Love Notes Year Round with Koren Wiskman

Hello Everyone, Koren here today with another project for Neat & Tangled, featuring the NEW Neat & Tangled Love Mail die set and some of the older Love Notes stamp set. The Love Notes stamp set does have coordinating dies, but we won’t be using those on today’s project. It is a conversation hearts card to send love and x’s and o’s which traditionally mean hugs and kisses. 

Today, our project starts with a piece of Ranger’s Simon Hurley Create Stark White cardstock. This cardstock is the whitest I’ve ever seen. I cut a piece down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. I then pulled out the Carta Bella Shiplap stencil. This type of stencil can easily be recreated using some masking tape and a t-ruler, but the stencil makes it super easy. I’m using Distress Oxide in Pumice Stone and a Nuvo Blender brush to add the shiplap detail to the stark white background. This puts a little interest into the background of the card design. 

I cut the largest heart from the Neat & Tangled Love Mail die set three times from three different colors of cardstock. I feel like I have been seeing this color combination everywhere and it feels very much like spring to me. The colors I used were by Papertrey Ink and they are, Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, and Saffron Spice. I love this color combination. 

I wanted these hearts to look like conversation hearts that you might see around Valentine’s Day. We use to get them in the little boxes and give them out to all of our classmates in school. It doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day to spread love, in fact these cards should be made all year round. The world could use more love. 

I used the Love Notes stamp set to stamp the x’s and o’s and the little heart circle. I first stamped them with Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink and then heat embossed them with Ranger White Embossing Powder. 

These three hearts were then arranged onto the shiplap background using Scotch 3M foam tape to add dimension. 

I saw the cluster of dots stamp from the same Love Notes stamp set and want to scatter them on my project. I used Taylored Expressions Earl Grey ink to do this. I didn’t really love how it looked, so I went back over them with Nuvo Earl Grey Vintage Nuvo Drops. How many times do you think I can have Earl Grey in this blog post? 

I didn’t love how it looked but upon further inspections, to me, it looked like little pieces of chocolate, so I kept them. 

To add the sentiment, I took some Taylored Expressions Earl Grey (last one, I think) cardstock and stamped the “sending” stamp from the Love Notes stamp and heat embossed it to match the rest of the card. I trimmed it down with my Fiskars Wire Guide trimmer and cut a little fish tail banner in one end. It too was popped up with foam tape and any excess that was off the edge of the card was trimmed off. 

The entire panel was added to a piece of Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock with white craft foam added to the back with double sided adhesive. 

That is it. I really love the color combination on this card. I think it’s perfect for sharing love all year round. 



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