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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36 comments:

  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!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann

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

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

    New follower!

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

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

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  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 http://karelj.blogspot.com

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

    http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com/

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

    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  9. Very cute. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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

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  12. that is adorable! I love the burnt edges!!
    Brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  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

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  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! :)

    Kimi

    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

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  15. so cute. TFS

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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

    lafaellis85@twlakes.net

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  17. Very cute card! Love the dino, TFS :)
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  18. What a cute card and a unique way to distress. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  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
    Bonnie
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  21. Cute card! I just became a follower.

    Anne (Anniebee)
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

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

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

    mintab@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  24. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  25. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
    creativediva98@gmail.com
    creativediva98.blogspot.com

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

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  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

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

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

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
    askscrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  30. This card is just too cute..I love it!TFS!
    firelass51@aol.com

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Thanks for stopping by! Let me know what you think of today's project or if you have any questions!

Hugs & Love,
Lori