Sunday, January 5, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Hearts A Flutter Edition
 This edition of the Stamp Review Crew features Hearts A Flutter stamp set and if you think this set is limited to a few layouts and designs, you are about to find out how versatile this fun little set of banners can be! Continue around this Hearts A Flutter Blog Hop for a ton of inspiration and a wide variety of creative and beautiful cards and projects!

My first two cards with the Hearts A Flutter stamp set are Valentine's cards. I made two sets of these cards, identical with the exception of the color tones - one traditional Real Red and Whisper White with Gold and the other non-traditional pastels Crisp Cantaloupe and Very Vanilla with Gold.

The coordinating Hearts A Flutter Framelits are definitely my friend when using this stamp set. I also loved playing with the Gold Embossed Vellum which is from the Occasions Mini Catalog that debuted this month. 

Here is a close up of the Heart elements on the fronts of these cards. I stamped the largest scalloped heart image in the coordinating ink color onto the cardstock. This is die cut with the Hearts A Flutter Framelit and sponged pretty heavily to emphasize the scallops. I paper pierced the the dotted border of the image and then added white dots to the inner dotted border with the Chalk White Marker (carryover item - yaya!) The xoxo sentiment in Gold Foil is one of the accessory framelits in the Circle Thinlits Card Framelits - LOVE!

Check out the inside of these cards where I stamped Be My Valentine, one of the many sentiments from Delightful Dozen, in Gold Encore and Heat Embossed it in Gold Embossing Powder. Here I played with the banner pieces and strung a layered banner filled with pennants and hearts below the sentiment. Which color combination do you prefer? This year I am finding myself leaning more toward the non-traditional Valentine's with Soft Blues, Pistachio Greens and Corals.

Recipe: (Red Valentine)
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Gold Embossed Vellum
Ink: Real Red, Pink Piroutte, Gold Encore
Accessories: Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Circle Thinlits Card Framelit, White Chalk Marker, Gold Embossing Powder

Recipe: (Cantaloupe Valentine)
Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gold Foil, Gold Embossed Vellum
Ink:Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Gold Encore
Accessories: Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Circle Thinlits Card Framelit, White Chalk Marker, Gold Embossing Powder

The last card I want to share with you is a winter themed Thank You card using the Hearts A Flutter set, using only the banner images. We are sending so many thank you's this time of year at my house that I can't keep enough of them in my stash!

I stamped the banner images in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White and die cut them with the coordinating Hearts A Flutter Framelits. The Thanks Big Time sentiment from Timeless Talk is also stamped in Night of Navy and punched out with a 1" Circle Punch. This is popped up on one of the pennants. I ran the Night of Navy cardstock piece through the Big Shot with the Northern Flurry TIEF and then added a few Rhinestone Jewels to the snowflake centers. Pretty little bows of the Silver Trim (a carryover item so still available to order - yaya!) finish the ends of this banner.

Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Timeless Talk, Happy Watercolor
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Flurry TIEF, Hearts A Flutter Framelits, Rhinestone Jewels, Silver Trim

Whether you are hopping through or just starting at my blog, be sure to visit the other blogs on the Stamp Review Crew: Hearts A Flutter edition by clicking on the Previous and Next buttons below. I hope you're inspired and would love to see your creations - please share!

Hearts A Flutter Blog Roll
  1. Yapha Mason
  2. Debra Burgin
  3. Beth Beard
  4. Lisa Young
  5. Jill Coleman
  6. Deb Currier
  7. Heidi Baks
  8. Shana Gaff
  9. Kerry Willard Bray
  10. Holly Krautkremer
  11. Mary Rindal
  12. Rita Wright
  13. Ann Schach
  14. Cindy Beach
  15. Tanya Boser
  16. Nancy Smith
  17. Dawn Tidd

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Beth Beard said...

Wonderful set of cards! They are ALL very pretty!

Rita W said...

Great group of projects. I really love the last one; it shows that you don't even need the hearts to make an awesome card with this set!

stressfreestamping said...

Great selection of cards you have shown us! The little xoxo looks great in the gold paper!

stressfreestamping said...

Great selection of cards you have shown us! The little xoxo looks great in the gold paper!

Tanya Boser said...

So much to love on all of these projects :) Heck, even the insides of your cards are detailed enough to be card fronts! Your thank you card really added some possibilities too!

Deb said...

Great ideas to use with this set! Love all the gold accents!

Anonymous said...

Mary this is great!! I love the idea of the winter theme never gave that a thought to use for other times. lol Great job!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful Valentine cards. I really love the snowflake navy snowflake card. Really different from the typical card with this set!

Anonymous said...

So many good ideas. You really shared all of the different elements of this set and how it can be used. Thanks for sharing your detail on the inside of the cards as well!

Cindy Beach said...

Absolutely awesome cards, Mary!
I love your color combo of vanilla, gold and coral. WOW!

Brenda in IN said...

Thanks for sharing so many ideas. This is a great set and I love the banners.

Jill Coleman said...

Mary - your cards are wonderful. Love the different color combos and you are rockin' the gold! The insides of your cards are just as pretty as the fronts!

Ann Schach said...

What a fabulous way to showcase this set, Mary! I loved seeing the impact of the different color combinations.

Dawn Tidd said...

What a wonderful trio of cards! The inside of the first one is as pretty as the outside!

Yapha Mason said...

What an amazing set of cards! I love how you used the gold embossed vellum! It is perfect with this set!

Paula said...

Great job, Mary! I love them all!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

The insides of your cards are as beautiful as the outside! Love the idea of using the snowflake embossing folder with the banner.

Carol Carriveau said...

Thank you for showing the same cards in different colors...great inspiration!

Martha said...

Don't know which I like better. They are all beautiful. Love the embossed xoxo

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