Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Hearts A Flutter

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  As we say goodbye to the holidays, how will we warm our hearts during the long winter months?  Valentine's Day, of course!  Hearts A Flutter is a very versatile set, not just for Valentine's Day.

If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Deb Currier's blog.  Isn't her work fantastic?  And now onto my take of this fun stamp set.

Using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, I created a clean & quick card using hearts & arrows (which may be a sneak peek of a Friday Mashup challenge as well... *whistling*).

Here's the sketch - 

Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Peachy Keen, Express Yourself; Paper: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP; Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake; Accessories: Pearl jewel, Small Heart punch, Hearts A Flutter framelits, On Film framelits, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

My large project is a wedding gift for my nephew and his new bride, who are marrying in Colorado on January 11.  Although there are a lot of elements in this project, I focused on Hearts A Flutter as my starting point.

I was able to acquire some intel to personalize the gift further, the wedding song, "Good to Be Alive" by Jason Gray, and the wedding colors, cranberry, black and ivory.  The song lyrics were typed up to use as text in the framed piece.  The intertwined hearts were designed on My Digital Studio and cut with an e-cutter.  Similarly the tree was e-cut using the Bold Branches download.  The mini envelope was created with the Envelope Punch Board, dimensions 3 x 3", scored at 1-1/4".

Playing off one of the squares, I created a coordinating card to go with the gift.  I love the ability we have in paper crafting to be matchy-matchy! 

This was a huge undertaking for me, especially with Leadership swaps calling.  Definitely out of my comfort zone.  Now to transport it safely to Denver.

Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Festive Flurry, Trust God; Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Modern Medley DSP, Fancy Foil vellum, Champagne Glimmer; Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gold Encore; Accessories: Pearl jewels, White taffeta ribbon, Gold baker's twine, Vintage Faceted button, Gold EP, Bird builder punch, Owl builder punch, Adorning Accents EF, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Hearts A Flutter framelits, Festive Flurry framelits, Hearts Collection framelits, Fashionable Hearts embosslit, Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, My Digital Studio, e-cutter, Sewing machine, Thread. 

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what lovelies Shana at Stress-Free Stamping with Shana put together with the set.


The complete hop list:
  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. Dawn Tidd
Thanks for stopping by!


Beth Beard said...

Wow Heidi! Your nephew is going to love it! It's stunning and I keep staring at all the details. What a fabulous and thoughtful gift!

Rita W said...! That frame is awesome. What a great gift! I love the coordinating just as much. Great projects.

Anonymous said...

The wedding gift is gorgeous. What a labor of love.

Linda Suarez said...

Great card - love those colors and patterns! And your wedding project is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

stressfreestamping said...

Wow, you were a busy bee, Heidi! What a great wedding gift. I'm sure they will love it! Two beautiful cards too. I love the versatility you have shown!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Heidi, this is so lovely. A wedding gift from the heart and will always be treasured by your nephew. Just amazing as is the card as well!

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, Heidi! These projects are all just so AWESOME I don't even know where to start! Wow, I am humbled by your talent :)
And you must love that nephew a lot!

Sandi said...

Love your card using Freshly Made Sketch. Your projects are gorgeous!

Deb said...

Great projects! That frame…WOW! What a wonderful and meaningful gift! Love it!

Anonymous said...

WOW Heidi!!! As always you rock!! I love everything but that picture frame is gorgeous!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, Heidi! Your cards are great, as always. But that framed art is Amazing! So beautiful and so many delicate details!

Anonymous said...

Another WOW, Heidi! Lovely cards and the framed art is simply gorgeous. So many beautiful details!!

Brenda in IN said...

Love that red and turquoise together, so pretty. What a wonderful gift and keepsake you created. There is so much detail and lovely personal things in it.

Cindy Beach said...

Heidi, I am totally blown away by your stunning projects! The framed art and matching card are amazing. The special details and meaning behind each element will make this gift a treasured keepsake.

Amy O said...

Wow! What a beautiful wedding gift! All of your projects are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Kristy said...

What a beautiful, loving gift! It will be an amazing keepsake for them.

Kristy said...

What a beautiful, loving gift! It will be an amazing keepsake for them.

Jill Coleman said...

Love your clean and simple card and then all the detailed work on the sampler. Wow, what a gift they will treasure - so pretty. And, matchy matchy is my favorite thing about handmade gifts/cards!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Heidi! The cards are awesome...but the frame is a masterpiece! You have created a family heirloom!

Yapha Mason said...

Amazing projects!! That frame is absolutely spectacular! And I love the hearts on the last card.

Dawn Tidd said...

Wow! Stunning projects, all three of them! Your nephew and his bride are going to be thrilled to pieces with the framed piece. The card is simple and elegant with the stitched hearts. Each one of these is so creative!

Paula said...

These are great projects, Heidi! Love how you personalized the frame for the wedding. They will love it. Have fun at leadership!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

What everyone else said! And once again you rocked the stamp set with amazing ideas.

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful projects, Heidi. Love the color combos.

Carol Carriveau said...

Your first Valentine card is fun and to the point....LOL! The frame and coordinating card are fabulous...your nephew and new niece will love it - hope they hang it in a special place where ever they live! Wonderful job!

Martha said...

3 beautiful projects! Your nephew and bride will love the gift. It is amazing. Great ideas!!