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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Show some love using HEARTS With Dies R Us Challenge #66

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US and I sure hope that your day is going well. Are you ready for another fun challenge?? How about some hearts? Our new challenge is to use Hearts on your projects and of course to use your dies! So here is what I created for this challenge!

I decided that I wanted to go in a different direction then Valentine's day. I know that hearts are all around us with Valentine's day just being a few weeks away, but I decided that I would use my hearts to represent love toward my mom. So this card is going to be her Mother's Day card. At least I got it done early! :)

I used a Lifestyle Craft's lace heart die set and took the largest heart to create my card base using some "Tea Party" cardstock by Craft Smith.

Next I used the Cheery Lynn- Italian Flourish Doily Die and cut it out of some red cardstock & gold foil from my stash. I love this doily die because it is beautiful on its own but when You look at it really closely, you could see that each portion is in the natural shape of a "heart". Well since our challenge was to use hearts, I decided this was the perfect way to get more out of this die. So I cut 4 "hearts" out of the gold doily and carefully adhered two down to the heart card base and the other two, to the red Italian flourish doily. Now I have a 6 sided doily that looks like hearts and 2 of those are gold on opposite sides from one another. I did this to give contrast but to also offset the other two gold heart pieces that I adhered to the card base. So I adhered this completed doily piece down making sure to offset the other two gold hearts. You can see them better in the photo below.

Next I cut out some roses using Sue Wilson- Blushing Rose Finishing Touches. I used some of that "Tea Party" rose paper for this as well as some light blue cardstock. I then cut out some leaves and flourish vines using Sue Wilson- Curled Vines Finishing Touches .  I started to arrange the leaves and vines behind the Italian flourish doily until I had them the way I wanted them. Then I took the largest rose and adhered it to the center of the doily and added some more leaves in behind it. I then added a smaller heart sequin to the center of the rose. I just LOVE how this all turned out. It looks like it took forever to create but it came together in just minutes literally! To finish off the card front, I added a few golden-yellow sequins and added my clear Sparkle pen by Spectrum all over the rose and leaves to give that sparkle. But I didn't stop there. I completed the inside as well. Here are a few photos.

The other inside hearts are also from the same Lifestyle Craft's lace heart die set that I created the card base from. And the other rose and leaves are also from the Sue Wilson- Blushing Rose Finishing Touches  & the Sue Wilson- Curled Vines Finishing Touches . The "mom" was created using an alpha stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps and the "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment is from a 3 Twenty Crafts stamp set. All of the highlighted die links that I used can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get your creative mojo flowing. Thanks again for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card into the following challengess:
Die Cuttin Divas #302
Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Sweet Jo, this is absolutely gorgeous and your mom will adore it! The dies are beautiful and you've used them in such clever and unique ways. The sparkle is dreamy and I love how pretty you made the interior, too. :) Stunning inspiration, my friend! Have a happy day. :)

    Hugs and blessings,

  2. A wonderful project! Thank you for joining TioT's!

  3. WOW!! Gorgeous card!! Love all of those hearts! The inside is gorgeous also!!

  4. Lovely work. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  5. What a very pretty and delicate looking design! Love the shape of this as well!! Thanks so much for joining with us over at Cute Card Thursday this week! HUGS

  6. What an awesome project using the hearts for a floral bouquet...very clever!! Love all the pretty colors and touch of gold is perfect...so pretty!!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jo!! I love the heart shape and the layers!! The flowers and the sparkle are so beautiful!! The inside is just as fabulous, too!! Your mom will absolutely adore this!! It's lacy and feminine and so stunning!! Thank you so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great day my sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. JO, I absolutely adore your beautiful and lacey Valentine...love it...love it!! Such pretty layers and a beautiful design!!

  9. Just beautiful ... inside & out Jo! She's going to LOVE it and what a great use of hearts! Just fabulous!

  10. Fabulous card, Jo. That Cheery Lynn doily is one of my favorites. Love what you did with it here. I never notice the petals were actually hearts. Wow! theinside isa as pretty as the outside.

  11. Absolutely beautiful my friend! Your mom will love it!! I love the pretty doily die and hearts!I love the gorgeous rose and your mom will love it too!A gorgeous design!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Crafting with Creative M

  12. What gorgeous dies and such a clever way to use them! Love the look and know your mom will, too. Congrats on being prepared in advance for such a special occasion!

  13. What an awesome project! It's stunning Jo!

  14. Wow!!! This is beautiful, love all the layers!! Love, love, love it!!

  15. Ooh... ahhh! This is so cool! I love all of the colors, plus the gold accents. Very unique Valentine's card. Thanks for sharing at SOS this week!

  16. Wow so colourful, pretty & delicate. Good luck at Polkadoodles

  17. WOW, this is so pretty Jo! I love All the fabulous colors and all the wonderful details! The hearts and doily is so beautiful and has such a delicate look! I am sure your Mom will love it!!! Beautiful creation my friend!
    have a wonderful day!
    Sherrie K

  18. Beautiful card, so delicate and fascinating! Love all the details, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Love, Love, Love challenge!
    Glenda - DT

  19. A lovely heart project. Thank you for joining our love challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  20. Very pretty. Love that it is a different shape than typical cards. Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  21. A really pretty , romantic card. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's.

  22. Oh WOW!!! This is simply GORGEOUS Jo! Your Mom will so love receiving this for Mother's Day! And good for you getting it done early!!! Beautiful!


  23. Love how you have made all those pretty hearts into a fabulous flower!

    Thank you so much for joining in with my Love, Love, Love challenge this time.

    Crafty Cardmakers

  24. Your card is very elaborate and full of details.
    compliments. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.

  25. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  26. Gorgeous Valentines!
    Thanks so much for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our "Days of Yore" challenge this week!
    SOS DT

  27. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers

  28. Beautiful Valentine! Pink and Main DT Member Pam M.


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