Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentines Day Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blog Hop!

If you came here from Liz's blog at 
you are headed in the right direction

If you just happened to come here and 
want to start at the beginning go to Ellen's blog 
(a.k.a. The Card Monkey) at  

A Vintage Valentine

Card Style:  Gate fold
Cut card stock to 8" x 10 1/2" folded sides together toward middle 
Size:    5 1/4" x 8"
Panel mats:  2 1/4" x 7 3/4"
Mats in Center:  3" x 3" and 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Seam binding was adhered behind the mat to give the border

Card Stock:  Paper Studio
Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cricut Cartridge:  Home Accents
Love cut at 1 3/4"  Mat 1 3/4"
Extras:  Sewed around edges of panel mats
Brown chalking was done over card, mats and flowers
Embellishments:  Assorted ribbons, crocheted lace, beads, buttons & Prima flowers 
Inside Mat:  4 3/4" x 7 3/4"

Valentines Candy Bar Gift

This can be such a fun gift and can be personalized for men, women or children.  

Dimensions for Hershey with Almonds Slider
Cut paper to 5" x 6" 
Score on back side at 4 1/2", 4", 2 1/8" and 1 5/8
Crease on score lines, fold together & adhere
Pinch top together punch hole
Cut band at 2 1/2" x 5 1/2"  Wrap around & adhere
Cut 18" small ribbon insert in both holes, pull until even, push down in sleeve slightly.  Insert candy bar keeping ribbon straight, push down and even up ribbon. 
Tighten ribbon & tie in knot.

Dimensions for regular Hershey bar
Paper 6" x 6"
Score at 2 1/2", 2 3/4", 5 1/4" and 5 1/2"
18 inches Ribbon

Poppin' by with a hi Valentine

Popcorn Gift
Patterned Paper:  9" x 6" K & Company
Score on back side at 2 1/2", 6 3/4"
Wrap around popcorn & adhere
Cricut Cartridge:  Doodlecharms round tag 2"

Don't forget the BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY Here!
* Become a follower if aren't already
*Scroll down and leave a comment on 100th Post Blog Candy Giveaway (Jan. 19 Post) &
Tell me your favorite season!  Drawing by on Jan. 27

Prize includes 30 sheet pack of 12 x 12 printed scrapbooking paper
Heidi Grace 52 punchboard embossed tags
Basic Grey 6 june bug favor boxes and 48 gift tags
Studio Basics 101 - self adhesive chipboard alphabet
Pressed Petals (Division of Die Cuts with a View) -24 sheets 8 x 8
glitter, metallic & texture
6 x 6 cloth post bound scrapbook album

Thanks for coming by!  Happy Hopping!  On to the Next Stop!

Blog Hop List
1.   Ellen  (aka CardMonkey)
13.  Selina      *  YOU ARE HERE
14.  Angie     * NEXT STOP



  1. How cute are all your treats? They're good enough to eat! I'm your newest follower--coming back will be such fun--can't wait to see what else you come up with! You can find me at ksjennings at and/or

  2. Your card is very elegant.

    keenerfamily at gmail dot com

  3. Very cute gift ideas, Nice way to dress them up and I looove the gate fold card.

  4. wow, this card took my breath away. stunning is the only word out of my mouth. thank you for sharing...

    love, love this.

  5. Wonderful ideas here. New follower too.. Am new to the world of card making.. more like new to the craft world..:) My favorite season is fall. I love my chilly days with a slight breeze letting the leaves blowing. Its the days where all you need is a sweater and you can play for hours. I love all the colors of fall too.. thank you.
    ahaynes43055 at yahoo dot com

  6. Great ideas to add something special to the treats.


  7. Love your card and pkg. ideas!! New follower!
    kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

  8. Sweet!!! Just so classy. Lovely.
    I am now a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  9. Your ideas are very nice. Your card is very detailed and beautiful! Great job and thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com

  10. This card is STUNNING!!! I absolutely love it! Thanks for sharing! mlc_15 at hotmail dot com

  11. I really like your vintage card. I haven't tried the gate fold yet, but I like it. The candy and popcorn covers are adorable too!!

  12. Beautiful and so "grown-up"! I love fall most of all! Thanks for the inspiration! Great work!

  13. beautiful, lovely, happy colors

    KristaInMN at gmail dot com
    new follower--hop over to my blog

  14. Love your card, it's really pretty. I'm a new follower; please stop by my blog and consider following mine. Just click on my name to get to Pat's Scraps.

  15. Very cool ideas!
    I'm a new follower


  16. I love these ideas! Thanks for being a part of the blog hop! I am a new follower and hope we are in another hop together soon!


  17. I love Vintage cards..your is very pretty and sweet.
    thanks for sharing

  18. great ideas thanks for sharing and so beautiful too

  19. Selina,

    Your card is so pretty!
    Great candy wrappers too.

    My favorite season is boating season, hanging out on Lake Cumberland (KY) it is so beautiful and relaxing!

    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

  20. Great projects! You have very good ideas :) Thank you very much for sharing them!

    postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

  21. You're so talented! I'm so glad to become a follower now I will be able to see more of your adorable projects! The pop-corn holder how clever! I love vintage cards, yours came out beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that blog candy! email:
    New Blog: I love new Friends, if you get a chance I would love ya as a follower!

  22. Thank you for sharing such elegance :D

  23. Very cute idea, just became a follower. My favoite season is in the fall, I love fall colors, leaves changing colors, cool, crisp weather.

  24. Great ideas! New follower! Thanks for sharing. The teddy bear is so cute with his gifts!

  25. your card is beautiful. i love vintage.....thanks for sharing and the chance to win some

  26. I love these ideas. I am a new follower and would love if you stopped by at

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

  27. What a cute card! I love the vintage look. Im new to crafting and love new ideas. Thanks for sharing

  28. I love all your ideas and am a new follower. TFS and thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

  29. I absolutely love all your goodies. I am a new follower.

  30. Lovely projects love em all
    Already a follower.

  31. Beautiful card! Lovely blog and great music!
    New follower.
    Thanks for sharing.

  32. Hi Selina, I am a new follower and I must say your work is spectacular, love the vintage valentine!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  33. beautiful vintage style card :)

  34. Your card is beautiful! I love all the small gifts, too.

  35. great ideas thank you.

  36. Cute ideas and what a wonderfully packaged finish product!

    I just became a new follower and my favorite season is SUMMER! I like heat and sun!


  37. Your vintage card is beautiful and I love your other projects! The candy and popcorn are great ideas for kids and teenagers. Thanks for sharing with us!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

  38. Very nice projects. Nice job. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  39. OMG Selina - that vintage card is so beautiful! I love all of your projects - browsed around your blog a bit and became a new follower - can't believe I am not one already - love your work :)

  40. I just love the pearl accents on the vintage card. Pairing the candy with the sweet bear would be the best little valentine's gift. Wonderful! I'm a new follower. If I'm lucky enough to win, pls leave a comment at my blog linked above.

  41. Also, I hit send before telling you that I absolutely love Spring! :)

  42. Woo Hoo!
    I've been looking forward to this <3 Hop!

    Kelsey: WomanInACrystalCase [at] Gmail [dot] com

    Wow! Am I really almost done my 3rd blog hop of the weekend? yup!
    ~ I'm a new follower!
    ~ My favorite season is Spring because that's when everything is 'reborn' and renewed ... but I love Summer heat ...

  43. I love the all the projects however, my favorite is the gate fold card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us!!

    Rachel Miller

  44. Wow, I love the lace on your card, very pretty. I haven't done a candy bar in a while--thanks for the nudge to remind me :-)

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  45. This card is so great projects. Fellow blog hopper. It's been fun I'm glad I got to meet you I'm now a follower.

  46. Love your card with the lace, so pretty. I haven't made a candy bar slider in a while--they are easy and fun to do.

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  47. Selina,

    I love all of your lovely creations!!! :) And What great ideas...microwave popcorn would make great Valentine treats for my children's classmates! Most of all, I love the look of your vintage card! It came out great.

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com