January 11, 2011

Valentine's Day Hop!

Welcome to the January PALS HOP! This month, the Stampin' Pretty Pals are featuring Valentine’s themed projects for your inspiration! If you've hopped over from Dawn Gross at This & That, welcome! I'm stop number 13 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find inspirational ideas for papercrafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the PALS HOP LINE-UP at the bottom of this post and you'll be back on track!

Today I'm showcasing 3 different looks for Valentine's Day using two of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets: I {Heart} Hearts and Tiny Tags.

DEEsign 1: Simple and Natural


I started with a Crumb Cake base and stamped the Woodgrain background in Early Espresso. Then I stamped one of the hearts from the I {Heart} Hearts set with VersaMark on Cherry Cobbler card stock. I added a Very Vanilla Designer Button with some Baker's Twine threaded through it and a little sentiment from the Tiny Tags set. I added a ruffled piece of Early Espresso satin ribbon for little extra something.

DEEsign 2: Fun and Playful


I randomly stamped some hearts with VersaMark ink on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock. Then added a So Saffron Scallop Edge border along one side and tied a Blushing Bride Poly Twill bow. I stamped some additional hearts on So Saffron card stock and adhered them to my card stock. I also stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the Jewelry Tag punch. After punching a hole, I tied a piece of yellow floss onto it. A couple of Itty Bitty Punches flowers with Pearl Jewel centers add a fun extra touch.

DEEsign 3: Sparkly and Sweet


On this card, I stamped the heart with the friend sentiment onto Early Espresso card stock and cut them out. I adhered them onto my card backwards, so the card only shows plain card stock hearts, then added my embellishments - a Jewelry Tag punched sentiment, a little heart, some Rich Razzleberry Designer Buttons threaded with Pretty in Pink card stock, some Itty Bitty Punch flowers, some Rhinestone Jewels, and finally, the friend sentiment cut out from the center of the heart. I adhered my embellished hearts onto a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock, punched with and Eyelet border and added a Rich Razzleberry taffeta ribbon.

Want some of my favorite stamp sets? Through the month of January, you can get I {Heart} Hearts or Tiny Tags for 20% off, when you place an order through me. Just e-mail your order to deesignsbyninadee@gmail.com anytime during the month of January to take advantage of this special offer.

Now, hop on over to check out Ann Schach at the Stampin' Schach , stop number 14 on the Valentine's Pals Hop! Be sure to visit each of the Pretty Pals for more fun and inspirational ideas! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Mike Funke at Stampin Style
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  3. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  4. Martha Stewart at Seasons of Stamping
  5. Joanna Munster at Inspired by Stampin'
  6. Melissa Ordelheide at Natural Stampin'
  7. Nicole Watt at Impressions by Nicole
  8. Stephanie Uzee at Stampin' with Suzee
  9. Joan Norris at Clearly Creative
  10. Carla Bazhenow at Carla's Scraps
  11. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  12. Dawn Gross at This & That
  13. You're here! :)
  14. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  15. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  16. Gina Shaw at Cards by Gina
  17. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  18. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away


  1. Wow, awesome cards!!! I love your color combinations on all of them. I think my fav is the middle one, those colors are terrific. Hugs,

  2. Fabulous cards, Nina! I love the woodgrain one!

  3. Pretty cards--the purple one won my heart!

  4. All are fantastic, but I love the purple one the best. The attention to detail on each heart make me swoon.

    Hugs, M

  5. Very pretty cards. I am partial to the sparkly and sweet one. Love the color combo.

  6. Wow,great Valentine's! I love all the different color combinations you used ... pretty, pretty!

  7. love 'em all, but especially the wood grain one!

  8. Love how you dee-fined your cards! They are wonderful!

  9. Oh so fabulous cards! Love the backgrounds, the small details, everything!!!

  10. Awesome cards especially the last one. I love purple and I loved the great detail you put into it.

  11. Great cards! I love the faux wood one. very masculine yet adorable!!