Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Heart Smiles

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  We hope you enjoy our creations.

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A favorite phrase of mine has been, "That makes my heart smile!"  So when I saw this stamp in the Suite Sayings stamp set, Occasions 2016 catalog, I knew it would be on my must-have list!

I learned about this cute "collar fold" from Stamping School by Linda Heller.  With the sweet prints from the new paper stack called Love Blossoms, it was easy to find a 2-sided paper that would lend well to this fold.

I stamped the heart with Rose Red ink from the You're So Sweet stamp set (page 57 Annual Catalog),  then cut it out with the heart framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies. These 2 items come as a bundle and save you 15% when you buy them together.  I do love how so many fun products from the various Stampin' Up! catalogs work so well together.


I backed the heart with Rose Red paper.  No - there isn't a die that cuts this one out.  I took the framelit from the inside heart, turned it upside down, traced around it onto the Rose paper, then quickly snipped it out with my Paper Snips.  A perfectly-sized border!

Although it's hard to see in the photo, I added 3 small rhinestones to the centers of 3 flowers on the card front that adds a pretty little sparkle to the valentine.


On the inside ~ 2 strips of Love Blossoms DSP (1/2" wide), and another stamp whose font goes very well with the stamp on the front!  This one is from Bloomin' Love, page 17 in the Occasions Catalog.  All these coordinating products make my heart smile!  See the list of all the products I used at the bottom of this page and click on any picture to pop over to my online store and shop 24/7! 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!



Happy hopping!
Karen
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15 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL card! I love the way that you folded it as it lets so much texture come out! What a perfect Valentine that anyone would be smiling from ear to ear to receive! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I do love that many of SU's papers coordinate front to back. Makes for lots of fun folds!

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  2. I'd never seen the collar fold until today! Sweet card, Karen!

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  3. Clever design to your card with the folded edges. I'd like to try it sometime. Great paper too!

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    1. It's so easy to do, Sharon. Give it a try!

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  4. sweet card and sentiments...like the fold back technique.

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  5. Beautiful card and I love the fold. I've never seen that before.

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  6. Karen, what a great card both inside and out! I needed that reminder on the front card to fold back DSP especially when both sides compliment the overall design!! Well done!!

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    1. Thanks, Katy. Yes, I love the papers that can be folded to complimentary designs and colors.

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  7. Darling card, Karen! I've never seen that fold either!! May just have to borrow it! Janice

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    1. Hi Janice! Thanks for the comment! The fold is fun - please do try it.

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  8. Sweet, sweet card Karen. So original. Just love it. TFS!

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