Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine Cards!

Good Afternoon Everybody!

First, let me thank you all for purchasing the Monthly Idea Organizer Tutorial.  You guys rock!  I hope you enjoy making it and find it useful. I so appreciate your support!

OK, Now...I guess it's time to get started on Valentine Cards.  I'm probably a little late, but I have a few Valentine's Day projects I wanted to get through before the actual day!  LOL!

First up are some pictures of a card I just finished.  I purchased a box of pink glass heart ornaments from Michaels and wanted to do something with them...Here's what I came up with....









Next, If you haven't seen the "Mini Series" on how I made the next card on YouTube, here it is....

Warning:  It's a full hour so... either grab your favorite beverage or skip it....LOL!






Here's the completed card....



Better get back to the studio...Working on a tutorial for the 10 Things I love About You Heart I did last year and a new 3-D heart thing....Hehehehe!

Hope you can find some inspiration from my cards....

Thanks Tons for coming by!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter




54 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love that striped paper!

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  2. Both are striking and gorgeous! love the fact that you use black for valentines... not many people do.

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    1. I love black on anything. I think it makes things POP! Glad you like it!

      Hugs to ya!

      J.

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  3. Oh my flippin word Jim, how cool are these two little tokens of love. Any girl/guy would love to have one of them. I'm in the Valentines mood this year too so far three projects done and three on the go.

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    1. Yay Sue! You are ahead of me! I better get crackin'! Thanks for the kind words!

      J.

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  4. I really like the black too. Beautiful cards - frameable. How did you get a jump ring through a glass heart or is it solid? I'm not jumping in until I see the 3-D heart. Not after that he-he-he.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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    1. Hey Mo! How are ya? What I did was I opened up a silver brad and put the jumpring in the middle and molded (bent) the brad legs to the heart. I then hot glued it to the glass tip and added the key.

      Thanks Tons!

      Hugs!

      J.

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  5. Completely fabulous...both cards! Love what you did with the heart ornament! Can't wait to see what's next!!!

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  6. I am so glad I watched the videos because the heart didn't photograph very well. In the video the shine, sparkle, and glitz show up and the heart is beautiful. In the picture I thought it was very rustic but it is truly the exact opposite. I never thought to make the card with chipboard and lining the inside like this- a terrific Idea. It really elevates the card into the work of art a pretty, well-done handmade card is.

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    1. You are so right Danee. Even the video doesn't do it justice. I'm tellin' ya this think sparkles like a ruby. There is nothing better than glitter glass in UTEE.

      Thank you Danee!

      J.

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  7. Jim, I just finished watching your video's and first of all let me tell you I was not bored at all. You are very entertaining, it would be boring if you didn't chit-chat, so quit apologizing. You made my afternoon, I sent my daughter off on an airplane this morning to go thru some testing for a government internship. She's such a strong kid, but Mom is a wimp. To make a long story short, she was scared and we both started crying, so I spent most of the day boo-whoing. (by the way, my kid, is 19 yrs. old) Anyway you brought me out of my funk and I thank you for that. I'm going to go to my crafty area and try to re-create your card with the supplies I have. To finish the story, HA, she arrived safely and now I can relax for the night. You raise them and it's just so hard letting go!! (now let me apologize for boring you, but thanks again. Your cards are just beautiful, I love the black white and red together.

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    1. Shari, I'm so glad she made it safely. I can only imagine how hard it is for kids to grow up and move forward. I'd a strapped her to my side and not let go. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to bring you out of your funk. who knew! Too cool! Once again, so glad you are feeling better. Now get back in the studio and start crafting! That will help! :)

      Hugs to ya Shari!

      Jim

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  8. Fantastic cards Jim and again you got me thinking of things to do ..again a BIG thank you for the insiration and the time you take to provide us with wonderful things :o)

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  9. Thanks Tons Mark! It truly is my pleasure! Thanks for coming by!

    Jim

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  10. Loved the videos, so entertaining. Spectacular card, and love the combination of red, white & black. Last Valentine's card I made was the same color combination.!

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  11. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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  12. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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  13. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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  14. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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  15. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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  16. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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  17. ....ohhh Jim-Doodle.. what you do is perfection.. thanks for all you design and for the entertaining You-tube creations.. I hope you never tire of this..Have a wonderful week !!!

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    1. Mitz-

      I'm assuming you liked it! 7 times even! Bahahaha! Thank you so mcuh! I appreciate your kind words!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  18. I say this in the least creepy way possible, I want to be your Valentine!!! These cards are amazing! And I just love watching you craft. I was working on something while I was watching your video & it was almost like crafting together. Except you don't hear me when I answer your questions. :P

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    1. Princess!

      How sweet! Thank you so much for watching! It was ling huh? So glad you liked them. So appreciate you!

      Hugs!
      Jimbo

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  19. What striking cards! Your eye for color and pattern is fabulous. I'm glad you are back in the studio too! Hope your week ahead is a great one. Hugs.

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    1. Hiya Sharon! How are you? So glad you came by! You are so sweet...always are. I appreciate you more than you will ever know!

      Thank you, you too have an awesome week!

      Hugs to you my friend!

      J.

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  20. So glad I discovered your blog and watched your video. Your card is awesome - love the way you talk through your creative process and dig for treasure. Can't wait to explore more of your blog. Thank you for sharing your talent and passion!

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  21. I don't even like Valentine's Day and I'm inspired.

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  22. Awesome cards Jim! OOOO lots of inspiration...like how you used the punches around the edges...humm... gives me an idea for some papers I did not like a whole lot...alters the look!!

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  23. Dang it! I should have checked here before I spent all day fiddling with my Valentines. All two of them. Love the first one with the heart ornament so clever. You reminded me - I have that corner punch. It looks cute when you use it, am I surprised?
    Well, now I have something to work on tomorrow.

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  24. Oh Jim. You make the most gorgeous things. I wish my creative muse were as active as yours.
    Pam P

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  25. Hi Jim!
    I am delighted with you, Jim! Your works are very very beautiful! I really can not get enough of your great works, a few days ago, i spent a whole night in front of computers and looked at your blog and your youtube videos, and suddenly would be 4 clock in the morning and at 5:30 I had to leave the house... anyway ... I have lots of ideas "copied" from you, and I will try to do after! I hope I will soon hear from you, I would be very happy! Sorry, but I'm not so good in english, I have translated to Uncle Google :-)!
    All the best to you and still many creative ideas!! Be well and God bless you!
    Many greetings from Germany / Cologne by Laura


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  26. Oh my, what wonderful Valentines!

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  27. I was going to watch the videos last night but the my version of your Organizer kept calling to me...so close to being finished. So...this morning I spent an hour with you and enjoyed both videos...just like being there with you. I love, LOVE the glitter glass & UTEE technique...gotta get some glitter glass next time I go to Waxahachie.

    Both cards are wonderful! I've really got to get some made this week...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  28. Yep, going to copycat that one. Especially the paper strips around the heart. Very cool. It is very generous of you to put the videos on here. Thanks!

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  29. Jim: Your Valentine's are so beautfiul!

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  30. Wow, so happy to have found your blog and tutorials. I have admired your work for Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz for a while now! Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Hugs from a fellow Texan :)

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  31. Jim, It is Johnna 1/2 of the Scrappy Camper Sisters. Love your tag and card! You amaze! I saw this on the news the other morning and thought of you have you seen it, you will die laughing, they also showed Bacon Lip Balm! http://store.baconsalt.com/Bacon-Shaving-Cream_p_170.html

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  32. Love your video. It's way better than anything on TV. Love your work - can't wait for more.

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  33. Love all your projects. What great valentines,and cannt wait to make the organizer. My questiontoday is....inthe Fionas lace mini , where cani find the ring binder clips and/or do you have any alternative binding types inmind. This the 4th or 5th time ive triedto send this soim praying this time it makes it.you areso kind to share your wonderful talents with your fans. Hoping to hear from you, i love this album so much i want to give one with a hearttheme to my mom .thanks ..thanks.....thanks. fran b

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    1. Fran,

      Check your email...LOL! I also commented on your post yesterday night...Just in case I've copied my reply....

      Sorry Fran....I emailed you at your personal address...But if anyone else is interested...

      The binding rings come from Tim Holtz.

      Here is a link where you can grab these:

      http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_1392/Tim-Holtz-Ring-Binders-Large-2-piece.htm

      Thanks!

      Jim

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    2. Thanks Jim, I swear I'm not a stalker..lol......somehow I messed up a few of the messages and they kept coming back....I guess I need more computer training from my granddaughter...ha ha ha. I so much appreciate you taking time out to send not one message but two. As I've said I truly love your work and G 45 paper! I'm sorry you are no longer on their design team but know you will still have fab ideas to share! I'm kind of new at this but I use my tablet daily to get ideas. Thanks again you are truly The Gentleman Crafter. Your biggest fan. Fran B.

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  34. Awesome creations! I always look forward to coming and seeing what you are up to! I will watch your video later, as I am off to work! Hope you have a wonderful week!!!

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  35. I know this doesn't belong here, but I know there are a lot Tim followers on here(that's how most of us got here). Has anyone tried to get on his blog this morning only to be sent to Twitter? I don't want to Twitter, I'm old and can barely get off the ground.

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  36. love this jim but who would not its fab big love marc

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  37. Awesome video... watched it last night! It's really nice to know that you are REAL in your video's, like a regular crafter... not fake... like it is staged or you are reading from a script! I really enjoyed your video and me thinks I need a Xyron machine now! LOL!!! Have a wonderful Sunday and hope it is very creative!!!

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  38. Watched your video last night and made this http://krikeykreations.blogspot.com/2013/02/birthday-flowers.html today! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Hello Jim I am quite new to the blog world (just got my own blog a week ago) and found your blog. this is amazing such wonderful art. you are so talented! Your work of art is just oustanding unique just love them
    You got a new friend and fan -.. will follow you.
    XOXO SanDee

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