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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bye Bye "Hearts a Flutter"

Hello Stampers,
 Today I found 2 great challenges for my card inspiration!

I have to say I sort of struggled with the colors at first. You know, like the saying " the lights are on, but nobody is home ".

I find that if a play around with several color pieces it finally comes together.
I wanted the large heart to set the stage so it made sense to have my darkest color behind it. The rest of the card evolved from there as I moved my pieces from place to place.

TIP: (I stamped and die cut several images from this stamp set to create a final design. Any of the leftover pieces get stored in my stamp case so I can easily use them for another card next time.)

Check out want the Design Teams at each of the challenges 
have done and play along.

Stampin Up came out with the list of retiring stamps sets this week so I thought it would be fun to feature one of my favorites....Hearts a Flutter! Each of my featured hearts were die cut with the matching framelits. I mixed up the fresh look of the hearts with a layer of burlap ribbon for some added texture. All of my paper pieces including the card base were sponged with Crumb Cake ink to create a vintage feel....it's my go to technique to make things vintage. I still had some of that super cute Blushing Bride satin pleated ribbon.....my card was begging for it so I slapped on a row. The tiny little "HELLO" is from the Pennant Parade stamp set and punched out with the Jewelry Tag ( retired). Linen Thread and a Vintage Trinket finish off the sentiment detailing.

Thank You for visiting today! 

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More Hearts a Flutter Inspiration buy clicking on these links

Paper:      Blushing Bride 131198, Perfect Plum 101889, Silver Glimmer 124005
               Wild Wasabi 108641, Whisper White 100730

Ink:         Perfect Plum 126963, Wild Wasabi 126959
              Blushing Bride 131172, Crumb Cake 126975

Stamps:   Hearts a Flutter wood 131922, clear mount 129252
              Pennant Parade wood 128697, clear mount 122742

Dies:      Scallop Circle Bigz 113468, Hearts a Flutter Framelits 130159
             Big Shot Machine 113439, Magnetic Platform 130658

Finishing Touches:
             Vintage Trinkets 118764, Pearl Basics 119247, Linen Thread 104199
             1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon 132140, Sponges 101610

Jewelry Tag Punch and pleated ribbon are retired but could appear later on the clearance rack.


  1. One would never guess that you struggled with these colors... your card is darling! I love that lacy heart. Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

  2. Very pretty! I love the collage of hearts and that ruffled ribbon is perfect for this card.Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Lovely heart collage as your focal point! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown this week!

  4. Wonderful card!! Love those hearts....they're lovely...surprised they are retiring!! Yes, I find myself playing with the colors a bit before creating too!! Thxs for jkinng us at CTD!!

  5. What a lovely use of this stamp set! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!


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