Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pilin' on the Hearts

Our theme this week at the Pile It On Challenge is Hearts and/or Flowers. We're sponsored by Digital Delights, and so I used used their great freebie Love Banner to make two matching shaker cards (only one is showcased here).

Some friends came over last week for a day of crafting, and after cutting out some Valentine's projects on the Silhouette, I ended up with the scraps. I couldn't resist putting them to use, along with some papers & embellishments the same friends gave me at a birthday party ... a couple of years ago!

The outer heart frame is a black-and-white paper that I inked pink. I added a border of pink Liquid Pearls to the red heart frame. I used plastic from old packaging to cover the heart, adhered the piece with foam tape to a scrap of DP from the aforementioned birthday party, and filled it with die-cut hearts & pink microbeads.

I printed the Love Banner digi stamp twice: on a textured red paper and on a white cardstock. I cut the red piece with a border around the banners, and colored the white banners with Copics markers. I decorated it with pink-and-white baker's twine & black gems.

The background cardstocks are the only papers that aren't scraps. I embossed the light pink piece with a Sizzix folder.

    1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Hearts
    2. Clear It Out: Theme - Valentine/Love + Stash - Flowers (the handmade flower has been in my stash 2 or 3 years)
    3. C.R.A.F.T. #295: Recycling (scrap paper & packaging)
    4. DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #149: Valentines
    5. DRS Designs #158: Lovely Hearts
    6. In the Pink: Pink & Pearlie (Liquid Pearls & pearl on flower)
    7. Kitty Bee Designs #39: Use Scraps
    8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart
    9. Sweet Stamps #205: Hearts
    10. TIME OUT Challenges: Valentine's Day with the optional twist of Hearts
    Update: This was a random winner for C.R.A.F.T. #295, and also a Top Pick for Kitty Bee Designs #39!

    Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


    1. Love your gorgeous shaker card. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT Challenge. Shona xx

    2. Love all the details on this pretty card. Thank you for joining the challenge at DRS Designs this week!

    3. Two perfect shaker cards CG! Can't pick a favourite. Thanks for playing along with us at In The Pink. Good luck! xx

    4. What a cool collage look this card has! Pretty colors too! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

    5. A totally Valentine card! Great to see the inside and back fits the front that beautifully! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

    6. Aw this is cute! Love all that pattern paper play. Thanks for playing with us over at Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenge.

    7. So sweet and such a fabulous colour combo, CG ... that little banner is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)


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