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Monday, February 6, 2012

Chocolate Valentines and Birthdays!

Chocolate..Valentine's Day-they just go hand in hand! 

by Carolyn C.

I was recently asked by Scrapbook Place to help come up with a theme card for our blog featuring one of the 4 food groups, CHOCOLATE. I had just come across some Delicious, rich, Chocolate colored papers by Basic Grey called Bittersweet and wanted to try a new design for me-the Pop Up Heart. After much cutting, bending, creasing I've got the most amazing card, I think!  The front is in browns and pinks and with an intricate pattern.  I randomly glazed the swirls-makes it look like melted chocolate! Rich brown heavy lace is offset with rose dew drops; pink flowers and a flourish peak your interest with what's INSIDE: a coordinating pink and brown paper and this gorgeous, pink Martha Stewart Glittered heart that fully extends. To help this stand up, I used a light poster board but really think that I could've used a heavy Bazzil card stock and it would've been fine.  A friend of ours asked me to do a card for his wife for Valentine's Day, which is also her birthday so I think this will be well received.  Thanks for looking!

(Carolyn, that is one lucky gentleman!.......Linda)


  1. it!! The embellishments go so well together and I love that trim! The inner stand out heart is amazing..I need to go out of my box and try a pop up. Love it!

  2. Melissa and Teresa, thanks so much for the LUV! It's wonderful to get your encouragement~

  3. Wow, great pop-up on your card. Just a gorgeous mix of colors and design!


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