Saturday, January 29, 2011

A 3-D Valentine Project


Hello!  Today is a very special day at Our Creative Corner.  We are excited to welcome five talented new designers to our team and today is their very first challenge.  Our wonderful host, Wendy Jensen, has challenged us to make a 3-D Valentine project.  Oh my, what to make?  I'm really fresh out of project ideas.  And for Valentine's Day, I wanted to do something vintage.  Finally I decided on a very Victorian style Valentine's greeting with this cone shaped "envelope" and a tag type greeting tucked inside.  I have to say that this design is not my original idea.  I saw these at Christmas on Anne's Paper Fun and thought the cone-shaped "envelope" would work great for a Valentine.  


To make this, I started with an 8" heart shaped doily, traced it on to a sheet of K&Co. designer paper and cut it out, giving me two hearts of the same size.  I made a tri-fold out of them and then took a 6" heart shaped doily and stamped the Classified Ads background stamp from Whimsey Stamps on it.  Then it was misted with my homemade Vintage Photo glimmer mist and when dry, it was wrapped around the two larger folded hearts.  I threaded a piece of shabby seam binding through the holes around the top of the smaller heart and added a toile piece stamped from Gentler Times (SU retired) colored with Copics.  A sweet vintage cupid was added to the front as well as a handmade flower made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and a vintage style SU brad.  


A little pull-out tag type greeting was made for the inside featuring another vintage Valentine image, cut with a Spellbinders heart and adorned with several pieces of ribbon and lace.  The sentiment is from SU's Holiday Best set.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.  I hope you will stop by the blogs of all our new designers and wish them well.  We have a lot of cute Valentine's projects to share with you so be sure to stop by the OCC blog too.  



Challenges Entered:
Sugar Creek Hollow - Sweet Vintage Valentine
Tag Tuesday Challenge - Valentines
Creative Cottage Challenge - Shaped Cards
Charisma Cardz - Valentines/Love
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Trifold Card with a Tag Insert
Meljen's - Put Your Heart on It
If the Shoe Fits - Anything Goes - Except a Card
Crazy4Challenges - Vintage or Shabby
J.U.G.S. - Handmade Flowers
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - A Valentine Card
Soartful Challenges - Victorian Romance

57 comments:

Sian said...

Stunning creation, it's really beautiful, gorgeous lace and images .... very romantic.
Have a lovely weekend
big hugs

bearkis said...

Романтични,с великолепна изтънченост!!!Моите поздравления!!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Adorable.

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

This is one of your pretties creations ever Linda...it's stunning!

Have a great weekend!

Abby

Sue C said...

This is beautiful Linda, I do love how you do vintage so well, it's just gorgeous. Sue C x

Vicki said...

This is just stunning Linda, I just love how vintage it looks! The vintage valentine images go so well with that stamp from the Holiday Best!!!

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous creation. Annette x

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This is very pretty and you hit the vintage mark to perfection.

Suzi said...

You've done it again Linda, this is a masterpiece of a creation. I love love love your style. Mwaa..h
Suzi xx

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

This is absolute perfection! The kind of Valentine we all want to find in our mailboxes! Thanks for sharing it at Tag Tuesday

lindyloo said...

Stunning creation hun beautiful lace very vintage thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you again at the next challenge hugs linda x

Basslady said...

this is so brilliant and wonderful!

a fantastic inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Crafty_Fairie said...

This project is stunning thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Kerry

Nancy said...

A sensational project, Linda!! I love all of the little touches you added!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at SCH!!!

Heide said...

When I saw this earlier I know you had to enter this in the SCH challenge! What a beautiful Valentine. Thanks so much for joining us this week with your beautiful card.
Hugs, Heide
SCH DT

Sarah said...

I love all of the vintage goodness that you have included in this gorgeous project.

Donna Moore said...

Hi Linda! It is so wonderful to see you have joined us this week! Your creation is purely stunning! I am off to Ben Franklin Monday to see if I can find the 8" hearts. I absolutely adore this Victorian vintage look and you have raised the notch up even higher for those of us who attempt this look! Gorgeous!!
donna
SCH design team

coldwaters2 said...

This is one absolutely stunning creation Linda, I have really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful detail
Hugs
Lorraine x

Linda R. said...

Oh MY Goodness.. This is sooo pretty.. I love the vintage vibe this has.. Perfect for Tag Tuesdays challenge..

Joseline said...

Stunning Linda!! This is just the greatest!! I might have to make a few of these myself. I have a lot of ladies at church to thank for providing my family meals this week. This is a perfect Valentine's gift.

Sherry Goodloe said...

these are just BEAUTIFUL! thanks for sharing :)

Zeffy said...

wow Linda what an origianl idea,love it ,its so romantic and not that boring red and white...LOVEly

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous project. Thank you for joining CRAFT this week.

Nikki x
GDT for CRAFT for January

Elwa said...

Just adorable!

Maria Levine said...

Oh so pretty! Love the vintage style card! Nice job! Thanks for playing along with Just US Girls this week.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

How fantastically vintage! I love all of your colors and those printed papers are gorgeous! The images you chose are so sweet and I love the little pull out heart with all of its fabric ribbons. This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us again at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope you keep playing. Your work is fabulous!
Renee
SCH DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful vintage! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

nessy said...

wow!! stunning ~beautiful lace and image ~pure vintage!!
vanessa xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh wow, this stunning and so creative too! You did an absolutely amazing job!

ƸӜƷ...x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

Becky said...

What a stunning vintage card. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Lori said...

Wow, Linda, you really outdid yourself on this one! Love it, the vintage feel is just wonderful! Reminds me of the great old Valentine's from the '30's and '40's!

The Altered Paper said...

Very elegant and pretty!

almondeyez2000 said...

OMG! This is absolutely stunning! You should have entered this for publication, lol. Love it! My address is ...just kidding, lol. Thanks for joining us at "The Shoe" this week!

-Tanisha

kelly said...

stunning.Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.
Kelly GD for jan.

Sarah Gough said...

Love the angel image and matching tag, so sweet!

sharon said...

What a stunning project. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Kristin Bueter said...

This is such a pretty Valentine project! Love the vintage look...especially your dimensional bloom ♥

Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

Anne said...

Beautiful vintage project!

Jen said...

This is just so beautiful!! I love seeing your projects!!

Virgo5 said...

WOW! Beautiful vintage Valentine, I loe it!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Conniecrafter said...

so sweet, I love it!

Sandy Davis said...

this is so beautiful

Craftyanny said...

fabulous creation, love it
Thanks for joining us this week on Creative Cottage
Anne x

Primitive Paper said...

Linda, as always, I adore your work!! You have the midas touch when it comes to vintage inspiration. So happy to have you play our challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope you can join us again next week!!! Blessings to you and happy crafting! Tracy, Owner--Sugar Creek Hollow
PS...love the blog facelift, very nice touch.

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful and gorgeous! You did an amazing job. so very pretty!

marsha said...

Linda, this is just so sensational! Love the vintage images, the lace - EVERYTHING! I can't find enough words to express how much I love this. Visiting your blog is just a real treat! And, almost forgot to thank you for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow challenge! Hope you will join us again next week too!
Hugs,
Marsha
SCH-DT

Hellemor said...

This is a gorgerous tag. Love the shape. Great work.

KarenB said...

Hi Linda, this is just amazing. What a fabulous and inspirational piece.

Lori Rider said...

Linda, this is beautiful - the Victorian style is gorgeous! You have such a flair with texture. I always love to see what you're working with and it's always fabulous!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fun card. Simply divine as always! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
Denise
PCDT

itsallaboutstamping said...

Holy cow, Linda! Doesn't look like you need another comment! I'm going to anyway! Ha! This has you written all over it!! It's gorgeous! I love the large photo so that we can see all the fine details. I really love the little tag too! Thanks for all you're doing for the team! I appreciate it. I do need to give you a hard time about how many different ways you've (mis)spelled my name this month even though I went back and corrected the posts a couple times! It's all good! I still love you! Bravo on the project!

Lauretta See said...

just stunning beautiful!! Great Job Linda ;) Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Meljens. Hope you will come and see the blog hop we have starting today ;) HUGS X

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the vintage elements in your project- very pretty!

lesleyworth said...

OH MY WORD! amazing...gorgeous...fabulous! can't say enough about your art! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Shoe!

Jeanette said...

This is one of the most beautiful pieces that I've seen a long time. I'm so glad that you found us at Soartful. Please share your lovely work with us often.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! Great vintage effects.

Sharon Basel said...

Linda your work is always just magnificent and an inspiration to me. This is no exception and it's a perfect example of vintage style. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week. We hope you'll come back and join us again next time too!
Sharon, SCH-DT

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