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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

Hi, welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Deco Divas - Love is in the Air Blog Hop!  I f you hopped here by way of  Dawn's wonderful blog, then you are in the right place! Otherwise, you might want to start from the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, to become eligible for the four great prizes.

Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, I chose stamps from the Heart's & Flowers set 306 and made two Valentines. On my first card I used the Crossed Hearts stamp to make a vintage Valentine card. Over this stamp I used dimensional glue and sprinkled Starfire glitter in it to add shimmer and shine.

On my second card I used the same stamp along with the vases in the set and made a more traditional Valentine card.  I made a lacy layer by using a border punch.

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46 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

April your valentine cards are so pretty. I really like the way you've used the die cuts to make your images just pop.So pretty!

Dawn said...

I love that border punch! Wow, it looks like a real doily. I liked the way you you framed the heart stamps. They both look great!

Cheryl B said...

Both cards are lovely! The colors are perfect!

NWFlamingo said...

These are both so very pretty. Will you be my Valentine? tee Hee...

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Beautiful lacy cards Aprils....love the touch of the lace too:)

Hopemore Studio said...

That vintage inspired card is right up my alley..so darling and beautifully layered.

Karin said...

These cards are so feminine and pretty! Love the big bow on the first and the delicate edges on the second :) Wonderful cards!

Lana said...

April your cards are just so feminine and adorable. They are so romantic xxx

Karalee Ingram said...

How elegant. I'm a sucker for anything 3D and tactile. Beautifully done.

Amanda R said...

April these are both lovely! I love the heart accent in the first one and the punched border in the second one, gives them such a feminine touch.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such beautiful, feminine, dainty cards. Love all the intricate details, April. Just super!

Julie Z said...

These are so pretty. Love the overall feel - traditional & vintage but modern at the same time. Just lovely April!

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Charlene said...

Wowza..two gorgeous cards. Love them boh!

Brenda said...

Love the victorian look of your cards - especially the first one. Your colors are fabulous and the layers and accents are awesome!

Donna Ellis said...

Oh, April. I arrived at your blog, and my heart just felt loved. Such a BEAUTIFUL card - vintage, colorful, textured, so much for my eye to find. Just gorgeous. I really do want to know how you create those wonderful bows using the seam binding. Please please please share your secret with me. I like how yours come out.

Your second card reminds me of paper doilies when we were in elementary school. Of course, your card is amazing, but it's such a happy, clean look and very traditional. Thank you for brightening my morning with your amazing cards!

Shanna Shands said...

This is amazing. I love your papers. I need to start getting more dies! I love how you did a fussy cut on the first card. I love crinkle ribbon too. The second card I love how you used the red to make a frame and the pearls are such a nice touch.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards Love the papers and the colors the lacy backgrounds and the Hearts are so perfect, this is So romantic. love everything about your cards.adding the ribbon and flower to the cards was a great Idea this adds that special pop of romance. thanks for sharing
abbraddock@msn.com

Aurora Selvaggio said...

Both cards are beautiful. I think I'm drawn more to vintage one. I love the hearts over the designer paper. It really matches nicely.

April said...

Thanks for your kind comment, Donna! I make my bows by folding the ribbon back and forth a few times and then tying the folds tightly together with a smaller piece of the ribbon.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What gorgeous Valentines you created April. I love the beautiful deseigner papers and the way you used the punches too. Great works of art and thanks for sharing.

NanaConnie said...

So beautifully feminine and elegant, April! Love the die cuts you used and both of your bows are magnificent! Wish I could tie them that perfectly!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Oh, I love vintage looking cards and these are just really beautiful. I love everything about both of them. The first one's simmery heart is a star but I also love the designer paper. I love the punched background for the second card and really love that lacey bow.

kaiahobid said...

WOW.......! Gorgeous cards.These are just so adorable. Thank you for sharing it!

Robyn Rinehart said...

All of the detail on your cards is great, love the lace and roses.

Karen L said...

Oh these cards are spectacular!! They have that wonderful vintage look with all the layers and the lacy borders! Lovely!

Marci M said...

Beautiful and so romantic lking.

Dianne Potter said...

Super cards! The first card has a wonderfully old fashion quality. Just love them both. Thank you for sharing.

0900Lee said...

Love your cards so dainty and pretty thank you for sharing Cheers Lee G.

E. Marie said...

April, both your cards are so lovely and feminine. Perfect look for Valentine's. Love them.

Gerlinde said...

Love both your cards, but the first one is my favorite - I am a lover of anything Victorian and this really oozes Victorian with that rose background and gorgeous bow!

Linda said...

Beautiful cards April. I really like them both and can't pick a favorite.

Sandra Kersting said...

Elegant cards, you can never have too much glitter.

Gina R said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love this.

Jann said...

The cars are so delicate looking. The red lacy one is one of the most original ideas I have seen in a long time

Jann said...

oops not cars CARDS sorry

Anonymous said...

What pretty paper and the stamp set is cute.

Teresa C. said...

Both cards are gorgeous but my favorite is the second one. I love the look of the red lacy background and of course the hearts.

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are very pretty. I love the lace background you created with the second card. Love punches and this was so pretty.
Susie S

Kathy Vogel said...

Both of your cards are lovely. The lacy look to the second is wonderful. I particularly like the rose background on the first.

purusty said...

I like your background hearts & the stamps inside

aileenf said...

My favorite element is the border punch that you used on the second card which really st off the center stamping. Very distinctive and pretty.

Charo said...

Great heart cards!

Sue said...

Two stunning Valentines Day cards. Love the lace, and flowers, so pretty. These are just beautiful and someone is going to just be so happy to receive one.

Hugs
Sue

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful cards April!

Kate said...

Such pretty cards, April! I'm sorry I missed the hop - but am so glad to have time to come and visit you now. I always so enjoy seeing your creations!

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