You will find yourself reaching for the Heart Happiness stamp set (145769) for just about any occasion, that is why I chose it for this month’s Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop. I always love it when the design of a stamp set lends itself to a variety of occasions without much effort on my part. How about you?
The Heart Happiness was on the top of my list when I looked through the newly released Occasions Catalog. I envisioned wedding, just for you, birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, butterflies, and, of coarse, Valentine cards when I first saw the images. When I can see using a set more than one idea it’s a winner! I will be sharing a few cards with this set today, none are Valentine cards!
This first card is one I taught at my Coffee and A Card Class I hold locally monthly. Attendees couldn’t believe the built-in texture to the striped image. When stamping it in one color, it automatically gives you different depth of color. We added a Stampin’ Spritzer and used 2 colors in creating our card.
We stamped the heart, using Peek A Boo Peach and Flirty Flamingo, spritzed it, & stamped one heart directly onto the card front and one on a scrap. This is a fun technique as each one comes out different! We fussy cut the heart on the scrap and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And those coordinating pearls, they were done using the Dark Calypso Coral Blend. The verse is found in the Picture Perfect Birthday set (145519). Here is another variation of this card. This one the heart directly on the card front was stamped twice, first and second generation. By slightly offsetting the layers it gave motion to those hearts!
I love polka dots and strawberries, can you see where I’m going with this? TO get more bang for my buck I paired the polka dot heart with the Tutti-frutti 6×6 Designers Series Paper (DSP) (#145606). These paper stacks are perfect for card making and memory keeping! I turned to my dark Night of Navy Blend (144039) to color the Pearl Perfect Jewels to mimmick the blueberries in the DSP.
Here is another take on this same card:
Be sure to click the link below to go to see the idea Susan has for you this month.
I hope I have made your creative juices begun to flow with ideas for this Heart Happiness set that is found on page 20 of the newly released Occasions Catalog (click to view). If you’d like your own copy to browse just contact me today!
Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is also going on right now. Choose a SAB item FREE with a qualifying purchase. View the catalog here.
You can earn your favorite SAB item just by adding a few items to your Heart Happiness stamp set today!
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