Sunday, January 24, 2010

Angel Art Blog Hop - Valentine's Day Creations!

You're so going to want to check out all the wonderful Valentine's Day ideas and cards featured in this Angel Art Valentine's Day blog hop! These super talented gals have come up with some fabulous ideas! The links are at the end of the post so be sure to read to the end.

My project is gate-fold card featuring the TAC Stamp Set, I Heart You. This is a great set with hearts and sayings that could be used for cards and scrapbook pages for wedding, anniversary, birthday and baby and of course, Valentines too! What is a gate-fold card? It's where the card opens like a gate to a garden with the opening in the center.This is a great project for the scor-pal because gate-folds are SUPER EASY to make with it. You take a 5.5" X 8.5" piece of cardstock and lay the 8.5" part at the top of the scor-pal and score at the 2 dots as indicated below.(note: I'm using olive green for the gatefold instruction pics so you can see the scored lines a little easier)
After making the gatefold base, you can decide how you want to decorate it. I used toile pink and belle rose palette inks to sponge a background on white bazzill. The heart border, hearts and sentiment were stamped with bordeaux palette ink. Isn't it pretty on top of the sponged background? This piece was layered on grey bazzill onto the black bazzill card base. After making the flap, I decided to make a "hook" to hold the flaps shut on the card front but I didn't want to add ribbon or a photo turn or anything so I stamped a heart, put it on a pop dot and attached it on the other side of the "gate." I think it makes a great catch, don't you?Finally, with a black card base, I wanted to make it easier to add a note inside so on my white insert piece, I added a bit of sponging and another heart. I hope you'll give a gate-fold card a try if you've never made one. The ladies in my January class got hooked after trying this one! Thanks for popping by and now, please take a few minutes to check out the other angel art Valentine's projects:
Jen http://jensinkspot.blogspot.com/
Kim http://angelatmydoor.blogspot.com/
Christine http://christines-creativetherapy.blogspot.com/
Chris http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com
Laurie W http://www.soapboxcreations.blogspot.com
Chelsea http://www.inkystamps.blogspot.com/
Rita W http://stamp2stamp2.blogspot.com
Shirley http://glitteredpaws.blogspot.com/
Carol http://stampincarol.blogspot.com/
Laurie U http://laurieunger.blogspot.com/
Angela http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com/
Risa http://www.memorypreserves.blogspot.com
Diane http://www.thesmilinstamper.blogspot.com
Suzanne http://papercraftinginparadise.blogspot.com/
Julie http://juliesstamppad.blogspot.com/
Rita K http://web.me.com/ritasangels/Angelic_Impressions/Welcome.html
Trudy http://www.trudystreasures.blogspot.com/
Stacy http://stacy.typepad.com/angel2389
Bridgett http://hoosierstamper.blogspot.com/

Happy Stamping!

25 comments:

  1. cute card ... thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Seleise!! What a fun card! And a tutorial to boot! Way to go girl!

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  3. What a fun little "hook closure!"

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  4. WHat a fun twist on a gatefold card! I can not wait to try it!

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  5. Super cute! Thanks for the tutorial, and I love your Valentine kitty too :)

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  6. Very cool, girlfriend! Love your gatefold card!! So glad I spent some time with you this weekend - I had a blast!!

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  7. CUte card...love how you held it together with the heart. Great tutorial

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  8. Great idea having that heart hold your card closed! Love it!!! Thanks for the nice tutorial on how you did it!

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  9. Love the folds! The heart closure is totally cool!

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  10. Brilliant solution with that heart popped out...I find my gatefolds don't want to stay down and this is a super cute fix. Love it!

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  11. Very ingenious with the heart catch for the gate! Love it!

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  12. Beautiful card, love it! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    Look so cute the Kitty Valentine, lol!!! meow!

    **Sony**

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  13. Yay! That heart 'hook' is a fabulous idea. I like making gatefold cards but don't like how they don't always stay closed. Thanks for your tutorial. I'm going to be trying that idea.

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  14. Great card and great idea for the closure, thanks for the tutorial. And I love the pink Valentine kitty too!!!

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  15. Great tutorial, Seleise... and I love that card (and that kitty really makes me smile)... :)

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  16. Very cute and I really like your clever heart closer!

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  17. Awesome tutorial!! Loved it! You did a fantastic job with this card and what a great idea using a sweet heart to "hold" your gate closed! I'll be trying this technique for sure!
    Angel Hugs,
    Bridgett

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  18. Nice work! Love the closure and the cat too! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Seleise: This is a sweet card. Thank you for the great tutorial.

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  20. Seleise,
    Beautiful Card, this is one I am going to try!! Love it:)

    Cynthia:)

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  21. fantastic card Seleise, so love your gate fold! have a great weekend, hugs Debx

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  22. Wow! This is quite a collection look so innovative. Good work!

    vee

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Seleise