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‘Love lifts us up’ V-day card

A close-up of quilled heart-shaped hot air balloon:

“As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision” -Helen Keller

I’ve been quilling in between visits this Chinese New Year. Remember the quilled shapes I was playing around with? Halfway through, I thought that I could make a heart shape from two of the quilled shapes 😀

So I made a heart shape. But I didn’t want it to be JUST a heart shape stuck on a card. I like to have something going on in my cards. So I had a couple going up in a hot air heart-shaped balloon. As for clouds, I tore scraps of the elephant poo paper that I also used in my Baby Bundle from Heaven card. I like the soft wispy feel they have. Anyone crazy over furry stickers when you were young? The texture of these paper clouds beats furry stickers hands down.

This is not merely a great romantic date idea. The idea behind this is that love lifts us up from drudgery and meaninglessness. It brings you places you never think you would go and leads you to accomplish daily feats you never thought you could do. It gives a mother strength to balance household chores, taking care of the children and a job. It gives couples the will to stay together even when the going gets tough. Love is gravity-defying.

Card and envelope set:

Textured cream envelope (front):


2 responses »

  1. serene! this is such a nice card and i loveee the idea of a heart shaped hot air balloon! happy valentine’s day to you! :)))

  2. yay thanks Vera 😀 One day when we have the money we can go up in a hot air balloon with Aud 😉 I love your message and link on fb too!


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