Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart Sweet Conversations Sneak Peek and….a Fundraiser Winner!

T-5, y’all!  And – I have some wisdom to impart.  It’s about…lists.  So – you make a list.  You do the first thing and check it off.  Then you do the next thing and check it off.  Keep doing that and the list gets smaller until finally – you’re DONE!

Unless.  Unless when you check something off the TOP…you add another something at the BOTTOM!

Another gift card needed.  Another batch of cookies – “just in case”.  Quick unplanned trip to the grocery.  You get the picture.  It becomes a never ending list!

On a brighter note – it’s gonna be Saturday pretty quick and then…the list will no longer matter!  LOL

For today’s card, I decided to look ahead to the NEXT holiday/occasion coming down the road – Valentine’s Day!  And I used a new bundle, called Sweet Conversations, from the Jan – Jun – 2022 Mini Catalog to make it for you.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

And the colors are from the Color Throwdown challenge!

I started by putting the “X” and the “O” from the new Sweet Conversations stamp set on an acrylic block.  Then I inked up with Mint Macaron, stamped-off-once on scrap paper and stamped a Mint Macaron panel.  I repeated that all over the panel  And then I embossed it in the new Gingham Embossing Folder (ALSO coming on 4 Jan in the Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog).

I used the heart-chain die (I don’t know if that’s its name – but…that’s what it looks like!) in the Sweet Hearts Die set (bundled with Sweet Conversations!) to cut a Petal Pink line of hearts, which I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped a couple three small conversation heart images from Sweet Conversations in Real Red on a piece of Basic White.  Each of the images has a coordinating solid fill image.  I used that, in stamped-off-once Real Red over the top of each image and then cut them out with their matching die in the coordinating Sweet Hearts Dies set.

I inked the large solid heart in Petal Pink, stamped-it-off-once on scrap paper, and then stamped it on Basic White.  I made two of them and cut them with the die in the Sweet Hearts set.

One of the most fun dies in this Sweet Hearts Die set is the one that creates little tiny envelopes!  I cut two of them from some Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP in Petal Pink.  Then I folded the two sides in, added a dab of Liquid Glue, and folded up the bottom flap.  So cute!! 🙂

I slid a large heart and a sentiment heart into each envelope, securing them inside with a little Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered each envelope to the card front with more Liquid Glue.

I stamped a Sweet Conversation sentiment on a strip of Basic White in Mint Macaron and adhered it to the card front – with a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right end – and Liquid Glue on the left.

I slid the third conversation heart under the sentiment, securing it with Liquid Glue.

I added some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels (part of this Sweet Talk Suite and coming in January!) here and there and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped a second Sweet Conversations sentiment in Mint Macaron on a Basic White panel.  Over the top, I stamped a large heart in stamped-off-once Petal Pink and the smaller heart in stamped-off-TWICE Real Red.  Then I added another Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mint Macaron mat and into my Mint Macaron card base.  On the front, I first used Liquid Glue to adhere a Mint Macaron mat directly to the front of the card base – then I popped my card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the large heart in stamped-off-once Petal Pink and the smaller heart in stamped-off-TWICE Real Red on the front…

…and more of the Petal Pink Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love that this Sweet Conversations set looks like those little conversation hearts that you can get around Valentine’s Day – and I really like the fact that it has sentiments to send to your friends (in other words – like for PAL-entine’s Day!).  The bundled Sweet Hearts Die set is a lot of fun – with tons of dies for adding hearts of every kind!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, all the products you’ll need and the card cuts are down below!

Check out down below for the final tally on our donation to Greater Good and the winner of the new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!






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Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The December Tutorial features the Plentiful Plants Bundle!  

I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!

I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and I’d love to have you join – it’s a GREAT way to get a little smackerel of all the pretty new papers – Designer Series and Specialty!!  I’ll place my share order first jump on 4 January 2022 and use the expedited shipping option so I SHOULD be able to have the shares cut, bundled and back out to you during the week of 10 January!

You can head over to my Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog Shares page here for all the deets and a handy form to complete if you’d like to join!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!

Each club consist of three folks doing two consecutive three-month terms.   Each person commits to buying $50 before shipping and tax each month.

You sign up for two consecutive 3-month terms and commit to:

  • A $50.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • Using the Host code for each month that I send to you in an email at the beginning of each month

What are the other bennies of a Host Club?

  • At least a $150.00 Workshop order during EACH of your host months!  You’ll get to be the Host TWICE – but…there’s no extra work for you.  I do the work –  you get all the host benefits!
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  • You’ll receive a FREE monthly tutorial with 4-5 projects and access to all previous tutorials for the duration of the club. Right now, there are over FIFTY tutorials available only to Online Host Club members.  That’s around TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY not-seen-on-our-blogs projects for you to use as inspiration (and they ALL have all the card cuts and instructions!)
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  • At the end of the full 6 months, you’ll get first dibs at signing up for the next 6 month term!

When you join the club – you’ll commit to the full six months – in two consecutive three-month increments.   Like I said above, this is a great time to join a club – with the new Jan – Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration getting ready to kick off in January!

Don’t delay – I’ll try to accommodate as many folks as are interested but…there ARE limited spaces available!

If you want to join us or if you have ANY questions about how it would work…please drop me a note at!

Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Products Sale


You’ve been waiting and now is the Time!  The Last Chance Products are available for you to order!! And – don’t miss the newly refreshed Clearance Rack! 🙂

Click here to go right to the Last Chance Products in my Online Store!

See which products will still be available after the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog retires.

DOWNLOAD SORTABLE EXCEL SHEET – modified for you, removing non-English sets
DOWNLOAD PDF – this is the full list, including non-English sets

Please be sure to note the asterisks, okay?  Some of the carryover items will not be available right away – but will be back in the next Mini Catalog next summer!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)

Petal Pink Cardstock: Sweet Hearts Die cut heart-chain

Basic White Cardstock: 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Sweet Hearts Die cut stamped hearts

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Petal Pink): Sweet Hearts Die cut envelopes (x2); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

Finn gave me special dispensation to use his section today to announce our final Fundraiser Tally and the winner of the brand new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine!

First – some totals!

We had $577 in direct donations and I’m sending $101.50 today as the 20% of order retail during our fundraiser.  Which means….in all, we crafty folks will have contributed….$678.50 to the cause!  WHOOO-HOOO!!!  Thank you ALL so much!  You should all be very proud of yourselves (I am VERY proud to know such a generous group of folks!!)

proud of you I am - Yoda | Meme Generator

So…I put the names of the folks who had sent direct donations and those who had placed orders over $50 during the Fundraiser period into the handy Wheel Decide picker doohickey and….drummmm rollllll pleeease……our winner is….

WHOOO-HOOOO!!! Congratulations, Susan!!  I’ve got your address so I’ll be getting your shiny new Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine ordered and on the way to you! 🤙🤙🤙🤙🤙

Again – I thank each of you who ordered or sent funds right to Greater Good – I appreciate your kind hearts so much!



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sweetheart Sweet Conversations Sneak Peek and….a Fundraiser Winner!

  1. Susan K

    Very cute card, Mary! I love those little conversation hearts and envelopes. Great take on both challenges. TFS. Thanks for coordinating our giving to help people and pets. That’s a great total, esp here at Christmas.

  2. How cute is that card?!? Love the little envelopes with the hearts tucked inside. 🙂 Yay for a great fundraiser!!

  3. Very cute card! That was nice of Finn to give up his spot. Congrats on the donations you raised.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks – I was happy with how we were able to help! Appreciate it, Karen! 🙂

  4. bhholcombe

    Super cute Valentine card! I’m so glad you joined us for the Color Throwdown this week!

  5. I love every detail on this: the background with the embossing and the pattern; the cute little envelopes, the fun conversation hearts – and even the insides! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. The hearts are so adorable and I love the muted yet classy colors you went with.

  7. Joann Lawler Brookover

    Loved this… Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  8. Marilyn Young

    Love this sweet card. A couple grandkids will be getting a special valentine this year. Thanks so much for sharing.

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