Lots More Heart!

Here’s a simple Saturday project for you and I hope you get some time in your craft room this weekend.

I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of love sent across the miles over the next few weeks.  I’m once again focusing on the Lots of Heart Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.  I know you’ve seen a lot of it.  I promise you will see more, before, for and after Valentine’s Day.  It’s a good investment, but you have to get the dies.  When you purchase the Lots of Heart stamp set and Many Hearts Dies as a Bundle, you can save 10%.  Add a pack of Stampin’ Dimensionals (which you will definitely use to create simple collage cards like this one), and you will qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  It’s a pretty good deal.

So, what do you think of my thin heart frames?  They were quick and easy using the Many Hearts Dies.  Actually, it was that heart frame that sold me on the Dies.  I’ve always loved collage cards and enjoy stacking and clustering images so I had a lot of fun with this card.

I chose to use Blushing Bride, Rococo Rose and Cherry Cobbler as my color inspiration and went with Basic Black and Basic White as my neutrals.  To me, the Cherry Cobbler works so well with the warm pinks and makes a nice color contrast.

Lots of layers pops up the dotted Designer Series Paper from the True Love DSP pack.  The layers also bring a lot of attention to my simple and clean heart collage.  That little silver heart charm you see is one of the Heart Charms from the Love You Always Suite.

So, get yourself the Lots of Heart Bundle, stack a few heart layers and create a clean collage card.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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FREE PDF Tutorials From January’s Stampin’ Fun

Today I have Free PDF downloads of each of the projects my Team created for our January stamping night.  We meet once each month to share, stamp, create and eat pizza!  It’s always a lot of laughs and, if I may say, we are a great group!

Below is Georgia’s project. We made 3 X 3 note cards with matching envelopes.  The supplies came from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I didn’t create a tutorial for this project.  You can easily CASE this one with 3 x 3 notes, matching envelopes the new Lots of Heart Bundle.

Barbara shared a quick and easy Valentine with us in traditional Valentine’s Day colors.  The Lots of Heart Bundle is also a favorite for this card.

Monica shared a Washi Tape card case/purse.  This was a fun and unique project.  The finished case measures 4″ x 6″ and can comfortably hold 4 note cards and envelopes.  We completed the project with washi tape, but you can use your favorite Designer Series Paper for the case and create matching note cards for a great hand made gift.

Last, but certainly not least, Karen shared a Fun Fold design using the pretty Flower & Field Designer Series Paper.  This is a FREE DSP with a $50.00 product purchase.

So, download the tutorials for all of these projects and create something beautiful.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

Lots of Heart!

Today’s post happens to be one of my favorite fun fold designs.  It’s quick and easy and has a few layers.  I love layers on a card.

Adding layers to a card accomplishes a few simple design techniques:

  • Layers can emphasize and define your focal point.  In my card today, the hearts steal the show!
  • Layers can help with color balance.  The side panel thin black layer helps the patterned paper pop and balances the black and white in the gingham heart.
  • Layers give your card a little more weight and can add dimension without foam tape or dimensionals.

The Lots of Heart Bundle in Stampin’ Up!’s new January-June Mini Catalog was on my first wish list.  Not just for Valentine’s Day, this Bundle can be used time and again and for quite a few different occasions.  There’s one caveat… you have to get the Bundle.  

My card base is Blushing Bride and the polka dot patterned paper is from the True Love Designer Series Paper pack.  I thought about using a few Matte Black Dots to embellish my “Lots of Hearts”, but opted for an old favorite and now retired, Cherry Cobbler Candy Dots.

Here are the cutting dimensions for this card:

  • The Blushing Bride card base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Cut off 3″ from the left side of the card base after scoring.  This piece will be your Fun Fold focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White layer 2 3/4″ x 4″.  This layer is attached to the Blushing Bride focal point front.
  • Cut a Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer for the inside sentiment layer.
  • The patterned paper layer is 2 1/4″ x 4″.

I prepared this card project for my Team gathering this past weekend.  Tomorrow, I’ll post each Team member’s project, along with simple to follow tutorials.

So, grab a few cropped hearts, add some candy dots and create a simple fun fold.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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