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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Old Fashioned Valentine

     Nothing says Valentine's Day to me like paper hearts, glitter, doilies, and cupid.  I still love making these tokens of affection for friends  and family.  It makes me feel like a girl again and anything that can take me back that far has to be special.

     Today, I want to share with you a Valentine I made for my baby sister.  (No peeking Beth.)  I managed to get all my favorite things onto this card especially the bling.

     This card has things that I have had in my stash forever like the xo ribbon and bling and tiny holographic heart stickers and new things like the paper hearts and organza ribbon.  I have to buy new paper hearts every year  somehow by the end of the holiday I have always used up my entire stash.  The sentiment is a sticker that I purchased on clearance last year during the holiday clearance.  That is, of course, my favorite time to shop.  My motto is never pay full price.  The little cherub is so sweet.  I just had to make his little cheeks pink, both sets.

This card is entered into the following challenges
Drunk Stampers Here
Crafty Catz Weekly Here
Paper Issues Here
Critter Sketch Challenge Here
Cup Cake Craft Challenge Here
The Pink Elephant Here
Use It Tuesday Here
Sweet Stamps Here
Truly Scrumptious Here
Simon Says Stamp Here
My Time to Craft Here
Paper Play Here
Cute Card Thursday Here
Do You Stack Up Here
DRS Designs Here
Card Makin' Mamas Here
The Poodles Parlour Here
Crazy 4 Challenge Here
All Sorts Here
Corrosive Challenge Here
Card Cupids Here
Stamptacular Sunday Here

Bombshell Stamps - Bombshell Angel Stamps Set
Paper Heart Doilies and tiny holographic heart stickers Dollar Store
Darice - Sentiment Sticker and Bling
Offray Ribbon
Spare Parts - Brads
Stickles Glitter Glue
Martha Stewart Filigree Heart Punch and Around the Page Border Punch
Copic Markers
Prisma Pencils and OMS


  1. Gorgeous card, fab colours and detail.

    Many thanks for sharing the love at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  2. Simply stunning!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  3. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ, good luck, x carol

  4. gorgeous card, love the details you added!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  5. Lovely, lovely card. It's sweet and girly and gorgeous. Definitely in the traditional mode.
    Sue S.

  6. A lovely, romantic card. Thank you so much for entering our "HEART" challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  7. what a beautiful valentine's day card, Mary Anne! Luv all the details & embellishments! :-)

  8. Oh wowie!! Some lucky bunny is going to love that one! Terry

  9. this is such a sweet and romantic card!! Thanks for joining in the challenge at DRS Designs!

  10. So very pretty and so "vintage looking" ! Thank you for playing at Critter Sketch for our 3 Embellishment challenge this week!
    CS DT

  11. Hi there, this is an absolutely adorable old-fashioned type Valentine's card. Lots going on with this one. It's gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  12. This is such a sweet valentines card. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  13. Lovely hearts. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  14. Hi,
    Oh this is just Gorgeous!!! Love the little cherub image, the dps, the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  15. Such a beautiful and meaningful creation! I am sure your sis will love it! Thanks for joining us over at DRS Designs.

  16. Such a sweet and adorable card!! Love the hearts and pretty details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  17. Those doily's certainly brought me back! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    Thanks for playing at DRS Designs - Good Luck in the contest!

  18. Oh how beautiful!! I love all of the punch work and that image is gorgeously colored and placed. Stunning card!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  19. Another stunning card!!!!!!
    love your style!!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  20. Sensational use of getting all your favorite things onto this beautious card. Thanks for linking up with us at Paper Issues. :) Hugs, Leah

  21. Beautiful layered card! Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

  22. Such a beautiful card, all the elements on it are fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

  23. Ooh that is lovely, Mary Anne - so many hearts on all the different elements - love it.

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  24. Beautiful colors and darling cupid on this card. Great job on a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

  25. First of all -- I love the falling hearts on your blog! So sweet :)

    Lovely card and great job using so much from your stash! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday this week! :)