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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SNS Deco Divas - Love Is In the Air Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the hop - so glad you stopped by!  Hopefully you've just come from Barbara's great blog.  If not, you might want to hop back to the start at the SNS blog so you can get all the details for this hop (great prizes will be awarded!) and that way you won't miss any of the great designs!

For this hop we've got all types of romance & divas, so I decided to focus on some "less" romantic cards for your other loved ones on Valentine's Day.  Today I have Valentines for you to make for a child and for a friend - Love is in the Air!

This adorable little card would be the perfect greeting to give "Daddy's Girl" on Valentine's Day. (And what mom wouldn't be happy to help daddy out by making this cute little card for him to give!)  I remember my dad always gave me a box of candy and a card every Valentine's Day. And I would have loved receiving a bright and sparkly card like this!

But....I also purposely kept this card fairly simple because I thought it would also make a great card to give to a father from "Daddy's Little Girl".  My daughter is still pretty young, but she knows how to use all my crafty supplies.  And as soon as I made this card, she wanted to do one of her own!  And I'm always happy to let her join in - I love that she has already learned that a handmade card really comes from the heart!

Maybe you or the little girl in your life would like to make a card like this for... OR from Daddy's little girl!  Full instructions & a supply list for this card can be found in the SNS Gallery here..

And don't forget your dear friends this Valentine's Day either.  This lovely Tea Set card is such a nice way to let a dear friend know that they're in your heart on Valentine's Day - or any day!

The saying on this was done in one of SNS's newer embossing powders - Winter Berry.  There are sooo many great new embossing powders at SNS recently!  You're sure to find some new favorites like I did!  (I'm sure I'll be mentioning some of the others in future posts!)  Full instructions for this card can also be found in the SNS gallery - here.

Well I hope you enjoyed my Valentine's for some of the other loved ones in your life!  Now you better get hoppin' on to your next stop on the hop.  Don't forget to leave a comment before you hop on by though.  I'm so excited to be able to direct you to one of our newer design team members who is joining us for her first hop with SNS.  Hop on over to the lovely Lana's Sweet Pea's Paper Creations to see what she has to share on her blog!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!   And thanks for joining us today!!

Until next time!
***Julie***

Supplies Used:
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle 
(Becca. Daddy's Girl, Tea Set) Set 411 - Just Like Mommy (each available individually as well)
(Friendship)  Individual stamp or Set 391 - Solid Butterfly
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Glitter - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Dies - Spellbinders Paper Arts
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug
Markers - Copic Sketch

53 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Cute cards Julie.Great to think of the little ones who send Valentines as well.

aileenf said...

My favorite card was the second one that you did. I love the embossed background and the unique shapes that you used on this card.

Dawn said...

Julie - What a cute card! I love the shoes! I have pictures of my granddaughters dressed just like that.

marie said...

I'm new to card making and these two cards are such perfect inspiration for me. My granddaughter LOVES pink and I think she would love to make the first card for her daddy and a friend of mine loves tea. The tea pot stamp is sweet and your layout works with it beautifully.

NWFlamingo said...

Simple, but elegant! Nice.

Cheryl B said...

Love the winter berry embossing powder!

Katherine Epstein-Leis said...

Thanks for sharig. Love the texture plate you used for the background.

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

What cute cards:)

Hopemore Studio said...

Sweet cards. The Daddy's Little Girl is just precious.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great cards Julie. I especially like Daddy's little girl!

Karalee Ingram said...

Cute cards. I like the embossed background and the design of your second card. Keep up the great work!

Karin said...

Oh my, she is just adorable! I love the way you colored her,and the bit of sparkle on the edges is perfect! Love the diecut of the cute tea set as well :)

Lana said...

What lovely and very pretty cards Julie xxx

Amanda R said...

Julie these are both so pretty and I love the embossing on the second one along with the nestie you used to highlight the image, nicely done!

Donna Ellis said...

Darling cards, Julie! The pretty glitter around the edges of the scallop punch work very well with the metallic ribbon edges! Like you, I enjoy sending Valentine cards to friends. Both your cards look especially rich with the dry embossing! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

I have always loved using the heart embossing folder.Very cute idea. Julie

April said...

Cute cards, Julie! I love the embossed backgrounds.

Aurora Selvaggio said...

Very cute! I always appreciate seeing the embossed backgrounds. I personally don't have any way to make them (maybe some day) but I love to look at the finished product.

Brenda said...

Your little girl card is just precious! You may think it's fairly simple, but it's packed with beautiful elements.
I love how you made the little tea pot set a focal point on your card - what a great example of how to use something small to create a large impact!

Charlene said...

Too precious...makes me with I had a little girl to make this for.

Anonymous said...

The embossed background CS really makes the cards stand out. What a clever idea to have a card from "daddys little girl".
Janet

A French Accent said...

Beautiful cards! I really love this embossing hearts folder and I don't think I can go through another Valentine's day without! Thank you for inspiring me...

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute cards I love the little Girl and Daddies would love love this. she is the Best. Love the colors are great. Love the tea pot the Embossing you did is Perfect. Love your sentiments on both. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very adorable cards. I like that little girl card, now that I have a little girl to send to...lol. And I have that embossing folder. The second card is great since I also send to friends. Great inspiration.

pjw said...

Daddy's little girl is adorable and I love the pearls you added to the other one.

Shanna Shands said...

Great cards Julie. I love all the embossing you did. I can definitely take a lesson!

Donna Maligno said...

Julie, your first card is an adorable interpretation of diva!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your card creations are so wonderful. I love the little girl one and it makes me wish I had a granddaughter to send a card like that to. And, the other one has such a nice tea set image used in it and a wonderful layout for a friendship card. Thanks for inspiring me.

Hi it's Terrid said...

What lovely cards, thanks for sharing your inspiration!

NanaConnie said...

Perfect Daddy Girl card! Since I was the only girl, I WAS Daddy's Girl and everyone knew it. :-D I wish he was still with us so I could make him a card like that.

Kathy Vogel said...

Your "Daddy's Little Girl"card is so adorable.

kaiahobid said...

So easy and simple cards but so adorable as well. Thank you for sharing!

Karen L said...

Your cards are both adorable and the Daddy's Little Girl card reminds me so much of my daughter who is now old enough to have a daughter of her own!

Robyn Rinehart said...

Your cards are pretty and adorable, love the daddys little girl

Dianne Potter said...

Love your "friend" card. Nothing say friendship like sharing a cup of tea. Thank you for sharing.

Marci M said...

Julie, loved your cards and what a great idea, thank you.

Gerlinde said...

Cute cards, Julie! Love the coloring on the little girl and all the elements with the teapot set - I love sharing tea with friends!

E. Marie said...

Julie, wonderful cards. The little girl is so cute. Love the friendshsip card layout!!

Sandra Kersting said...

Thought the tea pot card was very cute. Would be a great card to give to friends at work.

Linda said...

Julie you made too cute cards. Daddys little girl is my favorite.

Gina R said...

Love the cards, I love the teapot one and the daddy's little girl

Jann said...

You did wonders with my "Becca" (I was one of the godmothers who named her) She is so perfect for a card for that special lady, young or old. It does bring back memories.

Anonymous said...

I like the coloring you did on the stamps.

Anonymous said...

I like the coloring you did on the stamps.

Teresa C. said...

I love Valentine's Day cards because I love hearts. The little girl card is so cute especially with the heart background.

liannallama said...

what cute cards! Love the little teapot!

Anonymous said...

Love the Daddy card. Good job Julie. TFS

Susie S

SuzieQ said...

Julie,
Your card is beautiful! The colors you used tie the entire card together perfectly. Thank for your hard work to share this card with me.

purusty said...

I do love the change die cuts add to cards thsnks

Charo said...

Pretty designs!

Charo said...

Pretty designs!

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful cards, I love Daddy's little girl!

Denise said...

Both cards are adorable but I really like the 2nd on better. Thanks for sharing