I don't know how it would be possible to go wrong with this beautiful color pallete. I have been a friend of dark brown for a long time and the complementary colors are perfect.
I was a little surprised to find that this month's kit, entitled "Literature," led to so many love cards but I'm not complaining!
For the first card, I inked up a wooden heart I had in my stash to act as an accent on this fantastic card to give to a man. (Which would be perfect if I had a man, but...)
While this card DOES have a lot going on, I don't think it feels overworked.
And can I just say that those stitch marks around the outside border are killer! Seriously, look how straight they are. Unfortunately, I do not think drawing stitch lines on cardstock is a marketable skill! Let's just say I won't quit my day job.
I really like this size card, which is perfect for an ordinary business-size envelope.
I ran the red paper through my Big Shot twice - once for each half, since the longer cardstock didn't fit into the embossing folder all at one time. It was a little tricky to get the embossed cardstock to fit into the folder in the right spot, but I (mostly) did it.
I cut the sentiment that come stacked in the kit so I could get the length I needed for the card. I used my MISTI to help get everything lined up. Turned out great!