Monday, January 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

It is the 25th of the month which means it is time for another Papertrey Bloghop
This month the challenge was to create a card that has the "total package". This project also qualifies for the Moxie Fab World Start To Finish Challenge and I think the Caardvarks Red Heart Challenge too. This is what I came up with.

I started with the Click Simple Be My Valentine In Shape Template By Kim Hughes. I have been putting off buying this template because I really wanted it in SVG to use with my new Cricut but gave in and bought it in the PDF for this project. I started by cutting the heart with the arrow template out of some Hibiscus Burst Cardstock. Next I punched various 3/4"squares from the Simple Valentine Patterned cardstock and Sweet Blush Cardstock. After that I arranged them in a random pattern and glued them on to the base heart, then I trimmed around the excess. When I was done with that I machine stitched the whole thing creating a quilt pattern. Next I stamped the sentiment from the Heart Prints Sentiment Set on some Stampers Select White cardstock using Momento Black Ink. I then matted it on a piece of Pure Poppy Cardstock that I cut out from a scalloped long rectangle Nestabilities die then I attached a pure poppy button in the corner. Finally I added some Making Memories pink glitter to the arrows with a glue pen.
When you open the card you will find this.

I started by lining the inside with more Simple Valentine Patterned Cardstock. After that I punched a 1 3/4" Sweet Blush circle then I cut around it making a curlycue. When I was done with that I attached both end pieces to each side of the opened card. Next I cut the letters and the heart out of Pure Poppy Cardstock using the Plaintain School Book cartridge in my Cricut. After that I added dots with a white gel pen and liquid glass to the letters and heart. When they were dry I attached them to the spiral with glue dots so when you open the card they will spell out I (love) U.

On the back I stamped the tiny heart cluster from the Simple Valentine Set with the New Raspberry Fizz Pigment ink and added more pink glitter to the back of the arrows.

To finish the whole package off I created a matching envelope by stamping the long heart image from the Simple Valentine Stamp Set on the side of the envelope
using the new Hibiscus Burst Pigment Ink. I am still not sure how much I like the new ink formula because I had a hard time getting even coverage on the larger stamp with it but I do like the colors. If anyone has any tips on how to get things to stamp better with the new ink let me know.
That's it for now. I look forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with. As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night!

55 comments:

Jennifer Swan Hopkins said...

Hi there - how are you? This project is just amazing. It's a work of art! I have to read down to see what other wonderful things you've been up to. Wishing you success and health in 2010, xJ

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Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super job! Love your Valentine and how it pops up when opened. I also had to zoom in on your stitching. I'm always amazed at others stitching on their cards. Beautiful!

ashjoy said...

Great pop up!

Serendipity said...

Sweet! I love interactive/popup type cards! Nicely done!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome card Terri!

Terri E. said...

Serriously I don't think it gets much better than this. I love all of your details. Way to rock the blog hop challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

BethieJ said...

Terri this is FABULOUS!! I LOVE everything about it!! Sooo cute! Great job getting the challenges in with the blog hop tonite!!

Melissa said...

So cute Terri! I love the pop up in the middle!

Cathy Weber said...

That pop up is such a great idea. I am blown away with your card.

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! That pop up is so creative! LOVE your card!!!

Rhonda said...

Hi Peep Terri!! Love the pop-up inside. Fabulous job.

Heather P. said...

Totally gorgeous!! Love this, Terri!!

Frogwoman said...

Cute pop up card!

Cindy Holshouser said...

Awe, how sweet is this? Love the pop up inside. Great details and colors.

Karen said...

I love the patchwork you did on the front of this card. The whole thing is wonderful!

lynn said...

very creative-love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an awesome heart shaped Valentine's Day card! Very cool pop up!

Tricia said...

How fun! What a cool card someone will be getting!!

beckynoelle said...

love all the details! very pretty!

Rebecca said...

Oh, the quilted look on the heart is super cool! Great little project you made.

Babies- Beth said...

Way to go Terri! It's splendid, and anyone who gets it will smile at the inside!!

Nerina said...

This card is absolutely awesome! It really is utterly unique! I can't believe what a great pop up you made and the quilted look you created on the outside! Beautiful work!

Kay said...

This is truly awesome! I love the patchwork and the pop-up!

christy compton hall said...

What an inCREdible quilt, Terri! Good job.

Lori said...

Terri this is fantastic, I love it!!

Rosanne said...

Terrific card!

Sharron said...

Such an awesome card! I love the pop-up feature but all the other details are equally amazing! The patchwork design and stitching are superb!

Deanna said...

I totally love it! Perfect!

IamDerby said...

Amazing! Love the inside

Chriss Blagrave said...

Awesome stitching! Awesome card!

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

Wow!! géniale j'adooore, bravo

Gayatri said...

Awesome project.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh how CUTE! I LOVE how the inside just jumps out at you! Adorable!

Karin said...

I love a pop up card and this is a winner! Love paper on the outside too!

christy compton hall said...

Hi Terri!
My tea cup template was a Cricut cartridge - A Child's Year. I saw it on Betsy Veldman's blog. Loved you template card for the challenge!

Marge said...

Oh, wow, what a great Valentine! Love your pop-up inside greeting!!! Haven't used that in too long -- must do it soon!!!

Cammie said...

Ok, Terri, so I was impressed with the front of the card, and then I saw the inside. This is one fantastic card! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Lisa said...

very cute... inside & out! love that heart cutout.

Lea L. said...

SO pretty! I love its shape and the paper quilting! Great job!

♥Lea

Brandy J. said...

Yet another cute card! Check the Moxie Fab World blog tomorrow for the winners!

resmith said...

Great Valentine card!!

Angy said...

Love all the details! the pop up the stitching, great job!

Heidi said...

Wow this is such a fun card! What a surprise to have that pop up when opened! How cool!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Hi Terri! I couldn't join the blog hop last night due to the time difference, so I am catching up now. Your card is lovely. I must honestly admit that I am not into pop up cards, but yours is gorgeous. Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mary said...

Wow, that is just beautiful!

Aimes said...

OMG how super cute is this?! I love the patchwork design and the spring in the middle is a super duper surprise! I love it!
x

Jennifer K said...

This is great - love the shape and love the patchwork!

Sue-ann said...

Great card! I love the patchwork design :-)

Laura.K said...

WOW. I love that pop up.

Kim said...

This is adorable Teri! Sorry, I'm so late finishing my blog hop. :)

Beth said...

beautiful and such a fun card also, love the pop-up

Laurel said...

CUTE, CUTE. Because of this entry, I just purchased the click it template from PTI! :)

Taheerah said...

My word, I don't know how I missed this beauty!! Just stunning Terri!! I love everything about it - the pop up inner sentiment is so fun, the front design with the patchwork is gorgeous, and the co-ordinating envelope ties it all together perfectly!!

Alyssa S said...

Super cute! congrats on the honorable mention ;o)

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