Saturday, February 4, 2012

All Aboard!! It's the TICKET TO LOVE Blog Hop, February 4-5

Hello my precious Valentines...

... and welcome to the "Ticket To Love" Blog Hop, hosted by the very lovely Lissa Marie at www.somanycrafts.com

This is Lissa Marie's first time hosting a blog hop, so please be sure to visit her blog to show her some LVE!

Here is the card I created for this Blog Hop ...

To create this card, I used my Cheery Lynn Designs new "Sophie's Heart" die as the background.  I removed the center of the die cut for this card to add emphasis to Cupid. (Don't be afraid to snip out portions of the die cuts ... not the die! ... if they don't quite work for you.)  I cut the Cupid using Cricut's Sweethearts cartridge, at 4".  I created the ticket (in keeping with the Hop theme!) using an old clear stamp by Autumn Leaves. I pop-dotted Cupid, and used super-thick dots to give the ticket even more lift. A grosgrain dotted bow, and a few dollops of Stickles and this card is ready for giving!
Did you miss the other "Ticket" card I also made? 

This one I meant to save for this hop, but inadvertently posted it early, for Ashley's weekly "Clean and Simple" Sunday card challenge. (You may have hopped over from Ashley's blog as she and I enjoy hopping together. If you just happened upon my site, be sure to go back to the beginning at Lissa Marie and then on to Ashley....)


  1. Plain black and white swirled paper, from stash ...
  2. Punch five hearts (one black, one white, 2 pink, one red). 
  3. Cut a deep V in the black heart, to resemble a jacket, and line it in the white heart; cut a shallower V in the red heart that's been embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.
  4. Stack two pink hearts to resemble a blouse with collar, and line the red heart.
  5. Knot a scrap piece of ribbon and glue on for man's tie; add a pearl embellishment for woman's dress.
  6. Mount hearts using foam dots, on white cardstock (lined with black) that's been stamped with sentiment. S
  7. tamp ticket sentiment on white card stock; trim and punch corners to resemble ticket.
  8. Tah-dahhh, done -- 10 minutes!

Before you go on to the next stop, how 'bout a taste of BLOG CANDY!?  I have a scrumptious border die by Cheery Lynn Designs that was generously donated to me by one of my favorite vendors, Happy Scrappy LLC. They sell Cheery Lynn and soon will add Spellbinders dies to their inventory, all at terrific discount.

TO WIN my Blog Candy:

1.  Follow this blog, and let me know you do in your comment, please. Also, leave me a way to be in touch with you when you win!

2.  In your comment here, tell me the one romantic thing you WISH your Significant Other would do for you this Valentine's Day.

Until tomorrow then ... HOP over to JEN BLUE, your next stop in the TICKET TO LOVE HOP!

18 comments:

jengd said...

Great cards Ellen! I particularly love what you did with those 2 "dressed" hearts! As for Val... I'd love it if Mr. found us a babysitter and took me to dinner. Nothing fancy- a brick oven pizza place or... ohh... always wanted to try The Melting Pot...

somanycrafts.com said...

What a wonderful post! I love your projects! How sweet of you, thank you for being in the hop with me. This has been a fun crazy week! I really do love those cards too!

jessica said...

What a beautiful card!! I love your cards!! Both are so stunning and loving the tickets!
TFS
To answer your questions...I always love it when my husband surprises me with flowers but what I wish he would do this year is come into my crafty area and make me a card :)
He is so supportive of my crafting and I love when he comes and plays with my stamps with me.
Thanks for sharing!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Anita said...

I love your cards---especially the tickets.
Hugs, Anita

scrapaholicjen said...

Love both of your cards! I would love it if my hubby would hire a babysitter and cleaning lady, then take me out to dinner. Especially the cleaning lady part :-)
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Sam Pirkle said...

Your card are sooo cute. The little hearts are my favorite. Thanks for joining our hop.I would love it if my husband would suprise me by making me dinner instead of going out to eat on valentine's day...

Beckie said...

Outstanding talent you've been given Cardmonkey ;0) I want flowers sent to me at work.

Be blessed, Beckie

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love both of your Cards! Just Gorgeous! I know that this isn't Romantic to anyone else. But I would Love for my Husband to clean the House. Nothing would make me Happier. I'm already a follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to win. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

Lara said...

I love your cards! My favorite thing for Valentine's is how my Fiancee makes me feel totally special, like I am the only one in the room. He is so romantic! I do hope I get some flowers! Hope you have a romantic day! lclass003atgmaildotcom

Judy said...

You always make such special, pretty cards and I always love them :-) These two are both great! I have a very romantic hubby and he is so good about making every day romantic. I know I will great a wonderful home made dinner:-) I am a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

Ashley Nicole said...

Love the cupid card. Very pretty! And of course I love the second card. I'm so happy you were able to be a guest designer for me :) As always I enjoyed hopping with you.
Ashley
http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Glennis said...

Great cards!
Having dinner cooked for me would be a real treat

Glennis said...

Sorry forgot to say that I am already a follower

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Karen Y said...

Awesome cards, I really love the second one. I am hoping my boyfriend and I will get a date night(just us) this Valentine's week.

Karen
countrygirlin_md at yahoo dot com
karenscreativeramblings.blogspot.com

Liz said...

If I had a loved one to share Valentines Day with I would happy just having a nice romantic dinner and just spending time together :)

xoxo,
Liz
beautydecade@gmail.com

Jeannie said...
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Linh C. said...

I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day ever since middle school when there was so much peer pressure of who's receiving a Valentine flower/card/candy and from whom. One thing my hubby can do for me this Valentine's Day is to get me a gift card to a day spa. :)

I'm a follower.
chinlai(at)bellsouth(dot)net