Mojo With A Happy Heart

Stampin up a happy heart mojo monday

It's Mojo Monday again and this beautiful sketch was designed by Julee Tilman for her Mojo Monday Sketch Blog (click here to see more).  I'm thrilled to be able to contribute each week as a "mojo maker" designer.

I heat embossed the heart from A Happy Heart stamp set on Pink Pirouette card stock (hooray–rumor has it that this set survived the Holiday Mini and was continued in the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2009 Catalog.  Need a copy of the new catalog?  Click here for details).  I used Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  TIP:  One of the benefits of Craft (vs. Classic Ink) is that it's sticky enough to hold embossing powder for heat embossing.

The heart was snipped out and adhered to a lovely stripe from Sweet Always Designer Series Paper.  It was cut and layered on Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip, all cropped with Circle Nestabilities zipped through my Big Shot Die Cut Machine.

The banner combines a tiny Pumpkin Pie floral pattern from Sweet Always over Chocolate Chip.  TIP:  A Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up's Crafter's Tool Kit) add instant charm to the banner and corners of this project.

 I used more of the same stripe designer paper over Chocolate Chip to top a 4.25 x 5.5 card base of Pink Pirouette. 

  Using a Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up! Marker, I isolated two sections of the sentiment (also Happy Heart) stamping one part at a time on Pink Pirouette.  I did the same for the little heart on Regal Rose card stock.   I used a 3/4" Circle Punch to crop the Pink Pirouette circles, 1/2" Circle Punch for the small heart and Boho Blossoms punch for the Chocolate Chip flower base.  They are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.

COMING UP!  CHEEP TALK.  That's not a typo.  I want to share a few, very inexpensive, artful objects I discovered to add character to my new Stampin' Pretty Stamping Zone.  A couple are a tribute to my feathered friends.

Check out these current Stampin' Up! Promotions.  NOTE:  All these products and promotions expire Jan. 18!! 

  •  Retiring Stamps
  •  Retiring Accessories
  •  Inventory Blowout Sale
  • The Holiday Mini Ends on Jan. 18.  See my right side bar for download. A few items likely will be continued in the Spring/Summer Catalog.

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Stamp Set:  A Happy Heart (111758)
Paper:  Sweet Always Designer Series (112468), Chocolate Chip (102128), Pink Pirouette (111351), Regal Rose (105130)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Craft (101816), Chocolate Chip Marker (100071)
Cool Tools:  Boho Blossom Punch (110711), 3/4" (107217) and 1/2" (104390) Circle Punches, Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Crafter's Tool Kit), Heat Tool (100005), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Nestabilities Circles (
The Perfect Touch:  Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. Gorgeous card Mary! I love how you did the I heart U on the banner. Just fabulous!

  2. Hi Mary… Pop into my blog to check out the card I posted tonight as I chased your 3 circle idea on your MoJo card! I couldn’t resist!! Hope you like!!! He… 🙂

  3. Mary, I love it! And I thought mine was bright!

  4. Fantastic Mary! I just love this Valentine set as it needs more LOVE from me… He! Have a great evening… 🙂

  5. Fabulous card, Mary! I love the colors and papers. The boho blossom punch for the matting of the small circles is so cool.

  6. Linda Callahan

    I am so glad you are doing this challenge because it is easy to navigate the site and see what everyone else came up with as well. All of the challenges “out there” are overwhelming and since your site is my favorite I will just sample this one each week. Thanks Mary – your work is beautiful.

  7. Very cute Mary! LOVE the stripes! 🙂

  8. Such a great card, I especially like what you did with the boho blossoms punch and circles. Great inspiration. Now I need to go make a card.

  9. This is so pretty! I love how you seperated the sentiment to fit the sketch.

  10. I just saw the sketch, you are fast, and this is gorgeous, it will take me days to figure out what I am going to do :).

  11. A Happy Heart indeed – these colors have to make you feel happy! Lovely!

  12. colleen kramer

    Great take on this sketch! Love the vibrant colors and the embossing.

  13. Lovely! Great take on the sketch! Love that heart and the colors! Yummy! Hugs, Monica

  14. Ah, I saw this on the Mojo sketch site–very nice and great use of non-traditional colors! Fun!

  15. Carolyn Lontin

    Wow ! What a great sketch & a gorgeous card!! Off to check out Mojo Maker!

  16. This is BEAUTIFUL, Mary!

  17. Very pretty and great job with the sketch! I love the paper piercing around the corners. Nice touch!

  18. That’s beautiful! I visit all the time but don’t comment that often. I’m always afraid to comment on a talented person’s blog because I know they’ll come looking at mine and I’m embarrassed! LOL

    Keep up with the gorgeous cards!

  19. Beautiful card Mary.
    Love the colors you used.

  20. How fun to see different colors than just red and pink! Wonderful card!

  21. I love your card. I was actually clearing out the old and leaving what I will still be able to use and I had taken out this paper you’ve inspired me to take it out this AM and use it 🙂

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