Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Card Concept: Love You

 It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept. Check out this luscious image!!

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I was inspired by the colors and I started planning on being very literal with a cupcake. As I was flipping through my stash, I saw this set of hearts with the open one saying "i adore you" that reminded me of the open heart on the cupcake.  When I had the hearts cut, it needed a background - I looked at the inspiration and saw the cooling rack and that inspired me to pull out this particular background cutting plate. It all came together for my Clean and Layered Valentine.

My hearts are retired products. Sorry!!  Another company came out with the cutest set of hearts this year (looking at you Pretty Pink Posh). I had it in my cart ready to hit the checkout button when reality struck.  Last week, I posted that I didn't buy many Valentine products. So before I hit the checkout button, I checked my stash and sure enough, I had a nice stash of hearts.  Yes, it's retired but stamps come and go so quickly these days that I just have to keep using my favorites.

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This is going to my 16-year old niece so it just had to have sparkle. I had these crystal hearts that pulled in the colors of the stamped images.

I hope to see you playing along with us this week at The Card Concept!


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Lots of Hearts (retired)

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Large Hearts (retired) and Small Love You, Lil' Inker Designs Quilted Stitched Pattern (store closed), Taylored Expressions Petite Scallop Rectangle

Paper: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade

Ink: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade and Flirty Flamingo, Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate

Other: Buttons Galore Crystal Hearts


  1. I love all of your layered hearts! Gosh this is CUTE!

  2. Beautiful! I love those hearts and just the right amount of added sparkle.

  3. Kim I've vowed to look at my stash more closely before hitting the buy button this year... look how beautifully your decision worked out for you! I love every single darling heart - good eye on that cooling rack/ quilted background! it's perfection!

  4. Loving your card. will make all of mine this year. Using up stash and don't go out much Winter in Iowa has come. thanks for the inspiration

  5. I am loving all these hearts! I restrained myself on new hearts this year as well!


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