The Canvas Corp Brand challenge was to create a Valentine card and send it off to someone who isn’t expecting it.  As I was looking through my Canvas Corp Brand papers, embellishments, sprays, and sundries I spied a piece of pink toile paper.

My grandmother loved toile…and she wouldn’t be expecting anything from me.  She had toile everything, even wallpaper.  We lived together for seven year.  When we moved to out second home she picked blue (her favorite color) toile wallpaper for one wall of her blue, yellow, and white room…with a 4 foot repeat.  She had toile fabric for her rocking chair, bed, and more!  She was the toile woman.  She also adored crafting, her family, and anything her children or grandchildren created.

She died last year, after a LONG and GREAT life!  This made in remembrance of the sweetest person, Ami; my beloved grandmother.


  1. Card Base:  Ivory Skinny card from Canvas Corp Brands (CCB), sprayed with Barn Door and Suede Glimmer Mist.  After doing this I put it under some weight while it dried to help it keep its shape.  I also stamped this with an older CCB diamond stamp, inked with red pigment ink.  Lastly, I chomped the corners.
  2. First Layer:  Red card stock, cut with modified Silhouette file.  I stamped this with circles (white ink) and embossed with clear powder.  I did this after attaching the middle piece, so masked the toile.  This would be just as easy to do before putting on the middle piece.
  3. Toile:  This was attached at the top and bottom only.  Then it was cut to match the shape of the First Layer.
  4. Heart of Toile:  This is Bazzill card stock, the shape is a Silhouette file.
  5. U and me:  Chipboard that I painted, sprayed, and glittered.
  6. Flourishes below tags:  These are cut from Bazzill card stock with a Silhouette file.
  7. Tags:  These are CCB tags.  The first layer of the tags are CCB paper.  The tags are finished with jute (came with the tag) and waxed cotton cord.  I stamped a background image in red.  And “Love” is Milkshake font (see links below) cut with Silhouette.
  8. Quilled Flower:  This is a piece of CCB paper (scrap), that I fringed and quilled.  I tied a piece of red burlap around the bottom and twirled it around a toothpick to give the ends some curl.


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