Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas – Love is in the Air Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
If you are looking for the Art Impressions post, please scroll down to the next post.

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas – Love is in the Air Blog Hop!  If you hopped here by way of the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog , then you are in the right place.  Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog to become eligible for the four great prizes.  

A reminder -  through the end of the month, the Sparkle Team presents St. Patrick's Day, Easter and Spring along with all Becca Barton images on special - 15% off!!! To view all our specials for the month, including some fabulous glitters, embossing powders and other SNS products, just click here - monthly specials.


Important things first!

One lucky person will win the Grand Prize - a Stamp Set of the winner's choice mounted on cling cushion. As you visit each artist's blog, there is the possibility of winning one of THREE more prizes! It's a secret though. No one knows who "those three secret artists" are except for Brenda...so be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog to be eligible (including the SNS blog).Winners will be announced Saturday, Jan 21st between noon and 3PM - Mountain Standard Time over on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog.


Each of the Sparkle Team Designers will be sharing their thoughts on how their cards fit into the romance theme.I know I speak for each of the designers when I say "We hope you enjoy viewing our cards as much as we did in creating them."

I used stampette set 453 Happy Heart on my first card. As soon as I looked at this new set, I thought of valentine cards from when I was a kid. You may remember them, they were so cute and whimsical.  So I decided to make an easel card to try to carry on that look.

 Here is this darling stamp set I used.









Card Closed




Inside of card


    
  Easel car opened


This turned out easy to make. So if you haven't tried an easel card yet, don't shy away from them. They are not hard to make. Click here for the detailed instructions.

I'd like to share with you a 2nd project which is a card and an envelope combination. I used a petal card to use as an envelope.


The picture above, is of the petal card closed with doilies attached to the petals and a belly band was added to keep the envelope closed.


In keeping with the love/Valentine theme here is the special card that is inside the envelope. This is an odd card in that it is hinged on the bottom instead of on the top or the side. Don't you just love things that are a little different.

I used 2 stamps from stampette set 454 and I also used 2 different punches in designing this card.


Here is a view of the petal card that I am using for the envelope and the card resting in the envelope with the belly band in front. You can click here for detailed instructions.


Don't forget, to become eligible to win a Grand Prize, please leave a comment on EACH blog, and follow the directions on the last blog. Winners of the mini prizes are selected when they leave a comment on the mystery designer's blog AND answer the final question at the SNS Home Blog.

I want to thank you for stopping in today to check out my card creation. Now it's time to hop on over to   Julie Zippel's blog to see what she has designed.

Oh, don't forget to leave a comment.


58 comments:

aileenf said...

Thank you for all the lovely examples and the tutorials. I liked all of your cards. The cards looked fresh and crisp. I liked all your little details, and all the examples of layering that I saw.

Dawn said...

Barbara - I love the different looks you created with your cards. I love the ribbon around the heart easel card. The second card with the doily was beautiful.

marie said...

Your cards are both lovely...but my favorite is the first one. I love the "all white" against the red. It's so crisp. Thank you for including the directions...as a newbie to paper art, I really appreciate all the help I can get!

NWFlamingo said...

Your "Valentines" certainly are lucky people!

Cheryl B said...

What nice projects. I am so impressed!

Karen L said...

Your cards are so striking...love the first one with the ruffles!

Julie Z said...

Great cards Barbara! My favorite is that adorable heart easel. Have to say I love that white ruffle around it too - SO sweet!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Great cards! I thought that first one was a box of candy:)

Hopemore Studio said...

Good Morning Barb!, Your cards are so beautiful. I always love your easel card designs, no better way to show off the work put into the card!

Doris Nicolini said...

Loved the cards - The first one brought back many good memories of when I used to make cards for my elementary school classmates. Keep up the good work

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two awesome cards Barbara. The easel card looks like a pillow - love the ruffles! Great idea with the envelope on the second card too!

Karalee Ingram said...

What beautiful cards. I especially like the doily card.

Karin said...

That heart shaped easel is just lovely and so unique! I love the intricate look of the doilies on the second :) Great projects!

Lana said...

Barbara your valentine creations are just darling xxx

Amanda R said...

Barbara these are gorgeous! That red and white combo is so clean looking and I love all the different folds you made, great cards!

creativearts said...

Love both of your cards, Barbara. Need to try the scalloped card!

Donna Ellis said...

Barbara, love the traditional red and white in your cards. Your details have me wow'ed to say the least. The pleated ribbon, so expertly adhered and covered, I imagine with another heart makes your card look like a heart-box-of-candies! (only your's is prettier, of course). The dimensional element to hold the easel card up almost looks like it is made of felt! Beautiful card for sure! The incredible petal card drew me in with those wonderful layers of red and white, punches and images - just a lovely card in every way, and so much detail! I love details LOL. Thank you for sharing your imaginative and outstanding masterpieces, Seester Barbara!

Donna Ellis said...

I forgot to add - wonderful new blog dressing!

Julie said...

Just love the heart folded card

April said...

Barbara, I love both of your cards! The ruffle on the first one adds a great touch. I love the punches on the second one. You did a great job on these!

April said...

Barbara, I love both of your cards! The ruffle on the first one adds a great touch. I love the punches on the second one. You did a great job on these!

Aurora Selvaggio said...

Both cards are made beautifully. I love the pleated ribbon on the heart easel card. It gives it that little something extra. On the second card, I adore the envelope. The doilies give it an intricate finishing touch that completes the piece.

Brenda said...

You're absolutely right! Your first card does remind me of all those cute little cards we got as children! Your idea to make it an easel card was inspiring.........
Your second creation leaves me speechless LOL...it's so crisp and so very red and white. I love the punch on the top of the card and hinging on the bottom is a fun idea......

Charlene said...

Oh my...I can't choose which is my favorite so I guess I have to pick both of them! Love the fresh red and white Barbara..beautiful!

Anonymous said...

The whimsical approach is so delightful. Love the (lacy) ribbon and the doilies.
Janet

A French Accent said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the petal one... I might just have to lift this idea... thank you for sharing!

pjw said...

Wow, such beautiful details. Great card.

Anita Braddock said...

So Very Beautiful. Love Love your Card. The way you made your lace is Awesome. you have done a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Wow, Barb. Love both cards. Easel cards have become one of my favs. Yours is really special with the pleates. The second card is really wonderful....wish I had all those dies. Is there an easy way to make the envelope (petal) without having the die? Thank you for 2 great ideas.

Shanna Shands said...

Great job Barbara... I am jealous that you have the new MB die already... the place I normally buy from is already sold out and the new Cherry lynn dies too :( Love both cards. I am finding myself to be a pop dot person I love love love dimensions. Great job.

Donna Maligno said...

Barb, just love what youdid on that first card. Both are great, but the first is my fave!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an awesome stamp set. And, I love the great cards you created using it too. I am especially loving that easel card. They are always so fun to make and yours is magnificient!

Hi it's Terrid said...

Such cute cards....thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Kathy Vogel said...

Your cards are both so unique to me. I've never tried either technique. The petal card is particularly lovely.

Hi it's Terrid said...

Such cute cards....thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Hi it's Terrid said...

Such cute cards....thanks for sharing the inspiration!

NanaConnie said...

Oooo, Barbara -- Magnificent! Love that petal card and the doilies. I adore red and white combo for Valentines and you've done it perfectly!

kaiahobid said...

Wow, these are so adorable cards. The first one is my favourite. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are bright a beautiful each and every one. I Love Hearts!!!!!

Robyn Rinehart said...

Your cards are bright and beautiful each and every one. I Love Hearts!!!!!

E. Marie said...

Great cards. I love easel cards and your heart one is wonderful.

Marci M said...

I absolutely love your cards and the 2nd one has inspired me to get out my punches, beautiful!

Gerlinde said...

Love both your cards! They are both so unique. Love the ruffles and easel factor on the first one and the punches on the second. Very beautiful!

Sandra Kersting said...

Loved the easel card. Reminded me of a box of chocolates. Going to give it a try and send to my sister. Thanks, Sandy

Linda said...

Barbara I love both your cards. The first one is my favorite. The ruffle around the heart reminds me of the top of a box of chocolates.

Gina R said...

Love the cards, very creative and alot of different ideas.

Jann said...

What great cards Totally the "bees knees" in my book

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing the insides of the cards!

Teresa C. said...

The first card is my favorite. I love the traditional ruffled heart.

liannallama said...

What pretty cards! Thanks for getting me in a valentine mood!

hamels12@att.net said...

Barbara,
You did a fantastic job on your cards. The Petal Card has so much work put into it!! The colors are great and the doily work you did is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your cards with me. I now have some shopping to do from SPS!

Anonymous said...

What pretty cards. I love the petal card! These are great ideas. Can't wait to try one. TFS
Susie S

purusty said...

I liked all your cards so much detail but one card struck me as a generic peron the lace looked like arms & legs with a heart in the middle

Dianne Potter said...

What wonderful ideas! You are fantastic. Love the ruffle around the heart. Thank you for sharing.

Charo said...
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Charo said...

Those hearts on a row are so cute!

Jessica Griffin said...

Aw, I love that stamp set, and your cards are gorgeous!!

Trish B said...

Really love your card.