Hearts For Any Occassion

When I purchased the Love and Happiness Bundle, I knew I'd be using it for much more than just Valentine's Day cards. I love hearts, and I use them often in my card making. I think they are the perfect touch for Thinking of You, Congratulations, Happy Anniversary, Happy Engagement, Happy Wedding - a long list. The sentiments in the Love and Happiness stamp set solidify my thoughts as they include almost all of the above and more.

This bundle includes a Bouquet of Love hybrid embossing folder that allows you to insert a heart shaped die and emboss the heart, cut it out, and emboss the rest of the card stock all in one pass! You end up with a great focal piece in the embossed heart and a beautiful card front in the embossed negative piece from the heart. It's a great way to make two cards at one sitting - quickly.

For the purple card, I used the Heart and Home DSP for the backdrop of the negative heart space, and Fresh Freesia card stock. I stamped a very cool "You're on my mind and in my heart" sentiment from the Celebrating You stamp set on the inside of my card. A word to the wise, either that stamp is cut very crooked or my label makes it look very crooked. I ended up stamping it again on a scrap piece of card stock, die cutting it using a shape from the Stitched So Sweetly dies, and pasted it right over the crooked image I stamped. If you don't have those dies, I highly suggest you get them before they retire. I use them. All. The. Time.

I used the embossed Fresh Freesia heart with black and white DSP (free paper from one of the Sale-abration events we had) to make my second card. I stamped the Wedding Wishes sentiment from the Love & Happiness bundle and die cut it using a shape from the Colors and Contours bundle.

Both cards were super simple and only took a few minutes to create. I love it when that happens.

Thanks for reading my blog today. If you leave a comment, please leave your email address because I would love to gift someone who comments a pack of the black and white DSP used here. I'll send out an email to the winner of the DSP on March 18, 2022.

Take care and happy crafting!

Kim Webb

Just Paper, LLC