Thursday, January 8, 2015


We are pleased to have Nancy on our design team this year and right  out of the gate she is showing everyone why she made the team with her amazing Valentines designs!


Begin by creating the card topper, you will add this to your card base later.

Cut black cardstock to 5 1/4" x 6 3/4".

Print out your patterned background paper from the Love Potion #9 papers.

Cut the patterned paper into strips 1 1/8 inches wide.

Cut the strips into 2" lengths.  You will need 12 pieces to cover your card topper.

Adhere the patterned peices to your black card topper, spacing them as evenly as possible.  I used a scotch heavy duty glue stick.  This completes the background of your card topper.

Print out the collage sheet Retro Love Story and cut out the image leaving a narrow white border around the image.  Mat the image onto black cardstock, and adhere it to your background using foam dimensional tape.

Print out digital "Love Me" stamp from the "All You Need is Love" digital stamp set, sizing it accordingly. Mine is 2" tall.  Add dimensional foam tape at the top of the heart only and adhere it to your card topper overlapping the top left of the image.

From the same set of digital stamps, print out the image "You're in My Heart" and cut the words out from the heart, arrange and adhere.  I did not use dimensional tape on the words so it would look more like the words were written across the card.  I printed the digital stamp at 3 1/2" x 5".

Create a bow to adhere to the bottom of your card topper.  I used the Zutter bow making tool and tied a double bow using a retro styled polka dot ribbon.  I adhered my ribbon and bow with ATG tape, just swiping my ATG gun across the card and across the back of the topper by about 1" on either side.

Create your card base by folding in half a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in your choice of black, white, or red cardstock. I used my scoreboard and bone folder for this task.  After folding, cut the bottom off so you are left with a card base that measures 5 1/2" x 7". 

Adhere your card topper to your card base.  I used my ATG gun, but you can use your favorite glue of choice. 

Add more embellishments as desired.  I added some glittered hearts from my stash.


Let us know what you think of Nancy's Design by leaving a comment on this post!


  1. Beautiful cards Nancy! I have added Retro Love Story to my wish list!

  2. Lolli love the cards, Nancy. You did a great job!

  3. Fabulous card! Great design, love the colors and images!

  4. Fabulous cards, Nancy! Love those retro gals and your designs and embellishments are perfect. xxD