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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108 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. Absolutely gorgeous card!! Happy anniversary–I think it is so cool when people are married on Valentines Day. Thank you for sharing all the links too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

  5. Jill says:

    What a beautiful card
    #44 Jill

  6. karin says:

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


  7. Lindart says:

    Beautiful card! I’m sure your hubby will love it. I still have to make my hubby a Valentines card, today I made my Mom a birthday card as her birthday is tomorrow. So next is the Valentines card! So nice that you got married on Valentines Day! Happy Anniversary! Your fur baby is very cute, and so nice how he works right beside you! I have one too, but she just waits for things to fall on the floor, as they inevitably do when my workspace is about 6 square inches! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #60

  8. Nikka Geers says:

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

  9. 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

  10. Lauren says:

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

  11. Sharyn Polesel says:

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. Karen L says:

    What a SUPER sweet card. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us in this week’s challenge, and I really hope that you will stop by to share again soon. I look forward to it.
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I know of another great challenge where you can share. V’s Sweet Ideas has a monthly challenge, which is Red, Pink or White this month. You can enter 2 times per month, and the prize is a gift certificate to her sweet shoppe. I hope you will join us:

  15. 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

  16. Denice B. says:

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

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

  18. 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

  19. Alyson Mayo says:

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

  20. Lilian says:

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

  21. Majo says:

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

  22. Rose says:

    Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Moments.
    Rose DT member x

  23. bev says:

    so very pretty. Thank you for taking time to join in with the fun over at polkadoodles http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/week-5-flower-power-polkadoodles-craft.html

  24. Chris says:

    It certainly is a very stylish card! Elegant and striking! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin’ this week.

  25. Lillian A says:

    Nicely done and sure to be appreciated by hubby. Thank you for sharing with us at Love To Scrap.

  26. Sue says:

    Great card thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin..Sue DT x

  27. Lisa M says:

    Very pretty! Love the stamped sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CIO.

  28. Tracy W says:

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

  29. Janice says:

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

  30. Sue Pxxx says:

    I love your card, it is so elegant and chic – just beautiful. What a beautiful crafty mate as well – we have two furbabies but Blossom is the one who sits on my desk when I am crafting and just pops a paw out to knock the odd stamp or ink pad off onto the floor! She also loves sitting on my creations when they are on my desk! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  31. Natalie says:

    lovely card 🙂
    Like the clean look!
    Thanks for playing along in theSister Act Card Challenge.

  32. 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

  33. Bianca says:

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

  34. Marina says:

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

  35. 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

  36. Cindy says:

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

  37. JuliaG says:

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

  38. 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

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


  40. Miss Emerald says:

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

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

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

  43. LaVoice says:

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

  44. Sammy Jean says:

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

  45. Ileana says:

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

  46. 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)

  47. chris says:

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

  48. Julie says:

    Fab card! Cute cat too!!

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

    Julie x

  49. 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.

  50. Marlies says:

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

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