Sunday, December 30, 2007

HAPPY HEART DAY

I know ... I can't believe it either! TWO cards in ONE day! It's been awhile since I've been able to sit down to just ENJOY the art of stamping and to be creative! This card combines two challenges ...

* Mary Jo Albright's Sketch Challenge in celebration of reaching 60,000 hits on her blog, Beauty Lies Within. You can see the sketch HERE.

* Sharon Johnnson's Stamp Simply Challenge #15 on her blog, No Time To Stamp. The challenge was to simply use something NEW. Easily done since I had just received my preview brochure order right before Christmas. This is the first chance I've had to play with my new rubber!

This adorable mouse and heart image is from the new stamp set, Happy Heart Day (found on pg. 65 of the NEW '08 Spring-Summer Idea Book & Catalog .. U.S.). The mouse and heart are paper pieced with the NEW Bali Breeze DP, Pretty In Pink and Tempting Turquoise CS.

The flower on the heart is punched with the Trio Flower Punch and Tempting Turquoise CS ... Pretty In Pink Brad through the center of the flower ... and adhered with a Stampin' Dimensional. The scallop border was created using the Slit Punch.
RECIPE
Stamps:
Happy Heart Day
Paper: Bali Breeze DP, Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, and Tempting Turquoise CS
Ink: Jet Black Staz-On
Embellishments: Pretty In Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretty In Pink Brad
Tools: Trio Flower Punch, Slit Punch for scallops, 1/2", 1", and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Scissors
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Paper Piecing

Note: Card measures 4 1/4" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This card is so stinkin' cute Nancy. I love everything about it, and I'm regreting not ordering this set yet. You have convinced me that this is a must have set:)
Thanks so much for participating in the sketch challenge.
Have a safe and Happy New Year.
Sincerely,
MJ Albright

nancy morgan said...

welcome back!!! awesome card...you're using my favorite new set = )

Libby said...

This is so cute!! And thanks for the blog links - I had not found either yet! Into my Reader they go! :-)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just darling!!! Love the paper piecing!!! This is the next set on my list to work with and this is truly inspirational!!! Thanks so much!!! So glad you played my challenge!!! Hope you play again!!! Gorgeous work!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute, Nancy! I love the colors and dimension!!

fran said...

Oh he's so cute! What a darling card - you are just too creative, dear! Happy New Year!

Dottie K said...

This is just so adorable. Love all the dimensions on this card and those colors together. :)

Lorri said...

Just ordered this set, I KNEW you'd come up with something I'd LOVE with this set! Thanks for the inspiration! Now to wait for Mr. Brown to arrive....

Dawn Easton said...

Nancy, this is so cute! Love the paper piecing. I haven't done that yet...lol!
Love your colour choices!

Jackie Pedro said...

Nancy, this is sooo adorable! I love that you used the black Stazon ink...it really makes everything pop! I'm so glad you are back from your blogging vacation!!! Happy New Year!!

Angie Tieman said...

What a cutie pie card!! So sweet with those colors and paper! Glad to see you're back in stamping action!

Michelle said...

Fun colour combination!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This card is ADORABLE, Nancy! So cute! have a Happy New Year!

Pam Speidel said...

This set is now at the TOP of my new SU catty Wish List! :) As always, I love your card, the colors and the sketch! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Smiles, Pam :)

Corie said...

Happy New Year!! Big hugs and smiles!

Jill Hilliard said...

I am so glad your Back from vacation! I love this card!!!!

Kelli in Kentucky said...

Really great card very bright and cheerful!! I love how you put your "recipes" with the card. Thanks so much for sharing and I love your blog!!

Chat said...

well, it's about time you made cards (LOL) fabulous of course like always!!!!
tfs,
chat


Happy New Year !!!!

kathleenh said...

Sweet! I love the look of this paper pieced. Happy New Year Nancy!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

cute, cute, cute! Love the scallops! great job paper piecing, too!

Heather P. said...

This is just TOOOOOO cute!

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that is so simple and so sweet, love it!