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Thursday, January 5, 2017
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop - January 2017
Happy New Year! I hope you are ready for our quarterly blog hop. As always, we will make something from our hoarded stash of supplies. And best of all, we have some great prizes to give away.
Theme: Winter, New Year’s, Calendar ideas, Valentine’s Day, Love/Anniversary
As you can see, I chose to make a Valentine's Day card. I had this pretty paper from K&Company called Smitten for years. I may have used a few pieces from this pad, but I seem to find it more pleasurable to decorate the inside of my drawer. Well, no more!
I thought it would be fun to share with you a picture of some of the stash I planned to use on this card but, as it turns out, I didn't use everything.
It's pretty simple, really. I made a card base to measure 5"x7", and layered a
piece from the paper pad slightly smaller than the card base. I found these
pretty aqua/gold doilies and layered that next. Some pretty heart shaped lace,
topped with pleated pink ribbon was added along the left edge. I die cut two
heart shapes, two solid hearts from different papers, and one gold flourished
heart. These were layered on top of each other, as shown.
Next, I added three mini flowers and a pretty pink bow to the center heart. A print label was added with pop dots above the hearts, and two stamp images were adhered on either side of the heart.
These pieces were used to finish off the inside of the card.
I layered the vellum with printed phrase over the print square label, and centered on the card inside. Another label printed "love is in the air" was pop dotted and added over the square label. A border strip was cut in half and added along the top and bottom edge. Finishing off the card inside is just one more added detail, but usually so appreciated by the recipient.
I hope you have been inspired to check out what you are hoarding in your stash suitable for Valentine's Day. It isn't far off, you know. So take a look, you never know what you will find. I am always surprised at some of the amazing, but long- forgotten things I come across.
Your next stop is the talented Donna Idlet's blog. Wonder what amazing creation she will come up with. The list of bloggers is shown below. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a fab prize, and follow the blogs if you don't already. Then you won't miss all the neat stuff shared by these fabulous designers.