Monday, March 5, 2012

Key to My Heart

Hello friends-

I still remember when I received my first real key- it was 6th grade and my mom was headed back to her teaching job.  I was trusted to come home after school while my little brother and sister went to a babysitter.  For me, the key meant responsibility, autonomy and a sure step towards adulthood.  It was exciting and perhaps that is what started my fascination with these little metal objects.

Keys are just cool-check out this inspiring photo from Pinterest:

So imagine my delight when I stumble across a package of brightly colored, just plain awesome key embellishments in the Martha Stewart aisle at Michael's.  As I sat down at my desk to create a card, restraint left the building and I used the whole package to create a key collage on my card.

Key to my heart

I started by stamping a background pattern on Raspberry Fizz cardstock with white ink and used a border punch to create a scalloped edge.  Then I arranged the keys on the pink cardstock and removed the adhesive backing to adhere them to the cardstock.  I didn't have the right sentiment in my stash of stamps, so I created one on my computer, printed it out and adhered a tiny red heart for added emphasis.  Some turquoise ribbon and rounded corners on a card base of pure poppy finished out the card.

Hope this card unlocks some inspiration for you!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a fantastic day!

Supplies: (All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)

  • Cardstock- Pure Poppy, White, Raspberry Fizz 
  • Stamps: Background Basics Retro and Dot Spot
  • Ink: Fresh Snow 
  • Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores 
  • Die Cut: Love Lives Here
  • Embellishments: Martha Stewart (EK Success)
  • Tool: Corner Rounder (Creative Memories)
  • Typewriter Font:


  1. Those key ARE pretty awesome...I would've had trouble restraining myself too! ;) Love the colorful card.

  2. Hi Katie, I just hopped over from Moxie Fab - congrats on your article there! I was glad to see that you're from NE Ohio - me too, from Jackson Twp area, near Canton. I'm your newest follower.

  3. Those keys are super fun Katie! LOVE how colorful this is!

  4. I, too, hopped over from Moxie Fab, Katie. Great article & I love eclectic style too; changing things up makes it fun. This key card is wonderful; great colors and design. Congrats on being the Moxie Fabber this week!


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