Thursday, February 11, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Love is in the Air!

Hello and Welcome to the February One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  If you have already been hopping you should have landed here from the amazing blog of Maria Willis!  If you missed it, you will definitely want to make sure you check it out!  Maria has become one of my favorite card designers!  She has such a fresh and unique style that I really LOVE!  By now you probably already know that this Hop is all about Love!  I took this opportunity to make my sweet Hubby a Valentine's Card and a little treat box.   We've been trying to not eat as many sweets (we both have a sweet tooth!) so this is just the perfect size for a few chocolates and everyone needs a little chocolate for Valentine's Day! 

Here's my card and project!

And a close up of the card!

I can tell you that this card is much simpler than what I typically make.  I can't remember the last time I made a card that didn't have at least 3 full layers. lol  All that being said, I really like the way this turned out.  My cardbase was a 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock scored at 5 1/2".  With my Sweetheart punch, I punched out Crumb Cake hearts and arranged them onto the base and adhered them with snail.  I then punched out more Crumb Cake hearts that I sponged with Crumb Cake Ink around the edges and adhered to the first layer of hearts to give them more dimension.  I added a Tea Lace Doily with snail and punched a 2 1/4" circle of Real Red Glimmer Paper and adhered to the middle of the doily.  I trimmed the Doily and circle at the left edge of the card.  I ran three loops of twine around the card front and tied it in the center of the circle.  The sentiment from the Groovy Love stamp set was stamped in Real Red Ink onto thick Whisper White Cardstock and then punched out with the Sweetheart Punch.  I sponged some Real Red Ink around the edges after punching and adhered over the circle and twine with Stampin' Dimensionals.     

For the inside of my card I stamped one of the larger hearts from the Groovy Love stamp set with Crumb Cake Ink that had first been stamped off to give it a more subtle look.  I added the Love You and My Valentine sentiments from the Bloomin' Love stamp set in Real Red.  To tie the inside to the outside I added a Red Glimmer Paper small sweetheart punch with a glue dot.  

Here's a better look at the Curvy Keepsake Treat Box..

I used Crumb Cake Cardstock to cut out my Curvy Keepsake Box.  I added a little bit of the Tea Lace Doily on both sides of the top.  The heart as well as the From My Heart sentiment were stamped on Thick Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink.  The tag was cut from Thick Whisper White Cardstock as well.  The Love sentiment was also stamped in Real Red and the tag was attached to the treat box with twine.  I thought it turned out super cute.  

Next up is my sweet friend Megan Thompson's blog! Just click the next button and you'll be there!

Here's a full listing of our Bloggers in case you've lost your way!
  1. Eva Bussom 
  2. Pam Tetreault 
  3. Kelly Acheson 
  4. Martie Pollard 
  5. Wynne Grob 
  6. Elizabeth Jeanne 
  7. Renee Ondrajka  
  8. Alisa Tilsner 
  9. Maria Willis 
  10. Tina Riddle - You are here!!! 
  11. Megan Thompson 
  12. Melissa Davies 
  13. Sara Levin 
  14. AJ Bodine 
  15. Dena Rekow 
  16. Justin 
  17. Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
  18. Marisa Gunn 
  19. Anna Smith 
  20. Jeanna Bohanon 
  21.   Lori Mueller 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina


  1. I really like the way you did the hearts on your card.. so pretty! Your Valentine's box is so cute! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  2. Once again clean and simple, awesome projects. Love your work!

  3. Loving the hearts background you did on your card.

  4. At first glance I thought the hearts were dsp - i love the sponging on the hearts, the red glitter paper atop the doily - the bit of linen thread - perfection!

    1. Thanks so much Martie :) I going for a sort of faux dry embossed look.

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! I missed you in the hop this month!

  6. I really wish I could get myself to do CAS cards. Your projects are adorable!

  7. Love your projects esp. your card :)

  8. Hey lady! Adorable card & project! I really like the sponged Crumb Cake on the hearts! Such a small touch adds cool detail!

  9. I love everything about your card! Cute!

  10. Great way to build a background with the punched hearts!

  11. This is so beautiful! I love the color combo!

  12. Tina I love both of your projects but your card just has me poring over all of the details. I love that the hearts seem to just be popping off of the page! I am going to try this. Thank you for always sharing such beautiful projects!

  13. I love how you sponged all those hearts on the card front. Such a clever faux-embossed look! Great idea for those who don't have an embossing machine!

  14. i love your card and curvy keepsake box! i need to make more of those!

  15. Love this card and box! The red glimmer with the Kraft looks great, and I love the inside of your card.