2.14.2013

Made With Love Blog Hop


Happy Valentine's Day, folks!  I am SO excited today because I am participating in the Made for Love Blog hop along with the girls from the Gallery Idol 2012 competition.  We're friends, dude.  It's pretty cool.  Just sayin'.  If you came from Joscie's blog, you are already on your way!  If not, feel free to jump on back to Taheerah's blog for the beginning of the hop.  I know you have a ton of blogs to visit, so I will make some attempt to keep this short and sweet, but there are couple of things you need to know... there is a TON of AMAZING inspiration on this hop AND TONS of prizes from AMAZING sponsors, too...as in... at least one at every stop... so don't miss out on that awesomeness!  K?  K.  Thanks for keepin' it real with me here, folks!

I love You


For my card, I decided to go classic Valentine.  I chose a red cardstock base and then mounted a dry embossed panel in the same tone onto that.  I die cut the wreaths and adhered those, stamped the heart from Gourmet Rubber Stamps in white on pink cardstock, trimmed, and adhered that with foam tape.  I then stamped and embossed the sentiment (Technique Tuesday) in white on a vellum strip, trimmed a banner, and adhere it to my card.  I used Zip Dry, which I'm telling you in preparation for that question being asked.  LOL!  I love how it is just a good, 'ol fashioned Valentine kind of card!  YAY!

i love you (detail)


And now...it's PRIZE TIME!!!  I have TWO prizes being offered today!  The first is a fabulous goody bag Simon Says Stamp worth $25!!!  YAY!!!



The second prize is an awesome collection of goodies from The Crafter's Companion! One winner will receive TWO six packs of Spectrum Noir markers and this adorable stamp set, too!


To enter to win one of these two great prizes (there will be two winners... one for each prize) simple leave a meaningful comment on this post (if you are in a reader or email, please click through to my blog to enter).

Please take a moment to thank our AMAZING sponsors if you get a chance! Seriously...these guys ROCK!!!  One Grand prize winner who comments on ALL of the blogs along the way will win a $90 Gift Certificate to Ribbon Carousel!  My giveaways end on Wednesday, 20 February, 11:59 Eastern time.

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AND...Next on the hop is the fabulous Amy Kolling! Be sure to check out her awesomeness and leave some love!

Here is the full hop list, just in case you need it! :) And don't forget that there are prizes to win at EVERY STOP! Like...for reals, you guys. So don't miss 'em!



Thank you SO MUCH for vising our hop!

Have a Happy!!!!

Jingle Out!


186 comments:

Laura Pryor said...

Oh I love love your traditional Valentine's Day card! I love the die cut leaves and what you've done with them and I love your vellum banner!!! AWESOME!!
Laura
Lil' Inker Designs

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing Valentine card! Love the die cut leaves and vellum banner!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Turned out so well with the vellum banner Jingle! Awesome card!!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Wow, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love how you did the red on red for the card and card base. Happy Valentine's Day!

richardbreaks said...

This is really wonderful. I love the vellum, or vellYUM, As I like to say. Also, that's a great use of that wreath die! Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love what you did with the wreath die, Jingle!

Donna G. said...

Beautiful card!! Happy Valentines Day to you, Jingle!

Elena said...

yes! the vellum sentiment is perfection!

madebymamaleh said...

I love the vellum banner. It's lovely

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Very elegant! Love that vellum banner. I am now going to make a vellum banner!!

Frankie said...

Beautiful card! Absolutely Beautiful!

Becky said...

This is a brilliant card. I really love the embossed card background, it's subtle to allow the white leaves and sentiment to stand out whilst adding depth and interest...perfect. Becky x

Wida said...

I love how Richard called it velYUM! HA! it was a great addition to an already beautiful card! Happy Valentine's day friend!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous card! LOVE the vellum banner with the white embossing! So pretty and delicate!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

beautiful card! Love all the dimension and delicate wreath.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sandra ltb

Indy said...

Very beautiful! Love your work!

Miao said...

Awesome Valentine card! Love theme^^

Tracey McNeely said...

How cute is that Velentine Jennifer! Love the vellum.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

As Always this is so awesome

MaryJo said...

i LOVE the traditional Valentine card - it is so elegant. Glad i decided to go on this blog hop!!

Happy Dance said...

First, your card is quite lovely. Nicely valentinish! Love those little wreaths and the heart especially. Second, you must be a mind reader, as I know I was thinking "how did she make that vellum..." And before I could finish thinking, voila, the answer!

Martha said...

"Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." -Tennyson. ♥ I would love to try those pens out! Happy V-day!!!

Tasnim said...

Gorgeous card! Love the vellum banner! And the white wreathes look great on red!

Patti J said...

Your card is perfect for that special Valentine! Lovin' that traditional red and white, and the vellum and die cuts top it off so beautifully! Great job with all of your fun layers :) Thanks for inspiring me today!

Michelle Williams said...

I love the vellum and I was totally going to ask about the glue! Love the red!!!! You are so talented!

Megan Aaron said...

beautiful! love how you used that die!

Joan V said...

What a beautiful Valentine's Day card. I love that traditional look. The vellum I love you is fantastic. What a clever way to add a sentiment. Thanks for sharing. Guess I need to follow your blog to see what other inspirations I can find. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

I LOVE everything about your card.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Laura C said...

Jingle - I LOVE your vellum banner on this card

cassie said...

This is beautiful! I love the vellum sentiment banner.

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE your card Jen! Red is my favorite color and it is so classic! I like the way you folded the sentiment banner for some additional dimension too! Hope you had a spectacular birthday and that you have a Happy Valentine's Day as well!
~ Meredith

Danielle said...

Love the tone on tone card! I also like how you used the die cut leaves.

Lizzy C said...

Love your traditional card! The sentiment on vellum is just lovely!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Eeek! Loving that vellum paper - one of my favourites from you!!!!

Deanne :)

Emily H said...

Wow Jingle! I just love the double layer card! It adds so much interest. That die wreath is the perfect element for this card!

Margie said...

The die cuts plus embossing make this the perfect balance of simplicity and intricity! Great card!

Clay and Amy said...

Ok - I love the card; it's beautiful. But even more - happy thoughts from readers. That's just plain awesome!

Lisa P said...

I love the white wreath against the bright red. What a classic, simple and clean card that really makes a statement. I love it.

susan opel said...

Love your use of vellum, Jingle!

Pamela said...

Wow I love the details in those leaves!

Alicia Thelin said...

So pretty!!

donna mikasa said...

Love a classic Valentine! The white wreat just pops against the red--so pretty!

SugarGem said...

very pretty and how can you not like little Simon he so cute. I Lovesugargem@gmail

Bev said...

really cute and fun card

Jessica Pascarella said...

You card is beautiful! The vellum banner really pops! Great job!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous colors and details, Jennifer! That touch of vellum is oh.so.very. lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!

Miriam Prantner said...

Oooo love how the vellum sentiment came out! Such a fun card, love the texture and those dies!

Gio Smith said...

Love your card!! The vellum is perfect there and the beautiful wreath die!!
You are so talented!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous project! I really love how you used the vellum!

--Cheryl--

Shannon Fralish said...

Oh so pretty!! I love this card and the dainty elements - thanks for sharing!

Shelly said...

Come on, now...You know this card, ROCKS! :) LOVE the red!

PattiM said...

Beautiful card, Jingle! Love all the red with the touches of white.

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Basement Stamper said...

Great Valentine's card, love the little vellum banner.

Dana said...

Awesome card!!! I love the sentiment! I though it didn;t need it, but see it on there makes the difference!!

Susie said...

What a SWEET card! Love the die cuts and the vellum...love it all!

Rae Barthel said...

simply elegant! LOVE this JIngle!!!! (((hugs)))

Angi said...

Beautiful and classic! Love this!!!

Laura Jane said...

I thought the vellum was scotch tape!...I knew you were amazing..just say'in
Hugs!

Joyce said...

Love your card. That focal point is just amazing.

Татьяна Натрова said...

Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler. Happy Valentines Day!

Jessi Fogan said...

A meaningful comment...I like that :) It would be very frustrating to receive dozens of 'nice card' comments simply for entries.
I am going to have to try my trusty Zip Dry on vellum - I LOVE that glue. Lasts forever and WORKS. And I really love how you've laid out the wreaths - three in a row is so classic, and you've done that in a fun & funky way.

Charlene said...

Now that's just plain purty! Love it!

Design Originals by KC said...

I love your valentine! I think it is elegant! Thanks for sharing! Kathi

Lindsey said...

Leave a meaningful comment? Eek, the pressure's on. :P I am so stealing the vellum banner idea, it's awesome, as is the entire card. So romantic-looking! Thanks for sharing this, and Happy Valentine's Day!

marylouh said...

Love the use of the vellum. I think it adds a lot to any project. I'm always looking for new ways to use vellum. Great card.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Very classy, I love those white wreath focusing the heart. TFS and for the chance.

Shannon said...

These are so beautiful! I love your work! So delicate and perfect. Thank you for your inspiration!

Amber S said...

Pretty card! I love the vellum banner! And I would love to win the Spectrum Noirs! I literally have another window open and I was adding some to my shopping cart. Why don't I just take 2 packs out of my cart and then you just pick me for the winner? I promise I won't tell anyone ;)

Izzy Anderson said...

The white is so striking. Gorgeous card.

Jessica Strider said...

Very beautiful card. I love the paper you used for the heart and the sentiment on vellum looks fabulous!

maria f. said...

Hmmm... have to see what Zip Dry is... I love your classic. And the way you have the wreaths going off the edge keeps the eye in constant motion.

Susie Moore said...

Perfect toon as always!

Susie Moore said...

Oops. Perfection as always!

judkajudi said...

Lovely traditional Valentine!! Love the use of Vellum for the sentiment!!

Alice Wertz said...

love the use of vellum. beautiful card, jingle!

LilNikki said...

I love your traditional card! I really like how the white pops against the red :)

Lucy Newton said...

Jingle your card is classic and beautiful, thanks for putting together this amazing journey through creativity!!!

Kelly Booth said...

So PRETTY Love the Vellum sentiment!!

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kasia c. said...

Gorgeous!
I absolutely LOVE all the red and that vellum banner is perfection!

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your Valentines card is just so gorgeous! I love the way you used the vines! :)

gracebook said...

The vellum banner is the perfect touch to your adorable Valentine card. I really like the dry-embossed polka-dotted background!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow what a gorgeous card....love the wreaths.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jennifer!! The design is fabulous!!

Happy Valentine's Day my {happy} friend!! ;)

hugs...
Melissa

paperella said...

A perfectly classic and gorgeous Valentine, Jennifer! I love me some good heat embossing on vellum :D

Annette said...

I do read your post and I have to say you have been an inspiration to me in so many ways.. this is another example of how awesome talented you are.. The Vellum looks amazing and such a great add to this card.. the entire card is just STUNNING..

Happy Valentines Day..

JJ Bolton said...

Ahhhh, no more naked card, lol! Love the way you did the sentiment on the vellum banner:)

Love ya girlie! ***XOXO***

Leigh Ann Baird said...

So pretty! Nothing beats tradition!

Terri E. said...

Loving the bright red and texture.

Karenladd said...

Whoa, the gorgeous red, that beautiful die cut wreath, and then the vellum banner....what a spectacular Valentine! Happy Heart Day to you Jingle!!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful Valentine card! I love the die cut wreath and that pretty embossed layer.... adds a great texture!
DeniseB

Sue McRae said...

Love how you used the delicate wreaths, so very pretty.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The vellum was a good move- it looks great! Happy Valentine's Day!

Jamie said...

Happy Valentines Day Jingle! The card is really pretty:)

Michelle said...

HEY JINGLE!!!! First of all, thanks for the invite! And secondly... A something meaningful--for you---> I'm glad you are one of my friends; your posts make me smile. You're happiness & joy are contagious, & in this day: happiness & joy are very appreciated! Thank you to all the sponsors, & thank YOU, my friend!

Tracy said...

Lots of awesomeness right here with your striking card Jingle. Love the red and the vellum really sets it off. Loving the hop so far :)

Ruza Rebel said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Truly love the embossed background, the dies with the heart centered, and the velum sentiment is the perfect touch! Beautiful CAS card!

Erika said...

ADORE that banner.. so cute.. I love the idea of using the vellum! Sooo clever!

Connie Mercer said...

love the card~so striking!!!

sanketi said...

Love the red .so perfect for Valentine's...now I need to get myself the wreath die!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Simply gorgeous! I really like the die-cut wreath.

Kailash said...

Love your tradtional valentine's card, the vellum banner is just fabulous and the heart behind is so delcate, love it!!

Sheri said...

very nice card. nice and simple

gram cheryl said...

I'm thankful that you and the other scrappers are so willing your beautiful creations. You inspire me!

CraftyRia said...

As usual, Jingle, I love your project! The prizes are awesome, too!

Kristen said...

So adorable.

Barbara T. said...

Very classy card.

diana said...

Lovely card in red & white. Thanks for this idea using a wreath. ;-)

Sarina Coffin said...

I have never tried dry embossing but it looks like a must know and do technique!! :D I love how it turned out on your card. Also the white wreath looks awesome and just pops on your card. The use of only three colors on your card is just simply perfect. Two thumbs up!!

Kay said...

Ya know people just don't use vellum as much as they used to . I miss it. Thanks for rockin' it out!

Barb Ghig said...

What a FUN card...I love how you placed your die cute...very clever!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! Love the classic colors! I'm a sucker for a polka dot embossed background. Love the vellum banner too! Fabulous Valentine!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card! Love the detail and the vellum!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is gorgeous! I love the use of vellum for the banner, beautiful work!!!

Barb King said...

Love the simple graphic design, very classy!

lostinpaper said...

Fantastic! Love the vellum sentiment banner!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooo...LOVE this pretty card! The vellum for the sentiment is really fab, and I like that you popped it up a little.

Margie H said...

I love classic and this is just stunning :) Have a great <3 day xo

Mandi said...

I love your card. It is so elegant.

~amy~ said...

Such a striking card...love the embossing and the fab diecutting...excellent work:)

Chark said...

Your card is beautiful...the vellum is fab!

Rose A said...

That wreath is gorgeous and such a perfect backdrop to you heart stamp. Wonderful card!

Emily Keaton said...

Super pretty, Jingle! Love all the red. :-)

Lucy said...

I've seen vellum on 2 cards so far, and the hop is just starting. If that becomes a trend, I will be all over it, though I'm not usually a trend follower. The wreaths are such beautiful details. I'm going to check into that die. Lovely card!

Jackie said...

Jingle, your card is so pretty!

hopefulcrafter said...

I really love the card you made, the vellum banner adds a great pop! Thanks for sharing it.

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your "Love" card! LOVE the LOVELY prizes you are offering. Happy Valentine's Day!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So pretty and elegant! Love that wreath die! Thanks for sharing!

Anita Rex said...

I love your classic card! The velum banner is the perfect touch!

mauiquilter said...

Your red on red is inspiring - gonna follow your lead - love dotted Swiss and that's what ir reminds me of!

Helen F. said...

LOVE the traditional Valentine, Jennifer! It's so romantic :)

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card Jingle - LOVE the texture and your gorgeous vellum folded banner :)

Kimmy said...

Love that striking red and white! Fab! TFS. :-)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is stunning! I think it might be the favorite card I've seen from you so far!

SHartl said...

this card is awesome!! I love that wreath and the white against the red makes it look so elegant!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Embossing... I don't reach for that nearly enough and I can't say why!! lol
Totally gorgeous, classy Valentine. Mega love :)

Stacey Schafer said...

cool projects, Jingle!

Nina Yang said...

Hey Jingle when I first saw the card in the group, I loved it! I LOVE it even more with the vellum sentiment banner you made! So pretty! And congrats on being a girl Friday!

Angi Crandall said...

I love your voice on your blog! You sound like such an upbeat & fun person! Your Valentine is gorgeous! Not too little, not too much and I love the way you used the wreath die.

Alyssa S said...

Oooh, this is so pretty! That die cut wreath is to die for ;o)

Karen said...

I love that wreath! Great card!

Lea L. said...

This card is SO pretty!! I LOVE the vellum sentiment banner!!!!

Dahliamemories CW said...

awesome cards.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous Valentine's card, Jingle! That vellum banner add the perfect softness to the card.

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is so pretty & elegant! Love the red & white. :)

Alyssa Leanne said...

Beautiful! I love the stamping and embossing on vellum, just beautiful!

<3 Alyssa
alyssaleanne (at) mythoughtsexactly (dot) co

Timeless Twine said...

Love it!!!!

Kris in Alaska said...

FABULOUS and clever for cutting the wreaths in half!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Karen Schroeder said...

Love the embossing, dry and powder! I am an embossing nut! Your card is beautiful!

Amanda Phifer said...

How great! I just love blog hops :D Hopping away :D

natashakara said...

Beautiful! I love your velum sentiment strip.

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely, jen!

Michelle said...

Oh, wow! Your card is so elegant and beautiful! Gorgeous work, Jingle!

Debby said...

Phew, finally getting the chance to hop! Stunning classic elegance and totally packing a punch! Wow!

Candace said...

love that velum banner!!! I haven't played with vellum for so long, you've inspired me!! :)

Candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Gayatri said...

Love how you have used a wreath leaves for valentine's day. Great idea! Love it

Sue D said...

Great classic card--I like the banner.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sheila H said...

I love the embossing on your elegant card!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful card! Love how you used the vellum sentiment!

Amy Kolling said...

Hi Jingle!!! I'm so happy to visit with you today! Your blog hop card is so very classy and I love that you took our advice and added that sentiment banner in vellum! It was the PERFECT thing to do! Hope you enjoyed Qdoba....I think I need a dose of that! hahaha

Mary Dawn said...

love love love your card, my dear <3

Lucy said...

Beautiful card! I love how you embossed on the vellum! It does give it an old fashioned look.

Kryssi said...

These are so fun!

Tiff said...

I love how delicate your card is with its vellum sentiment! SO pretty!

Mr Tumness Crafting said...

Hi found your blog by chance, glad I did it's packed of lovely things. I love this card, its very classic thanks for sharing :)

pcm said...

lovely!

Kelly Griglione said...

So many fun textures going on here ... love 'em all!!

gale said...

Beautiful card!! I love that banner-what a cool idea.

Sabrina said...

Your card is very striking and I absolutely love it!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a GORGEOUS card, Miss Lady!!!

Amy Smidebush said...

WOW! This is STUNNING!!!! Soooo sophisticated and gorgeous!!

Tricia said...

Love your card - simple and it sings!

Lisa Arana said...

I love how you layered the die cut over the embossed cardstock. such a lovely effect. Thanks so much for this amazing hop!!!

MB Isaac said...

very cute!!!! I love the layering also

MB Isaac said...

very cute!!!! I love the layering also

Jen said...

Beautiful! Fabulous inspriration!

The Paper Parade said...

Those white leaf wreaths look awesome! and the polka dot embossing was the perfect touch :)

cheiron said...

Fabulous use of die cuts! This is such an elegant card.

Amanda Coleman said...

I love this good old fashioned valentine! So much pretty red. And I love how you used an embossing folder. I have, like, a gazillion embossing folders and rarely ever use them. Time to change that!

Izababy and KJ's Mom said...

Just love your Valentine's card! Loved how you used the wreath by cutting it in half and put it on the edges. Nicely done!

Brandi said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the use of orange!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Traditional colours yes, but such a cool modern take on it!! Loved the vellum banner and that wreath, wow.

Katie Gehring said...

The white wreaths are really striking against the red card. Gorgeous card Jennifer! :)

Cheryl said...

Love the vellum! Great CAS card.

Laurie said...

This is really pretty! I love the wreath!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Absolutely stunning Valentines card. I love how traditional it is...you don't see many of those anymore. The prize packages that are being offered in this blog hop are amazing. SSS is SO incredibly generous!!! Dying to try those Spectrum markers too. do you like them better than Copics?

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