Sunday, 26 December 2010

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

Hello everyone,



I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas so far, with more relaxation now that the big day has has been and gone. I managed to get a little crafting time this morning whilst everyone else was sleeping off some of the excesses of yesterday, and I decided to play along with the PTI December blog hop. The challenge is to use some of the Christmas leftovers on a card and as a lot of our wrapping paper and ribbon was red, I chose to make a Valentine card:-


I cut the card shape from my Cricut 'Wild Card' cartridge and stamped the lower half with all the stamps in the PTI Background Basics 'Hearts' set. I then die cut some hearts out of some used snowflake wrapping paper with Sizzix dies and matted them onto red card.


I threaded some leftover ribbon through one of the hearts and stuck it down with my ATG gun. I didn't glue down the top layer of paper heart, but just used the ribbon to hold down the centre to add more dimension.









  I chalked the edges of the card to soften the whiteness a little, used some red heart gems to highlight the hearts and finished off with a sentiment  from PTI Signature Series 'Flower'. I am hoping that the snowflake design of the paper is geometric enough to look a little like flowers but what the heck, we may still be having snow in February, so it doesn't really matter.
Thanks for looking in and enjoy the rest of the holidays.
Hugs
Carol x

31 comments:

  1. WOW Carol! What a Valentine's card! Makes me wish I wasn't the only one making cards in this family... Love tha shape and the distressed edges! Happy Holidays, from Karin

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  2. Such a great card. I love how you used your wrapping paper and ribbon.

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  3. great use of the wrapping paper!!

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  4. This is adorable, Carol!!! Love it!

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  5. The red and white wrapping paper makes perfect Valentine Day hearts. I like how you threaded the ribbon through the heart - very clever idea.

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  6. Great shaped card. Hearts are my favorites!

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  7. Very cute! I think the die cuts work great for a Valentine card!

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  8. LOVE the heart shaped card and the distressing really softens the white up! LOVE the snowflake hearts and the ribbon threaded through! LOVE the heart bling! FAB card!

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  9. Pretty! Love the way you used the background stamps. Note to self....

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  10. Just perfect!!! I love what you did with your left-over wrapping paper......especially using snowflakes to turn into a Valentine card. Lovely!

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  11. Awesome idea to thread the ribbon through that heart! I'm going to have to remember that! Beautiful card!

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  12. Very bright and cheery! I love the way you threaded the ribbon through the heart!

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  13. Carol, I love this! SO adorable!

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  14. So nice! Gosh, on some of today's cards it really is hard to 'see' the Christmas paper, lol!

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  15. LOVE how you used that ribbon! The patterns from the paper are so great for those Valentine hearts, awesome card!

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  16. Sweet cards! Love your ribbon treatment :)

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  17. love how you can't even tell this was snowflake/holiday paper on this Valentine's card!

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  18. Fun shaped card.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  19. What a darling card; clever idea to use the snowflakes!

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  20. Oh, this is a great card! I love the shape and how you divided it up! Wonderful!

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  21. Love the bling for valentines!

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  22. I didn't realize how effortlessly Christmas wraps could be transitioned to Valentine projects! Great card and good use of those red & white paper scraps!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous Carol!! Love your card, and you got a jump start on Valentines Day! I hope you saved the paper!

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  24. Such a pretty card Carol. That paper is perfect for a Valentine's Day card!

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  25. Lovely card! I love the bling :)

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Thanks,
Carol x

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