Fall/Winter Sneak Peek: Heard From The Heart

Stampin up all your wishes
It's Day Five of my Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Sneak Peek Mini Marathon.  I have added a "SU Fall/Winter" category on my left sidebar so you can easily look up sneak peeks and future ideas efficiently.  I have a lot more to share between now and the Aug. 11 release date (including a bonus sneak peek tomorrow).

On stage today is the new sentiment stamp set Heard from the Heart (4 stamps, available Aug. 11).  I combined Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge IC136 Cupcakes Wedding Cakes and Ways to Use WT174 Mini Madness (by using micro brads as my cupcake confetti).  All daily SCS challenges are listed on my right sidebar so have some fun and play along.

Stampin up wishes cupcake
I simply love the way the new In Colors Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze look together.  Serious zowie factor!  I stamped each cupcake (one of seven cool stamp  "accessories"  from the Sock Monkey set) in Close to Cocoa on Whisper White card stock.  Each cupcake is popped out using a 1 1/4" Circle Punch,  topped on a 1 3/8" Circle of Close to Cocoa and ultimately land on a Scalloped Circle of Baja Breeze. 

TIP:  The delicious "confetti" was added using micro brads.   They are miraculously close (if not exact) in color to Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point (the darker blue).  I ordered them on-line from Just Brads (the Tropical Collection).  $3 for 100 of these miniature cuties . . . lovely little bargain so I ordered in every color 🙂

The banner began with the "wishes" sentiment from Heard from the Heart, dipped in Close to Cocoa ink and stamped on Whisper White.  TIP:  I layered it on on Pacific Point card stock to make the blue cupcake "confetti" pop.  Using the new Scallop Edge Punch, the scalloped layer was simple and quick.  Here is a tutorial on the Scallop Edge Punch from a previous post.  I felt the sides were a tad "naked" so I slipped in a strip of Tangerine Tango card stock. TIP:  Strips of card stock, layered or otherwise, can replicate the look of ribbon (or make beautiful card making "music" in the case of the "Tango"-hah)!

The Tangerine Tango background danced through the Cuttlebug with the D'vine Swirls Embossing folder.  All parts were assembled and adhered to a Whisper White (4.25 x 5.5) card base as the final step.

I would love to hear what you think about the sneak peek products.  Please drop me a quick comment!

COMING UP THIS WEEK:  Two delightful Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter hostess stamp sets:  Fall Flair and Window Dressing

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

Stamp Sets:  Heard from the Heart, Sock Monkey
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink:  Close to Cocoa
Cool Tools:  Punch Bunch–1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Cuttlebug, D-Vine Swirl Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch:  Micro Brads


  1. Super cute card!!! Don’t ya just love the super cute colored Mini Brads – I should get mine out too – LOL!!!

  2. Amanda Currier

    Mary, I am LOVING the cupcakes with the mini brads! Too cute! I definitely will have to check out the website and order some!

  3. Mary, too cute!!! Those cupcakes look yummy with the mini confetti. And I really like these colors together and that wonderful scallop edge. Thanks for another sneak peek, I’m lovin’ em!!

  4. Sara SCS: Inkymom

    Loving today’s card! It is so bright and refreshing and would be suitable for either male or female! Thank you SO much for sharing your talents with us!! I have become a daily visitor due to the high quality of your ideas and stamping! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. The more I see of the new In Colors, the more I like them. Do you know if they are keeping any of the last batch? Great card. Loads of inspiration.

  6. Cute cupcakes! The little brads are so cute on them.

  7. Mary,
    I am really enjoying your sneak peeks and love the new sets and your tip about the microbrads. Thank you for taking the time to share all of the wonderful new stuff!

  8. Wow! I love the fact that I come back from a crazy weekend and have multiple great cards to adore. Great job, Mary! As usual, you’ve made my morning and increased the excitement for the upcoming catalog. I can’t wait to see what SU! has in store for stamps and accessories, as the colors are wonderful. Wasn’t sure that I could get excited for the retirement of Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky & Blue Bayou, but I think I’m getting there….thanks!

  9. Colleen Kramer

    What a great showcase of the new colors! Love how you combined two different stamp sets (again). Very sweet!

  10. Cindy Lawrence

    Oh Mary, this is a WONDERFUL card! Love the layout, colors, cuttlebugged background, and those adorable mini brads! Awesome job! 🙂

  11. I think Heard from the Heart, scallop punch and all new colors will be on my wish list. My hubby and I just spent our weekend trimming 45 bushesand 2 trees. After repeating a million times “we should have hired someone”, I realized how much $$ we saved, which in my book equals more stamps!!

  12. This is fabulous. I love the little mini brads, they’re perfect on the cupcakes. By the way, I left something for you on my blog. Joan

  13. mary~beautiful card, i might just have to get that tango tangerine, the color combo on this card is great.

  14. WOW! What a fabulous little cupcake card. The colors are so great! Very cool, thanks for sharing.

  15. Love all the sneak peaks Mary, I think the scallop border punch would be my fav so far, but this one is 2nd for sure..oh yes and the new In Colors look wonderful!! Great work as always!!

  16. I love the color combination on this card… I thought about using those little cupcakes separately too. LOVE IT!

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