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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Friday, 9 December 2011

SOG Valentine Release Hop

Get ready to feel the love with this BRAND NEW clear stamp release from Some Odd Girl. This release not only has some fun new stamp sets but we’ll also be debuting a new fun size set you’ll love!

Welcome to our Valentine's Release Hop! 

I know it may be cold outside and where you are the ground might be covered in snow.. but we're out to warm your heart with a release that will make you want to pinch cheeks and give free hugs to strangers and family alike! Heehee :) 

I wanna introduce ya to..


Check out his expression. Such a cutie, and oh so happy to be giving his linked hearts to someone! I have used four of the six stamps from this set to create my card. Let me talk you through it. I've used some gorgeous dark brown/ kraftish coloured cardstock from my local craft shop for my card base along side some gorgeous MME papers from the Paris and Co collection. Yum.

I have used one of the sentiment stamps from the set as well as the little heart to layer it up. Too cute. I have cut my sentiment strip into a banner for some added interest. The patterned paper base has been stamped with the stripey heart in opposite corners - again for some added interest. Sets like these are great as everything ties together.

Have you seen the colour of that cardstock? It's just scrummy. Gonna have to come up with my own name for it! LOL. Here you can see where I've used the little heart from the set to add some details around the edges of my image panel.

Here is a close up of the bunch of embellishments I used. Some American Crafts buttons, some WOC flowers and a few brads, a mixture of Basic Grey and WOC. :) So cool. I ran my blue seam binding through my Frayed Burlap DI ink pad to help it tie in with the colour combo and tied some navy blue bakers twine around the knot.

Want a little sneak at the rest of the release that you can start ordering on Monday? Then hop around the Odd Girls' blogs and see what treats they have in store for ya!!

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You can hop thru Sunday December 11th (midnight EST). I don't want to give too much away BUT make sure to comment at every stop because then you'll be entered to win a stamp set from the new release! We'll be giving away 1 of every set and announcing the winners all next week when the stamp sets are revealed.

 I'd like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
× Little Miss Muffet - Buttons and Ribbons

Cardstock: Papercuts - Woodgrain (that's the colour I'm calling it anyway)
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye - Paris and Co
Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Valentines '11 Clear Release - Lovey Tobie
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; DI - Frayed Burlap; SU! - Melon Mambo
Colour: Copics and ProMarkers - E000, E00, E01, E11, R30, R20, E02, E55, E57, E59, Turquoise, Marine, Petrol Blue, Cocoa, Henna, Walnut, E30, E31
Embellishments: American Crafts Elements Buttons - Powder; WOC - Mocha Cherry Blossom, blue aster daisy, 10mm cream rose, moonstone brads; Basic Grey - Max and Whiskers glazed brad; snowflake style spacer
Tools: SU! 1 1/4" square punch
Dies: Nesties - Curved Rectangles
Misc: brown fineliner

Enjoy the rest of your Friday. :)


  1. Lou - this is SUPER adorable - I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you've paper pieced the hearts! They are perfect and your flowers and embellishments are gorgeous!

  2. FABULOUS!! Love your papers, embellies, buttons, this new image!!

  3. Oh goodness gracious, how adoooorable is that? I am loving it! :D

  4. Toby is so cute,great card. Love the colors.

  5. aww I so love it...he is so adorable.. great card.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. That is such a cute card! I love the stamp and your coloring, so sweet! Gonna hop along now on the blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

  7. Oh Lou.. I just LOVE how you colored in the background behind Tobie!! he sure is a handsome little guy.. what a great stamp!!! Your card is filled to the brim with great details, I could look at it forever. :)

  8. Such a handsome guy!!! Your shapes and button accents are fantastic!

  9. So cute Lou!! It's perfect for a boy to give a girl on Valentine's Day or any day for that matter. Those colors are great!

  10. What a great card. I am loving the embellishments for sure! Nice job.

  11. Love this handsome Toby! You really did a great job on this card... love all the embellies too!

  12. I like to see some boy stamps!!


  13. he is adorable.. love your cloud background and the "boyish", yet girly in a way colors... the little splash of yellow in the flowers really pops.. thanks for sharing..

  14. Lovely card in beautiful colours!

  15. Awesome card! I love the colours and the bling.

  16. I love Tobie..so great to see a Valentine ones! Fab job. Olivia

  17. Your card is so fantastic and the image is so great.

    Hugs, Uta

  18. Awww.. too sweet! LOVE Tobie!!
    Love this card too - awesome LO!

  19. How cute is Tobey!! Great job, Lou! xx

  20. Lou, fabulous card! Love the colours you used and your colouring is FAB! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Awww, Tobie is so grown up and in love! Such a cute card, love all the littl details!

  22. LOU! You've totally ROCKED this set out so thoroughly! Way to use it all! Your Tobie is awesome so hushes from you! :) HUGS!

  23. Oh now this is super gorgeous!! I love him, too cute! And your card is adorable with the embellishments in all the right places! Hope I'm not getting lost...hop...hop... :D

    xx Tracey xx

  24. Wow, Lou - I love EVERYTHING about your card!!! Off to keep hopping.....right into my 35th year (it's my birthday on the 11th!) Hugs, Marie xx

  25. LOOOOOOUUUU!! You so rocked this card!! I love him....he reminds me of my son! Hugs, Rosie

  26. Cute stamp and I love the tones on the seam binding. Great job!!

  27. Oh Lou, this card is positively adorable! Your coloring of little Tobie is amazing, he's so super sweet! Love it! :)

  28. OMG, I am loving this stamp and your card! Fab gray clouds and group of embellies!

  29. Very nice card. I love all the details and the boy is super cute. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

  30. Very cute card.

  31. What a dream-boat that Tobie is. Great job!

  32. U know I lurve boy cards and this is one for the books girl!@ I adore you talent with backgrounds, coloring and pulling a card together to look just "so"! So perfect! So wonderful! So bright and cheery! Perfect way to place the sentiment! Thanks for making me smile!

  33. So many details, it looks like you spent a ton of time making the card. Looks good.

  34. Love some Tobie! What a cute stamp and card.

  35. O´Boy what a goegeous card.
    Great papers and I love your clouds on the image.

  36. Toby is adorable - gorgeous dude card!

  37. Oh Tobie!!
    Your card is amazing! Love all the details

  38. oh my word! This card is awesome!!

  39. Cool card love the layout and the image is fab. Gemma x

  40. Love your embellishments! And Tobie too, awesome colors!

  41. Love a guy who's not afraid to show his feelings! Toby's adorable and so is your card!


  42. Love the boyish colours for an otherwise pink/red occasion :-)
    Cool idea to paper-piece the hearts TFS :-)

  43. Wonderful stamp and even better card! Excited for the new release!

  44. Adorable card Lou!!
    Great paper piecing.
    Jess M :)

  45. i love this, lou1!! you are incredibly talented. each of your cards leaves me yearning for more!!!

  46. Lou, this is so cool card...love all details you made...
    Tobie oh Tobie...you're looks so cool and romantic.



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