Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cardz TV Stamps "I {heart} U" Blog Hop!

Hello, all my bloggy & crafting friends! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today because today and tomorrow Mary over at Cardz TV is having a Blog Hop! Yeah!I love being on her Cardz TV Stamps Design Team! All of the my fellow Design Team members are so nice, so talented, and so fun to chat with! If you are here because it's your regular visit to my blog, THANKS! But be sure and start this blog hop at the beginning at....

Here is what Mary has to say about this hop:
I {heart} U Blog Hop
February 11th & 12th
Blog Candy winner will be announced 
at CARDZ TV on Monday, Feb. 13th
To win 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps of the winner's choice, bloggers will need to leave a comment at Cardz TV only.  You do not have to leave comment love at all the blogs on the hop.

I have the entire hop lineup after my project details.
You should have arrived here from

Now, on to my Valentine project I made for you to check out.

I made a "Matchbook" Mini Album. I love the way these albums are put together and the end result. The idea and complete instructions came from my book, OUTSTANDING MINI ALBUMS. You can check it out HERE. If you like this one, and want to see another Matchbook Mini Album I've made before, CLICK HERE. 

Here is my Valentine Matchbook Mini Album

Project #48 of this year
 Matchbook paper base from Hobby Lobby's Fairytale Princess pack.
Antique Brads from Creative Charms.
Buttons from Hobby Lobby, Joann's, & Michael's.
Green solid paper from Stampin' Up.
Green dotted paper from My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow.
Pink paper from Recollections.
Pink hearts are STICKLED! 
The frame is cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Heart 2" cut @ 4".
You Make Me Happy! stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Hugs and Kisses" set.

This is what the Matchbook Mini looks like when closed. Pretty neat, huh?

Inside Cover and first page details:
Paper from My Mind's Eye 6"x6" "Happier" stack.
Roo from POOH & FRIENDS cart p. 53 cut @ 4 1/2".

"You make me happy" stamp from 
Cardz TV Stamps "Hugs and Kisses" set. 
(Shown above)
Felt Flower from Recollections.


Page 1 details:
Heart buttons from Hobby Lobby.
Bee (icon) from  POOH & FRIENDS p. 17 cut @ 3 1/2" with shadow feature.

Wings (they look like a heart, don't they?) are heat embossed.
I cut out the wings then used a Versamark pad to stamp on them. 
I then sprinkled Kaleidoscope transparent embossing powder from Stampendous all over them....

and used my heat gun to seal it in. I love how they turned out!

These flowers are from the $1.00 bin at Michaels. I think they are Recollections.
The rhinestone flower middles are from the $1.00 at Target.  Both flowers and Rhinestones have glitter in them. (They came like that. I didn't add it.)
The "Love in Bloom" is from Cardz TV Stamps "Garden Greetings."

The YOU & ME stamp is from  Cardz TV Stamps "Hugs and Kisses".

Another frame frame cut from ELEGANT EDGES "Heart 2" cut @ 4".

All of these page background papers are from Paper from My Mind's Eye 6"x6" "Happier" stack.
The beautiful antique flower brad is from Creative Charms.
Hunny pot from POOH & FRIENDS cart cut @ 3 1/2".

"Hello honey!" stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy".

Button from Hobby Lobby.
Ribbon from stash.

This is the last page.
Pearl flower from stash and not in the package, but probably from Recollections.
Love Bugs from SIMPLY CHARMED p. 31 cut @ 2".

"Luv Bugz" sentiment stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy".

I know this was a lot of pictures, and a lot of information. I hope you enjoyed looking at my Matchbook Mini Album as much as I had making it and looking through it again and again myself. Remember, to see another Matchbook Mini Album I made last year CLICK HERE. 

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Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost:

Have a fun, creative day! :) Janis


  1. Janis, your mini album is so precious and so special! Thank you so much for being on the Cardz TV Design Team! You're the BEST, my friend!

  2. Wow Janis you were definitely busy. Great being in the hop with you

  3. Your mini is darling, I love all the cheery colors you used!

  4. Very nice

  5. Your mini album is so cute.


  6. oh wow, adorable, I think I will be making one of a dozen of these, yours is sooo cute, love all the fine details :) tfs
    happy Valentine's day

  7. This mini a;bum is so darn cute...thanks for sharing!!

  8. Wow you were the busy bee. I love you mini. Its super cute and thank for posting all the tools. AJ

  9. Fantastic. I love the idea. I've seen this design before but didn't know it was called matchbook, even though my 1st thougt was that it looks like a matchbook. I love that you put in all those cute cuts.

  10. I am amazed. I have never seen these befor. Thanks

  11. Nice - and very creative!! Thanks for sharing.

    Biker Granny - Mary

  12. neat and fun is your album you are extremely clever...must say your creation is amazing.

  13. Very creative!

  14. Love the match book mini. You did a fantastic job on it.

  15. Great job. Beautiful

  16. Janis fabulous mini album so much detail amazing! Homerun girlfriend! Karen

  17. This is so adorable! I'm going to check out more of your Matchbook Mini's after I leave this comment! Thank you for the inspiration and for being on Mary's DT :) This is my first blog hop and I'm having a blast! You are all so talented and creative.

  18. Very nice mini album! I love the instructions you always post so that we will be able to make the same project. Cannot wait to try this one!

  19. What an awesome Matchbook! So unique :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

  20. What a labor of love!! It's so darn stinkin' cute! TFS all the photos - I have never seen one of these before and think I may give it a try.

    Have a great weekend.

  21. I am scrap/card challenged..Love this matchbook ideas..Definitely going to come back after the hop and read more about this ! Thanks for sharing-lovin it!

  22. that's adorable, I have heard about matchbook albums but had never actually seen one open. fantastic

  23. I love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. I love your matchbook mini album ~ so cute!!! Love all the different elements you used to "dress it up"!

  25. This matchbook album is really cute. Thanks for all the info and pictures.

  26. Cool mini! Thanks for sharing.

  27. This is so cute Janis! I love it! Great job!
    Lots of Hugs,

  28. Wonderful project!


    cascrapper at gmail dot com

  29. OMGosh I love, love this little match book mini!!! So super cute! Would love to know how you made it!

  30. Tooo cute for word!! You just inspired me to create a few books ;) TFS
    Have a great weekend,

  31. Wow! That is so cool! I really want to try making one of those. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. Janis, this is super cute. I love how you used so many of Mary's stamp sets. The cuts you chose are amazing. Great job!!!

  33. oh this is fantastic!

    frostyone77 at sbcglobal dot net

  34. Fantastic job Janis. A lot of work went into this. Beautiful job.

    Anne :)

  35. This is amazing. He'll love it and appreciate all the time it took to create it.

  36. Janis, I love your mini album. I haven't seen these before. Your album is great.

  37. Your mini is so adorable. Love it and super cute. TFS...

  38. Oh this is so cute! I want to make one! I have never embossed before but I recently was given some embossing powder and a heat gun. Is the versa ink clear?

  39. wowwww janis!! amazing project! thank you for sharing the pictures and details as to how you designed!
    happy valentines day to you!

  40. Love your album and how the flowers sparkle.


  41. Oh WOW! I love all the matchbook projects. I just downloaded this for my Silhouette and plan to make something soon with it! Love what you did:)

    Cricut Chick

  42. I love these mini-matchbooks! I have never made one, but you have given me inspiration! TFS!

  43. WOW! Your matchbook album is so adorable! Love it! You did an awesome job! lindagk23ataoldotcom

  44. That is really awesome! I didn't realize at first glance that it was a mini-album. I've done a few matchbook albums, and that one is super-cute! -Debbie (

  45. outdid yourself with this adorable matchbook album.card! What husband would not LOVE it! TFS
    Diana B
    mogardener47 at gmail dot com

  46. Oh, my gosh! That is the cutest Valentine project I have ever seen!
    Thank you for the darling idea, and the inspiration.

    Thank you also for a wonderful blog hop! Happy Valentine's Day!

  47. Amazing mini album, it looks just fantastic!

    Paula Bee

  48. so neat and fun. i got some home made matchbooks not decorated, maybe i will make them up.

    craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

  49. Amazing detail and creativity. This matchbook is wonderful. New follower here. :)

  50. Wow!! This is really cute!!! Great idea!!

  51. Thank you so much for sharing your mini album with us. It's adorable and you put so much work into it. or
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  52. Wow, love all the details! So nice! lclass003atgmaildotcom

  53. simply amazing, so much detail!! thanks for sharing all the details/

  54. What a unique project! Thanks for sharing!!

  55. What a great idea. I love it!!

    Heather -

  56. This is wonderful!! I love how you put it all together. All of the pages and cuts are fantastic. Love the buttons. I have that mini album book. I've got to hunt it up and check this out. I love it!! Awesomeness for sure!!!!! :)

  57. I LOVE THIS.
    Super cute!!!
    Thank you Janis.
    (I will check your prior matchbook scrapbook posting).

  58. Haven't made a matchbook album, but I may need to after seeing how cute yours are. Thanks for the inspiration.

  59. You filled that little matchbox album with so much fun!!! Love this and may have to scraplift your idea!

  60. Awesome! I love it! Must make this as my next project! TFS!

  61. I just think this is just the cutest thing. I love everything about it. :) <3 your DT sister

  62. Gorgeous Match Mini Album!!! Wow...its really fantastic!!! So cute!!! TFS

  63. I've never seen one of these. This is a neat idea, but how do you get the pictures so small?

  64. What a cute fun project. This came out great, what a perfect mini matchbook. Smooches... Felicia

  65. This is absolutely amazing Janis!! it must have taken a bit of time and planning to create this beauty!!