Saturday, February 8, 2014

It's a Valentine's Day Blog Hop!!

Hi there! Welcome to your next stop to the 2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop. You should be getting here from Carolyn's Creative Corner. If you just started here head over to Rockin Renee's Blog so you go through the whole hop from the beginning! Everyone has created something special and you wouldn't want to miss a single one!

Your next stop will be Maria at Stamp, Cut, Create!

The theme of this hop is Valentine's Day and With less than a week to go I had to get moving on the gift I made for my dear husband Nick. I was once again on Pinterest when I came across a bunch of projects where you turn a deck of cards into a mini album with 52 reasons why you love someone. I immediately decided that was what I wanted to make and set myself to work! I am tickled with how well it came out!

This was a breeze to make just a little time consuming. 52 little scalloped rectangles take awhile to glue onto 52 cards!
I went straight to my trusty tool CCR and went to work. I picked out the scalloped rectangle and drug it out to the size I felt would best fit the card. Then I checked that awesome box, auto fill. BAM! My virtual mat was full of squares to write in. I then went to work using CCR and all my cartridges fonts writing a reason I loved Nick on each one. This really taught me the utility of the the layers in CCR. I was able to plan out my entire project at once. Once I was finished it was time to get cutting/drawing.

I add drawing because I used my Cricut to write out everything for me. My marker outlined all of the scalloped rectangles and the wrote everything I did. I then just swapped out the marker for my blade and cut out the rectangles. It was a snap. I used a hole punch to punch the holes in the cards and just used some plain rings that I wrapped in Washi tape to bind it all.  It's a super fun way to show Nick that I do love him, even if he never manages to get his laundry into the hamper!

No gift is complete without a card so after lots of trial and error I realized I was going about it all wrong. I needed to just KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). I was overworking his card to the point it became to much. This card is simple yet not boring. It's masculine but not stereotypical. I am VERY happy with it! This was simply cut with CCR Basics and the font is from Songbird.
Hope you all are enjoying the blog hop! Again your next stop is Stamp, Cut, Create!  I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


If you aren't sure where to go here is a list of everyone participating to help you find your way!

1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
3. gonescrappin - Col's Creative Corner
4. Hrvatica  - Croatian Crafter
5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner <------- WHERE YOU CAME FROM
7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts <-------YOU ARE HERE!
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create! <------ WHERE YOU GO NEXT
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly
11. TiffysMom - Angie's Paper Passion
12. *Violette* - Whimsical Treasures
13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell
15. Scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette


  1. That is a FABULOUS idea!!

    And since I have several card sets laying around thanks to a certain little girl one I plan to make one of these.


  2. I saw this on pinterest too and it's on my to do list. You did a fabulous job.

  3. What a clever idea! Love your card too!

  4. Wow, and again I say, Wow!! What a tremendous amount of creative thought, planning, and action went into this massive project!! Wonderful work!

  5. What a great idea! I think I want to try this out. Masculine cards hard for me and have a hard time editing myself. But you did a wonderful job on the card!

  6. Oh, I never thought of or have heard of deck of cards mini albums but what a neat, neat idea! Your hubby will be so tickled with this gift and the card!

  7. This is such a cute idea! I love it! Your card deck is wonderful!


  8. I LOVE these. Your card turned out just perfect, too
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Your blog hop sister,
    Dragonfly50 (MB)

  9. Oh I LOVE this idea! Adding this one to my inspiration book! Thank you so much for sharing it!

  10. I can't imagine the time it took to create your super Valentine's gift! Truly a gift from the heart. TFS : ) Christine

  11. How stinkin' CUTE 'n CLEVER... Happy Valentine's to you.

  12. What an incredible gift! I love this idea of using the playing cards.

  13. What a great project! I really love the card. It's simple but with pizzazz. Wonderful!

  14. Too cute. I am loving this hop. TFS

  15. Neat idea! Love the card you made to go along with it. Sometimes it's so hard to do masculine cards but yours is perfect!

  16. Your Valentine's Day card is so elegant and yet masculine. I love the colors. I am amazed at your mini book, I have never seen anything like it. It's done perfectly. It was fun hopping along with you!

  17. I like how your valentine's card turned out - absolutely beautiful! The card mini is a great idea - it turned out lovely.

  18. The mini is really a cute idea. You did a great job with it.

  19. Cool idea and like your card - its a nice balance elegant and masculine

  20. What a clever idea -- you did an awesome job!!

  21. Amazing project! And the card is perfect.

  22. love your project! Using the markers like this..never occurred to me...thanks for the inspiration.

  23. WOW! I don't know where to start! O LOVE IT ALL! What a great a lovely idea to your hubby that you love him. ANd that card is just perfect. Very masculine without being overdone! Thanks for reminding us just how wonderful CCR really is! Can you imagine writing 52 messages? Thanks for sharing your great projects!

  24. What a super cool idea! I bought a book with "reasons", but a home made one would have been much better. Thank you for joining the hop and sharing your creativity.

  25. Love the 52 reasons book, very clever!


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