Tuesday, December 3, 2013

One-Layer Wednesday #169: Season of Love

This week's One-Layer Wednesday is prompted by an Operation Write Home deadline. All Valentine's Day cards must be in by December 31st. So let's make a batch of Valentine's Day cards for the troops!

Of course, if you don't send cards to OWH, you can still get a head start on your Valentines or make a general "love you" card for someone special. What a neat surprise to get a non-holiday card during the holidays. And you get to stamp something other than reindeer, Santa, and holly. (Can you tell I'm a little sick of Christmas stamping? Of course you can! Stamping 270 ornaments will do that to a woman. I just bought 60 Christmas cards and am feelin' fine.)

If, however, you're stuck in the holiday rut and feeling the pressure to churn out those Christmas cards, make a one-layer holiday card with the word "love" on it, and I'll count it. We're not sticklers around here about much except keeping it one layer.

Here's my card.

Anyone who says CAS is easy should know that I tried four different times to incorporate a sentiment in this design and it just didn't work. So I stamped Happy Valentine's Day on the inside and called it good.

So your challenge today, should you choose to accept it, is to make a Season of Love card...something themed for love. If you make something to give to OWH, I'll give you a gold star.

OLW169 Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single layer of card stock folded in half...no other layers allowed!!!

2. Make a card themed about love...Valentine's Day, general "love you," or some other card that focuses on love. Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Post your card online somewhere and link to it using the InLinkz box on the sidebar of Simplicity. (The link box will go live Wednesday morning after I've had a cuppa.) If you link to your blog, make sure that it's to the OLW169 post and not to your home page.

4. The most important rule of all is to HAVE FUN!!!!

stamps: Papertrey Heart Prints, Hero Arts shadow
ink: Memento pink, SU real red
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: not a single one!


  1. lovely! every week I say I am going to participate in the OLW and before I know it, I've missed it. so, let's see about this one..

  2. Quite lovely. The image says it all :)

  3. Love the subtle pink background and the pattern on the heart x


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