Saturday, January 28, 2012

Valentine's Day Cards

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop 
Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 1 year

We're so happy you could join us for this hop celebrating the one year blogaversary of Cricut Craftin Grammy. She has asked a few of her Cricut Messageboard friends as well as her Design Team friends (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Lasting Memories and Sweet Sassy Diva )to join her in this two day Blog Hop.  The participants are allowed to share anything creative they wish to share using a Cricut (or other die cut machine if they do not have a Cricut.) Overall Blog Candy  I hope you will hop along with us and leave comments along the way.  For the overall blog candy you need to leave a comment on each blog each day.  If you leave a comment on all the blogs both days your name will be entered into the Random drawing twice.  The random winner will receive a $25 gift card from their choice of Michaels or Joanns.
This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to check out both days so you don't miss any creativeness. Because there is a large number of participants I  will give you until January 30th to post your comments for the two days of the blog hop.   Thanks for joining us!

So let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from
then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Suzanne's Blog

For the hop today, my project is Valentine’s Day cards, although they could also be Anniversary cards too. Everything was cut with my Cricut Expression, so I was sure to have straight even lines. I started out with the border from Holiday Cake cartridge cut @ 12.89 wide X 2.5 high. Once it was cut, I cut it down the middle again and then cut them again @ 3.5, leaving me enough for 2 cards.

Out of the same red I used on the border, I cut one rectangle @ 3.75 X 5.25 and one scalloped circle from Lovely Floral cartridge @ 2.25. From red rose patterned paper I cut another rectangle @ 3.5 X 1.75.

From white card stock, I cut a rectangle @ 4.75 X 3.5 and embossed it. I cut another white rectangle @ 3.5 X 2.25, a circle @ 1.74 and the banner from Lovely Floral I cut @ 2 X 3. I used my Gypsy to hide the oval that goes with the banner.

The circle was cut @ 1.75 and I used a punch of intertwining hearts.

I did switch colors on the circles for a few cards to see which way I liked the best. When I laid my cards out, I put about 3.5 inches between the two halves of the borders. I'm curious, which one do you like best?

I will add a saying to the banner, when I figure out if they are going to Valentine's or Anniversary cards. They were so easy to make, I made a dozen right away and I know I don't need that many Valentine's Day cards.

Thank you again for checking out my project.
For Blog Candy for my Blog I will be choosing a random winner for the Holiday Cakes cartridge on January 30. So make sure you leave a comment, along with a way for me to contact you, and become a follower.

Remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!

Also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog
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Lasting Memories
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Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends


  1. HI again! You are right! Super simple cards but they are so beautiful!! Love how you did a mini tutorial! Thanks again for the chance to win.

    fish quad at comcast dot net I became a follower yesterday. :-)

  2. I love the CAS if this card:) I am a new follower:)

  3. Love both card and how easy you made it seem. I need to get busy and make some, too!

  4. Beautiful cards! I love the paper you used as well as the border!! These would be great for valentines, anniversary or even a wedding card!!

  5. Great card ... and your tutorial is so helpful!

  6. Jen I love the crip red and white of both cards. These are gorgeous. Love that you rocked out so many. They are perfect for Valentines, wedding, anniversary and even March birthdays like me. LOL Thank you so much for helping make my first blog hop such a success.

  7. Pretty card with a neat heart punch.

    Carson's Creations

  8. Beautiful cards. I love the red and white.

  9. I like the dark red circle best but they are both beautiful! :)

  10. Very cute card. I love the red and white. Very lovely!

  11. Very sweet and simple card and you are right it could go for either celebration!! TFS!! and thank you for being part of a very fun and Inspiring blog hop!! I had a blast!! Happy Blogaversary Suzanne!!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  12. What a grat card. I love the embossing!

  13. Very pretty card. I like the 2nd one better. At first I couldn't even identify what was different but I knew I liked the 2nd one better. Then I re-read your post and realized the color change.
    Rae Ann O.

  14. I like the simble pretty look to it. that punch is really great.

  15. beautifully done. i like them both but i like the white heart background a lil more.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

  16. What a wonderful Valentines/anniversary card and tutorial!

  17. lovely cards and you are right that this card could be for Valentine's day or anniversary. my favorite would be the one with the red scallop circle on the bottom and the white on top
    upnurse at aol dot com

  18. very cool cards! I have that double heart punch and believe I will try your idea. Hope you don't mind.

  19. The card I like best is the one with the red circle and hearts

  20. Gorgeous cards, Jen. the pattern paper is perfect and the punch makes the perfect embellishment :)

  21. Great cards--perfect for Valentines and anniversary! I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  22. Pretty Card.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  23. Wonderful card. I love the layers of white and red and the intertwining heart punch is the perfect added touch! Happy to be hopping and a new follower.
    Jessica S
    Jessica's Craft Shaque

  24. Cute cards!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    I'm a little behind, but I wanted to say THANKS for being in Suzanne's hop -- It was FUN to hop with YOU!! :)

    Amy :) at