More love…

A little bit more LOVE…
I know Valentine’s Day has come and gone
and you thought you had seen the last of the HEARTS all 
over the place, well… almost have! I saved one of my special creations
 for this week on purpose so that I may share it here @ the Crafty Card Gallery.
I can not take credit for the idea behind this Valentine Shadow box.  
That goes to Debbie Moczek my Fabulous Stampin Up Consultant.
 The only thing I can take credit for is the work and the arrangement of the squares. 
 Although, I did make a few of my squares different then the original design.
Sorry for the glare on the photo!
This was sooooo much fun to put together and she made it so easy too!
I gave it to my dear hubby for Valentine’s Day and
 then asked him if I could please hang it up in my studio!  LOL
 I know…what an Indian giver……
but, I thought it would look really nice in there!
Tee Hee!
All products used were Stampin Up!
If you have any questions at all…don’t hesitate to ask!
Have a remarkable day!

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Crafty Card Gallery Blog!!!
I’m pleased to be part of the Operation Write Home “Be My Valentine” Blog Hop.

As you probably already know, Operation Write Home is a great organization that sends handmade cards to the troops so they can keep in touch with their families.  
If you’d like to send cards to Operation Write Home, Valentines Day cards have to be submitted by January 7th. As an added incentive to send Valentines Day cards – check out this link  Archway will send cookies to the troops too!  YUM!  It’s too late to send Christmas cards for this year.  Please be sure to vote for Operation Write Home in JoAnn’s contest – they could win $50,000!!!   You can only vote once per day.
Now on to my Valentines day card:
Front, card closed

Inside of card – side panels were left blank to leave room to write
Card from the back so you can see the folds & the paper covering the ribbon
This was sort of difficult to do for the initial card, but now that I’ve done one, I think it would be easier to mass produce.  I used my Gypsy & Cricut to cut out the shape. (I welded 4 hearts together).  I then cut out the different pieces of paper by hand (I cut a template with the Cricut) so that I could have the right paper pattern portion show.  I used paper, bling and stickers from Bo Bunny, as well as some colored cardstock & ribbon.  I love the little birds in this paper!  I put a magnet in the ribbon so that the recipient wouldn’t have to re-tie it (I always have a hard time tying bows!)
Here’s a video of the card opening & re-closing, if you’d like to watch it:

And in case I couldn’t get this card to work, I had thought up a “backup card”.  I got the free digi from Julietk Blog, used Bo Bunny paper as a background, used a Stampin up border punch on the red paper, and used Bo Bunny bling.  I colored the cats with Stampin Up Watercolor Wonders.  I thought the image of the two cats was just adorable.
Bonus!!!  BLOG CANDY!!!
Leave a comment below for a chance to be entered to win some blog candy!  There will be 2 prizes, and I will select the winners randomly on Monday night 11/15.
1) A Bite Size Body Guide – a diet & fitness journal for women 
2) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery app for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

I am also having a giveaway on my blog & facebook page, so you can check those out below for a chance to win a $20 Oh My Crafts or gift card…
Good Luck to you!!!
So you came to visit me from Pat at PatQ Cards
And now you’re off to visit Debbie at the Paper Garden
Thanks so much for visiting and making my first blog hop so fun!!!
Please come by again soon!