Story of Elegance 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites – our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month’s projects feature hearts, so prepare yourself for lots and lots of love. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I think of hearts, I think of Valentines and of course the first colors that that came to my mind were pinks and reds.  I decided that I wanted to go with a non-traditional color, so I started with green then added complimentary colors.  Here is the color palate that I decided on.

Of course when I thought of hearts, it was a sure bet that I reached for the Always In My Heart Bundle.  I love, love, love the sentiments in the Always In My Heart  stamp set and the intricacy of the large heart die in the Floral Hearts die set makes me swoon!

Here’s what I came up with.

Valentine card made with Stampin' Up! products

Always in My Heart Valentine

I used the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder to add additional texture, and the Double Heart Punch Pack adds more layers to the center of the card.

Close-up of a Valentine card made with Stampin' Up! products

A Closer Look

Here’s are steps I used to create this card:

1. Cut a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Sahara Sand card stock and adhere to a card base made of Thick Basic White card stock.

2.  Cut a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of Gold Foil and adhere to the Sahara Sand panel.

3. Cut  a 3 3/4″ x 5″  panel of Pool Party card stock and emboss using the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the center of the Gold Foil panel.

4.  Die cut the large heart in Shaded Spruce using the die in the Floral Hearts dies.  I used Adhesive Sheets when I die cut the heart to make it easy to adhere to the center of the embossed panel

5.  Use the Double Heart Punch Pack to cut a heart in Shaded Spruce and Pool Party.  Stamp the sentiment onto the Pool Party heart using Versa Mark and heat emboss with Gold Embossing powder.  Layer the punched hearts together using Dimensionals and attach to the center of the die cut heart with Dimensionals as well.

6.  I used tiny craft store gold rhinestones to embellish the heart.

Valentine card and coordinated envelope made using Stampin' Up! products.

Stamp a coordinating flower in Pool party on the envelope front and flap to complete this sweetHEART of a Valentine!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  10. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach


Cover of the Jan-February Sale-a-bration 2021 catalog

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SHOP: During Sale-a-bration, beginning 5 January 2021, you can earn FREE products. For every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products.

HOST: Host a party during Sale-a-bration, and you can get a FREE Punch Party Stamp Set with Party Sales of $300 or more (before tax and shipping).  This is in addition to our generous rewards program.

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Find Your Elegance

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Here are the products I used for today’s card:

Thank you for stopping by!  Continue on with the hop!  I’ll be  back on Friday with more fun cards to share.  I hope you’ll be back too.  Until then,

Live Graciously!