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You Knock My Socks Off Masculine Valentine's Day Card

Happy Valentine's Day! I know it's not everyone's favorite occasion, but I've always liked it. You don't need a significant other to enjoy it. It doesn't have to be all about smarmy romance. You can practise a little self-love in however you see fit – a good movie, a good book, some chocolate, your favorite meal – whatever floats your boat.

Just like my Donut 'Hole' Lot card from last week, today's Valentine's Day card for my husband features a  digi from the now defunct Whimsie Doodles. To be honest with you, I'd forgotten I had this one. Like all my favorite Whimsie Doodles stamps, it makes me smile. It's a real shame when a digi stamp site shuts down you can't buy them anymore. There were some I'd have liked to have had and alas...there's no eBay for 'used' digis and classics like this Hangin' With My Gnomies stamp simply are no more (sigh). The paper is also from another defunct digital crafting site – Tactile Studio's Anville paper pack. I thought it was the perfect match. Embellishments are a bit of ribbon and some little hearts. 

This is the 2nd outing for the no-brand slimline card die I scooped on on Amazon (the first was this vintage pocket watch birthday card). I am providing a rare link there back to Amazon for the die as I think it's a good one, at a good price. I try not to link to Amazon, it's not like they need the free press, but there are so many of these no-brand dies out there, without knowing what you're looking for, it'd be hard to find. I simply cut the die parts and mount them on a 90mm x 21.5mm card base. That will just squeak your finished card into into a letter size DL envelope.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Anville digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Whimsie Doodles Knock My Socks
Dies – no brand slimline die, Creative Expressions Stitched Snowflake Stiplet
Embellishments – ribbon, hearts
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with: Polka Doodles Craft Challenge Wk 7 – ATG, Daring Cardmaker's 12/02 – Share the Love, Cut It Up #219 – All You Need is Love (with a die cut), Colour Crazy Challenge Week 6 – ATG, Just Us Girls #571 – Trend Week Slimline Cards, Allsorts Challenge Week 6 – Masculine, and Gem of a Challenge 4 – ATG.


  1. Oh what vibrant and crisp co,ouring. A real eye catcher of a card. Thanks for playing at Polkadoodles, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  2. I just love the bright colors on this adorable card, love the socks, and love the sentiment, too! Thanks for sharing at Cut it Up for our All You Need is Love challenge!


  3. Fabulous love themed card ! thanks for sharing with gem of a craft challenge this week, good luck Nelly DT X

  4. A fabulous fun card, gorgeous bright colours, great image too. Thank you for joining our 'Masculine' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. So pretty and I love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing at JUGS!

  6. What a great slim line card! Love the colors! Nicely done! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  7. Fabulous and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Masculine -theme week;-))m

  8. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining our All You Need Is Love challenge at Cut It Up.


  9. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  10. This is so fun and great layout. Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Merja DT

  11. This is so beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT

  12. The paper and digi are perfect together! Fun sentiment with the image. Super Valentine's Day card for your husband.


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