You warm my heart


Hello and Happy New Year!

While I’m not an avid resolution-maker, I do believe in setting intentions during different times during the year when I feel as if I need to refocus on what I want to accomplish. For this coming year, one of those intentions is to make more time for creativity, something that helps me relax and express myself, which are both so important for self care.

So, here I am, taking part in my FIRST challenge for 2016, even though it’s officially the LAST 2015 challenge for Pals Paper Arts.

PPA281 is a sketch challenge that looks like this:


I decided to switch it up by rotating the sketch 90 degrees clockwise for my entry.

To make my card, I used the Festive Fireplace stamp set and the Festive Fireside Framelits Dies, which are set to retire after TODAY. Even though this is a Christmas set, I wanted to show that it could be used for an everyday card, too, so you might want to snag this bundle up before it’s gone!

Here are a few things about this card:

  • The heart-shaped smoke coming from the fire is from the Sky is the Limit stamp set, which will be available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration reward set with a $50 purchase beginning tomorrow, Jan. 5.
  • The sentiment is from Sheltering Tree, a versatile set that is available in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.
  • The black and white “screen” in the back of the fireplace was made with Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper.
  • The cats are not watercolored, but are cut out (with the Framelit) from a sheet of Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper that was covered in gray roses.
  • I wanted the cats to face each other, so I had to flip the DSP to cut out the cat on the right. I then tried to emulated the lines of the stamp as seen on the cat on the left.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this card has inspired you in some way. I also hope you are staying warm wherever you are.

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0 Comments on “You warm my heart

  1. I SO love this card, Denise! What a creative use of the smoke from the SAB set – and I love that you freehanded one of the cats. So fun! Thanks so much for playing along with this Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge – great to see you playing along. 🙂

  2. Awesome card! I love the coloring and your creativity with the smoke and the doily at the bottom of the fireplace…very clever! Thanks for joining the Pals sketch challenge this week!

  3. Combining those three stamps sets was brilliant! Your card is lovely. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

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