Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!

For the Love of Polka Dots…


Hello Crafters!!

It was my turn to post a project over at

The Crafty Card Gallery this month.

crafty-card-gallery DT

Jennifer had asked us to incorporate Polka Dots.

That was a great challenge for me because…..

Polka Dots are very near and dear

to my heart because my mother LOVED them!

So any time I see them, especially on clothes,  I think of her!!

So I incorporated my mom’s love for dots and how much

I love her, miss her, and think of her on my card itself.

What I have done here, is taken two pieces of ribbon and

glued them in behind the negative part of a heart that I cut out using my Cricut.

(Make sure the ribbon is tight.)

To give it some stability and so that you can’t see through it,

I adhered it to another piece of white cardstock to give it a backing.

 Trimmed it out with some Pool Party and Basic black paper.

 Added a MS heart border punch to a strip of black to add some interest.

The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

And finally, I took the sentiment and punched it out with a great

SU Modern label punch, and bordered it 2 more times.

This is a great trick.  Punch out the label punch again

and then cut it in half and put it on opposite ends.

All you see is the ends anyway and it looks like one

continuous piece.  If that doesn’t make sense….drop me a

comment and I will explain it better.

I used this interesting sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and these

great colors from Dynamic Duos to spark this card!



This card was a lot of fun to create!

Thanks for your continuous support….and make sure you

stay tuned because  I see a Blog Candy Giveaway in the very near future!

Craft Your Heart,


10 thoughts on “For the Love of Polka Dots…

  1. Fabulous card, Nancy! Love the color combo and CAS design!

  2. So cool!

  3. Beautiful card and great that the polka dots make you think of your mother (precious memories).
    Love the color combo also.

  4. Love how you used the ribbon for the heart. Great take on the sketch too.

  5. Nancy, what a GREAT idea to use that ribbon behind your heart! LOVE that polka dots make you think of your Mom! FAB card!

  6. Beautiful!!! Love how you used the ribbons in the heart. Fabulous!!!! ~Sophia

  7. love this color combo – what a pretty design with the cut out heart and rows of ribbon!

  8. Love what you’ve done with the border and the ribbon behind the heard – such a sweet design and story. Thanks for sharing with us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  9. Cute card! I love how you put the ribbons behind the open heart. Great way to use up scraps of ribbon.

    Ter 😉

  10. SUCH a delicious, stunning and technique rich creation, Nancy! Super elegant, to boot!

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