Valentine's blog blitz - Love & Hugs
by Tina Wilstrup


Happy new year, Poppy fans! We are continuing our valentine's blog blitz and I'm sharing 2 cards today showcasing the beautiful Grid heart frame die. Although the Danish flourists have long adapted the valentine's tradition, I myself have not. So instead I made cards of love and hugs.

For the first card I ink blended a background with pink oxide inks and cut the frame 4 times from white cardstock. I layered the frames and glued them on top of the pink base.

I cut and colored the Whittle panda. To avoid getting my black marker all over the panda I placed a piece of cardstock behind the eye.

I cut the envelope, heart tag and love outline letters from white cardstock - the shadow from black cardstock. I ink blended the tag and also the little cut out heart. I stamped the sentiments and tugged the panda into the envelope so it looks like he's holding the tag.

Both the envelope and love outline are popped up with craft foam and the panda itself is popped up as well. I ran over the tiny heart...

... as well as the letters with a clear sparkle pen and then glossy accents for a shiny dimensional look. Isn't it pretty!?

For a final touch I added some clear sequins.


The other card is all about hedge-hugs. Here I also ink blended the base with oxide inks but this time I threw in a little purple as well.

I cut and colored the Whittle hedgehog. Once again I stuck a piece of cardstock behind the ear to ensure not getting my light and dark colors mixed.

I left the hugs heart white but popped it up and backed it with a piece of cardstock inked with the same color as the base.

Although the light makes it a little hard to see the Grid heart frame is heat embossed with a pretty soft pink and sparkly embossing powder. Sooo gorgeous!

And here's the finished card. I hope I have inspired you. But wait... the best is yet to come! You could win the Grid heart frame used on these cards.

The Valentine's release blog blitz runs from January 3-14 . 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 a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST January 19 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on January 21.

For a SECOND chance to win this die AND ONE FOR A FRIEND...
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One comment per post will be selected by random number generator.  The winners will be posted on each Instagram post on January 21.  The COMMENTER and the FRIEND THEY TAGGED on the post will BOTH receive the prize for that post!  Only one Instagram prize per person per Blog Blitz.

So PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT!   (You have to comment to win!!!)  Your kind words always make me SMILE! 







OMG!! Your cards are AWESOME!! I LOVE them!!

Tina, your cards are fabulous!!!

Your cards are just so cute, and I love this die!

Cuteness overload alert! Adore your creative designs Tina!

Wow! These cards are so fun and adorable! I love the hedgie and the panda poking out of the hearts! Such a great idea!!

They are super adorable love cards!! I love everything on them!

Ooohhhhh..... Such lovely cards!!!!! Great use of all the dies and I'm just in LOVE with the supercute Whittle hedgehog and panda!!!! ADORABLE!!! Such great design!!! Love LOVE heart is delightful too and so versatile!!
Thanks for sharing these sweeties!!!

Love the Whittles very much - your layouts are adorable using them! TFS

Love this die! I love how you colored the critters! Darling cards!

Those are very sweet and happy cards. I just love them!

SQUEAL!! How SWEET are these Cards!!?? I LOVE them BOTH!! The addition of those lil' critters just make them SHINE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Awww!!! I'm melting down for the cuteness of these cards!!!

Aww these are so sweet!! Love the frame die! :)

Great cards! Thanks for your detailed directions. These cards will delight their recipients!

These are just precious!! I am in love with the animals and how you colored them.

These are absolutely beautiful! Love all the detail!

Love the hedgehog!

The grid heart die is beautiful!! It makes a card extra special

Super cute and sweet projects!!

Love the cute panda and porcupine! I especially love that little mini envelope die! Pretty cards!

Oh these are adorable. Love that background die.

What adorable cards! Love the heart die.

Perfect for the kiddos and the young at heart!

Adorable Valentine cards! I love the Whittle Panda and Whittle Hedgie! Pretty backgrounds with the Grid Heart Frame Die!

Absolutely adorable and so very pretty...especially loving the panda x

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