Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WMS February Release Blog Waltz

Hello there! Happy release day :) Before I go any further, I want to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your comments on yesterday's post. Your outpouring of support and encouragement for Green Room Designs and Heirloom Patterns was overwhelming. Big hugs to each of you! I can't wait to hear all about what you think of the set and please, please share your creations!


Today the nine new Waltzingmouse Stamps sets we've been previewing for the past three days will be available for purchase.

You should have arrived here from Laurie's blog. Claire's blog is the start of the waltz, so head back to her if you're just popping in, she has a list of all the Design Team members participating. The super sweet and uber-talented Tosh will be your next stop.

As usual, Blog Waltz prizes are up for grabs! One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments left on one of the Design Team blogs, so let us know what you think of the new release! You have until Saturday, March 3 to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on the WMS Blog on the 4th.

That is plenty of chit chat. Today we're sharing previews of the final two sets: Very Vintage Labels No. 25 and Paris Nouveau.

As the name implies, Very Vintage Labels No. 25 coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels Twenty-five dies. This is a wonderful shape - I don't have the dies yet, but the labels are quite easy to cut out. For this card, I stamped one of the smaller label shapes repeatedly in different colors down a strip of white cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped in a different label of the same size and popped up with dimensional tape. Fun and easy!

Houndstooth found its way into this set, too, and is one of my favorite labels from the set! The 'ooh-la-la' is from Compact Sentiments, I selectively inked and stamped the words to separate them over my three little banners.

Just a fun card. The background of this was stamped with the large scale houndstooth from Heirloom Patterns.

Paris Nouveau is a beautifully illustrated set featuring art nouveau styling with a French flavor. This is another fab set containing images that coordinate with different die shapes as well as a few sentiments and a background builder.

This card uses the large label in the set. I stamped the label in brown and then used some of the other coordinating elements in the set to fill in the negative design around the edge. I also used the background image from the set.

I used a phrase from Say It Loud to add a sentiment to the label. I'm looking forward to trying this label out in some other colors.

And finally, some fun with the Eiffel Tower! I adore this image and am so glad it was included in the Paris Nouveau set. Lots of different patterns on this card - the base was stamped with a script from Text It and brushed with Perfect Pearls for some shimmer. The harlequin and houndstooth images from Heirloom Patterns were also used. For the diamonds, I stamped them first in light gray and then went over them in dark gray for a great drop shadow look.

The finishing touch for this card is the faux wax seal. This was done by layering embossing powder until it was thick and gooey (heat it then add more powder and repeat until you can see its nice and thick). Then just stamp right on it - this fleur-de-lis is from French Country. Fun, huh?

I don't want to hold you up any longer, and I'm so grateful you stopped by to see me today and listened to all my rambling! I hope you've been enjoying the previews over the past few days. I will be looking forward to seeing your creations popping up in the Gallery (and in the Big Cheese thread) soon!

Tosh is your next stop! Enjoy the rest of the waltz!


STAMPS: Very Vintage Labels No. 25 (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Groovy Guava, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Night of Navy, Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron, Regal Rose - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Ric Rac Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Sewing Machine

Ooh La La
STAMPS: Very Vintage Labels No. 25, Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments (available February 29th), Bitty Banners - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Pink Pirouette - Stampin' Up!
PATTERNED PAPER: This & That - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: 1" Starburst punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; Sewing Machine; Buttons

Always and Forever
STAMPS: Paris Nouveau (available February 29th), Say It Loud - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Eggshell Seam Binding - Hug Snug; Flora & Fauna Decorative Pins - K&Company (thank you, Renee!); Sewing Machine

STAMPS: Paris Nouveau, Heirloom Patterns, French Country (available February 29th), Text It - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink
INK: Going Gray, Pink Pirouette - Stampin' Up!; Slate, Pebble - Amuse|Studio; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Detail Silver Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Postage Stamp Dies - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls - Ranger Industries

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Introducing Green Room Designs

I have big can't-believe-I-kept-it-quiet-for-so-long news today!

I am designing stamps for Waltzingmouse! And this month my first set comes out! And today we're sharing peeks of it!

Can you believe it? (I can't. Its crazy.) I have no words to describe my gratitude towards Claire - she is one of the best.

Today is Day 3 of the countdown, tomorrow we'll have the traditional release day blog hop and the sets will be available for purchase in the Waltzingmouse store. Today we are sharing previews of two more sets: Heirloom Patterns (from yours truly!) and Compact Sentiments.

Heirloom Patterns is a background building set featuring five different designs including a cane pattern, a harlequin pattern, pin stripes, and two scales of houndstooth. Yay, houndstooth! Each image averages six inches wide, so they easily span a standard vertical or horizontal card front, just like all of WMS's background stamps.

Compact Sentiments is a delicious little sentiment set perfect for a variety of occasions, sized to fit in Claire's Spellbinders-compatible label images, and designed using one of the most yummiest fonts.

This card was created with this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge in mind. Three different patterned strips were a great way to combine colors and keep me from having to choose which one to use first!

The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed right on top of the pattern. Goodness, isn't that font perfect?

Here is another simple card which features the pin stripe background. It adds just a subtle touch for when you need a little something.

I combined it here with the cherry blossoms from Asian Gardens, the small scale Chicken Wire pattern, and another Compact Sentiment.

This is a little fun - who can resist a rainbow? I've always loved them. This card was really quite easy, just some fancy inking. The houndstooth background from Heirloom Patterns was inked in two colors at a time, moving on down the rainbow. Starting with the lighter color of the two and then adding in the darker (pink then red, yellow then orange) helped to create a natural blending between colors. It also serves as a testament to how easy it is to line up the images - easy!

The sentiment was stamped onto a die-cut circle, and accented with rhinestones.

Finishing off my cards for today is this little number. The background pattern for this card was created simply by stamping the harlequin background repeatedly in different colors. The first pass was in gray, the second pass was in yellow and slightly offset, and the final pass was in blue, filling in the gaps.

Now, I completely understand if you aren't a background person - but this is pure bliss to me. I love just playing around and I encourage you to give it a try. You don't always end up with a winner (as the first 3 tries of this prove...) but you might come up with something you love. (Plus, don't you wonder what a pattern like this would look like in Christmas colors?)

I kept the rest of the card simple, adding a sentiment and the felt flowers. This really might be my favorite of the bunch.

Thank you for sticking it out this far! I am really looking forward to your thoughts on today's previews. The other Design Team members who will be sharing projects are:

I just cannot wait to see what amazing things these ladies have created! They are all rock stars, aren't they?!

Have a great day!


Sweet Birthday Wishes
STAMPS: Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Rustic White, Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; Sage Shadow, Peach Parfait - Stampin' Up!
INK: Sage Shadow, Peach Parfait, Bashful Blue - Stampin' Up!; Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous

Just for You
STAMPS: Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments, Chicken Wire (available February 29th), Asian Gardens - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Night of Navy - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink
INK: Night of Navy, Going Gray, Groovy Guava, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers

Hey, How are You?
STAMPS: Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: White, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink; Going Gray - Stampin' Up!
INK: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise - Stampin' Up!; Slate - Amuse|Studio; Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Standard Circles, Pinking Circles - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Adhesive Rhinestones - Recollections

So Happy for You
STAMPS: Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Going Gray, Barely Banana, Soft Sky - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse Felt - Papertrey Ink; Dienamics Rolled Flower, Dienamics Mini Rolled Flower - My Favorite Things; Blush self-adhesive pearls - Kaisercraft; Big Scalloped Circles Large, Circles Large - Spellbinders Paper Arts

Monday, February 27, 2012

WMS February Release - Day 2

Good morning, friends. I am back with day two of the countdown to the Waltzingmouse Stamps February Release. Nine new sets will be available for sale in the WMS webstore on Wednesday, February 29th.

Today we are sharing previews of two 'sequel' sets, follow-ups to popular sets previously released. The first set is a follow up to Nordic Winter called Nordic Spring!

This set features the same styling as that found in Nordic Winter, but with lovely spring motifs like flowers and birds. Here is my first card.

There is a beautiful butterfly in this set and I wanted to use it right away. I stamped it in Onyx Black Versafine ink and watercolored it with an aquapainter and ink pads. After it had dried, I added some Perfect Pearls to the wings and cut it out. The cane background is one of my favorites, from a set we'll peek tomorrow. I finished it off with a thank you sentiment from another new set. The border bit at the bottom of the card is another image included in Nordic Spring.

Isn't the detail on that so fantastic? And since it has the same styling as Nordic Winter, the spring images can easily be combined with some of those images as well.

My second card using Nordic Spring features a bird motif and a vertical row of hearts. For this card I stamped the birds twice and paper pieced them to add a little dimension and color.

I finished it off with a simple twine bow. I really like this card - you know me and birds!

The second set to be previewed today is a follow up to Victorian Frippery called Florentine Frippery.

This set is super elegant and ornate.

For this card, I heat embossed this square filigree frame image and using a craft knife, carefully cut out the center. The sentiment is from French Country, which we shared yesterday.

I used a pencil to lightly trace the outline of the frame so that I could stamp the sentiment on the card base. The frame piece was then adhered to the base with dimensional tape. While the cutting is not for the faint of heart, I think the results are quite pretty.

Last but not least is a fancy tag. As you can see, Florentine Frippery also contains a label that coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 25. Additionally, it has two square images that coordinate with Labels 24. It was one of these images that I used to stamp the border on the left. I just inked up one point of the square and stamped it repeatedly in a line, then trimmed them all out together. I thought it was a fun addition to my tag.

Here is a close up of the beautifully detailed label and the formal sentiment. So elegant!

That's what I have for today - tomorrow will be super exciting, so please be sure to stop back! Here are the links to the other Design Team ladies sharing previews today:

Have a great day!


Butterfly Thanks
STAMPS: Nordic Spring, Heirloom Patterns, Compact Sentiments (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Fine Linen, Spring Moss, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
INK: River Rock, Pear Pizzazz, Really Rust, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Gray - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Picot Edge Circles - Spellbinders; Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls - Ranger Industries; Aquapainter

Thanking You
STAMPS: Nordic Spring (available February 29th), Cameo to Go - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Kraft - Papertrey Ink
INK: Night of Navy, Regal Rose, Whisper White - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Linen Twine - Stampin' Up!

Bonne Fete
STAMPS: Florentine Frippery, French Country (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Night of Navy - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Detail Gold Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior; Craft Knife

Verily I Thank Thee
STAMPS: Florentine Frippery (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Out of Print - Basic Grey
INK: Early Espresso, Buckaroo Blue - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Ocean Princess Ribbon - MemrieMare; Doily - Wilton; Manilla tag - Stampers Anonymous; Vintage button

Sunday, February 26, 2012

WMS February Release - Day 1

Well hello there! I am so excited to be bringing you the first day of the countdown to the Waltzingmouse Stamps February Release. This month, nine new sets will be released. The sets will be available for sale in the WMS webstore on Wednesday, February 29th. Claire, as well as each of the Design Team members, will be sharing previews of the new sets each day until the release, so I hope you will stop back to see what we have going on. Let's get started!

Today we are peeking three sets. Let me introduce you to French Country:

French Country is a beautifully illustrated 6" by 8" set containing background building images, focal points, sentiments, and all the yummy little goodies Claire squeezes into her sets. One of the first things to jump out at me about this set was the gorgeous tapestry border, which I used to create the center strip on my card.

A close up of the label included in the set (which coordinates with Labels 25) and some of the other elements. The color combination of burgundy and mustard feels so rich and rustic and I think it compliments the images so well!

My next card uses some of the smaller line images in the set to create a colorful patterned background.

I started by stamping a few of the different floral motifs from French Country onto a square of cardstock with Memento Ink. Then I went in with my Copic markers and colored the images. When the coloring was complete, I added some sparkly highlights with Spica glitter pens. Wanting to keep the rest of the card simple, I added a strip of cardstock on which I had heat embossed my sentiment. I know that this technique isn't a favorite of everyone, but I truly enjoy creating my own patterns and am quite pleased with the richness of this background. I think that a combination of these same images would look beautiful stamped in a monochrome color palette or embossed in white. Something to try!

My final card for today features French Country combined with a wonderful complimentary set, Chicken Wire.

Chicken Wire is such a fun little set, containing two scales of a chicken wire pattern. While it plays really well with the delightful little rooster image from French Country, it really looks great with lots of other things as well!

I started this card by stamping the woodgrain pattern from Way Out West onto kraft cardstock. Then I heat embossed the large chicken wire pattern in white right on top of the woodgrain. Some white ink streaked along the top and edges of this panel helped to create a weathered look. I think its so cozy.

Here is a close up of my little rooster. I stamped him twice, the first time in brown ink. The second time, I inked the entire stamp up in yellow and used a red ink pad to add some red to his head. I trimmed his head out and added it to the brown body. A white gel pen helps to define his eye. I layered some other elements onto the card including a strip of blue stamped with a harlequin pattern (more on this set later in the release), an embossed piece of rust cardstock to help pull the colors together, and my sentiment. LOVE it!

Completing the card is the highly awaited set Make Your Mark.

Its the waltzing mouse!

Make Your Mark is a 4" by 6" set containing a variety of images scaled to perfectly finish the back of your cards. I know this has been an often requested set, and Claire combined a great mix of images to allow you to share your designs, label items with prices, or express your WMS pride.

This will be great - I know I am super excited about being able to recognize Waltzingmouse as my source for these amazing images!

So that's what I have for today! Here is the list of the rest of the Design Team members sharing previews today:

I can't wait to hear what you think so far! I just love hearing all your feedback on the new sets. I'll see you back here tomorrow, ok?


Souhaits Sinceres (Sincere Wishes)
STAMPS: French Country (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Scarlet Jewel, Rustic Cream - Papertrey Ink; More Mustard - Stampin' Up!
INK: Currant - Amuse|Studio; More Mustard, Early Espresso - Stampin' Up!; Walnut Stain Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Petite Oval Small - Spellbinders Paper Arts; Sewing Machine - Janome; Vintage button

Je t'aime (I love you)
STAMPS: French Country (available February 29th) - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Groovy Guava, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Rich Cocoa Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pens - Imagination International; Detail Gold Embossing Powder - Stewart Superior

Good Morning
STAMPS: French Country, Chicken Wire, Heirloom Patterns (available February 29th), Way Out West - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Really Rust - Stampin' Up!; Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
INK: Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Textile Embossing Folder - ProvoCraft; Sewing Machine - Janome

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sending You..

Hi there, friends! TGIF, right?

I am popping in to share the card I made for Bill for his birthday. I am stamping up a storm, but you'll have to wait until Sunday to see what I've been up to. Until then, something from the archives.

I know I'm not the only one that loves the postage themed items popping up in the papercrafting world. There is something I find so appealing about those office typed things.

For this card, I started with a card front that had been die cut using the Postage Stamps dies from Spellbinders. I bought these and this is the first time I've used them. I love the way they look, and think I need to a make a point to set them out on my desk. Let's see what I can whip up with them for the WMS release, shall we?

I combined images from the Die-namics First Class Friend set and the Postmarks set for this card. They seemed to play well together, and I just layered my images somewhat haphazardly.

Lots of fun! So kind of you to stop by today - I hope you'll be back on Sunday for the start of the release countdown for Waltzingmouse Stamps!

Have a great day!


STAMPS: Die-namics First Class Friend - My Favorite Things; Postmarks - Papertrey Ink
CARDSTOCK: Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up!
INK: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White - Stampin' Up!
OTHER: Postage Stamps - Spellbinders Paper Arts

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Project Life Week 6

Hi there. I am a little behind on sharing my Project Life. I had a bit of a hard time finishing this week, my cold sapped all my energy and I ended up spending a lot more time laying around than I would like to admit. So here's Week 6 (Feb 6 - 12). Bill's birthday was this week, so I had a lot to share about our celebrations.

My page protectors came yesterday - I can't tell you how excited I was. It feels so much more complete to me now. I will have to explore some different techniques for photographing them, though.. the pages add a lot of glare.

I was in Columbus, OH for work for a few days by myself and I sought out the two things they have that we don't here in Pittsburgh: Archiver's and Tim Hortons. Hey, a girl has her priorities. :)

Here is page two of this week:

I have this running thing going on with my pages involving the crazy weather. It seems like we've been having snow then 60 degree temperatures. It has been fun to show the same shot of our backyard over the past month or so with snow, then no snow, then snow again, etc.

For Bill's birthday we made a visit to Pittsburgh's National Aviary (we turn to places like this for winter time photo ops - its hard to take outside photos here in the winter). I fully admit that I had the time of my life - have I mentioned my deep and abiding love for birds? I included another insert for this trip with some of the photos that Bill took.

Aren't they amazing? My hubby has some mad photography skills.

I also added another little insert with some memorabilia from the week - we went to see As You Like It at the Public Theater and had an amazing dinner at a new-to-us restaurant called Mediterrano. Gotta love Groupon for introducing us. This is a 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inch sheet protector from Martha Stewart's Home Office line with Avery. I'm a big fan.

Thank you for letting me share - I hope you are doing well!
Have a great night!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tenderness of Heart

Good morning!

I have been spending lots of time working on creations for the upcoming Waltzingmouse Release (previews start on Sunday!), but I thought I'd take a few minutes and play along with this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge.

I pulled up their website just as I started writing this, and I saw Denise January's card for this week's challenge and am now a little embarrassed! We'll just say great minds think alike!

Here is this week's color story:

And here is the card I created.

I was trying to think of stamp sets I have and have not yet used, and Lace Bouquet was one of those sets. I always love the yummy vintage look of black ink on cream cardstock, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to let this stamp shine. I added hot pink rhinestones as accents to some of the flowers.

I think this would be one of those cards that would really look nice as a set. Switching up the rhinestones or the sentiment would be a great way to make them unique, but these lace is so pretty I would love to make more.

Thank you for stopping in today - I hope your day is fantastic!


STAMPS: Lace Bouquet, Simply Jane - Papertrey Ink
CARDSTOCK: True Black, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
INK: Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Pink adhesive rhinestones - Recollections; Sewing machine

Friday, February 17, 2012

Spring has Sprung

Happy Friday! Welcome to the February Waltzingmouse Blog Party. If you just happened to stop by (thank you!) we would love it if you could join us. You can find all the Blog Party details on the Waltzingmouse Blog.

This month's theme is 'looking forward to Spring' - and I am! Even though we have had a very mild winter this year, I am certainly looking forward to the changing of the seasons. I have noticed that the birds have started singing, and my spring daffodils have even started to poke up from the soil. There's no going back now!

Here is the card that I created for today's hop.

I combined images from L'il Buddies and Spring Baskets. The whimsical line images in both of these sets coordinate so well together. I started by stamping the bunny first and then the daffodils. I used a mask for both images when stamping so that I could give the illusion that the bunny was sitting in a little patch of daffodils. I cut my masks from post-it notes and store them on the plastic sheet from the set they coordinate with. It can be time consuming to cut a mask out, so its nice to be able to get multiple uses out of it.

I colored the images with Copic markers. When I was in Amsterdam a few years ago, we visited the Tulip Museum and I signed up for a catalog of spring flower bulbs. Not only does the catalog have tulip bulbs, but the most amazing variety of daffodils as well... so many different yellows and peachy colors. I thought it would be fun to tap into that when coloring my flowers.

A little stitching and a punched border finished it off. A cheery little card!

I hate to be a tease (ok, I kind of don't ;), but before you go I just wanted to share that the new Waltzingmouse February release arrived in my mailbox on Wednesday. It is *fabulous*.. I can't wait for you to see - and you won't have to wait long, sneak peeks will start tomorrow lucky ducks!

So I'm sure you have tons of other blogs to visit, so I apologize for being chatty, but I'm glad you stopped by. Have a super day!


STAMPS: L'il Buddies, Spring Baskets - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Rustic White, Melon Berry - Papertrey Ink
INK: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink
OTHER: Threading Water Punch - Fiskars; Copic Markers; Sewing Machine

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is the card I made for my sweetie. I made this using the Love You More set from Wplus9. I stamped the main image three times, once onto the die cut label, once onto patterned paper, and once onto a piece of cream colored scrap cardstock. I cut the heart from patterned paper and adhered it to the label. Then I die cut just the banner and adhered that with foam dimensionals. A fun little number if I say so myself :)

This one is headed to my Mom, along with some mini heart-shaped pies. I took a picture, but you'll have to wait for my PL to see how cute they are ;)

I used the smallest envelope from the Love Notes Die for this card. After die cutting the envelopes from cream cardstock, I went back and cut just the heart from a rainbow of colors. I replaced the plain hearts with the colored ones and used a bit of tape on the back to secure them in place. Very easy and very cute!

I hope your day is fantastic, shared with the ones you love!


STAMPS: Love You More - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, True Black - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: Yours Truly - Echo Park Paper Co.
INK: Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Label Layers 3 Die - Wplus9

STAMPS: A Pocketful, A Pocketful: Valentine - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red - Stampin' Up!
PATTERNED PAPER: Latte Woodgrain - Amuse|Studio
INK: Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries; Onyx Black Versafine - Tsukineko
OTHER: Love Notes Die - Wplus9