Love Beads

Stampin_up_loveThese "love" beads are a groovy way to add a little extra heart to your card creations.  They are the perfect touch to outline any shape including hearts, squares, stars, circles.  Or how about just a few accents that you would normally reserve for a brad, eyelet or rhinestone? 

Three strips of differing Berry Bliss Designer papers were cut and scalloped using a Corner Rounder Punch (here's how).  I then attached them to Purely Pomegranate card stock and a Close to Cocoa card base.

Some quick punches add flower accents in the top corners.  A 5 Petal Punch in Purely Pomegranate is topped with a dimensional, a Close to Cocoa Small Star and a Pretty in Pink Three for You Flower.  A deep pink rhinestone gives the blossom a little jazz. 

The main image is one of the three bold sentiments from the Big on Spring stamp set.  It's inked in Close to Cocoa and stamped on Whisper White.  I then colored the "l" and "e" with a Pretty in Pink marker.  I inked and stamped the heart section of the sentiment on another patterned paper from the Berry Bliss collection and cut it out to fit over the original heart.   The beads can be a bit tricky to work with at first.  TIP:   Start with a dot of glue  where you want the bead.  Then "stab" the bead with a paper piercer (a big needle should work, too).  Put the point of the piercer on the dot of glue and slowly slide the bead off, right onto the glue.  Hold for a couple seconds before carefully removing the piercer and leaving the bead behind.

The "Love"  layer tops Close to Cocoa card stock and a couple strips of ribbon (Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched and Pretty in Pink Taffeta).  The base layer is Purely Pomegranate. Far out.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . M  

Stamp Set:  Big on Spring   (Occasions Mini)
Paper:  Berry Bliss Designer Series, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink Marker
Cool Tools:  5 Petal Punch, Small Star Punch, Three For You Flower Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
The Perfect Touch:  Pink Duo Beads, Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Non Stampin' Up! Stick On Rhinestones


  1. Groovy, Baby!

  2. colleen kramer

    Wow…very striking…I found myself looking at this card for awhile to soak up all the details! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Crystal Czarapata

    Hey Mary!

    I never got a chance to thank you for both of my orders! I love that you are on top of your game and email me and tell me exactly when everything is coming, and staying on top of backordered items as well. I really appreciate your customer service, promptness, and will most definitely buy from you again. I love that you seem so busy with you having a new card on here almost everyday, yet everytime I emailed you or placed an order, you got back to me that same day and always made time to let me know what was going on.

    I visit your site mostly everyday just to see what new crafty thing you’ve come up with. Keep up the amazing work that you do, and have a lovely evening!

    And thank you for the extra catalog in my box (yes, I noticed and very much appreciated it)!

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  4. Oh my word…..the is incredible….it’s awesome. I love the colours and the beads. Wow. Joan

  5. Mary, that is a very nice and detailed card. I love how you’ve added the beads to the heart. Simply beautiful!

  6. Hi Mary- How have you been? I haven’t talked (typed) to you in a while. I love this card- Sorry I missed your blog candy- but I love Soft Sky Blue! Have you seen the new colors- nt a great as the current ones!

  7. Kelly Schelske

    Oh my Mary!! This is fantastic…Purely Pomegranate would have to be my very fav color…well next to anything blue of course, so this is awesome!! Good work:-)

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