Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style--Valentines

We're back with Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style! This week we're featuring Valentines...


I used to {LOVE} Valentine's Day as a girl...do you remember decorating shoe boxes for Valentine's Day mailboxes at school? Attaching snippets of construction paper hearts, lacy paper doilies, and silver glitter...the start of a fabulous hobby for years to come!

I used Bo Bunny's "Crush Collection" Valentine paper...it's on sale now at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Bo Bunny's "Crazy Love" is also marked down. A couple other Bo Bunny Valentine papers available: "Smoochable" and "Enchanted." These adorable Valentine papers really "make" the card...and make life so easy as the pads contain prints that are designed to coordinate.

I used Spellbinder Classic Hearts (both the Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped Hearts are marked down!) to create the feature for this design. I cut five hearts, scored them down the center with a Score It All Board, then handstitched down the center score lines with May Art's Metallic String. A bitty metallic cord bow, along with a Kaisercraft black Rhinestone, finishes this design.

All supplies used today are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



This is a Mystery Blog Candy, meaning the winner will be drawn from comments on one of today’s participating blogs, so leaving a comment on each blog will greatly increase your chances of winning, but only one comment per blog, please. The winner will be selected at 6 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, January 10 and will be posted here on Sharon's blog on Wednesday.Be certain to check out the rest of the team's designs:

You must check back to claim your prize if you are the lucky winner! Good luck!



Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Barb Schram
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Michelle Woerner


Thanks so very much for stopping by today! We hope you join us once again for Ribbon Inspiration/Stamp Simply Style next Saturday. Have a great week!

111 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Love this, Deb! And, YES, how FUN it was to make those Valentine boxes at school. I used to love those afternoons. I haven't thought of that in years -- thanks for the memory!

SuZeQ said...

I'm such a sucker for all things "love" ... this included. Thanks for taking me on the trip down memory lane.
SuZeQ ~ kosec@sbcglobal.net

Carol E said...

What a beautiful card, thank you so much for sharing it.

Barb Schram said...

This is a terrific card, DEB! LOVE the stitching on the hearts and the colors are super! I used to decorate cereal boxes for my school Valentines! Wait, I still do that! Have a great weekend!

Renee said...

This is so beautiful!!! I do remember Valentine's Day as a child, decorating was such fun!

Dee N said...

Deb, thanks for bringing back many happy memories. I do remember decorating the shoebox for Valentine cards...what fun we had. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card.

Karen McAlpine said...

Love how you stacked the hearts! The paper is super pretty too!

creativearts said...

This is gorgeous! Love the stacked hearts and metallic thread. The papers are so beautiful together!

creativearts said...

This is gorgeous! Love the stacked hearts and metallic thread. The papers are so beautiful together!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

What a cute Valentine. I love those layered hearts with the twine.

Bev J. said...

Love the layered hearts with the sparkle of ribbon. I remember helping my children decorate shoe boxes!

Karen said...

Oh such a wonderful creation. I love it.

Nancy said...

I remember decorating shoe boxes for Valentines Day - and then running home from school to show my mom and sisters all the cool valentine cards I received!! Oh, the memories....love your card and the stacking of your hearts - very cool!

Nan G said...

Love these papers and the stitching! Beautiful card.
Ahh memory lane......

lisa808 said...

I do remember the Elementary School Valentine exchanges :)

Your card is adorable. Love the stacked hearts.

Michelle said...

ha ha, I so remember decorating those shoe boxes! Thanks for the memory.
Beautiful card :-)

Darlene G said...

Beautiful card, love the cardstock and love the blog candy.

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Deb! I love the papers and the layered hearts!

GerriK said...

Deb,
This is such a beautiful card! I love making valentine cards and sending them to the people I care about. My aunts are expecially happy to receive them. It lets them know someone is thinking of them.

GerriK said...

Deb,
This is such a beautiful card! I love making valentine cards and sending them to the people I care about. My aunts are expecially happy to receive them. It lets them know someone is thinking of them.

Angel said...

love the stacked hearts! sure to make someone feel VERY loved!

Jeanne said...

I too remember decorating shoe boxes for school Valentine exchanges. :-) Love your many layered look. Great idea.

Rosie said...

Love, love, love the valentine card and thank ou for sharing your goodies

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like how you stitched the hearts.

Yvonne said...

Love it!

calamity jane said...

Thanks for bringing back the wonderful memory of Valentine's Day at school! That was always so much fun. I love your card today. Such a classic look and stunning!

Shona said...

HHMMmmmm... This gives me an idea or two.Now where did I put the scoreboard.

JenMarie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Love your hearts!!!

Laraine R said...

Great card!! Thanks for sharing!!

Ravengirl said...

What a great Valentine! I love the layered hearts and the stitching!

Serena said...

Love your stacked dimensional heart and the papers you used! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Love the heart, the more the better!! just beautiful.
I am going to have to send 5 or 6 valentine cards to my daughters because I can chose just one idea, they are all amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.
Maria V.

Judy said...

Love this Valentine card! Simple in design but elegant nonetheless. Very nice design.

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Love this Deb. Clever use of the heart dies!!

Donna Maligno said...

Just love this layering! Simple and lovely.

Maryleva said...

This is a fantastic card and looks like fun to create.

sharondais@aol.com said...

The ribbon is awsome, I love putting ribbon on my cards or really any work I do. I would loveeeeee winning this.Happy New Year :)

laurie said...

Wonderful ideas and the ribbon is stunning!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

This is a beautiful card thanks for sharing . I do remember making those shoe boxes for valentine's at school and wondering who would get the most valentines.
Marilyn

Lisa Brown said...

Love the stacked hearts! Lots of love shared on this card!

Marisa said...

Your layered heart looks fabulous! Great card :)

jean w. said...

Really cute card! Valentine's Day was my first day of school, because I had my tonsils out and I was supposed to start Feb. 1...so I started kindergarten with a party!

Linda Grady said...

Love how you layered, scored and tied bow around your hearts. Very neat idea!!! Used to work in 5th grade classes as an aide and those parties were always a bit hit - alto' some kids tried to play shy. LOL

Tanya said...

Oh this is so pretty! that paper is gorgeous, love the layered hearts!

connie said...

I always love valentine's day too! love your card.

jean w. said...

Really cute card!

cjgusloff57 said...

Such a pretty Valentine! Yes, I do remember decorating those shoe boxes at school. Oh what fun that was...a nice memory. Gosh is that showing my age? LOL!

Chris Gigler said...

Deb, thank you for the detailed instructions for this Valentine's Day card. I now have to submit a second order to Sharon J. after seeing this card! I absolutely love the BoBunny paper you used. Thanks again for sharing!

lynn said...

i have always loved valentines day and decorating the shoe boxes. i get to enjoy it now with the grandchildren.. :) that card is beautiful .. with all the layers..
would love to win that beautiful ribbon.. thanks as always for sharing
big ladybug hugs
lynn l

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Deb, love your layout!

Elaine Sauer said...

I really like the dimension of this valentine

Lynda said...

Great card! Love the black, red, white combo.

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this .. simple and quite cute.. and yes.. I also remember the shoebox Valentine boxes..

Bernice P

Charlotte said...

I, too, LOVE all things Valentine, and am sooooo ready to start creating Valentine's Day cards for my family. Love your stacked hearts. Thanks for sharing.

Teresa said...

Love you Valentines card...I need to get these spellbinder hearts, so cute! Hugs, Teresa

Peggy said...

Great card. Love love stacked hearts. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Peggy

Anonymous said...

This card looks very elegant. lots of hearts to cut out. very pretty!

Linda said...

I absolutely love this card. I like the idea of using the different sizes of the heart and all of the papers are perfect together. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Debbie Dunham said...

Beautiful card! Love the stacked hearts!

Debby said...

I love old valentines, too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda Carson said...

Oooooo I love this card!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

What a wonderful card. Love all the hearts! Thanks for the memories too. I remember making those boxes too!

debbie said...

Simple, yet lovely. Will definitely have to check out those BOBunny papers! TFS

Lynne said...

Deb - What a cute Valetine card - thanks for sharing!

Kelly Sas said...

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I always loved making those Valentine Mail boxes. Your card is very creative and I love the stitching.

abbartski said...

love, love, love the layered look of the hearts! thanks for sharing.
stay well,
annmarie

Diana N. said...

I love your card and the 5 layer heart!

Fernanda said...

Love how you used all the heart shaped spellbinders-so dimensional-it really pops!

Christ Piette said...

Very cute card - like the black and red together

Valarie (vampme3) said...

What a beautiful Valentine card!

Lyn said...

How pretty, Deb! I sure can remember those Valentine school days! We all tried to have the prettiest box! Thanks for the memories...Happy New Year too!

Theresa Dagostino Forge said...

Great card!! So pretty!

Sheri said...

Beautiful card and the ribbons are amazing. I would love to just gaze at them for awhile before using them :)

Barbara said...

Perfect paper with the perfect embellishment. Love those stacked hearts.

2peasinapod said...

Hi Deb, this card is very pretty! Thank you for the inspiration. Love that blog candy! Brenda

Denise Bryant said...

How pretty! Great paper choices! Love the nesting heart shapes!
DeniseB

cath smith said...

What a beautiful blog candy those ribbons are sooo pretty ideas just keep popping in my head for using them

scrappy girl said...

OOOOOHHHH PRETTY RIBBONS!!! Love this!

Anonymous said...

Fun! I remember those decorated shoeboxes. I used a box from my dad's shoes since they were a lot bigger than mine. I wonder if my mom ever caught on that is why I insisted we buy dad new shoes for work at Christmas when I was in grade school!?!

Chris R. from Iowa

Sally Barker said...

This is stunning.

tina said...

Beautiful card with so many pretty details.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love the way you did the hearts--beautiful and I love the silver cord. Excellent job. Sandy

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card. Really like the layering of the hearts
ColleenB.

Donna said...

STUNNING card, I just love that layered heart, so very beautiful!!
Wonderful design,and thanks for sharing!!
And thanks also for a chance at that glorious blog candy!!
Hugs
Donna

KimDBH said...

Wow,I love the various size of hearts --- and stitching.

Betty (Bammin' Designs) said...

What a beautiful card - I think I have this nestabilities set too - so guess who is going to try and copy this card. I love the DP too. These blogs just keep me spending 'cause you showcase all these beautiful cards. (good thing I have a job to support my great habit)

Tracie said...

Beautiful card. I love hearts of all kinds.

Chris said...

That stack of hearts wrapped up in sliver cording looks fantastic!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute card, love the layered hearts, what a great idea!
Thank you for sharing and for a chance at Blog Candy!
Enjoy your day!

Julia said...

What a great idea. Love it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Caryn S said...

What a great combination of colors and patterns! And the silver thread accent is a nice touch.

Stacey Mowery said...

Love this card. Makes me feel in the mood for Valentine's Day.

Merry said...

Your card is gorgous!I'm truly inspired by it. I'm in love the vintage ribbon, it's so feminine and pretty.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very pretty and classic in red, white n black!

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful Deb -- love the dimension of the hearts!

McStamper said...

Love your valentine.

McStamper said...

Love your valentine.

Juanita B said...

The colors and paper really give your card a punch!! I feel your card is very innovative. TFS?

Angela T said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

mitz said...

... I ** heart ** your card.. its sooo adorable.. wtg.. thanks for the opportunity at the candy
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Betty Neville said...

What a beautiful Valentine's card! Love the layered hearts!

Becki B said...

Love this, especially the background paper.

jonim52 said...

What a fabulous card. Love the designn

Earline said...

What a beautiful card Deb you are amazing.

Betty said...

I remember the boxes too, what fun they were to make. Wish the kids still did them. This is a great card and with the Nesties looks like not too difficult.

Mary Jo said...

Deb, what a great card! I love the Bo Bunny papers. I have very fond memories of mailboxes made at school. I keep telling everyone that I'm learned how to be a papercrafter in kindergarten: cutting, pasting, coloring. TFS!

MaryBeth said...

Yes, I remember making Valentines for school. Love your card, the stitching and the colors are so beautiful. TFS

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love those hearts! Thanks for the chance to play : )

Janet L. said...

Wow, what a dramatic card! I love the layers of hearts and the tiny metallic cord and, yes, I surely do remember decorating the boxes for school. The kids today are missing out!

nichtniedlich said...

What a lovely card! Maybe I'm lucky luck with the wonderful ribbons - thanks a lot for the chance to win!
kind regards, serafeena