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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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Oh My! I love it….

ioheartnestDid you ever see a stamp and it just makes you say “Oh – gotta have that one?”.  I felt that way about this one.  I just love it.  I wish I could get something like this for a wallpaper border in my bathroom!

The stamp is the Heart Nest Cling stamp from Impression Obsession.  Is it not too cute for words? 

I colored it with Copics, randomly trimmed around it and matted it on red.   The teal border at the bottom was made with one of the borders in the Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing border set.  

The brown paper is from the Basic Grey Blush collection and I was going to use some of the patterned paper.  But I decided the plainer embossed strip set off the stamp better. 

markersheartnestHere are the Copic colors I used:

We have a snow day off from school today…. unfortunately its more sleet and ice rain – so I can’t really send the munchkins outside to play. Maybe we’ll stamp!

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