Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Detailed Hearts for The Paper Players

I’ve got another fun challenge for you today from the Paper Players – I hope that you’ll come on over and play!  It’s a very month-appropriate theme challenge, as you’ll see in a second.

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I decided to go all-out Valentine’s Day for our challenge – with the Heartfelt stamp set and bundled Heart Punch Pack with a little extra help from the Detailed Hearts Die set.  Take a look-see:


And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!  Join the fun and show us your projects! 🙂

The layout for this one is from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And it’s for certain-sure a Valentine’s Day card so…the TGIF Challenge was perfect!

Finally, the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge helped me add the final element!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock that I embossed in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and matted on Basic Black for the card front.

To create the ombre Detailed Hearts Die cut – I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and adhered 1 1/8″ wide strips of Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride and Petal Pink cardstock to it with Liquid Glue.  Be sure to get adhesive right up to the edges of the strips!

I laid the Detailed Hearts Die over the panel and ran it thru my die cutting machine.  It takes a few passes – it’s thick!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut to the card front.

Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a length of Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon on a diagonal.

For the sentiment, I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment from the Heartfelt stamp set in Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White.  Using the Heart Punch Pack, I cut the sentiment with the straight-edge heart and used the scalloped-edge heart to cut one from Silver Glimmer Paper.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment heart to its Silver Glimmer heart mat and then to the card front.

I tied a small bow from the Black 1/2″ Satin Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot to finish off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Heartfelt sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on a Whisper White panel.  I stamped the dotted-heart image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I made a mask from a sticky note by punching the straight-edged Heart Punch.  I set the mask over the heart and sentiment and stamped the arrow in Melon Mambo.  Then I “fixed” the little gap with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and then into my Flirty Flamingo card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a Tuxedo Black Memento ink dotted heart and Melon Mambo arrow on the front…

…and a Melon Mambo heart stamp from the Heartfelt set on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Valentine’s Day – straight up!  I love the way the Heartfelt Bundle with the cool dual-punch Heart Punch Pack works with the Detailed Hearts Die, don’t you?

That single die gives so much interest to a card – whether you do it in tone-on-tone (like I did on this card here) or with a rainbow of colors like I did today!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team






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Coordination Product Release – Coming on 4 Feb!

You’ve seen that we’ve got some awesome coordinating dies and Designer Paper Coming soon – so you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ll have FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Nature’s Thoughts Dies (item 153586) – Coordinates with the Positive Thoughts stamp set

Special Day Dies (item 153587) – coordinates with the Special Someone stamp set

Lady Bug Dies (153588) – coordinates with the Little Ladybug stamp set

Birthday Dies (153590) – coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set

Sending Flowers Dies (153589) – coordinates with the Sending You Thoughts stamp set

Pleased as Punch DSP – coordinates with the Small Bloom Punch, Tulip Builder Punch, Umbrella Builder Punch, and Hearts Punch Pack
(Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Whisper White)

Give the pics a click for printable flyers!


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Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); One 1 1/8″ wide strip for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Basic Black Card Stock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Backer for Detailed Hearts Die Cut; Heart Pack Punch sentiment

Lovely Lipstick, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink and Melon Mambo Card Stocks: 1 1/8″ wide strips for Detailed Hearts Die Cut

Silver Glimmer Paper: Heart Pack Punch behind sentiment

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Finn Fan Fix

So – Finn gave up his “spot” today for a different kind of post.

On Friday evening, my brother lost his sweet kitty, Bijou.  She was rescued from New Orleans after Katrina as a youngster and he adopted her.

Bijou – “a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship; something delicate, elegant, or highly prized”

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As all our fur-children do, she quickly became a fixture in his heart.

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Considering he had her for most of her life he is pretty devastated at her loss.  And I know his apartment is feeling very empty today.

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So – please send good thoughts and prayers his way for peace today and comfort knowing that she’s at the Bridge, playing will all the good kitties who have gone ahead.

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Bijou was about the same age as Katy.

Which means that our time with her is probably drawing to a close.

So I’ll try to remember that at 3:30 in the morning when she wakes me up to eat – even though she’s got food bowls set out.  It’s apparently not the “right” food.  In some cases it’s the SAME food that she WILL eat if I get up and give it to her at 3:30 in the morning.

My little fur-tyrant.

Of course, like all fur-children, just about the time I “can’t take another second” – she…



Now both Bijou and Katy are immortalized on the internet forever!

Thanks for reading my not-Finn-Fan Fix!


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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Detailed Hearts for The Paper Players

  1. What a beautiful tribute to both kitties. My thoughts and prayers will be with your brother today. It is always so hard to lose a fur-baby. Blessings to all!

  2. Such a sweet card! Love the colors, great way to use that die too! Sad news on the sweet kitty. 🙁

  3. Faith Simpson

    oh Mary, sad post today…..I have tears reading it….for your brother….and for each of us who has a precious kitty waiting at the rainbow bridge. Bijou was a beautiful kitty…..well, as each one is in their own way. Thanks for sharing in her memory.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – sad always. They leave us WAY before we’re at all prepared. Thanks very much, Faith! 🙂

  4. Gerri K

    Mary, so sorry for your brother’s loss. It is always so hard when our pets leave us.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, it surely does. And they ALWAYS leave before we’re ready! 🙁 Thanks, Gerri.

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to your brother. I lost my Eddie just before Christmas and know the whole it leaves in your heart. Maybe he and Bijou are playing together on the Bridge

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m sure they are – I’m sorry for YOUR loss as well. Judy. It just hurts like fire – and doesn’t go away quickly, does it! 🙁 Thank you!

  6. i am so very sorry for your losses! Tears!
    I love your Valentine card! That heart die is amazing! That bow is so awesome and your creation shouts out “LOVE”! Thank you for making my challenge shine this week! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Claire – it’s the WAY downside of having the fur-people in our lives! Appreciate the kind words about my card, too! 🙂

  7. Susan K

    What a beautiful tribute to Bijou and sharing of Katy. I’m sorry for your brother’s loss. Our fur babies definitely leave paw prints on our hearts. Speaking of hearts, I love the tricolored hearts and your take on all the challenges!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks for ALL the kind words, Susan – I appreciate them – and YOU! 🙂

  8. Anne Marie Hile

    Oh Mary, my heart is so heavy after reading your post. Bijou was a beautiful kitty and I’m sure your brother is heartbroken. I’ll be keeping him in my thoughts. It’s so hard to lose a furry family member. Your card is beautiful..I really like how you created an “arrow” out of the ribbon. Big hugs!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Anne Marie – for the words of sympathy and support – as well as the kind words about my card! Appreciate you! 🙂

  9. Love your Valentine! That heart die is amazing!

  10. Lisa Kind

    Love the ombre heart background and your pretty bow! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Lisa – and thanks for taking time to come by! 🙂

  11. Oh my, that ombre heart die cut is wonderful Mary, what a clever creation! The black ribbon really draws the eye to the layered heart. Gorgeous design!

  12. Ann Wilcox Schach

    Oh, Mary…how I wish I would have bought the heart die! Your card is absolutely stunning! My condolences to your brother on his loss. Our fur babies always take a piece of our hearts with them with they leave…

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh they surely do! And they ALWAYS leave too quickly! Thank you so much, Ann! 🙂

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