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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).  

Mojo124Sketch

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' PRETTY TIPS:

  • 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)

51 thoughts on “I {Heart} Mojo Monday”

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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.)

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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!!!!

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  9. 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

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

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

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  12. 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
    http://www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com
    http://www.lorraine.stampinup.net

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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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