Growing up, my father always gave us Sweetheart conversation hearts. One year, he gave us a puzzle instead of the candy. Not that I love the candy, but I missed it that year. The thought was there but a puzzle just wasn’t the same as the candy. As a Spanish teacher, I have even sought out the candies in Spanish to give to my students. So, when I saw the Sweet Conversations stamp set in Stampin’ Up’s 2022 January to June Mini Catalog, I had to get it.
In addition to wanting to use the stamp set to create a Valentine’s card, I wanted to create a fun fold. As you can see, I chose to do a gate fold but added an interlocking closure to the front. I used the layering circles to cut the circles, using a scalloped circle that was one size up from the circle to create the frame.
Rather than use the DSP I wanted to use the stamps to create the background. I tried to mimic the colors of the sweethearts to the best of my memory. I decided on Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Pale Papaya, Highland Heather, and Pool Party. I stamped the outline a words full-strength and then stamped off once for the inside of the hearts. To add a little something else, I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the front.
I rarely stamp a sentiment on the inside of a card but I decided it made sense to stamp one on this card. I guess it will save me some writing later on!
I would love to hear what you think of the card, of the Sweet Conversations stamp set, or of stamping on the inside of a card. The Sweet Conversations stamp set is available now as part of the Sweet Talk Suite. I am looking forward to using some of the other products in the suite like the Sweet Heart dies and the Gingham Embossing Folder. Or maybe I will use the Sweet Talk DSP instead of creating my own background. In fact, if you purchase the Sweet Conversations Bundle and the Sweet Talk DSP, you can earn a free item during Sale-a-bration through the end of February.
Which reminds me, Sale-a-bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator. Not only will you have the opportunity to be part of my team and choose $125 of product for $99 with free shipping, but you also can choose two free stamp sets. Let me know if you want to know more!
- Sweet Conversations stamp set #157618
- Layering Circles dies #151770
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels #144220
- Basic White Thick Cardstock #159229
- Basic White Cardstock #159276
- Highland Heather cardstock #146986
- Blushing Bride cardstock #131198
- Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad #147103
- Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad #147100
- Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad #147106
- Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad #147107
- Pale Papaya Classic Stampin’ Pad #155670