Monday, February 14, 2011
Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Blog Hop
Hi everyone! Welcome to The Paisley Turtle & the Sweet Heart Valentine's Day Blog Hop. You should be arriving from JillTheeScrapaholic, or if you just happened to stop by today go back to the beginning and visit Denise @ Designs from my Heart. If this is your first visit to The Paisley Turtle, 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 was a romantic card I made for my husband. I always like to make him a funny card. But then also a have to make him a mushy card that will make him say "AWWWWWW!"
I ran the 5.5" x 5.5" base of my card through my Cuttlebug using the Sizzix Tropical Paisley Textured Impressions folder. I adhered a 5" x 5" piece of patterned paper onto my card base. Then I took a 3.75" x 3.75" piece of cardstock and layered a 3.5" x 3.5" piece of patterned paper onto it. This layered square was added toward the top left corner of the 5" square piece of patterned paper.
I randomly stamped several stamps on the Kraft Cardstock with chalk inks. I was very impressed with these chalk inks since I found them in the dollar bin at JoAnn's! They stamped vividly and were the color they promised to be. This layer was 5.5" in length and about 2.25" in width. It was the last layer of cardstock I put on before I added my embellishments.
My embellishments were the Lovey Dovey heart stamp by Stampin' Up - stamped with the dark pink chalk ink onto light pink cardstock and cut it out with my scissors. A 3.5" heart was cut on my Cricut using the Love Struck 2010 cartridge, this was cut from an old book I bought at Goodwill. And finally I stamped "be mine" onto some of the leftover book paper and cut it out. I used ATG to attach the book paper heart and "be mine" pieces. I used a pop-dot to attach the Lovey Dovey Heart.
I used a specific page out of the book, and a specific part of the page to cut out my heart (it is the base to the Zebra heart on the Love Struck cartridge). I wanted to highlight a sentence with my glimmer chalks "whom she would have loved the most."
I am SO PLEASED with how this turned out and I cannot WAIT to give it to him today. My Valentine card came early, along with a MacBook! So he DEFINITELY deserves this romantic card!
Bittersweet 6" x 6" Paper Pad - Basic Grey
Kraft Cardstock by Recollections
Pink Textured Cardstock by DCWV
Page from and old book - Goodwill
Dark Pink, Light Pink & White Chalk Ink by Studio G (JoAnn's Dollar Bin)
Stamps used: heart with wings (unknown), Swirl Heart (Unity Stamp Co.), Heart with frame (Studio G), Collage Heart (The Stamp Studio), Lovey Dovey Heart (Stampin' Up), Be Mine (Studio G)
Sizzix Textured Impressions (2pk) - 656796 Diamond & Tropical Paisley, I used Tropical Paisley
Thank you for stopping by today & remember to leave everyone on the hop some love!!! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
Your next stop on the blog hop is: Faith @ Faithful Creations, and for a full list of hop participants, please visit our hostess: Denise @ Designs from my Heart