Damask Diva's Valentine Day Blog Hop

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy weekend everyone! Welcome to the Damask Diva's Valentine Blog Hop!  Well the holidays are over and now we're gearing up Valentines Day. To give everyone a little head start we decided to throw together a blog hop featuring  the very pretty Close to My Heart Heartstrings paper pack from the current Seasonal Expressions Catalog. I decided to also throw in the Awesome Forever In My Heart Stamp Set, also in the seasonal expressions catalog.

Now if you've come here from Melissa Fromm's blog you are on the right track, thanks for stopping by!

A lot of you know I love making cards. I think it's because I feel like I can get creative on a smaller canvas where sometimes the larger scrapbook pages can be intimidating. So of course, today I have a card for you. 

I thought I was going to make a 5x7 inch card  but I believe the finished size ended up being 5x6 inches. It will still fit in a standard envelope but I got a little carried away with my paper cutter. With a little help from the Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge I cut several 21/2 in and 1 and 1/2 inch hearts from all the design paper in the Heartstrings paper pack as well as several from a piece of White Daisy card stock. Using the small text heart stamp from the Forever in My Heart stamp set I and some Cranberry ink I stamped one of the small hearts on the front of the card. For the background of the card I used a piece of Whisper card stock and a new Anna Griffin Love embossing folder from my stash to add some texture and added a small stamped "You're Sweet" banner, also from the stamp set.

I decided that a plain blank inside wouldn't do so I added some additional hearts using the "Always on My Mind Forever In My Heart",  sentiment stamp from this stamp set. I again used Cranberry ink to ink the edges of my heart and stamp my sentiment. Easy Peasy!

I am officially the last blog in the hop to se the entire list and if you'd like to see a list of the entire hop you can check out the list here. Thanks for hopping with us.

If you like what you see leave me a comment and let me know. I hope this jump started your Valentine creativity, now get out there and get crafty!