Wednesday, January 13, 2016

From the Heart Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.
First try with "From the Heart Theme"

This is the first card I created with a little different theme than suggested. I still have "hearts" but they relate to a wedding anniversary. I have friends who have a February 14th wedding anniversary! They deserve a special card! In my descriptions, you will see our newest products in italics.

Helpful Tips: 
  • I changed up my Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper by using my Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker to color in the hearts and dots on the paper.
  • I turned the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper over to the back side to trim and punch it. It's much easier to get the cut perfect.
  • The heart image from Bloomin' Love was stamped onto Cherry Cobbler card stock using VersaMark. I heat embossed it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and hand snipped the heart.
  • The banner stamp that says 'anniversary' is from Number of Years stamp set. That means if you own Bloomin' Love and Number of Years stamp sets, you will have TWO banners you can cut out using the Large Number Framelits!

My favorite of the two. Which one do YOU like?

I couldn't stop with one card. This card varies in color, but also in the elements' placement on the card. My background is simpler, but made special with the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I actually like this card better, but the photo shows the other one better, I think. What do you think? Won't you leave me a comment?
Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

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Linda said...

Love these, Patti! They are so "you" ~ creative design and meticulous execution. Always a pleasure to see you in the Pals Blog Hop, but I look forward to all your posts. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Love all the layers and the stamping on the tag. Very pretty card.

Rae said...

Fun, fun cards Patti! Love all the layers.

Windy Ellard said...

Happy the layers and bling!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such pretty, feminine cards! I love all of the layers, both over and under the tag. There's no way I could choose a favorite - both are absolute winners in my book.

Unknown said...

Goodness, Patti... that is a tough question to answer. But I really think I like the extra DSP background in the first card... just adds that much more to a lovely card. But, both cards are great! TFS.

Maggie Mata said...

Happy Happy Happy is how I feel when I looked at both your cards. =)

Kelly DeTommaso said...

If I have to choose, I'd say the first one, but both are very creative with all the layers!