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Maybe I should be blogging about Spring or Easter cards, but I still have a handful of Valentines to share on my blog. I didn’t plan on my website being down for most of February and March, so here is one last Valentine for a while.


I made this card quite quickly because I used a DCWV card. DCWV (Die Cuts With a View) makes beautiful paper packs of coordinating card stock. They sell them in bulk single color sheets or in printed sheets with foil, flocking, glitter and shiny embossing. DCWV also makes boxes of pre-made card bases and matching envelopes. Not feeling too crafty, but you like pretty paper? Buy one of their card boxes and they are pretty enough to write in. But for that “Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee” type of crafter, these boxes of cards are great for making easy and fast cards.

I added a strip of shimmery celery green card stock to this card and finished it with a sticker from K & Company, a crystal heart sticket, and some stickers from my stash – probably from some scrapbook club junk mail. I think the result was a masculine, handsome card.

Thanks for reading my blog! I need to go work on some Easter cards now…

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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