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Happy Heart Day

Wishing everyone a beautiful Valentine's Day!  Here's to love, peace and happiness. And Spring. Yes, definitely Spring. Soon. And soon would not be soon enough.



To clarify where the hearts come from, the Precious Heart Box Die Set includes two heart dies, as well as the "box" shape.  They can be used separately or to decorate the box; one is straight, one is scalloped. I cut four of the scalloped heart, stamped them with the music image (no matter that it's a Christmas stamp!), pierced them with my Tim Craft Pick and Design Ruler (which has evenly spaced holes for this purpose), then stitched them together.  I did use the Tea Dye Ink to distress the hearts and dye the lace too ~ love that Distress Ink does it all!

The Textured Embossing Folder I used on this card is one of my favorite sets. So often, I prefer one of the folders over the other, but I love both of these designs ~ the Chevron and Flourishes, shown above.  It is one of the Hero Arts design sets from Sizzix. I reach for again and again.

Blooming With Happy

I really do adore the things we sell at Stampassion.com and love having time to actually create with them.  There just isn't enough of it, which probably makes me like everyone else.  When I do have, or make, extra time, I enjoy combining four of my paper art loves...stamping, Zentangle, craft dies and embossing folders.  This card does just that and it is for my dear Mary D's birthday today and, being me, it was mailed yesterday. 

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The tangle, Splinters, is by Lizzie Maynes and you can find the step-out on my Tangle Patterns board on Pinterest.  It looks somewhat floral and I thought it would be a good focal point for the center of this gorgeous Memory Box die we carry, Loom Circle. I drew Splinters, and the checks, with a Black Micron .01 Pen, colored with PrismaColor Pencils and added sparkle with a Clear Stardust Pen, which you can't see in the photo : (

The circles were cut with Nestabilities dies.  I added dots around the Loom Circle with a Black Glaze Pen. The Embossing Folder is in Hero Arts' Chevron & Flourishes Set, embossed on our Cream Cougar Card Stock and popped off a Cream Linen Card.  A few scattered pink gems help tie-in the color inside the card plus, Mary likes the bling!



The stamp inside the card is a new image from PrintWorks, called Hope Your Day. It is stamped with a VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad on Sour Apple Card Stock.

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The small Isabella Butterfly die, from Memory Box, is cut from Razzle Berry Card Stock.  Both Sour Apple and Razzle Berry are in one of my favorite paper assortments, Festive Variety ~ the colors are happy and they work beautifully together. 

I drew the tangle, Finery, on the butterfly and added some Clear Stardust Pen, which you can see sparkling in the sunshine : )

All I can hope is that Mary received her card today and enjoys it as much as I enjoyed making it for her. 

Happy Birthday Mary!

A Hero Arts Hello

 Hero_artflower_sunsh550Ahhhh, a slice of sunshine!  I used Hero Hues papers and embellishments, along with their stamps, to make this pretty card.  Makes me happy just looking at it! 

The greeting card, layering papers and art flowers are from the Sunshine color mix and the pearls, from the Forest collection.  There are six color mixes and each has three coordinating colors within.  The mixes include... Floral,  Blush, Sea, Earth, Sunshine and Forest.  Each mix variety has cards, layering papers, designer print papers, buttons, frosted dots (very cool!), art flowers and pearls & gems.  Putting a card together could not be easier!

Double click on the image above for a closer look.  I stamped Background Branches with Champagne VersaMark Watermark Ink as the background.  You can see the Champagne shine on the larger card image.  "Hello" and an inside image come from the Live Life Clear Set.  The "leaves" behind the Art Flowers were made by cutting up green flowers from the Meadow Collection of Art Flowers.  Clever, huh?  It's a little trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire.