Monday, January 21, 2013

Crafty Secrets Valentine

Happy Monday my friends!
This weekend I had a lot of fun playing with the Vintage Valentine Digital Kit from Crafty Secrets. (I have 3 projects to share with you.  Grab a comfy seat and a beverage ... I'll be a quick as I can!

 The papers and images are beautiful and the images reminded me so much of the Valentine's we used to hand out as kids on Valentine's Day in grade school.  Check it out ... you'll know what I mean!  
(That is if you were alive in the 1950's & 60's, LOL!)

 Isn't this paper gorgeous?  And the wonderful thing is that these pieces are all DIGITAL.  That means you can print it for the proper size on a small card, a large card, a 3d project ... what ever your project requires.

I love doing fancy fold cards and I saw this one done by Joanne over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I wanted to be able to use  a lot of the beautiful papers/images so this size worked perfectly.   The only items on this card that are NOT Crafty secrets are the Glittery Heart (RAK), pink brad, pink ribbon and the mulberry flower came from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 Here's a little closer view of the inside of my card and the rose.  SU Crystal Effects was used on the rose for dimension.  Of course a bit of fussy cutting was required after printing too!

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Here's a second creation made using the same kit.

The background paper, sentiment and corner treatment were all done on the computer in Word using this fabulous Vintage Valentine Digital Kit.   I've added SU Crystal Effect to the corner treatment for added dimension and a little ribbon treatment.  Very EASY PEASY!
Here's a peek at the inside of my card.
(Trying to stay true to my New Years Resolution to finish the inside of my cards!)

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The last creation I have to share with you today is a Valentine Goodie Canister made from an empty Crystal Lite container.  Perfect for holding Hershey Kisses (or your favorite candy) to give hubby for Valentine's Day.

A touch of 1/4" red satin ribbon & a sparkly heart were the perfect embellishment to showcase this ADORABLE Valentine.  My musical background paper was also printed from this kit.  This entire project took me about 15 minutes ... including printing!  So Easy and So Adorable!

Other challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Girls, Girls, Girls (2nd entry)
 The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Avadares Challenge - Valentine's Day or Love
Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything But A Card (Hershey Kiss Canister)
Frosted Designs - Give a Gift (Hershey Kiss Canister)
Stampin' for the Weekend - Something Girlie
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Love/Romance/Anniversary
 DRS Designs - TriFold Card
Artistic Inspirations - More than one fold
 Lady Anne's Challenge -Anything Goes
Card Mania - So Girly
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Tickled Pink
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Flowers
Created with Love - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Anything Goes with Pink & Bling
Lexi's Creations - Fancy Folds
Stamp and Create - Love
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Red and/or Hearts
Victorine Stamps - Valentines/ Red, White & Pink

You will want to be sure and take a peek at all the AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL products Crafty Secrets has available in their stores.  And if you love VINTAGE like I do ... this company is a MUST!!!

For your convenience, here are their links:
and you can find them HERE on Pinterest!

Thanks SO MUCH for taking time out of your busy day to take a peek at my creations and for your kind words!  It is your kindness & encouragement that keeps me inspired to create every day!
Enjoy your week and as always . . .
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  1. Beautiful creations Darlene. Love the vintage themes and beautiful colouring with gorgeous designs.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    1. Great vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Avadares for this challenge.
      Margaret, DT

  2. wow, this is such a gorgeous card. Love the fold and all the details. That rose is amazing! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs.

  3. Fabulous fold and lovely design. I love your shiny accents. The candy jar is darling too.

    Thanks for joining us at Avadares Challenge blog this month.

    Blessing hugs,

  4. Wonderful valentines card, thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  5. wow stunning love this . Thanks for sharing at osaat . Hugs Trisha x

  6. What a lovely Valentine! Your card is exactly how a Valentine should look! Love the image on your candy jar too.

  7. These are gorgeous Darlene - wonderful inspiration for Valentine's Day! I love that altered container! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Fabulous creations my dear Darlene:)
    The vintage style is very elegant:)

  9. All wonderful projects, beautifully made. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  10. Hi Darlene, You have some gorgeous creations here, so lovely, thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  11. WOW just love these creations very much! so delicate & adorable!

  12. Wow Dar, digital never looked so good, these are stunning.....I wish I could get the hang of using digital better, I got a new printer for Christmas, but am terrified to "hook it up" with all my computer issues I have had the last few weeks...but you just might have given me the "nudge" I need...have a great day my friend...its 3 degrees here this morning!!

  13. Beautiful, beautiful Vintage Valentine Cards! The candy jar is very pretty too and a doable project. Northern Illinois has -1 at 10 a.m.

  14. Fabulous card! I love the design of it! And also the canister is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck and hope you'll join us again with our next challenge too! Hugs, Ani

  15. Back with my dt hat on. This is beautiful. Love the vintage feel and beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  16. Wonderful projects Darlene and love the vintage style. Great fold to your card too! Thanks for sharing your "Fancy Folds" at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  17. Darlene, love this beautiful vintage card you created! Love the pretty background and all the elements you added. Great design! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's this month! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  18. Stunning projects you have made with the new kit, I like all of them, fabulous fold too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  19. Your cards are beautiful!!! LOVE your candy canister!!! The paper you used is just darling!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

  20. I love how the crystal effects looks on the rose and on the heart. Beautiful Valentines!

  21. This is very cute.
    I really love this creation.

    we are so glad you ,
    entered into the challenge this week.
    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

  22. Stunning! The paper and images used are fabulous. What a great way to recycle! Thanks for playing with Frosted Designs.

  23. awesome creations .. very lovely very beautiful !

  24. So pleased you could join us at The Squirrel and The Fox for a second entry! You have been busy. :) If this is what digital papers can do, I need to investigate them immediately!

  25. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.


  26. wonderful creation :D

    Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Netwrok

    Ger x
    CBN DT

  27. Great projects but love the beautiful shaped card -thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    carol DT x

  28. Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Kraft Krew. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  29. Wonderful Valentine projects! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs!

  30. Such a lovely Valentine! Wonderful images and colors. Thanks so much for playing the DRS Designs trifold challenge.

  31. The perfect cards for me, I adore vintage and these are gorgoeus. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Snap with the blog background I love Linnea's work. Jennie DT

  32. hello my friend sassy with her dt hat on .....& Wow this is outstanding love the colours beautiful thanks for joining in with us at CRAFTY CATZ fabulous work hugs sassyxxxx

  33. What a beautiful card, images and colors too! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's . Card Mania Challendges

  34. Love the vintage feel of those cards and projects. Fabulous for Valentine's day!

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  35. Hi Darlene;
    your card with all the cute hearts and unexpected details is great and fits very well our LOVE-challenge at Crafty Ribbons! Thanks for participating and welcome back next week for a new challenge,

    Charlotta / La Vikinga

  36. Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

  37. This is so lovely! Love all the little details. Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

    Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

  38. Darlene, Just a beautiful Valentines. Love the vintage feel of everything and the canister gift is a great idea. TFS

  39. Very pretty card, love the images thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT
    My Blog: A Crafty Blether

  40. What a gorgeous vintage Valentine card and love the sweet jar too. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xxx

  41. GOrgeous! Thanks for joining our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  42. Gorgeous girlie creation! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  43. Love you card. All the elements fit together nicely. Also love what you did with the container. And to think I have been throwing them away! Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamlp Pad.

  44. Darlene~I know you from CDAC I think. I love your vintage blog. It is beautiful. Your vintage card is gorgeous too. Thank you for joining us for our 3rd Anything Goes Challenge on Mondays at Lady Anne's. We look forward to seeing you again. :)


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