Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 2015 Cross Canada Blog Hop - Valentine's Day Inspiration

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Valentine’s Day Inspiration. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your consultant to place an order.  We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers!… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning and join Julie at 12x12 Travels. If you came from Michelle's blog,  then you are in the right place!

My project is an interactive/display type card that I learned how to make with my shoebox group (Thanks Lynn!).  I have taken step-by-step photos to show you how to create this card.  Start by cutting four 2x2 pieces of white daisy cardstock, four pieces of 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 B&T and four pieces 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 B&T.  You will also need a base piece measuring 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 - I used black.
 Round the corners of your white daisy c/s and score your 4.5 x 2.25 pieces of B&T at 2 1/4 and 3 3/8.
Attach the 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 piece of B&T to your scored piece as shown, making sure to only put adhesive where the two pieces will meet. Do this with all four pieces.
Attach the four pieces you've made to your black base, turning base a quarter turn before adding each piece and making sure the edges meet. 

When all four have been attached, it should look like this.  Notice that the pieces can be pressed flat for mailing.
This is what it will look like when sections are standing up.
Cut three hearts at 1 1/2" using page 51 of the Artiste cartridge with Blush cardstock (ret), and cut three more using white daisy c/s.  Stamp heart image from D1539 The Happy Couple on the white daisy hearts using Hollyhock ink.  Layer these on your 2x2 white daisy pieces with the rounded corners.  On the fourth, stamp the heart border from C1596 Happy Hexagons Hostess Rewards set on the top and bottom, sentiment from D1584 Big Hug, and heart from C1617 You're the Bomb Operation Smile set using Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Black ink. 
Attach your four stamped pieces to your card as shown. I skewed the hearts when I attached them, then alternated them.  See photos below.  
Place Z1853 Aqua Dots to brace your popped up pieces.

View of the card laying flat:

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Nicky's blog  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle S Blog,, as she has the complete blog list.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Card creations using our How To Books. Mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us!  


  1. Wow! That looks awesome, and time consuming. Great work.

  2. That's awesome! Super creative too.

  3. That is so cool!! Going to have to try this! Thank you!!

  4. How fun is that! It would be fun to make some for gifts.

  5. Fantastic card and your step by step photos and instructions are great.

  6. Love your creative, interactive card - thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow, think I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing


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