I {Heart} Mojo Monday

Stampin up i heart hearts card and box #2

Love is in the air!  With Valentine's Day less than two weeks away, I'm looking at almost every paper crafting project with an angle for love and hearts.  This week's Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO124) offered plenty of fun spaces to share my I {Heart} Heart stamps (Occasions Mini Catalog).  


Let's just say I was feeling "splashy" in the color department.  Frankly, I translated a color combination from p. 62 ("cheers to you") of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog into my heart theme.  See how easy it is to take something that catches your eye (the colors) and turn it into a completely different look.  TIP:  I keep stickies peeking out of my catalog to mark my favorite ideas.


  • Stampin up i heart hearts solid stripes Heat embossing added delicious shine and texture to my hearts and gift box.  Think patent leather!
  • VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder give a cool tone on tone effect.  I embossed using the Solid Stripes stamp for the largest heart before I layered the dotted heart stamp on top. 
  • DON'T MISS!  The Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog introduces two new colors of Corduroy Buttons–Real Red (used on my card) and Pretty in Pink. 
  • Stampin up i love love jumbo wheel Speaking of the box . . . The I {Love} Love Jumbo Wheel rolled a stunning pattern across my box before it was assembled . . . it really pops on the Kraft card stock when embossed in clear.
  • For crisp score lines on my box (and no cut through), I used the Extended Premium Crease Pad.
  • Yep, another sticky note in my catty.  I used the smashing ribbon treatment on the box from p. 100 of the big catalog.  It also inspired my use of the wheel. 

STAY TUNED:  This week will be a Love Fest of valentine ideas on Stampin' Pretty!


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I heart hearts Stamp Sets:  I {Heart} Hearts (Wood-Mount 117010, Clear-Mount 118571), With All My Heart (Wood-Mount 118134, Clear-Mount 118623), Solid Stripes (115707)
Paper:  Kraft (102125), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482), More Mustard (100946), Certainly Celery (105125), Bermuda Bay (115317)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Heart to Heart Punch (113694), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Horizontal Slot Punch 105089), Big  Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Big XL Die Box #2 (114518), Extended Premium Crease Pad (117630), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Real Red Corduroy Buttons (117268), Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon (115610), Certainly Celery 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), 1/2" Library Clip (112581), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


  1. omgosh!!!love the colors.My favorite.

  2. Wow! What super yummy colors together. You rocked this sketch.

  3. WOW!!! What a beautiful, fun, fabulous card. My all time favorite of any card I have ever seen!!! Wow! Hugs,

  4. Beautiful job. I love this card.

    Monica Weaver

  5. Love all the bright colors!! Great for a guys card or teen. Thanks for your wonderful inspiration! Beth

  6. This card is so so so so very beautiful!! I loved the hearts… it is so colorful I can’t take my eyes off it!!


  7. So colorful and fun, Mary! Love the card and the box! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Cards by Gina

    I love how colorful this card is! Just beautiful and at the same time so playful! As always, wonderful inspiration.

  9. Hi Mary

    I really love the colours you have used together a beautiful Valentines card might have to case this one.

    thanks for the inspiration
    xoxo Katie

  10. Im so sad your not in NZ as im a corduroy button girl but only have them in baja breeze, basic gray and kiwi kiss, i just wish you were allowed to send them over to me 🙁 love the card

  11. So pretty … love your layout and color combo!

  12. so pretty love your layout and the color combo!

  13. I really love this card!! How bright and beautiful!!

  14. Amazing Mary. That colour combo is incredible!

  15. Super color combination, it really pops!

  16. Mary, I love all your cards but this one is SO Beautiful. It looks modern, trendy and very happy. I love happy cards! Congrats!

  17. love this card and the colors you used-

  18. Stunning! You have done it again!! Your card is fantastic — What awesome colors too!

  19. Great colors, Mary! Not the same ol’…. Can always count on you – and SU!, of course.

  20. Love it, so bright and fun!

  21. Helen M. Schadegg

    As always, Mary, YOU are my inspiration!
    Mojo Monday is the bestest concept!
    This is the most amazing jump start!
    As all the others have said, I love EVERYTHING about this card. I will surely case this one.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderfulness with all of us!

  22. I am SO in love with that card! Perfect down to the last detail! I love the hearts and the colors! Gorgeous!

    Cindy 🙂

  23. this is the yummiest valentine i’ve ever seen! love the colors!

  24. Gasp! Absolutely adorable! Love the colors and the hearts and . . . well . . . everything about the card. TFS!

  25. This is a totally WOW! Stunning! WOW! Great color combination with the Kraft!

  26. What great Eye Candy to get my week going. Thank you!

  27. I really love these colors together. So wonderful how they pop off the neutral background. just makes me smile! 🙂

  28. Oo, I love today’s card! I may have to borrow the idea of using all those bright colors for my son’s Valentine’s Day card (my daughter is a true girly-girl, so she will prefer traditional pink and red.)

  29. Beautiful card and thanks for the tips.

  30. This is stunning. 🙂

  31. The colors are AWESOME!

    I esp love that heart with the piercing and hardware!

  32. You are the master card maker…..my first stop of the day….thanks!

  33. Adorable! Great nontraditional colors.

  34. My first words…”Oh, that’s so pretty. How does she do it?” Once again, you show us all that’s you’re the best at color, layout, and design. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  35. Great look for that “non-traditional” Valentine’s Day card!

  36. What a beautiful card! Great color combination.

  37. Fabulous mojo card! LOVE the bright colours together and all those hearts 😀

  38. I love this card – the colors are wonderful. So original but perfect for Valentine’s Day and the layout is so much fun!!! Thanks for another wonderful inspiration!!!!

  39. oooops I mean {heart} typos! 🙂

  40. I am so so so in love with your example for Mojo Monday I {heat} it! I love the layout, your heart placement, the colours all of it. such great inspiration tonight, just what I need! thanks for sharing

  41. That is the cutest Valentine Card I have seen! Always colorful and creative! I just love your cards!

  42. Colleen Kramer

    Fun! Fun! Fun! Way to think outside the box, I mean heart, when interpreting this sketch. And the mix of colors is just heartwarming 🙂

  43. All of these colors and patterns are absolutely gorgeous Mary. You want me to buy these hearts, don’t you Mary :).

  44. Leave it to you to take an overdone image and make it new again. Kudos! Love the colors, you know.

  45. WOWZA!!! What a great way to wake up on a Monday morning!! This card is definitely one of my faves of yours Mary. Of course I love all of your work but this one just grabbed me, shook me, and woke me up this morning. I LOVE IT!!! I will definitely be caseing this one. So what’s new? I love to case you!! Thank you so much for all your incredible inspiration!!
    Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

  46. All the colors are fabulous! I love the look of this your card. Another Mary masterpiece!


  47. Such bright, happy colors! Wow! Love your focal heart and cute accessories.

  48. what a GORGEOUS card, mary. loved esp the striped treatment on the celery before stamping/cutting the heart. just beautiful. colors are soooooo vibrant. i am definitely not a vibrant person but i loved the way your card turned out. hearts aplenty!!
    hugs, jo ann.

  49. Heartz-a-poppin! Made me smile – which is a great thing on a Monday morning!

  50. Gorgeous! Great colors!

  51. What an absolutely fabulous card! My eyes popped when I scrolled down to see it. I just love all the colors and the hearts! Thanks for sharing!

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