Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I (Heart) Hearts: Not Your Ordinary, Every Day Set

Hi Everyone,
Well even though Valentine's Day is over for another year, I thought I would share with you some cards I created using one of Stampin' Up's new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini catalog.  Don't have a copy of the new mini? Just click on the link in my sidebar (the litte orange catalog) and you can download a digital copy in just minutes. Or, if you prefer a print copy, please contact me and I will be happy to send you an Occasions mini catalog.
Anyway, for as long as I can remember, hearts have always been my favorite shape. Don't ask me why, but I just love them. So when I first saw the new Stampin' Up set, I (Heart) Hearts, I knew I was in love. This set has 8 different stamps with a total of 10 hearts that are all different in design, shape and size.

Now the obvious use for this set is for Valentine's Day, but this set is also great for birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you, thank you and love you cards.  Just by changing the colors you use and the way you use the designs can give each card you make a unique look that will bring a smile to the recipient's face.

This first card is a simple card but I love the way the pinking hearts stencilled border frames this one layer card. The hearts provide a clean and simple design and combined with the sentiment from the Sale-a-bration  stamp set, Whimsical Words (love this set), it creates a lovely way to let someone know that you think they are special. (Don't forget, you can earn free Sale-a-bration products like the Whimsical Words stamp set, with a $50 purchase of Stampin' Up products).
The second card I have chosen to share with you today is a Valentine's card, but you could easily change it to reflect another occasion such as a birthday or anniversary card by choosing a different color combination and the appropriate sentiment to finish it off.
In this case, I used one of the hearts from the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set to create a tone on tone background that provides a nice contrast with the strong Whisper White cardstock used in the top half of the card.  The punched hearts are layered on top of scalloped hearts in Pretty in Pink and Real Red that have been created using the new Sizzix Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, which is a Stampin' Up exclusive die.  The little love heart in vibrant Real Red Classic ink is from the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set and is a cute little embellishment to the center heart. The new Small Hearts punch is the perfect size to punch this little stamped image out. The Valentine's Day sentiment is from the set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, which is a great set for sentiments as it covers just about every kind of sentiment you can think of at just the right size. It works great with the Word Window Punch that I used to punch it out of the Whisper White cardstock.
To finish off the card I used Stampin' Up's versatile Whisper White Organza ribbon tied withh a simple knot bow to add a classic touch.

My final card for today is a simple note card, once again pairing the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set with the Sale-a-bration stamp set Whimsical Words.  Can you tell I also love using my new Pinking Hearts Border punch, which can be found in the new Occasions mini catalog?  The heart I chose for the focal image of this card is the same heart stamp that I used to create the background on my Valentine's card above, showing how these stamps can be used in different ways, depending on the type of card you wish to create.

Don't forget that when you purchase the I (Heart) Heart stamp set between now and February 28th, Stampin' Up will donate $2 to the Red Cross for the Haitian Disaster Relief to help the people of Haiti in their time of need.

Product Name Item # Price

I {Heart} Hearts – clear-mount 118571 $18.95
(block D recommended)

I {Heart} Hearts – wood-mount 117010 $26.95

Contact me today to place your order or visit my Stampin' Up Online Store and click Shop Now to order online, 24/7.  Don't forget you can download a free digital copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog from the sidebar of my blog, or contact me and I will be happy to send one to you.

Until Next Time,
Stampin' Hugs,
Tricia Butts

Products Used (All Stampin' Up):
Stamp Sets:
I (Heart) Hearts, Whimsical Words, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Big Shot, Sizzix Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslits Die, Full Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Word Window Punch

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cards you've made! =)

    Hugs, Elenor