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!

Supplies Used:
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

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  1. that is soo beautiful! thanks for sharing your creation!!

  2. Beautiful card. TFS.
    Melissa D

  3. I really like how you highlighted a romantic sentence. Very nice.

  4. Really beautiful card =)

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

  5. Gorgeous the different papers..and the different style..thanx for the inspiration..:)


  6. love your card,

  7. Very pretty card. I'm sure your sweetheart will love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne (Anniebee)
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  8. I like your choice in colors--a break from the traditional Vday colors.
    Very pretty.

  9. awwwh sp? - your husband is going to love it!! Nice touch on highlighting those words on the print! I am following you now :)


    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

  10. What a pretty, and special card. TFS!

  11. What a great card. Thanks for sharing.

    I have become a follower of you blog. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop.

  12. Great card, love the highlighted wording, it's perfect. TFS! I'm now following.

  13. Love the card. It makes me say AWW! Beautiful pattern paper. TFS :)

  14. Super cute!! So sweet
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  15. Wow - I love the way you picked the book page and highlighted the sentence. How clever! :) Janis

  16. So pretty and elegant!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

  17. Great card. I love the turtle card holder.
    username at yahoo dot com

  18. Lori thank you so much for participating in my 1st hop. I love your project and I hope you had a great hop. Happy valentine's day.

  19. Your husband will love your card...all your hard work paid off looks super...those are nice chaulk inks...I'm think a trip to Joanne's is a definite...LOL

  20. Love your card it is very pretty!
    thanks for sharing

  21. That is a great card. It sure is helpful to know how you made it. I just got the cuddlebug and havnt' used it much yet. I sure want the weekend to get here so I have time to use mine to.

  22. Sorry I haven't been here sooner been under the weather. But so glad I made love your work very nice. TFS enjoying making new friends


  23. Very beautiful. I love the printed paper..........nice! TFS

  24. I love this card - it is beautiful and romantic!!!

    ~ Thanks, Esther
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

  25. Very Nice card and I really adore my love struck Cartridge!!! TFS!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  26. This card is so the colors TFS...became a follower. :)

  27. Hi Lori,
    I have done several hops lately and am getting a little lost and confused. I feel like I have commented so sorry if there is a duplicate.
    Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thanks for all the info on how you made it. I think that is why I enjoyed this hope so much. Many ladies did that.

    Please visit me at my blog if you haven't already. I am hoping to reach 150 followers by end of February.

    til next time....

  28. I am a new follower sent by Momo, so glad she sent me! Your blog is beautiful.


  29. Your card is lovely!

    Momo sent me, and I am now a follower.


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