National Wear Red Day® – Cards dressed in Red!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. (Taken from the heart.org site)

So … as I wear my red today, I thought it would be fun to share a couple cards dressed in red and highlighting our hearts.  Let’s start sweet -n- simple, this easy to create card uses only 4 items with your cardstock!!  I began with Real Red cardstock for my base and pulled out the “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper.  I choose the red & pink heart pattern.

I love the Heart Doilies and decided to use them for this card.  You get pink and red doilies in the pack, and if you flip them over … they are white! So the base is the red doily, then I cut down one down and used the white side to stamp my greeting. The greeting comes from the Heartfelt Stamp Set.  I finished this card off with a pretty red bow.

For my second card, I took the red & pink pattern from the “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper and flipped it over!  The flip side reveals this cute red foil with pink & white polka dots.

You can easily see that I incorporated the doilies in my second card as well. The pretty foil heart was punched out from another sheet of the “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper.  You can use either of the punches in the punch pack on these hearts, I used the scalloped heart punch.

I added a piece of vellum cardstock to highlight the punched heart, and the greeting comes from the Heartfelt Stamp Set which bundles with the Heart Punch Pack. A little strip of Whisper White cardstock cut into a banner highlights the greeting.

Our Heartfelt Bundle and coordinating “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper is not just for Valentines, it’s great for your friends, for weddings, baby showers and more. Today it’s to celebrate life … to bring awareness to the fight against heart disease.

Thank you so very much for sharing a part of your day with me today… enjoy the rest of your Friday.

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Valentine Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed the Two for Tuesday post where I shared two “blank” layouts and the cards created using those layouts. Today I’m sharing a Valentine card the uses a similar layout to a card our clubs did in January.

Here is our January card …

You can see the entire post for this card by CLICKING HERE!  For today’s card I used the second folder from the Petal Pair Embossing Folder and changed from a vertical layout to a horizontal layout! I also decided to use the “Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer paper again!!

So you can see by just tipping the card sideways … you have another layout!

Both cards have a piece of Whisper White embossed with the Petal Pair Embossing Folders … floral on the first and the vines on the second.  The vines are what inspired me to use the beautiful floral vines in the designer paper.  The ribbon is the same on both cards!!

To create the “Valentine” I used one of the hearts from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies cut in our 2017-2019 In-Color: Powder Pink! Then I added a little LOVE from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits! This is the same thinlits set that the heart on our first card comes from.

I wanted to highlight the heart just a little more so I added the cute little dots from the Glitter Enamel Dots found on page 196 in our Annual Catalog… and that completes my card.

I hope you have been inspired to try some of these layouts and designer papers when creating your cards.

Thank you for checking back in …

Have yourself a “Lovely” day!

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Sending Love Valentine

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Having computer problems again today but that is not going to stop me from sharing my Valentine card with you today.  We’re using the Sending Love Suite today which includes the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Pack and the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Featured on the card are two of the many patterns from the Sending Love Designer Series paper. The paper on the bottom says “love” in many different languages! The cute little envelope was made with the coordinating dies and designer paper.  Our little note tucks nicely into the envelope.

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First we stamped the hearts onto Whisper White cardstock, then we cut it out with the die and stamped our “Sending Love” greeting on. The same little hearts on our greeting are also stamped along the bottom of the inside of our card, along with “Happy Valentine’s Day”.

The cute ribbon which has silver thread woven through is from our Sale-a-bration catalog and is FREE. When you purchase the bundle and designer paper … you can get the ribbon for free. Plus you will also receive a Virtual Rewards point from me! Double bonus.

Thanks for stopping by, sorry for the short post.

Have a great day!

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