In this hop, we are featuring the theme of HEARTS. There are LOTS of new Valentine's digis in the Daydream Designs store and actually, there are plenty that could be used year-round. After all, saying "I love you" is never out of season!
The blog hop will run from today (January 21st) until the 24th. Be sure to visit and comment on each blog in the hop. The prize for a randomly selected winner who leaves a comment on every participating blog is a $20 gift certificate to the Daydream Designs store. Keep reading to the end to find out about the FREE digis being given away during the hop.
I have two heart-themed projects to share with you today. The first is a Valentine's Day card featuring 3 sets from the Snowbaby Love collection.
I printed out the adorable puppy from the Snowbaby Love Color set and cut him out. I paper-pieced the heart from the Snowbaby Love Outline set and also cut it out. After cutting out the puppy & the heart, I ran a copic marker around the edge to darken it. I used one of the many sentiments in the Snowbaby Love Sentiments set and layered it in the negative space behind to oval cutouts.
The patterned papers I chose have hearts all over them and to keep with the theme, I also used a heart embossing folder on the image panel. The image panel is popped up over the bling flourish and the puppy is popped up on the image panel. Two more rhinestones set off the sentiment and this simple but sparkly Valentine's Day card is complete.
Cardstock: Copic (for the puppy), Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Love Stripe, Tiny Pink Hearts)
Stamps: Daydream Designs (Snowbaby Love Color, Snowbaby Love Outline, Snowbaby Love Sentiments)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders (Classic Circles Large & Small, Petite Ovals Large & Small), The Paper Studio Embossing Folder (Tiny Hearts), flourish & rhinestones (Recollections), Copic marker (N9)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #63 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday #138 - Negative Space
Spark Your Creativity Now Challenge #5 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #252 - Diamond are Forever (bling)
Pile it On Challenge #3 - Have a Heart
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Easy as 1-2-3 (1 sentiment, 2 pattern papers, 3 bling - 1 flourish plus 2 individual rhinestones)
Aud Sentiments - Bingo (I did the diagonal row Die cut, embossing, "Love")
For the second project.... A Countdown Calendar
In this project I am also showcasing the Snowbaby Love Color and the Snowbaby Love Sentiment sets.
Our daughter has requested "countdown calendars" for major events in her life ever since she started college. Most of them were countdowns to Christmas vacation and Summer Vacation. After she got engaged, she requested a countdown calendar to the wedding. We decided to have each month on a separate page. Here is her calendar for February:
I designed the calendar itself in Word. I layered the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment on the heart before printing. Love that about digis!! I printed several of the images in the color set and cut them out. They were then popped up on the on the calendar. I used a heart shaped punch to make a border along the bottom and doodled in the negative space. A couple of the cut outs were used to highlight "February." Stickles were added to all the cutout hearts along the bottom, the big heart on Valentine's Day, the two hearts highlighting "February", selected hearts on the sled and the puppies' heart. I also used red stickles to mark the "3 months to go" day.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Stamps: Daydream Designs (Snowbaby Love Color, Snowbaby Love Sentiments)
Tools/Embellishments: Stickles (Star Dust, Christmas Red), EK Success Heart Punch, CM fine black pen
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