Monday, October 18, 2010

The Key To My Heart

Good Afternoon Bloggies!
I made a card for my husband today. He had to make a hard decision that affected our family and although I had a hard time with it, I absolutely know it was the right decision. I'm going to slip this into his lunch box tomorrow. I did 2 new things on this card that I have never done before; heat embossing and real stitching with my sewing machine.
I am submitting this card on the Cooking With Cricut blog. The challenge this week is all about LOVE. This is the first challenge for this blog. It is full of inspiration and tutorials. I'm also submitting this on the Cricut Couple blog. It's their anniversary, so they are celebrating with and Anniversary challenge.

Here are the details for my card:
Card size is 4.25 x 5.5 inches
Cricut Cartridge ~ Sweethearts ~ all my cuts are from this cartridge. I welded the stamp image in my Gypsy to create the card base. The red mat is just a 1/4 of an inch smaller. I then cut the white mat with my Fiscars papercutter 1/4 of an inch smaller. The lock and key, I believe, were cut at 2.5 inches.
Solid Cardstock ~ Recollections
Cuttlebug ~ Heart Blocks embossing folder
Ranger Perfect Medium
Clear embossing powder
Ribbon ~ Hobby Lobby
Heart brad ~ I just pulled the prongs off and adheared it with glue dots
Cat's Eye Ink ~ Black
Sewing machine ~ I used black thread and then red thread for the stitching.
Sentiment ~ Computer generated

That's it! I am pleased with the way it came out and hope that it makes my husband know how much I love him.

Happy crafting!


Glora said...

Sweet card! I love the colors, embossing and the perfect bow!

Joanna said...

Oooh! this is just so pretty! Great job!

Madison said...

My favorite color combo! I just love red, white and black! This is really pretty and I am sure your husband will LOVE it!! TFS and thanks for joining us at CWC this week. Good luck:)

Cricut Couple said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for joining our little challenge!

Most Sincerely,
Bobby & Jill

Adrea said...

Such a sweet card! I sighed "awe" when I saw it! Thanks for playing along with CWC.

Adrea (

Scrappin' Sista said...

Congrats on a job well done. Your card turned out great! I'm sure your hubby liked the card and will appreciate you for respecting him and his decision. That is a trait to be cherished. Sending some love and encouragement to keep it up. TFS and playing with us over at CWC. Hope you can join us this week.


BrandiLynn said...

Stunning card, and thank you for playing with us at cwc. I hope you will join us again this week :)

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card!! Love the heat embossing and stitching. You did a wonderful job!

(I would love to see how you use your crinkle ribbon!!)

Valine said...

This card is fab! I love the heart lock with the key! Thanks for participating in our challenge over at CWC! ~Valine

Jenna said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the embossing and inking! Thanks for playing with us at CWC! ~Jenna

Becky G said...

This is awesome! I love the lock and key as well as the stitching and embossing! They're all wonderful. Thank for joining us in this challenge!~Becky

Dalis (stampergirl) said...

good for you to dust off your sewing machine, great job on it btw!

thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut.

-- dalis

Melinda Beltran said...

Saundra, what a beautiful card. I love all the detail and care you put into it. Thank you for playing with us over at Cooking With Cricut. I am happy to announce that you were the random winner of the $10 gift certificate. Please contact me at: melin(@) so that you can get details on claiming your prize. We are sincerely looking forward to seeing what you will share with us next!!!

scrapqueen141 said...

I love your project and I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring it in my Fantabulous Friday post on the Fantabulous Cricut blog on Feb 15th. Come and check it out!

Sunshine Creations and Crafts said...

Although I do not know you personally, I've been through a situation where my husband had to relocate us. I was devistated leaving my hometome of 37 years but we've adjusted. I hope all goes well. I absoulely love this card. I must, must dust off my sewing machine and give it a try.