Hearts Bloom

Wow – this month is moving fast.  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!


I really like Valentine’s Day.  We keep it pretty simple around here – but my girls get a little surprise during dinner.  Last year I decorated Target mini mailboxes.  I’m not sure what I’ll do this year.  I guess I better get thinking!

But I did want to let everyone know about the new Hearts Bloom Paper Kit in the paper garden Projects Store.  I think the papers are so fun and also versatile.    It really is a fun kit to play with

I used the Hearts Bloom kit to make this card.  I also used the Impression Obsession Heart’s Nest cling stamp.  I just love this stamp – the image really makes me smile. 

To make it easier to color all those thin branches, try embossing it instead of just stamping.  For this card I stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia and then embossed in clear.  Then I just colored away with Copics  – the embossed edges keep the marker point inside the lines.  ( Note – the Copic markers can dissolve some metallic or colored embossing, but is fine with clear embossing.)

All the papers and ribbon are from the kit.  Here is a picture of the kit contents:


Kit Contents:

  • 6 sheets 12″x12″ Pink Paislee double sided patterned paper from the Cupid Collection.  (2 sheets each of Bow and Arrow, Hearts Bloom, and Bullseye)
  • 2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ Prism cardstock in Suede Brown Dark
  • 2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ Prism cardstock in Frosted Teal
  • 2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ Prism cardstock in Baby Pink Light
  • 2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ Prism cardstock in Blush Red Dark
  • 2 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ Prism cardstock in Spring Willow Medium
  • 5 yards of different coordinating ribbon including Sheer Pink organza, 2-tone aqua and green woven satin, red grosgrain, brown grosgrain, celadon green grosgrain.
  • A packet of coordinating buttons and pearly Champagne Dew Droplets

I hope everyone has a great weekend planned.  I’m supervising 2 Girl Scout Cookie Booths – but the weather is supposed to be in the 40’s thank goodness.  And the girls do have fun at the booths – especially when they are not freezing.   I’m hoping to do something crafty too!

Chester is settled into his new home.  He had a little puppy playdate with one of my friends’ dog and he is exhausted!  He had to get a bath though – what a muddy dog!

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6 thoughts on “Hearts Bloom

  1. Nora Anne

    Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I just love that Pink Paislee collection and the stamp is GORGEOUS! I like that tip about embossing to keep the marker in the lines, great idea!

  2. Amber

    Just beautiful Cathy! You are such an amazing crafter! So happy Chester is settling into his new home….he’s sooooo adorable. And just the mention of Girl Scout cookies makes me hungry, lol!
    Looking forward to the blog hop!


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