Monday, January 5, 2015

IO Blog Hop- Day1

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For my cards today, I am sharing two cards from my quick and easy Valentine's Day card class.  I'm all about being able to mass-produce cards!  With that in mind, I try to make Valentine's Day cards that could be given to anyone special in your life, whether it is a significant other, parent, sibling, friend, etc.

For the first card, I went with a vellum overlay.  It is been quite a while since I have done that.  I added the heart strip of paper for decoration and also to cover up my tape.
Items used:
Impression Obsession So Very Loved B13276
Impression Obsession Chalk Heart Large F9508


For my second card, I used my new favorite Cover a Card background- Lattice.  It is awesome!  You are going to see this one a lot from me. I colored the heart with some Peerless watercolors on heavy watercolor paper.
Items used:
Impression Obsession Lattice Cover a Card CC202
Impression Obsession Do You Know C13266
Impression Obsession Frail Painted Heart D9515

Today's hop list!
Have a great day!

87 comments:

carole said...

Both of your cards are very nice. I love the chalkboard heart!
Carole Lovill

Roxanne Wall said...

Great cards. I like the clean and simple design.

D.Ann said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

pam said...

I love the painted heart !!

Carol said...

What cute, simple cards. The kind I like.

Rosie said...

Lovely cute, simple cards. I love them both.....

mmup57 said...

Love the clean and simple look!

KVencel said...

Such cute but simple card designs! Especially love the vellum & heart. ☺️

Janet L. said...

Love your cards!

Sandra Bonagura said...

can never have enough hearts!
Sandra lt

Doudou said...

Very sweet!!

Susie said...

So cute!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the CAC Lattice too!

Janet L said...

Very pretty

Patti said...

Very sweet Valentines!

Marthamh2 said...

Thanks so much for sharing.

Marthamh2 said...

Thanks so much for sharing.

Leslee said...

Pretty Heart cards, which we will soon be needing!

Leslee said...

Pretty Heart cards, which we will soon be needing!

lisa808 said...

'Love'ly cards.

Laura C said...

Love these cards! Very darling!

ScrappySue said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing your ideas for Valentine's Day.

pam said...

good simple cards .... thanks much

Anonymous said...

I SO agree about making Valentine cards so they can be used for anyone. Plus, your cards could even be used for a birthday card for a loved one. I like that, too! I also like that black heart stamp. It would work well on a wedding card. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us! DFMorgan

Mary Holshouser said...

the cards are plain and simple but so pretty. Love both of them
thanks for sharing.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the look of the vellum on your card and that fabulous background on the second card.

Nancy Hill said...

Very beautiful card. Love your style and the colors. Love the hearts.

Nancy Hill said...

Very beautiful card. Love your style and the colors. Love the hearts.

Susie Draper said...

Very clean and simple. Great.

Jan Castle said...

Lovely cards...my favorite is the red one....elegant!
TFS,
Jan

Cathy Montoya said...

Beautiful card. Love your style.

Pattie J. said...

both are cute and simple, with lots of heart.

Craftyfield said...

Both card are gorgeous. Love the CAC background too!

Barbra said...

Love your cards. The heart is especially sweet as well as the plaid.

Suzy Que said...

Oooh, I love that lattice cover a card stamp, too! I just added 3 new cover a card stamps to my collection last month and now I "need" more!! :) :)

Mary Gillmarten said...

I LOVE how you used the vellum and the heart with the outline! Your cards are beautiful! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! I am a mass producer too, so much easier! Hahaha

Hugs, Donna

Sandra Schroeder said...

I like both cards...nice and easy to produce more than one if you need to.

Kathy J said...

Love the all!

Sheila Rogers said...

Beautiful!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Two good cards for a Valentine!
Yoou really made the abstact heart pop!

Sandy Berl said...

Love the Frail Painted Heart! catisi@aol.con

Marsha said...

Thanks for some great ideas for Valentine's Day which will be here in a 'blink'!

Barbara Swavely said...

Very simple, clean cards! Great job, and thanks for sharing.

Lyn Christian said...

Such pretty and clean hearts. Nice that they can be used outside the Valentine theme as well.

Shona said...

Sweet! Love that Lattice stamp too!

Sharon said...

Very nice clean and simple cards. Great for mailing!

Bonnie said...

What a pair of lovely clean and simple cards which definitely could be mass produced. Wonderful job.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty Valentine cards! LOVE that Lattice background stamp!

McStamper said...

Great cards. Love the pink heart.

Jamie said...

Very nice cards The lattice background is terrific

Katie said...

Two great cards! Love the vellum overlay idea! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Chrisi said...

I HEART YOU! Great cards.

MsJudyC said...

Beautiful cards.

Tammy Pope said...

Really pretty. I agree that the lattice background is great, but I love the frail heart stamp too, especially the way you've watercolored it.

Karenladd said...

Love your sweet and simple Valentines Day card so much!

Vivian C. said...

I like the look of the vellum overlay. I'm going to have to try that out.

Preacherwife said...

I love both of your cards.

Nancy said...

I think the pink one is my favorite! Simple pretty card!!

Janet Zeppa said...

The hearts are great!

SherylH said...

Beautiful cards -- the lattice CC stamp is gorgeous!

Jo4Him said...

Great cards; love the details. TFS

Debbie said...

Very nice cards. TFS

Priscilla said...

Love your cards especially that lattice background

sreynolds999 said...

Very nice

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous CAS cards!

cghundley said...

Such lovely cards
and I love the
second one. Great
background.
Carla from Utah

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome Valetine cards!!!

sparkle5ms said...

Both cards are Very pretty!

nms54 said...

Very nice cards!

Beachsidelynn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Frail Painted Heart and the lattice background is stunning. You make me want to break out my vellum.

Diane said...

Beautiful cards full of inspiration...heart cards are some of my favorites to make and these are gorgeous!!

Sue D. said...

Both a great cards. I like the lattice background on the 2nd one.

stamper101 said...

Great cards

AprilsL8 said...

Love those background stamps!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Loved your cards. The heart could be used for several occasions besides valentine cards, lovely.

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful cards!

TLady said...

SUPER VALENTINES!!!!!!!!!!!! Something I NEED to start work on! :)

Tami B. said...

Two great cards, I especially like the heart on the second one.

Nancee Purdum said...

Great cards! Simple but great!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these Heart Images!! ;) Such a SWEETcard!! ;)

Donna Dacy said...

Simple but the use of the heart is so appropriate. Nice job!! TFS

ktfabian said...

Very pretty! And it's nice to see good cards that can be made well without spending hours (you mentioned your Quick and Easy Card Class).

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Great cards!

Rosie said...

So simple and yet such beautiful cards......

Iris said...

Cute cards - love the hearts
isoscia at aol dot com

Patt H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the painted heart!