A Sophisticated And Stylish Love Card

Sophisticated Love Card with Flowers

Happy WOYWW To You!

This Valentine’s Day, I celebrate 17 years of marriage with the man I love.

As I count down the moments to this special day, I am covertly creating tokens of romance and love…

One of my favorite creations this week was this beautiful love card, which I created with my husband in mind.

Love Card
I wanted to design a card that was sophisticated and elegant in its presentation – qualities my husband appreciates – so, I chose the stylish yet neutral color palette of Red, Kraft and Black plus White to convey that message (Top Tip Tuesday).

I also added some of my favorite Close To My Heart products into the mix for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge – Love the CTMH Way, along with a few additional embellishments specifically chosen for the rich texture they provide.

Here are a few of the products I used:

  • CTMH Much Love Stamp – which I also used in my Much Love Card!
  • CTMH Ink Pads, Floral Ribbon, Mini Brads
  • Maya Road Felt Flowers
  • K & Company Life’s Journey Stitched Ribbon


During my visits to your blog, I really enjoy seeing your crafting companions in action, and know from your comments that you enjoy seeing mine – so this week at Wordless Wednesday, I dedicated an entire post to Crafting With Magellan! Be sure to stop by as someone really wants to steal your heart!

Now it’s your turn to inspire us with your creativity! What’s inspiring you this week? What have you created? Be sure to share your latest creations with us at one of our weekly parties!

Inspire Me Monday

Friendship Friday

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by to see what’s on my work desk this week!


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Are you ready to jump-start your creativity? Here’s this week’s list of Creative Art Challenges to inspire you (organized alphabetically by Theme or Anything Goes!)

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75 Responses to “A Sophisticated And Stylish Love Card”

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  1. Helen says:

    happy Anniversary to you both. Helen #1

  2. patsy
    Twitter: Patsypat

    Wow! What a beautiful card! I like the little sack pouch too! Too Too cute! patsy

  3. vicki dutcher says:

    Wow quite the list of challenges! Thanks for joining in at JUGS

  4. Jill says:

    What a beautiful card
    #44 Jill

  5. karin says:

    Beautiful card.
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  6. Nikka Geers says:

    Love the flowers on the card. Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  7. Mynn xx says:

    Such a pretty card! LOVE the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions & House of Cards! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

  8. Lauren says:

    Beautiful card- congratulations on 17 years! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

  9. Sharyn Polesel says:

    Very pretty card! Love your beautiful color combo too. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  10. Patti J. says:

    Goodness, just look at all of those challenges! Your card is so sweet – love that zig zag stitching! Thanks for sharing it with us at Great Impressions!

  11. Pat says:

    Always love your posts. Thanks for the awesome list, how many do you actually participate in? Like so many others I am a kitty person and love to see what’s happening in other people’s spaces. My two are snoozing right now, so I am using both hands on the keyboard.

    Happy Valentine’s. Pat #71

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Hi Pat,

      So glad you stopped by – thanks for the complement! I love visiting challenge blogs – seeing what inspires me and what coincides with whatever projects I may be working on at the moment – and sharing them with the other crafters and artists in my creative community. The list is updated each week so – if it is listed with my project – it means I am participating in the challenge!

      Have a wonderful day!

  12. Angela says:

    Love the card but have to say I love your cat more Lol! Sorry.
    Hope you have a great crafty week, Angela x 37

  13. Denice B. says:

    The LOVE stamp you used is wonderful…simple and perfect! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps.

  14. Very beautiful, elegant card. Thanks for playing at 2 Cute Ink Challenges and I hope you join us again!

  15. Such a beautiful and creative card. It definitely is a sophisticated and stylish card – your husband will be proud to receive such a nice card. Thank you for joining us this week in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge.

    LInda O, DT

  16. Alyson Mayo says:

    Love the colour combo with black, red and kraft. Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart this week!

  17. Lilian says:

    Another beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!

  18. Majo says:

    Love the vintage touch on your card! Thanks for playing along this week at Use Your Stuff!
    Majo – DT

  19. Tracy W says:

    Fantastic card! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge. Creative Blessings, Tracy x SOC DT

  20. Janice says:

    Fantastic card and a gorgeous mog! Merlot cat often features on my blog too! Thanks for joining us at OLL, Jx

  21. Milka says:

    Gorgeous card! 😀
    Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. 😀
    Milka GDT

  22. Bianca says:

    What a lovely project! I love the colorcombo you have used! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

  23. Marina says:

    Great design, I’m sure he will love it. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  24. Amanda says:

    Hi, first of all Happy Anniversary!!! Beautiful card and love the over stamping of the two stamps, very creative. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Hope to see you again. Hugs Amanda

  25. Cindy says:

    Really elegant! Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Cindy (DT)

  26. JuliaG says:

    Beautiful card!! And adorable kitty!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Use Your Stuff Blog!!

  27. Karal says:

    This is so pretty, love it. You have a great design on this card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Karal DT

  28. Very nice card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too! Angie-DT


  29. Miss Emerald says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you’ll join us again.

  30. What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing on the Spring Craft Blog Hop. Happy Anniversary!

  31. Great card, love the stitching effect. Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

  32. LaVoice says:

    When they passed creativity, they bypassed me. I do enjoy seeing what others do. You have some lovely designs.

  33. Sammy Jean says:

    This is really pretty! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week. Sammy-x

  34. Ileana says:

    Lovely elegant creation!…and wonderful cat!
    Thanks for playing at Card mania Challenge.

  35. Michelle says:

    Lovely cas card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again the next challenge.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  36. chris says:

    Lovely card, like the word art x thanks for sharing at Giltter n Sparkle Chris DT x

  37. Julie says:

    Fab card! Cute cat too!!

    Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Designs for our Valentines / Love Challenge!

    Julie x

  38. Elizabeth says:

    I really like the palette you chose for that card because it is masculine yet pretty. I hope you’ll visit my Pink Saturday, it’s my first time participating.

  39. Marlies says:

    A beautiful valentine card. A lovely design. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Marlies

  40. Beverly says:

    Ah! I know he loved that beautiful card. Wishes for a wonderful anniversary and many more to share.

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine’s Day, too.♥

  41. Shauna says:

    What a lovely card! I like how you stamped the heart behind the LOVE sentiment. I am also a sucker for black and red cards. Very elegant. Also, I am glad to see that I am not the only one who has my cat as a crafting companion. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

  42. barb says:

    Beautiful creation!!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafty Creations challenge. Barb

  43. Karal says:

    Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week for our All is Love Challenge at Eureka Stamps.
    Karal DT

  44. sue t. says:

    Congrats on your anniversary! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards this month!

  45. Brandi R says:

    I love it, at first I thought it was a home decor piece. So pretty!
    Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges.

    Brandi R
    H2H DT member

  46. Beautiful card and Happy Anniversary! Love the colors and simplicity that makes it so elegant! Thank you for joining us at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com – hope to see you next week.

  47. Deborah says:

    What a beautiful card you created for your hubby. I am sure he appreciated it a bunch. It is very masculine and sweet. I like the stitching and the design of it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge.
    Deborah DT

  48. Tanya Miller says:

    What a wonderful card and congratulations on your wedding anniversary. Thank you for entering the Digi Choosday Love Is In the Air challenge

  49. Ema says:

    Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  50. Ellie says:

    A very beautiful card design, and loving the color combo. Your cat is so cute too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Ellie from My Creative Moments

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