Saturday, January 21, 2017

Valentine's Day Blog Hop


Welcome to the Team Stamp It Group Valentine's Day Blog Hop.  
Whether you started the blog hop with my blog or "hopped" over to my blog from one of my teammates blog, I am happy you stopped by.  
This Valentine card was a fun card to make using the Balloon Pop-Up and Love Notes dies, both of which are sold individually or as a bundle with their coordinating stamp set in the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  To make this card, you will need an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Real Red card stock, scored at 4 1/4".  Using the "floral" heart stamp from the Sealed with Love stamp set, randomly stamp all over the card front with Real Red ink.
The inside of the card was made using an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock scored at 4 1/4" and the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies.  Align the center of the Balloon Pop-Up die with the score line of the Whisper White card stock panel and run through the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.  Once cut out and all of the cut away pieces are removed, you will want to trim about 3/8" off the top of the two side balloons.  Using Real Red card stock and the heart die from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits dies set that is a little larger than the center heart, cut out the center heart with the Big Shot. The lined heart was made using Real Red card stock and the lined heart die from the Love Notes Framelits set.  The third heart was made using the "heart" paper that is included in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the matching heart from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits dies.  Adhere the center heart to the card first.   I found that if I scored the heart down the center before I adhered it on to the card it seemed to work better.  Next adhere the other two hearts to the card making sure that you are covering the balloons that are functioning as the base.  If the balloons show around the edges, use your paper snips to carefully trim the exposed balloon away.  Stamp the banner on the card inside panel with the ribbon banner stamp from the Balloon Adventures Stamp set in Real Red ink.  The sentiments are stamped in Real Red ink and are from the Sealed with Love Stamp set.  
Next fold the inside card panel in an accordion or "W" fold with the center fold as the peak and the other two folds the valley.  Because you will want the center of the card to "pop out" when you open it, adhere the inside panel about 3/8" from the side edges of the Real Red card front, only adhere the panel up to the two outer folds.  Cut two strips approximately 3/8" x 5 1/2" using the Red with White heart paper from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  Adhere these strips to the outer edges of the inside of the card, leaving a little bit of the Real Red card base exposed and overlapping a little bit on the inside card panel. 
Add the Delicate White Doilies to the card front by adhering only the center "solid" part of the doilies.  The Whisper White heart is cut out using the largest heart from the Sweet and Sassy Framelits dies and the Big Shot.  The sentiment is from the Sealed with Love Stamp set and is stamped in Real Red ink.  Cut out two arrows from the Love Notes Framelits using the Big Shot and Basic Black card stock.  Adhere one of the arrows to the lower side of the heart, adhering the arrow to the back of the heart.  Cut off the "feathered" end of the other arrow and add a small amount of liquid glue to about half of the shaft.  Adhere this arrow to the front of the heart.  Adhere the heart to the card front panel using Stampin' Dimensionals.
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give-a-way!! To enter your name into the drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment on any of the blog hop posts along with your email address (so we can contact you if you win) and the phrase #stampitcontest.  It's as easy as that! 

61 comments:

  1. Hi Pam, Really love the card Real Red Ink,Wow! You did a great job and like all the other cards as well.

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  2. Lovely card. Isn't Stampin Up the best!
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  3. #stampincontest
    Just absolutely beautiful!!

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  4. Love the new use of the balloon pop-up thinlit.
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  5. love this card. NOW i need the balloon pop up thinlit!!!

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  6. #stampitcontest

    Another really pretty card, love it.

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  7. Oh My Goodness Pam.. just got the Balloon pop up... Love me some Popup dies.. Thanks for showing us another way to use this die.. now we could use anything.. wow.. Love Love Love your card..
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  8. I need to get this set. #stampitcontest

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  9. Awesome, as usual! Thanks for the inspiration!
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  11. #Stampitcontest Love this card awesome idea!

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  12. What a great card!! I love it!

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  13. Beautiful card! I love using the hearts for the balloons. #stampitcontest

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  14. # stampitcontest. Love the card

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  15. Pam - love the idea of using hearts in place of the balloons! This would be a great card for my son's kindergarten teacher. Thanks for the idea!

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  16. Love the card!! #stampitcontest

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  17. #stampitcontest
    This card is so cute and fun! The pop up balloons are great. Tfs

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  19. #stampitcontest I love the heart with the arrow! Can't wait to use mine! thanx

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  20. what a fun way to use the balloon diecut!
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  21. Like the idea of using the pop up balloons on inside and changing them to hearts!
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  22. Love your card and great idea of using hearts on the balloon popup die. Thank you for sharing. #stampitcontest

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  23. #stamp it contest I love the pop up. But it is a beautiful card. Thanks

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  24. Nice card, I love using the doilies
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  25. #stampitcontest
    What a lovely card and especially the way you did the inside. Thanks for sharing

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  26. #stampitcontest Adorable! Such a clever card!

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  27. #stampitcontest Love this card especially the pop up inside.

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  28. What a dramatic card using a totally unrelated die set. #stampitcontest

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  29. #stampitcontest. Nice use of the arrow

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  30. #stampitcontest
    Love the center of your Valentine's card, soooo cute !

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  31. Love your card. Turning the balloon dies into hearts is a brilliant idea.

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  32. #stampitcontest
    What a classic VD card! Then the surprise inside! I just ordered this set so I can't wait to CASE this! Thanks for sharing and for the contest!

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  33. #stampitcontest Love pop out cards. Pretty and cute.

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  34. Pretty card! I love the way the inside folds!
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  35. #stampitcontest
    I *heart* Valentine’s Day!

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  36. Love the way you covered the balloons with hearts! So clever! #stampitcontest My email is janet@swofford.com

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  37. Love the clean and simple outside and the pop-up surprise on the inside! So creative and fun!

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  38. Thanks for the great Valentine's card ideas! #stampitcontest

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  39. Very very nice card. Thx for sharing. #stampitcontest

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  40. I adore your card! Many thanks for the inspiration... Thanks, Cindi
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  41. Really a classic Valentine. So professional looking. Love StampinUp....what a gorgeous red. Thank you.

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  42. #stampitcontest
    Love your idea! Great job of thinking outside the box.

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  43. #stampitcontest WOW, thank you for this beautiful layout. Another way to show your customers how to stretch their dollars by using the balloon pop-up die in another way!! You are a Genius!! email: goldilox@charter.net

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  44. Gorgeous card! The way you used that die set is awesome. #stampititcontest

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