PPA 76 Love Impressions Rub-Ons

Stampin up love impressions rubons valentine cardThis card is my design for this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge (PPA76).   The theme is Valentine's Day and the fashion inspiration is the following photo.  It's a perfect palette to influence my use of Basic Gray and Real Red.  Got a valentine?  Play along!


  • Stampin up love impressions rubons heart balloon No stamps or ink needed for my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" valentine. Stampin' Up! Love Impressions Rub-Ons do the work!
  • The pretty Real Red stripe paper is part of the Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack.  It's available as a bundle or individually thru Jan. 24.  Details here.
  • For a little lift, I pumped up the top layer of Whisper White with  Stampin' Dimensionas after cropping two openings with a 1 3/4" Circle Punch.  The rub-on balloons were stamped on small pieces of Whisper White card stock and tucked behind.  No need to line them up.
  • Jewels Basic Pearls really jazz up the Real Red Buttons.  Mini Glue Dots keep buttons secure.
  • Want to tie a pretty knot?  The key is to hold the ribbon steady on one side and pulling on the other as you finish the knot.  Here's my video tutorial to show you how. 

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Black signature ivory

Stampin up basic pearls jewels buttons Paper:  Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (124156), Basic Gray (121044), Pink Pirouette (111351)
Cool Tools:  1 3/4" Circle Punch (119850), Modern Label Punch (119849)
The Perfect Touch:  Love Impressions Rub-Ons (121886), Jewels Basic Pearls (119247), Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109052), Brights Designer Buttons (119747), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Love impressions rub-ons stampin pretty


  1. Beautiful card, Mary! I will have to give rub-ons a try very soon!

  2. Love the pearls on the buttons! And I am a huge fam of rub-ons…….just need to think of a classier name for tham 🙂

  3. This is SO FABULOUS, Mary! I love the punched out windows. XOXO

  4. Beautiful card Mary! I love those pearls on your buttons! What a great idea! Hugs, J

  5. ooooohhh love the punched circles and really LOVE the pearls on the buttons.

  6. MARY! I LOOOVE how you did this card! So c-u-t-e :>!!
    Hey I just posted my stamp story on my blog and your the reason…
    you can check it out on this link here:


    have a wonderful day!
    And happy craftin 😉

    kinda fun let me know whatcha think?

  7. Beautiful card, love the inset balloons.

  8. Beautiful job, as always. Love the cut out circles and I think those rub-ons have me hooked!

  9. Such a cute card. Really have to give those rub ons a try.

  10. Adorable! Love the windows for the hot air balloons!! Super cute!

  11. Wow!! LOVELY card Mary as always!! Love the tiny pearls on the buttons and the rub-on look fantastic!!

  12. Another fabulous card! Love the layout, the colors, and of course…the pearls!

  13. super cute…love those rub ons!! and the pearls on buttons..yum!!

  14. This is so fabulous, Mary! Love the windows for your heart balloons! And the 1, 2, 3 pearl accents on the buttons is such a fantastic effect.

  15. Inspiring, as always, Mary! Love your fresh, clean take on things. 🙂

  16. I think it is always fun to make a card with no stamping … not too many though. I would have withdrawals. Your card is the PERFECT Valentine … a real beauty!

  17. Super sweet Mary. I love the layout and colours and I really like the little pearls over the button holes. Too cute!

  18. Perfect take on the inspiration photo and a terrific valentine for a loved one!

  19. Great idea with the punched circles and the buttons are a fun touch.

  20. Adorable, Mary! I love the pearls on the buttons!

  21. Carla Bazhenow

    I knew I was gonna love it. I love the details and those pearls on your buttons. Hugs,

  22. Love those hot air balloons!

  23. Gorgeous card Mary! Your ribbon tying amazes me!

  24. I love this card! The rub-ons are very fun. Thanks for the ribbon video…I am going to have to practice on this!

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