, see more details 
over on the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, here.

Here is my
 Crew Challenge-Valentine Card & Envelope.

"Love Wishes"

Part of the challenge was to share a story about who we were going to give our Valentine to.

My story is this...

As I sat at my creative table looking at the blank Canvas Corp Kraft Card & Envelope, tapping my finger my eyes happen to glance down to the tote filled with amazing products from Canvas Corp eye spied popping "RED" burlap sheet! I said that's it!!!
I knew I wanted the pop of "RED" with Kraft was made for each other.
It all started I was aging the Kraft tag, and distressing the edges of the hearts...My hubby walked by and says oh my that is so cool and pretty.
I love it when he does this! I always enjoy creating something for him right out in the open with him walking by making cute remarks. Like how he loves this or that and for this card he was so taking in by the pop of red with the black and Kraft. He is my biggest fan and loves what I design and create.

He is My Valentine!

The "Love Wishes" banner was such a fun idea...I didn't have alot of Valentine papers...but I did have the new Canvas Corps "His & Hers" Wedding paper. I fussy cut the words, distressed the edges, added to a piece of Kraft scrap. Adorn it with my favorite Vintage Mother of Pearl Buttons adhered down over the stack of hearts. LOVE IT!

Part of our Challenge was to decorate our envelopes as well...I knew I wasn't 
mailing my card, so I created a mini sample of my card.
I found the word 'LOVE" in one of the Canvas Corp printed papers and cut out 
a tag top (around that word)...added more colored seam binding..adorn with button.

I love the riches in the color tones of this card.

Easy Tutorial
I didn't have any ribbon to match my burlap I colored my own.

Step 1. To pick out the right Tattered Angels Glimmer mist.
I choose "Red Chillies" sprayed on 
seam binding in's that easy!

Step 2. Crinkling the colored seam binding in your hand (I use a paper towel)
to help soak up any extra glimmer mist. And rub your hands together
fast which helps to wrinkle (crinkles) the binding...for a vintage feel.

I die cut the heart match the seam binding I sprayed the 
burlap heart with the same mist.

Step 4. Let's not let the mist go to waste....I dragged the burlap
heart through the glimmer mist on my mat.

Gives great depth and texture to the burlap heart.

Here is a close up of the colored seam binding...I love using
glimmer mist to help match my scrapbooking papers and cards.

What's awesome is yes I will be giving this to my hubby, I will
be able to gaze upon this beauty all I want...
Thinking it will need a special place to sit in our home.

There is nothing better than a "handmade" card, give it a try I know it 
will make someone smile and they will cherish it forever.

Thanks for stopping by today,
be sure to jump over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog, here.
And join us in the Crew Challenge...they
 have a great prize waiting for a lucky winner.

Love Wishes,
Peggy Lee 

Canvas Corp Brands (Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels)
Canvas Corp - Kraft Card & Envelope 5x7
Canvas Corp - Printed Paper - Kraft,  Black & Kraft Mini Dot Reverse,
Black & Kraft Diamonds, Black & Kraft Live Love Laugh, His & Hers on Ivory
Canvas Corp - Tissuestock Script
Canvas Corp - Burlap Sheet Red
Canvas Corp Brands - Tattered Angels Glimmer mist-Red Chillies
Sizzix - Heart, Primitive Die, Tim Holtz-Alterations On The Edge-Distressed Doily Die
Ranger - Distress Ink-Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Seam Binding cream
Vintage Mother Of Pearl Buttons


  1. Hi, Peggy! I am just so impressed with your gorgeous card! I loved reading about your creative process...and your sweet relationship with your hubby! Congrats on being highlighted on the CCB blog! That's a great way to start out! LOL You are incredibly talented...and I love your style! I'm going to follow your lovely blog...

  2. This is a beautiful ensemble. The envelope is just off the chain. I love the rich color palette and the dramatic layering. Very nicely crafted, indeed!
    Chana Malkah

  3. HeHe thanks so much, me too love the envelope....and the layers