From My Heart

Happy sleep late, lollygag in sweat pants, weekend day blog friends.  All I can tell you is that today, nothing can keep me from smiling and humming and singing my favorite songs off-key.  It’s a busy day but I’m blessed to be busy.  How about you?  Isn’t just the ‘little’ things that accumulate like snow to make you feel that life is good?  Yep!  Well, another card to share today and this one is for Valentines Day although the outside sentiment will disguise it as just about anything.  I used a sentiment and matching label stamp from JustRite Papercrafts  set called Vintage Pearl Labels.  It’s mounted on a custom JustRite Die called Vintage Labels that matches the stamp set.  I pulled out a Martha Stewart punch and punched 9 times to make the 4-3/4″ square background.  

Don’t forget, JustRite Papercrafts is having a fabulous New Years Sale and everything on the site is 25% off.  In my experience they have sales throughout the year, but never at 25% so if you are a frugal coupon shopper like me – I’m just sayin’ :-)  

Stamps: JustRite PapercraftsVintage Pearl LabelsVintage Labels
Paper:  My Minds Eye – Bloom, Coredinations, The Paper Company – Coral
Ink: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
Accessories:  JustRite Vintage LabelsMartha Stewart Crochet Star Pattern Punch, Seam Binding, Prima Burlap Leaf, Recollections Half Pearl Stickers, Bow Maker

Okay, so it’s time to shed the sweats and run some errands.  Hugs to you friends, and those of you up north in the snow storm, warm hugs!

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 29, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    OMG this card is just screaming my name. . . What a gorgeous card! Oh Becca I so love your style from your papers, die cuts to all the gorgeous embellishments, your work is Absolutely top notch! I want to be you when I grow up! (Of course I’m still a kid at heart!)ReplyCancel

  • Auria A. DuncanDecember 29, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    How in heaven’s name do you make such beautiful bows! They are all so perfect!!!! Keep on going, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanDecember 29, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    Very unique idea to punch the way you did. Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 29, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    Wish you had a video to show how to do the M.S. punch. Love that look!! Just a beautiful card and one that could be used for so many sentiments!!
    Happy New Year to you fabulous lady!!

  • jean w.December 29, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    Oh Becca, as always, a beautiful card! Love the MS punch and what you did with it! Awesome! Happy, healthy New Year to you!ReplyCancel

  • Karen WallaceDecember 29, 2012 - 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous and so was the last one, I love them both!!!ReplyCancel

  • Allison PhillipsDecember 29, 2012 - 2:19 pm

    Oh Becca, That background was LOVELY! I do hope that you have
    sent an email to Martha S to show her a sample of the results of her punch!
    Happy New Year to you, and God Bless.ReplyCancel

  • SusanDecember 29, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    This is so stunning Becca — you are amazing with punches! I just love that floral background!ReplyCancel

  • Mary AllenDecember 29, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    Becca . . . . You are so creative with dies and punches. Your card is beautiful. Have a great and safe New Year. Hugs, MaryReplyCancel

  • Trish AveryDecember 29, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Wonderful work Becca and just love how you have punched out the square. wow wonderful punching. Happy New Year.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • diana gDecember 29, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Just lovely. I’d like to learn how you did that with the MS punch x 9, too!!ReplyCancel

  • PamDecember 29, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    Becca, this card is beautiful!!!! Do you have a tutorial showing how to make the square background on this card with the Martha Stewart punch? Would love to see how it’s done.
    Thanks in advance.

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 29, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Wow! This is gorgeous, Becca! I love, love, love your punched background. So delicate, and it goes so well with the sentiment and the other paper. You have such a good eye!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenDecember 29, 2012 - 3:25 pm

    GORGEOUS CARD BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that Martha Stewart Punch!!!!!!!!!! :) (Do tell which one it is????)ReplyCancel

  • LageneDecember 29, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous! Your multi punched background is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Francie in Snowy Blowy Fun MontrealDecember 29, 2012 - 4:06 pm

    Breathtaking! Love each element on the card. You do it soooo well.

    Like many others, I too would like to know how you align the MS punch. I know you’ve used other, more geometric-style, punches to create a background. This one seems a tad more complicated.
    Thx for all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy HughesDecember 29, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Ok…ok…I sincerely hope there is going to be a tutorial for this…awesome, awesome, awesome!ReplyCancel

  • christiDecember 29, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    gorgeous card. I love the background punch. is it one of the punch around the page punches? I don’t think I’ve seen it before.ReplyCancel

  • Rosy NewlunDecember 29, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    Blows my tiny mind! I have such trouble punching around pages with MS :)ReplyCancel

  • Alice RoushiaDecember 29, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    Absolutely Stunning!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)December 29, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Absolutely scrummy! And I can see that the Martha Strewart punch you used is going to be in short supply everywhere now!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • Cathy McDecember 29, 2012 - 6:45 pm

    Becca, this is amazing! I love the punched background…just spectacular.ReplyCancel

  • TerriDecember 29, 2012 - 7:04 pm

    Love this card Becca. Your creativity amazes me.ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronDecember 29, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    Interestingly, just before I got notice of this latest blog post, I had been reviewing some of your work using MS punches to make medallions as mentioned on Andrea Ewen’s blog. She referred to your tutorial as the beginning point of a slightly different use of the MS corner punches that she likes to use… How strange that all roads seem to lead in that direction today!!

    Between the two of you, I have been inspired to look at all my punches a bit differently so that I may be able to come up with some lovely creations such as this one you have for us today… such a beauty!!

    I just wish I could find a way to keep the dust bunnies at bay so I could spend hours and hours playing with the tools I have and incorporating your ingenuity into my “play”. I have retired from most cooking but other things still seem to interfere with my crafting time. I don’t know how those of you on Design Team schedules manage it!! Kudos and best wishes for the New Year!!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieDecember 29, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    This is absolutely stunning, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 30, 2012 - 12:49 am

    Pretty!! So very pretty. I just love that lacy look – perfect for Valentine’s Day. Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 30, 2012 - 1:15 am

    WAUW Becca this is sooo gorgeous. And that background, it is just soooooooooooooooooooooo stunning, PLEASE PLEASE show us how you made it and which punch did you use?? I´ve always loved all those gorgeous creations you´ve been making with your punches and this one is really on the top of them, and I just sooo love this, it makes this card looks like a million too, it´s absolutely outstanding …………………………AGAIN Becca.
    Have a wonderful New year and can´t wait to see all the wonderful creations you will share with us all here in the year to come. Hope it´ll be the best year ever to all of us. Biiiiiiiif warm hugsReplyCancel

  • EveleneDecember 30, 2012 - 1:24 am

    You’re a trailblazer, Becca, when it comes to introducing new brilliant ideas in cardmaking. You’re the best for me. Bravo for this stunning mark of creativity. Martha Stewart must be laughing all the way to the bank again courtesy of this beautiful card using one of her punches that seems to go unnoticed until this lovely creation hit your blog. My best wishes for a great year ahead.ReplyCancel

  • colleen hDecember 30, 2012 - 6:41 am

    love this card, and the pink is greatReplyCancel

  • Linda R.December 30, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Wow, beautiful! Love the pink and pearls!ReplyCancel

  • Rose ChristopherDecember 30, 2012 - 11:02 am

    Really, really beautiful. So feminineReplyCancel

  • CindyDecember 30, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    OhBecca, you did it again! Another fabulously stunning card. So feminine. I have your bow maker and absolutely love it. It turns out the best looking bows.

    I too would like to know the trick to the MS all over the page punch, punching it so close together. I purchased 2 of them after receiving a card with that type of punch used just as medallions, I have been playing around with them to get them on the paper without a gap between them. Do you have or do you know if there is a tutorial out there to help all of us out.

    Thank you for graciously posting your cards. You make my day sparkle.

    Have a Happy New Year and keep bringing on your gorgeous cards.

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  • Nancy LJanuary 1, 2013 - 2:53 am

    It’s always such a pleasure to visit your site and be inspired by your amazing creativity and imagination. I’m looking foward to new ideas and encouragement in 2013. Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna AndersonJanuary 3, 2013 - 5:48 pm

    Beautiful card as usual , could you please tell me which punch you used, and could you please be so kind as to show us how you did it.
    Thank you

  • conniecrafterJanuary 4, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Love that punched background and such pretty framing for the sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • Georgia EganJanuary 11, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    I just purchased the crochet star punch but I cannot get it to be spaced correctly. I was wondering if you could let me know how you spaced yours properly. Thank you in advance.ReplyCancel