A Simple I Love You — FMS273

We have another new sketch for you to try over at the Freshly Made Sketches site today.  And this week, our favorite friend from New Zealand, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch that she has made for us:


I used this one to make another Valentine’s card.  I love the super simplicity of this sketch, and chose to keep my card just as clean and simple.  I used the Sending Love suite of products.

love-heartsI embossed the hearts with clear embossing powder on Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, and Pink Pirouette card stock, and cut them out with the coordinating die.  Very quick and easy!

I dusted off my sewing machine and added a little crazy stitching around the edges.  It was just so much white space, I felt I had to add something but wanted to keep it clean.


I love the sentiments that come with this set.  They are just beautiful.  I also finished the inside of the card with this gorgeous sentiment below.

love-hearts-insideI think this card will go to my hubby.  It’s clean and doesn’t have any frills — no ribbon, sequins or bling of any kind.  It does have pink, but I think that’s perfectly acceptable for Valentine’s day.  ha!

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, be sure you drop by the Freshly Made Sketches site and take a look at what the design team has created.  You’ll be inspired!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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9 thoughts on “A Simple I Love You — FMS273

  1. Love the sheer simplicity of this sketch and the card made by Karren.

    See she has used machine stitching around the top layer, love that.

    Could you point me in the right direction to find out how to use my normal sewing machine to do this? Am totally lacking in knowledge on how to go about this. Do I need special needles, special/different size stitches-tension etc. etc. etc.

    Any and all help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Veronica from UK

    • Veronica — I have a little Janome Sew Mini machine and I just use the regular needle and thread. I have the tension set on 3, but I would recommend trying different settings on a scrap piece of card stock first. Another tip — I have better luck stitching through only one layer of card stock, so I’ll stitch on a single layer and then adhere it to another layer with adhesive rather than stitching two layers together. One last tip — try not to stitch over adhesive as it will make your needle sticky and cause problems. Hope this helps!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! The stitching is the perfect touch with the sweet textured hearts. And pink….well, with Valentine’s Day we all get a pass on that!

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