Friday, February 11, 2011

Just for Him - Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to The Paisley Turtle & the JUST FOR HIM VALENTINE's BLOG HOP organized by Holly @ Scrappily Ever After If this is your first visit, I am so glad to have you. Please take a minute to look around, become a follower or leave some comments! :o)

Today, my project is a fun card for any man in your life - son, husband, nephew, cousin!!! I love this little dinosaur from Pink Paislee and decided he had to go on my project.

I decided to use some awesome papers I got MONTHS ago at Hobby Lobby by My Mind's Eye. They have a lot of pink and glitter in the stack, but I think I have shown how you can use these papers even for the GUY in your life.

I stamped the Dinosaur on a piece of patterned paper with some hearts on it, and used one of those hearts as part of the dinosaur. I stamped the dinosaur in Distress Embossing Ink, used C.T.M.H. black embossing powder. Then cut him out, using pop dots to place him on the patterned paper.

Then I decided it needed a little more EDGE. So I got out my trusty Zippo Candle Lighter and lit the cardstock (that I had randomly stamped with "RAWR") on fire around the edges. I only let it burn for a second and then blew the fire out. This was SO MUCH FUN, but should only be done in a safe place (like outside)!!!!

Supplies Used:
Love Nest Paper Stack by Carina Gardner & My Minds Eye
Kraft Cardstock - Recollections from Michael's
Light Kraft Cardstock - unknown
Dark Brown Chalk Ink by Colorbox
Dinosaur Stamp from the Vintage Pop set by Pink Paislee
Provo Craft rolling alphabet stamp
Pop Dots - The Paper Studio
Black Embossing Powder from Close to My Heart
Distress Embossing Ink by Ranger
Ribbon/Fiber unknown
Zippo Candle Lighter (used on RAWR paper & edges of fiber)

Card Dimensions:
5 1/2" x 5 1/2" Base
5" x 5" Layer one (Circles)
4 1/2" x 4 1/2" Layer Two (RAWR)
3" x 3" Layer Three (Red Dots)
1/2" wide Sentiment Strip (Pink

Thank you for stopping by today! Remember to visit all the ladies on the hop. For a complete list visit Holly @ Scrappily Ever After and remember to leave everyone some love!!!

1) Holly - Scrappily Ever After
2) Nancy - Fancy with Nancy
3) Karelj - Karel J
4) Theresa - The Scrapbooking Queen
5) Shannon - Purple Lion Paper
6) Laura - Makin Pretty Things
7) Lori - The Paisley Turtle <-- YOU ARE HERE!
8) Alina - Never Stop Scrapping
9) Janie - Typical Scrapbooker
10) Becky - BecksCriCards

Happy Valentine's Day to your & yours! God Bless!
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  1. Hi Lori and thanks for sharing your card! It is sweet!! I am a new follower and would love for you to become a follower of mine! Happy V-day!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  2. Dinosaur is so cute. He looks mischievous!! I have a giveaway on my blog. I'd love it you stopes by. Thanks.

  3. Thanks for following!! I think this is so cute!!

    New follower!

  4. Cute card! I like anything with dinsosaurs on it. Reminds me of DS & his Jurassic Park phase he went through. lol TFS!

  5. Very nice, you cards are cute and nicely done. Thanks come visit me at

  6. What a cute card! And so much fun with the burned edges! I'm a follower--you can find me at ks jennings at gmail dot com and/or

  7. Love this card. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Rawr!! What an adorable sweet..i love dinosaurs..great work..thanx for the inspiration..:)


  9. Very cute. TFS.
    Melissa D

  10. Cool. Love the colors =) I am now one of your newest followers =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

  11. Great card. I think it is adorable. I am a new follower. I am so thankful you are part of this hop. I am enjoying it so much. pjritsema at gmail dot com

  12. that is adorable! I love the burnt edges!!

  13. First I love your quote. SO VERY TRUE!!! Great card. I once used lemon juice and a heat gun for burnig my edges...I am not good around fire. LOL I am now a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  14. My 3 year old son is sitting here with me and is in LOVE with your card! He is a HUGE dinosaur boy!!! Loves everything!Thanks for sharing this awesome card! I can see making one very similar for my little man! :)


    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

  15. so cute. TFS

  16. Cute project -- thanks for sharing.
    New follower.

  17. Very cute card! Love the dino, TFS :)

  18. What a cute card and a unique way to distress. TFS

  19. Hey Lori

    I love your fin card, very good for just about any man.. And OH, I LOVE catching paper on fire, but I normally do this in the bathroom, like over the sink or tub..
    I am a new follower of your blog, glad to be!

    TFS and a chance to win

  20. Great card! Love how you burned the edges of the paper!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  21. Cute card! I just became a follower.

    Anne (Anniebee)
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  22. Cute card.I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

  23. Cute card! Love the name of your blog..

  24. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  25. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

  26. TFS, your card is adorable!! Rawr!!

  27. Hi, Lori. Thanks for sharing this card. I would probably burn my house down if I tried your idea. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  28. Oh, I love the paper!!!!! The card is adorable; TFS! :)

  29. What a great card! I love how you distressed the paper with the lighter. TFS.

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista

  30. This card is just too cute..I love it!TFS!


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