Sunday, January 10, 2010

CC&M Valentine Blog Hop

Welcome to the next link in the Creative Cuts & More Valentine Blog Hop! Weren't Steph's projects great? If you didn't arrive here from Steph's blog, you don't want to miss what our designers have in store for you! The CC&M Valentine Blog Hop starts at If for some reason one of the links is broken along the Hop do not worry, hop back over to Die Cut Diva where the complete list will be.

This month we will be doing something a bit differently! Post a comment to each of the DESIGN TEAM'S BLOG projects AND do the following challenge:

Please make a project using any VALENTINE THEMED DIE CUT and post it on any forum with the code CCANDM1 and a link to Post a comment on the Die Cut Diva Blog with a direct link to your project by Monday, January 18th, for your chance to win a Variety Package of Products ($15 value) from CC&M.

For my projects, I chose to work with the Heart Picture Frames and the Heart Pop-Up Insert & 5 1/4" Square Card Set. I ordered three frames with pink velvet paper and 3 frames with medium chipboard. Since I wanted to make magnets with these, I knew I would need a little more support, so that's where the chipboard comes in.

Before I began, I traced the frame three times on a magnet sheet and cut them out. I glued the velvet paper to the chipboard, glued the pictures on the back of each chipboard, and then covered the backs with the magnetic sheets that I had previously cut.

To dress them up a little bit, I added some flowers with buttons to each frame. Since these are on my fridge and they will get moved around (busy hands from little tykes), I kept these simple. I like the feel of the velvet and I know the little tykes will have fun with these. :-)

For the heart pop-up card, I piled on the glitter and embellishments. I covered chipboard pieces with paint, crackle paint, and stickles. The sentiment on the front is stamped with red ink and then cut out with Labels 4 Nestabilities. The edge of the sentiment piece is covered with red stickles but it was hard to see against the background paper. So I cut out another Labels 4 shape the next size bigger, and covered it with Star Dust stickles. This card is stickles-crazy! :-)

For the inside, you guessed it - more red stickles. Hee hee! I also stamped the "I love you!" repeatedly on the designer paper with red ink. I cut out a heart from the designer paper and folded it in the middle so it would fold with the pop-up heart. This card was easy to work with - everything is scored so all you have to do is fold and decorate.

I hope you have enjoyed the projects I showed you today. Now it is time for you to hop on over to Lisa Somerville's blog. Don't forget to play along in the Valentine contest for your chance to win a Variety Package of Products! Good luck!!

Die Cuts from Creative Cuts and More:

Heart Picture Frame (pink velvet and medium chipboard)
Heart Pop-Up Insert & 5-1/4" Square Card Set (Bazzill Smoothies Pomegranate Splash - outside, Bazzill Smoothies White - inside)

Stamps: Love Blooms (Sweet N Sassy Stamps), All Year Cheer (Stampin Up)
Ink: Real Red (Stampin Up)
Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Other: chipboard (Maya Road), acrylic paint (white, celery, pink), Shabby Shutters distress crackle paint (Ranger), Star Dust Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, button, Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Heart Nestabilities (Spellbinders), white ribbon


Chrissy D said...

Girl - ANYTHING with that Love Blooms set is awesome!!! WOW! Gorgeous card (reallY!) Love the GLITTER!!!! And those little frames with the puppies - ADORABLE!!!

Carla said...

These are wonderful! That card is spectacular!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute projects! Love the magnets and the sentiment on the pop up card is great!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Holly, I can just feel the soft velvet of the beautiful heart frames and your card is STUNNING!!!!! Mighty cute little pups, too!!!

JeanFB said...

Love it - so gorgeous and shabby chic!

Jenny said...

Very cute projects!

Noelle Reese said...

I love the framed dogs! How adorable! Your card is very beautiful!

Steph Zerbe said...

Your pups are so cute. Great projects! Love the frame idea!

Sandi said...

Love the frame idea and they are adorable! Beautiful card too!

Christi said...

What a cute frame idea!! I love that card too!!