Saturday, February 5, 2011

~***~ SWEETHEART BLOG HOP ~***~

Welcome to our Sweetheart Blog Hop!
If you have come from Tracy at "Craft Junkie Too" then you are in the right spot. However, if you just happened to come and check out my blog, then you will want to start at the beginning at Georgina's blog as I am last on the list and you don't want to miss any of the wonderful projects and candy along the way. :)

For the Blog Hop we were to create some kind of Valentine project and I decided I really wanted to focus on making some kind of "more manly" Valentines as I always seem to make mine way too girly for the men in my life.

My project is a Valentine Gift Card Set.

This is the box I made to hold the cards.
This is not a Cricut cut. I made it using my Martha Stewart score board. I got the directions off the Internet some time last year but I can't remember from where. Sorry.

Here is my first card. I used the Handy Man Lite cartridge for all the cards. I cut the image at 4in.

For this card I cut this image at 3in

Here is the last card. The box I made will actually fit 5 cards but I didn't get around to the last 2 due to a couple of my kids getting sick. :(

I hope you enjoyed my project and have a great day! :)

I do have a bag of goodies to giveaway for blog candy but I am going to leave it a surprise. To be entered to win all you have to do is leave a comment with a way for me to get in contact with you. I will use random dot org to pick the winner on Monday Feb. 7th.

Here is the Hop list:

89 comments:

  1. Super cute card set! Thanks for sharing!
    carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

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  2. Cards for the guys are usually more difficult. Thanks for sharing this, its great! kelly dot schaefer at ymail dot com

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  3. OMG! Your card an toolbox holder are just so cute! TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  4. What a great idea for the man in your life! I love all the cards and the toolbox holder is great. TFS

    http://pickulblog.blogspot.com
    Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

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  5. Love the great cards for guys!!! Those are some of the hardest one to make - and you did a great job!

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  6. This is such a great project for a man! I just love it. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

    sherri underscore braun at hotmail dot com

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  7. What a fantastic set, you did a marvelous job!!
    Cindy
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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  8. I just love this idea of the masculine cards..very unique..thanx for sharing..:)

    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  9. I love it! Very creative and so super "manly" - great job....:))))
    ♥Tracy

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  10. Great cards for men! I love it!!
    http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com/

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  11. Great cards for the man in ones life. Those aren't easy to come with ideas for.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cjtj1999 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Those are great. I love the idea of the toolbox. Gives me inspiration for a gift card for hubby
    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  13. love the ideas
    pigs20052002@yahoo.com

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  14. Cute man cards!
    Cherie
    Cheriescraps.blogspot.com
    Nokitten at hotmail dot com

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  15. I love the toolbox. TFS

    kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

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  16. What an adorable set of cards and the box to match. Love it.

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  17. Great way to show men we love them too! Thanks for sharing your ideas and for putting together this hop!

    dfhenson at q dot com

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  18. you really hit the nail on the head in this post. great cards, they sure put a smile on my face.

    maureen

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  19. Great man-cards!! Very, very cute!!


    stockg7 at yahoo dot com

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  20. Awesome cards for men!!

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    cdjohnson1966@att.net

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  21. Those are some of the most clever cards for men I have seen!! What a great set:)
    new follower
    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  22. It's nice to see a more 'manly' card set! Very fun!!!

    goddessmychele at gmail dot com

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  23. This is awesome!!! So wonderful. Love all of them. Very clever.
    Hope your kidos are better.
    I'm a new follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  24. What a neat idea and something different. Very ingenious!! I've never done a hop before. I'm a new Cricut mom of only a week so I've got a lot to learn. I'll keep my fingers crossed to win your giveaway:) Keep up the awesome creativity. jill_orcutt@hotmail.com

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  25. I think you did a great job, thanks for sharing!
    steph4575@msn.com

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  26. Fun man cards!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win! I'm your #194 follower. :)

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  27. Oh, I LOVE THEM!!!! You did such an amazing job!!! :) I love the tape measure card the best! They are all adorable though!! TFS! :)

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  28. Very cute. I love all the tools, very detailed. TFS

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  29. What a great idea...thanks for the post and the idea
    m82850207@gmailDOTcom

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  30. I love the projects. The toolbox is wonderful and all the tool cards to go inside of it. I have become a follower.

    mary3mom at yahoo dot com

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  31. What a great box for your manly set of cards!! I really should look into the Handy Man cart!!

    Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us on the hop. :)
    - Cheryl

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  32. This is such a great idea! This cartridge is on my wish list! It has been fun hopping with you! Carri :)

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  33. Love this idea! TFS! I have totally enjoyed this hop!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  34. Your cards and box are so adorable. That is such a great idea. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  35. Great ideas!! I am always saying the same thing, guys cards are so hard come up with. You did a great job!!

    Sondra
    srader@fuse.net

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  36. New follower!! In love with your cards/toolbox. Such a great idea and def. manly!!! :)
    TFS and I hope the kiddos are feeling better!!!

    ~Kimi
    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

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  37. And congrats on 200 followers!!!! I was #200! :)

    ~Kimi

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  38. Oh Star...this is just amazing! I need to find those directions, because I just have to make that tool box! What a great idea that is!! Making "guy" cards is always a challenge, but you really did an amazing job!

    I am so happy you were in this hop!! :-)

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  39. these cards are great! i love that they're all so manly lol. thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@Yahoo.com

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  40. Cute cards....love them! I have that cart and you have definately inspired me to use it!!

    Jessica
    JerzyMomma06@comcast.net

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  41. Love the set of masculine cards - what a great idea - great job!!

    therrien_linda@yahoo.com
    lindascreativity.blogspot.com

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  42. so cute for the man in your life
    hugs
    poochietoo at gmail dot com

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  43. What a clever idea! Really great! cradkins11@gmail.com

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  44. These cards are adorable, exspecially for the men or boys of our lives. Glad to become a follower, you are beyond talented!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Email: arebori0204@gmail
    If you get a chance I love new friends! www.scraptillyadrop.blogspot.com

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  45. Such a great set! I love it!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. Cute project!!!!!!!!!!!!! tfs
    jmsjws@centurytel.net

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  47. This is an adorable set of cards!!! I love them!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  48. LOVE it! great MAN cards! TFS

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  49. Very cute... guy cards... I have several guys to give them to. Thank you so much for sharing your fun ideas and creativity with us. pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  50. Great job on these masculine card; which is always so tough to do. I think even my husband would appreciate those cards. Thanks so very much for sharing. This was such a fun hop.

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  51. Very cute card box and cards!! I really enjoyed this blog hop. It was fun!

    Hip Hop and Awaaaaayyy!

    Email: QC Kelsey
    Visit Blog: Crystal Case Creative Creations

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  52. Such a GREAT card set for guys!! Great idea!!!

    hugs,
    Tanya
    freddylswillima@windstream.net

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  53. i just love these cards!!!!! great idea

    rmini@satx.rr.com

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  54. Hi Star

    How adorable!! I love this, you hardly ever see guy cards!!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  55. What a GREAT and creative valentine set! Love it and your creativity! Thanks for sharing
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  56. its so nice to see some manly ideas. thanks so much for sharing with us. i am a new follower and look forward to more projects from you. pmlemaria@yahoo.com

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  57. This is an awesome set. Men are so hard to design for and you are extremely talented. Don't know how you have the time with 9 children and a husband. You are good. Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  58. This project is so very creative and FILLED with love!!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  59. Oh what great "guy" cards! Thanks for sharing!
    fortun8123@yahoo.com

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  60. very very cute
    donetterobertson@yahoo.com

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  61. Love the guy cards.
    username at yahoo dot com

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  62. I LOVE this! That is what I am looking for to make a valentine for my hubby! I think I will make several of them and hide them all around for him to find on V day!! Thanks for sharing this!
    Carrie
    carriedan1 at live dot com

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  63. Oh I can never come up with ideas for male cards! Thanks so much for these ideas!
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  64. Star,

    That box and those cards are just too adorable!!! :) I really love them! If it's not too much trouble, I would love to have the directions or a tutorial on how to make the box! And those sentiments are so cute & clever! Did you print those on the computer?

    Thank you so much for sharing,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  65. Star, these are PERFECT! I always struggle with my masculine valentines! TFS. Hugs- Glora

    me(at)glorajean(dot)com

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  66. How super cute!! but can you really mix cute and masculine?? You know what I mean, right? These are great masculine cards Star... and so sorry I was not following you (I though I was but just realize...) but now I am! --Gaby

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  67. those are awesome cards, i dont' want to say super cute cuz they are supposed to be manyl, but they are cute!! ha ah ha, i love them! thanks so much for sharing them with me!!
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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  68. OMG! Star I love all these card!!! I wish I had the Handy Man cart! Thanks for sharing
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  69. OMG Star, this is all fantastic!! The whole thing ia amazing!! Karen<3

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  70. Speechless... I love your cards. These are awesome for any man not just the DIY Man.
    Thank you for sharing, I'm a new follower.

    AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

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  71. What a great set of cards for the men in your life. I am usually a 2 card giver now I see I may have to be a 3 fer. TFS
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  72. What a cute idea!! Love it!

    emcspadden09 at gmail dot com

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  73. awww Star!! That box (the entire set really!) looks awesome!!! :) I know everyone will appreciate these since it seems so much harder to come up with "man friendly" crafts :) I'm so happy I was able to be part of this hop with you! :)

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  74. How cute! I would love the directions for this project. Btw, hope everyone is feeling better!

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  75. These by far are the best "man" cards I have come across! Great to be in this hop with you and hope to be in many more!
    {{hugs}}

    Lisa J

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  76. Very very manly... but cute, just the same! LOL I love this card set. I just discovered your blog on this hop and became a follower. I hope your kiddos get over their crud soon! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration with us today.

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
    Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

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  77. Love your cards and will be taking another look at the Handyman cartridge. Thanks for sharing

    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  78. I have to get that cart, my husband loves Home Depot like I love Michaels & Joanns....
    Great cards!!!
    Happy Crafting!!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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  79. WOW Wee I love these cards! I am going to try and make me some!!! Your inspiration is super amazing! This hop has been so fun.
    pennykitz@charter.net
    http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

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  80. OMG! Love everything, great job:)

    adrianwallen at msn dot com

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  81. Awesome! So great to see more masculine crafts!

    Tanya P.
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  82. Love these cards I have this cartridge and have never used it What a great inspiration

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  83. Love the cards. What a great idea--toolbox for male cards. Thanks for sharing.
    marionment@msn.com

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  84. These cards are great for everyone's man! Thank you so much for the great share and blog hop!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  85. Wow Star! These cards are great guy cards! I love the little box too :)

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  86. Super cute cards. The last one is my favorite!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

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  87. Wonderful job on your cards and card box. These would be perfect for my husband. Its so hard to make a card for a man. You have great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  88. I love all of your cards! I love when masculine cards are showcased!
    liz :o)

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