It is hard to believe that this is the last day of 2007! WOW, did this year fly by, or what!? My Grandma always told me, "the older you get the quicker time passes." Lately I really know what she meant by that. 2007 was a good year...we saw our oldest son graduate from high school, our youngest son start his first job and my cousin gave birth to her first child. We had beautiful weather over the summer and the warmest, most pleasant Autumn I can remember. The beginning of the new year brings the one year anniversary of my blog, which I started on New Years Day 2007. It also brings us the brand new Stampin' Up! Spring & Summer Collection! You know what that means? Lots of great new stamp sets and accessories to start the New Year!
One of the new sets that will be included in the new catalog is this set called Happy Heart Day. The sweetest little mouse and elephant images are included in this set! Plus some other smaller images that are perfect for creating backgrounds like I did on these two cards. I received this set as part of my new catalog pre-order which arrived here on Christmas Eve. I've been so busy with the holidays that I just got to play with it yesterday.
I used one of the striped papers from the Cutie Pie collection for both of these cards. On the mouse card I also paper pieced the heart by stamping it a second time on a scrap of Rose Red Designer Prints paper and cutting it out and adhering it over the main image.
It doesn't really show up in my photos, but I also used some Crystal Effects painted right over the top of the flower center on the mouse card and on the hearts on the elephant card. This added some shine and a bit of dimension.
This set is part of the SU! Valentine's Day Bundle which includes:
- Happy Heart Day Stamp Set ($20.95)
- Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon ($7.95)
- Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon ($7.95)
- Medium Cellophane Bags ($4.50)
If purchased separately this kit would cost $41.35, but during the month of January it can be yours for only $33.40. Just think of the cute Valentine treats you can make with this!
If you plan to go out tonight to celebrate New Year Eve...have a GREAT time, and a safe trip back home!