Thursday, 15 January 2015

January Cross Canada Blog Hop Valentines Day

Love is in the Air!

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring Valentine’s Inspiration. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local Close to my Heart consultant for more information or to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn, by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you! Now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped on to my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning with Julie at 12X12 Travels. If you came from Terry Ann's blog, then you are in the right place!

Remember the Whoo's Your Valentine? kit from last year? When I was organizing my craft room before Christmas, I found an entire Whoo's Your Valentine workshop! The colours complement the Heartstrings and Brushed paper so well, I decided to combine the three as well as using some of the gold stickers from the Year >> Noted set! I made these for three customers at work and will add some candy later. (If I add it now, it will be FAR too much of a temptation!!)

I punched the tops for two of the tubes with my 1" circle punch (from WalMart) - just the right size - and the silver hearts with a little heart punch that is part of an awesome set I purchased at Costco a few years ago. The materials I used in this project include:

  • Heartstrings B&T  (X7193B)
  • Brushed B&T (X7190B)
  • Year >> Noted  (CC1032)
  • Whoo's Your Valentine? workshop (retired)
  • Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Hollyhock Exclusive Ink  (Z2128)
  • Slate Exclusive Ink  (Z2173)
  • Stuck on You Puffies  (Z3037)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Chantal's blog at It's  Hoot Papercrafts. If you get lost along the way, you can head to Julie's blog, as she has the complete list of hoppers.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. We hope you will join us again next month when we will be featuring Card Creations using our How To Books. So mark February 15th on your calendars and hop along with us.


  1. Thanks for sharing...I have one of these kits and must get it out to complete.

  2. Cute the swirl down the tubes.

  3. Oh!! Cute. Love all the little details, how you even decorated the tops;.

  4. Cute project!! I love the mix of stuff.

  5. H.ow cute are these tubes? I love what you did with them

  6. Great projects Janet - thanks for sharing!