Saturday, February 8, 2014

Welcome to our 2014 Valentine's Day Blog Hop!  

You should have reached here from TiffysMom's blog. If you are just joining us, please start at RockinRenee's blog. There are so many great projects, I don't want you to miss a single one! Today we're highlighting Valentine's Day inspired projects. 

This is my first blog hop. It's been quite a few months since I've done any real paper crafting. I decided to explore the last cartridge I bought using my Cricut Expression 2 and Cricut Craft Room. I came across this cute owl and chose to make a few elements that my kids could use for their teacher's Valentine's Day cards. :)

This is my Expression 2: Anniversary Edition w/pink end caps. :) I used the Create-A-Critter 2, Cricut cartridge. I began by cutting the first and 2nd layers of the owls first. 

The dark and light pink cardstock is standard weight from Stampin's Up! I cut the owl layers and hearts using the new (green) standard tacky Cricut mat.

The phrase I cut with a standard weight cardstock from the "Holiday Collection - The Christmas Cardstock Stack" from DCWV. Also, I used the green standard Cricut mat. I cut the phrase at about 3.5" tall. 

(I used the green Cricut mat for the majority of the cutting.)

All the pieces have been cut with the Cricut Expression 2. I used the Create-A-Critter 2 cartridge and Cricut Craft Room. The owl and tree layers were cut at 4" tall.

The tree is cut out of a heavy weight glitter cardstock from the DCWV Christmas stack. I used the dusty lavendar heavily tacky Cricut mat for cutting the glitter cardstock. I also had the Cricut cut twice to make sure of a clear cut.

This is the trunk of the tree in 2 layers. The black is some light cardstock I had on hand. The polka dotted brown lightweight cardstock is from the DCWV paper stack "The Chateau Lavendar Stack". 

I cut the layers of the tree trunk using the blue lightly tacky Cricut mat. The tree trunk layers are 2" tall. I also cut the black layer for the owl on the light (blue) Cricut mat. 

The "be" was too small for me to want to use the glue, so I ran made them permanent stickers by using my Xyron sticker maker.

The layers of the owl. I really love the newest Cricut cutting mats!

Everything has been cut out and layers glued together using Scotch (3M) Quick-Dry Adhesive. I love using this glue for paper crafting, including when I make 3D items. It's a glue I always have on hand and highly recommend!

"Owl Be Yours"

The tree is just adorable!

 The owl is so cute!

Thank you for joining me. Your next stop on the hop is with cricutaddicted!

I wish you a lovely, blessed and crafty day!

Here is the entire blog list:

1. RockinRenee - I came, I saw, I created.
2. HappyScrapper64 - Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
3. gonescrappin - Col's Creative Corner
4. Hrvatica  - Croation Crafter
5. Scootingranny - Scootingranny's World
6. MamaC - Carolyn's Creative Corner
7. Greenie8705 - Gina Beana's Crafts
8. MariaJ - Stamp, Cut, Create!
9. Di&Co - Creating Is Like Breathing
10. Dragonfly50 - Designs by Dragonfly
11. TiffysMom - Angie's Paper Passion
12. *Violette* - Whimsical Treasures 
13. cricutaddicted - ScrappingForMoreFun <<< GO HERE NEXT!!
14. LoriSjogren - The Singing Shell
15. Scrapalette - Around the Block with Scrapalette


Sara Andrews said...

Adorable Valentines!!

And way to jump right in. I can't wait to see more. :)

Brenda said...

Very cute Valentines!

Carolyn Lineberger said...

How adorable! Thank you for all the detailed instruction, too! Great project for a blog hop!

Lori said...

The Valentines are just too cute!

Gina Greenawalt said...

Very Cute! I love that owl :)

Diane said...

Your Valentines turned out so cute!


Sis Patterson said...

Darling - love the colors and that smiling tree!!!!

scootingranny said...

Great project for the kids to complete...makes them feel a big part of the creation for their teachers. And that tree is just too cute!

D- said...

Those are so cute. I bet they will have a wonderful time putting the Valentine's together.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Your blog hop sister,
Dragonfly50 (MB)

barbarastewart1 said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you made this ALL look so FUN.

Hrvatica said...

Cute, cute, cute. These Valentines made me smile.

Francine said...

Adorable little Valentines for the kiddos!

Merrie said...

Too cute. I have cut that owl before, but not the tree. I love it! Will have to look at that booklet again. TFS- hopping on.

Cocoa's Mom said...

That IS a cute owl! Will you post the cards when they are made? I'd love to see them. TFS : ) Christine

Kim M. said...

Those are going to make some mighty cute cards - lucky teachers!

Lisa B said...

Super cute valentine's! I've been holding off on getting the CAC2 cart but now I may have to get it just to have that adorable tree.

cdm317 said...

It has been wonderful hoping with you today! I just adore your valentines! They are really adorable. Thank you so much for the great instructions. I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations. I wanted to follow you, but I couldn't find a followers button. :(

Marty said...

Cute Cute Cute! Your kids will love giving them to their teachers.

Cind A said...

Adorable! I am sure the teachers are going to love it!

Threadbear said...

Your Valentine cuts are adorable!!

Pam said...

The cuts are too cute!!

Maria said...

Beautiful project!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

You did a wonderful job for your first blog hop! Your owl is so precious and cute!

Maria said...

Cute Valentines! Congrats on your first blog hop!

RockinRenee said...

Your elements are just ADORABLE! Thank you for your detailed instructions with pics. And thank you for joining the blog hop and sharing your creativity.