Stampin’ Up! Lots of Heart for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a sketch challenge today and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table!  I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!

When I saw our sketch, I sort of immediately thought of the new Lots of Heart bundle (not even sort of thinking outside the box!). But – I didn’t want to do Valentine’s.  Nope – I wanted to do a little something different – so you could see how versatile this bundle could be!  So…I teamed it up with the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our sketch (as you can see – I stayed right smack “in the box”!

I decided that not-red and not-pink was the way to go, so….the Just Us Girls color challenge was the perfect inspiration!

I started with a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock that I stamped all over – in Seaside Spray ink for a tone-on-tone effect – with the polka-dot heart image from the Lots of Heart stamp set.  Then I embossed it in the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder for the card front.

I matted a piece of Hydrangea Hill DSP on Misty Moonlight and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue

I cut the Misty Moonlight scrolly-heart strip using the die in the bundled Many Hearts Die set and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

Using the large – lacey-edged heart die, I cut a Balmy Blue and a Basic White heart.  Then I snipped the lace-edge off the white heart and adhered it to the Balmy Blue heart.  Then I adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the plaid heart from Lots of Heart in Misty Moonlight – then cut it with the coordinating die in Many Hearts.

I popped the plaid heart onto the other layers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using a couple of Glue Dots, I adhered a multi-loop figure-8 bow made with Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.

I stamped a Peaceful Moments sentiment in Balmy Blue on Basic White and cut it with the next-to-smallest rectangle in my go-to Stitched So Sweetly die set.

I popped the sentiment over the bow with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added a few silver Metallic Pearls and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Peaceful Moments sentiment in Balmy Blue on Basic White.  In the corner, I adhered a pretty Misty Moonlight die cut from the Many Hearts set with Liquid Glue.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into my Seaside Spray card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got a Lots of Heart image – stamped in Tuxedo Black – on the front. I colored it with my Light Balmy Blue and Light Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blends, plus my Seaside Spray Stampin’ Write Marker…

…and I added more of the Hydrangea Hill DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila! I really love this Lots of Heart Bundle – with the amazing Many Hearts Die Set.  I’m not a Valentine’s person, really, but this bundle offers a ton of OTHER options. Either by itself – or paired with other sentiment sets!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today.  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Have fun on the Hop!!







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You can see more details and find the list of punches that it coordinates with on page 17 in the Sale-a-bration Brochure! 🙂

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Hey Chick and Birthday Chick Bundles


If you were around for Sale-A-Bration 2017, you might remember the super cute Hey, Chick stamp set that you could get as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies!  Heck – it may still be on your shelf!! Well – it was SO popular (and rightly so – it’s stinkin’ adorable!) that Stampin’ Up! is bringing it back – and it’s got some friends this time around.  Like…DIES!

Yes – you heard right….dies!! Chick Dies, to be exact!

So – if you don’t have Hey Chick already – you’ll be able to buy it in a cost-saving bundle.  If you DID save the stamp set – then the coordinating Chick Dies will be available separately!  And yes – that IS a chicken coop die you see!  And corn.   There’s CORN!

HEY CHICK BUNDLE    158627  $44
Includes the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

HEY CHICK STAMP SET   158190   $17
Originally offered during 2017 Sale-A-Bration.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

CHICK DIES   158199   $32
19 dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun.

And – there’s more!!  There’s also the Birthday Chick Bundle!

These are brand spankin’ new!!

Includes the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and Birthday Chick Dies. Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun. 

Available RIGHT NOW!! As seen in the January–June 2021 Mini Catalog.  Want it today?  Get it right here!

BIRTHDAY CHICK DIES     158200     $27
11 dies.  Available 2 Feb – 30 Jun 2021

So…get ready to get yer Chick On!
2 Feb is right around the corner!

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Seaside Spray Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ (embossed card front)

Misty Moonlight Cardstock:  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for DSP panel on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Many Hearts die cut heart strip

Balmy Blue Cardstock:  Many Hearts die cut heart

Basic White Cardstock:  Many Hearts die cut hearts; Stitched So Sweetly die cut rectangle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Hydrangea Hill DSP: 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (DSP panel on front); envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lots of Heart for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Absolutely gorgeous Mary 🙂 Love the shades of blue. Such a wonderful switch from pink or red hearts.

  2. Pretty card, Mary! Love that you used blue.

  3. Such a beautiful card! The colors and layering are just perfect! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    What a beautiful sympathy card. I can see lots of possibilities from your design. I love it. TFS

  5. A blue Valentine – who would’ve thunk it – and it’s great! Awesome card.

  6. Maria Levine

    What a lovely card! I love all the great layers and our use of the shade of blue. Thank you for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  7. scrapperatheart

    So many heart elements on this card that I really love! I especially love the bottom border! Such a great job with our challenge at Just Us Girls. Thanks for joining us Mary!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much! It was fun working with the blues! 🙂

  8. How lovely for a sympathy card. And you did too think outside the box, the valentine box that is. May just have to CASE this one.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Julie – it’s a really cool bundle! 🙂

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