Blog Blitz! Vintage Valentines
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  I absolutely love hot air balloons, vintage postcards, and Valentine's Day!  For this card, I got to combine all three and I'm excited to share how I did these cards in the video below.

The brand new Hot Air Balloons are very fun and versatile dies. They are a great size to work with and the large one can even be a stand-alone focal point if one wanted.  I used the larger one from the set, masked off panels so I could color them individually, and added a little surprise addition to the balloon...  a decorative heart border complete with stitching! I used the Stitched Heart Curve die to do this and was so pleased with how the curve lined up perfectly.

Gold thread was used prior to inlaying the hearts to add some balloon strings, and a coat of glossy accents isn't necessarily vintage, but I just couldn't resist.

Nuvo drops were used to create a basket full of greenery and flowers. 


There was no way I could leave out the incredible Swirled Love die, and so a second card was made.  These sentiment die scripts are incredible.

In my video, I'll also show some fun vintage postcards I found at an auction recently. So much fun!  


Notice below, the frame is slightly crooked.  I actually left it this way on purpose.  Vintage postcards have very "handmade" imperfections in them, which adds for a lot of fun embracing "mistakes" that I would normally not use.  What IS perfect, however, is the incredible Be My Valentine Postcard Script die - I just love this!  


To leave the oval area clear of the embossing folder impression, I used an oval embossing diffuser plate.  This also allowed me to keep the card background to a single layer.


Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment to win the brand new set of HOT AIR BALLOONS! The blog blitz runs from January 8-30, 2018. We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time.  To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter.   To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE.   One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST February 1 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will announced on this blog on February 3. Good Luck!  And LEAVE A COMMENT!! :)

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C'est super jolie !!! J'adore !

Two beautiful cards...and I just love your air balloons!

Gorgeous cards with that lovely vintage feel! Love those balloons! xxx

Gorgeous vintage style card. I love how you've used the the gold thread with this lovely die. xx

These are perfectly vintage and so stunning! I love the heart shaped brads and gold ropes you've added. Truly such a clever and beautiful design!

love your card.
love the background and the colours you used.

I guess I should have watched the video before commenting as I thought that you used heart shaped brads. I now see you used a die cut which is so incredibly genius! I so wish I could replicate these cards for my vintage loving friends. Thanks for the inspiration!

This is just stunning - so much attention to detail. Just gorgeous - and Poppystamps makes the cutest hot air balloon dies!

HOW WONDERFUL! I LOOOOOOVE VINTAGE! It is NICE to see others that like Vintage too! ;) You did a WONDERFUL JOB on your card, Jennifer! LOOOOVE that little Hot Air Balloon & HOW NICE that the Stitched Heart Die goes SO WELL with it! I LOOOOVE ALL of the little touches you added to your card! From the Gold Thread to the yes, even the glossy accents! ;) SUPER JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oooh adorable ...love those hearts especially and what to say about the new release...each die is gorgeous

These are wonderful, I love your design - very clever with the little hearts! Great colours, and a fantastically put together card! Thanks s much for sharing and inspiring!

Wow que hermosura me encanto todo los Die que usaste el resultado muy Bello.

Wow, this is simply fabulous and truly looks like an old postcard. My Dad used to collect covers, which were used postcards that had the stamp cancelled. These are perfection!

Beautiful vintage inspiring cards, thank you for all the tips and for making your video! I would love to create with these hot air balloons!

Love your sweet card...that vintage look is so beautiful.

You've created a stunningly beautiful card with lots of detail. Fabulous job!

Such a lovely card in all it's vintageness : )

Lovely vintage cards!!

Wooo me super encanta la tarjeta tan romántica

I love the vintage feel of this Beautiful card!!!

This is stunning! I Absolutely love everything about this card. Perfect for Valentines. Love this!
Thank you for the inspiration! :)

Great cards! Love the new dies!

Gorgeous cards. Love the hearts and threads you added to the balloon. HUgz

Gorgeous cards!
Love the stitching
on them.
Carla from Utah

Really love the "Be My Valentine" die!!!

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