Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pals Blog Hop--Love is in the Air

Hello everyone! Welcome to the January Pals Blog Hop-- "Love is in the Air."
You've likely hopped over from Leah's Stampin' Corner and I'm stop #23 on this month's hop.

I made today's card for my husband. He will be traveling on business just before Valentine's Day and I'm going to sneak this into his suitcase. When he gets back just before Valentine's Day, we'll be ready to celebrate!

I began with a Basic Black card base. Then I layered on Real Red card stock that I trimmed using the Scallop Trim Border punch. The next layer is a piece of First Edition Designer Series Paper.

I then ran Sticky Strip across the width of the DSP and "ruffled" a 1" strip of Gold Waffle paper across it. I used another Sticky Strip to attach the 1-1/4" Black Stripe ribbon with the top edge just above the bottom edge of the Gold Waffle Paper.

I used the Scalloped Heart of Hearts to cut out a Basic Black heart. Next, I used the Heart Punch to cut out a Real Red heart from a piece of card stock that had been run through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder. I used Gold Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber to "paint" the raised portions of the heart. I put some Basic Pearls onto the circles in the embossing and used more Gold Shimmer Paint to shine the pearls a bit. I adhered the heart to the left side of the ribbon.

For the sentiment, I used P. S. I Love You stamp set from the new Occasions Mini and again I colored directly onto the stamp with my Basic Black and Real Red Stampin' Write markers. I made a banner out of the Very Vanilla card stock and curled it with my stylus (left edge) and Bone Folder (right edge), added a Red Glimmer Brad and then adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here is a closeup of the envelope. I put this cute stamp right where you would see the postal cancellation mark if it were mailed. I used Stampin' Write markers to color the stamp in Real Red and Basic Black.

Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoy the 30+ members of the Pals for ideas on how to show some lovin' to friends and family this Valentine's Day!
Your next stop is #24, Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter.

For viewing the blogs in any order you like, here is complete listing! Thanks for hopping with us! See you next time.

I love comments, so won't you please leave one below?
  1. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft

  2. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards

  3. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff

  4. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping

  5. Dawn Tidd at My Stampin' Blog

  6. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!

  7. Susan Lankford at Stampin' Crafty Corner

  8. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee

  9. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp

  10. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact

  11. Frenchiee Hum at Frenchiee's Spot.

  12. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner

  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog

  14. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings

  15. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole

  16. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty

  17. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts

  18. Amanda Cramer at Mrs. C with Style!

  19. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

  20. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space

  21. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations

  22. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner

  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti

  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter

  25. Emily Steggell at Em's Creations

  26. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!

  27. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog

  28. Jessica Ying at YoYoStamping Studio

  29. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements

  30. Joan Norris at My Creative Impressions

  31. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner


Linda Fisher said...

Your color choices are my favorite! Very pretty!

Dawn Tidd said...

Sweet card, Patti! I love First Edition DSP and think it goes well for Valentine's Day. I know your husband will appreciate the thought!

Benjaman said...

So many wonderful details. I am sure your husband will appreciate your creativity and thoughtfulness. TFS!

Sandie Conner said...

Very pretty card, and such a great idea to sneak it into your hubbys bag. He will love it. TFS!

Linda Callahan said...

Love is in the air and I am lovin' this! This is wonderful - love that waffle paper too!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful card, Patti! So many fabulous details! What a sweet idea!

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Patti. Love this! This is one of my favorites of your cards ever! Love everything about it! Hugs.

Kylie said...

very classy. beautiful card.

Katy McGloin said...

Patti, a great man card... sweet without being "frilly". Hope you don't mind my putting this in a CASE file! :)

Rae said...

Great modern combo. A bit avant garde. Fantastic.

Mikki said...

Patti, this is super cute. Love what you came up with and how you added the gold waffle across it along with the ribbon. Your husband will love it. Beautiful

Beth Beard said...

Beautiful card! I love how you placed the pearls on the heart!

Margaret Moody said...

LOVE the black and white with red and the touch of gold, Patti! The gold waffle paper is really eye-catching! And, the B&W striped ribbon looks great against the newsprint DSP!

Anonymous said...

Love how you used the waffle paper! Great Card!

Angies Musings said...

Glitter brads going on my wish list now! Your card is beautiful! Thank you for participating in the blog hop.

Stef Perry said...

Such a great Valentine's card for your husband!!! Perfect balance for a masculine card but with nice details!!

Frenchie said...

Ms patti,beautiful card , I love the ds paper,

Mary Fish said...

Love the use of waffle paper!

Hugs, M

Aubs said...

Dad will love this! You are so awesome!