Monday, January 31, 2011

Love Birds - Blog Hop - Blog Candy


Hello everyone! You may have arrived here from Julie's blog if you are following the BBTB2 blog hop. Either way, welcome!

I am finally back to blogging.  I was busy most of last week with one thing or another and the week finally reached its pinnacle on Saturday when Doug and I moved our younger son into his first non-university housing apartment.... On the third floor... With no elevator! (But mom, the rent is cheaper on the third floor!).  :-D  We manged to survive and Ian's apartment is adorable!!!  Far better than my first apartment!

So now that you know where I have been, let's move on to BBTB2!  It is time for the monthly blog hop and this week's challenge was selected by our wonderful Design Team sister, Maria, who asked us to use one or more of the lovely hearts from the Love Struck cartridge.  I chose the love birds.


I created a fold out card using Just Because Cartridge.  I cut an envelop, then used my trimmer to remove the side flaps.  I scored the two fold lines created a half circle fold down flap (see the photo above), a center 4 x 4 area, and an oblong oval flap (see the photo below). 



For the front of the card I cut the love birds heart from Love Struck in pale pink.  I cut the shadow in white. I used copic marks and highlighted random hearts and the birds.  I added satin hearts and a crystallized Prima rose to the front of the card.  I wrapped the lower flap with a dotted one inch ribbon and added an additional satin heart and heart stick pin. 

I added a white circle stamped with a simple sentiment to the inside of the flip down flap.


Inside the card I used Lacey Labels and cut a scalloped square, the trim for the square, and the old school Love Story style LOVE. 


I liked that this card was not my usual single fold card.  I enjoyed the more creative folds and style.  Now let's get on to the good stuff!  I have wonderful BLOG CANDY!  Thanks to Custom Crops I have a $25.00 gift voucher for one lucky winner.  Just leave a comment below before you hop on and you will be registered for the blog candy.

It is now time for you to continue along on the BBTB2 blog hop!  Your next stop is at the blog of our amazing Design Team sister, Penny.  I had the pleasure of meeting Penny in person last summer and I so enjoyed meeting Penny and her daughter, Krista.  Both are lovely and delightful!

I will be back tomorrow when I have a snowy layout to share.

58 comments:

Bobbi said...

What a pretty card. I love this heart on Lovestruck. TFS

LesleyfromWI said...

Beautiful card. I love the design!

Tami B. said...

This is so pretty. Love the rose, and I agree with you, I like cards that are not the usual single fold style.

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh SUSAN, this is GORGEOUS! So romantic and beautiful! Love the card fold too. Yummy! xxD

Maria said...

Susan!!!
This is just FABULOUS!!!! That flower is the perfect touch! Very romantic!
Maria :-)

Mrs.PeruStarsFan said...

What fun!! I love these blog hops and all the great ideas we gather. I am moving on the the next.

I love the Valentine’s Day Cards. The one with the Rose is beautiful.

Kimberly
Kimberly.pate@gmail.com

http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/2011/01/scrapping-rookie.html

Margie said...

Beautiful card! I love all of the details!

Carol said...

Really beautiful! TFS

Pamela said...

I love all the attention to detail...even stamping the white half circle. My favorite part is the inside...I may have to card lift this for the outside of a card! ;)
Pam
pam.mcnelly@gmail.com

missleyden said...

That is adorable. So elegant!
TFS.

jennyplace2 said...

What a cool looking card, I love the shape of it! So different. TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

CelticWoman said...

Susan, WOOOOOW, just lovely. Hugs

Glenda said...

So Beautiful! Love the heart and the shape of the card! Great details!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

jan farnworth said...

great project

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Awesome job :)

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

jessica said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks so much for sharing
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Very creative! I like it! Congrats to your son too!

MsJay said...

This a very pretty card. TFS

BunnyFreak said...

Love the fold out card with this cut.

Cindylu2u said...

Very pretty card, love the fold of this card!!
Cindy

khd said...

I loveee this card! The detail in it is fantastic! Thanks for sharing and great job! Makes me want to go make a valentine card! :)

Keisha
keisha_hartt@hotmail.com

Tabitha said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the heart stick pin. Been seeing those popping up lately. TFS
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Your cards are always so unique! Love how you put it all together. You picked the perfect cut ~ esp with your flower. Just beautifully done!
susanJ in Atlanta
SJuskowiak@aol.com

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card is wonderful!!! Love the colors and the pin is so sweet!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Your card is just beautiful. Lots of details.

czrodlowski at gmail dot com

Bella and Aidee Mom said...

Susan,
This is so cute..I love the inside too....Yep! that was neat meeting eachother...I hope to see you again at CHA next year...Hugs,Krista

sczech1702 said...

Love the card. I want the Lovestruck cart!

VinDeeLoo said...

Very cute.

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

katieo said...

I'm glad your son is happy in his new apt. I just moved my daughter from a dorm to an apartment, Both of my college kids are settled at least until May. I always love the way you use so many carts in a project. Now that I have a gypsy It is easier to do.

Debra said...

Wow! You are always amazing!

Sharon said...

This is just beautiful! Love the fold of this card. So different. The rose is just breathtaking and looks awesome on your card!! :)
anmeron at alabamabroadband dot net

ScrappyScavenger said...

I love the card, the stick pin sets it off, but what I love best is that amazing ROSE!!! Thanks for sharing! ScrappyScavenger at yahoo

LaLa said...

I absolutely LOVE this! It's so beautiful!!!

~Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

FMonty said...

Love the card!!! TFS :)

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

BEAUTIFUL card! :-)

Susan from SC said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Susan! Gah, if I had but a fraction of your talent! Sigh! :)
Have a fabulous week!

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

So beautiful, elegant. A project I would love to try, Thanks for sharing!

Latinacreativa said...

Awesome!! I love your creativity. Lovely card, & I like saying "FLip Down Flap"!

kristyscraps said...

I love how you used a different style/fold technique...makes me think what I can do too! Thank you!
Kristy

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Susan this is absolutely Stunning! Love Love Love the colors and the little satin hearts and that Flower is beautiful, is it one that you made, I love all the handmade flowers and this one is perfect for this, love it!
((Hugs)) Theresa

craftaholic said...

Thanks for sharing and love your project!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

What a beautiful card, I love all the details you added.

Kathy
katsews at gmail dotcom

Angie said...

This is beautiful, great job!

Heather said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the pin!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Sue said...

Thank you for posting this card Susan. I fell in "Love" with it when I saw the rose all the beautiful details are divine. I had not seen this card style before, and I really like it. Guess I'll be putting this cartridge on my wish list.
Sue

Barbara said...

This card is so gorgeous! I came to your blog in the middle--I will have to go back and forward! So glad to have found you! I wish I could still get the Lovestruck cart. without having to pay $89 on Ebay! Do you think Provocraft will ever recirculate retired carts. like Disney brings out films from the archive? Sure would be nice! Anyways, I will definitely be back to visit your blog again! Thank-you!-nu2scrap-

barbferris at rochester dot rr dot com

Karen S. said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

~JulieH~ said...

Wow Susan what a fabulous design! Love this card and the birds heart done in pink looks just gorgeous.Love all the extra details too
Hugs
juliexx

VeronicaA said...

I love this fold out card. The details are nothing short than amazing. It is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

pdela-torre said...

This is so fun!! Love the tri- fold, satin hearts and pin. Your cards are always so creative. TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

CathyinMN said...

Love the love birds card. It is very pretty and unique. I have the Love Struck cart and may just have to lift this idea from you. TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Jennifer said...

Loving this card -- it is yummy! I love the addition of the little red heart and stick pin to your bow. TFS!

~ Jen

jlhudson at cox dot net

4kids4 said...

Such a pretty, pretty card! Love the way you colored the birds and random hearts with your Copics. Nice touch! And that Prima rose is fabulous...perfect for a Valentine! TFS!

~Sharon C.

JustYolie said...

Your card is beautiful! I have yet to cut this heart heart! Thank

Heather said...

Oh, this is so pretty!! I tried and tried to do those lovebirds but for some reason, they would not cut on my machine. I really like the detail of the satin heart with the stick pin through it!

Linda said...

Great card, love those birds. I will have to get out my cartridge now...you have inspired me!!
lindamcintosh at verizon dot net

Lori1brat said...

What a beautiful card ! I love the color - pink of course - and the style is just gorgeous ! Nice job !
Hugs - Lori