15 Mar 2009

Bound by the Heart......

It is time for a new release from Little Paper Shop and I am happy to say I am on board again! yay!! Scroll down to the end of my post for a chance to win this set!!

Today's preview is called
Bound by the Heart and it is a beautiful, thoughtful set by Julia, that can equally be used for Mother's Day or Father's Day and will be available on March 17th!

There are two cards today, so be sure to take a peek at the second card - it is part of our Little Paper Shop monthly challenge

I wanted a soft muted look since I was using this gorgeous Scenic Route Sonoma designer paper. It is a little bright and I think it needed to be toned down a bit for my card, so Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream and Spring Moss was the answer.

The bottom of the card is stamped in Spring Moss with the border from the Little Paper Shop
Friends set. I then stamped the beautiful sentiment over top with Dark Chocolate Ink.

The word "Mother", "Father", "Mom" and "Dad" are separate stamps and therefore can be stamped with a different coloured ink!! which is what I did with the Berry Sorbet ink.

I ran some red-line tape down the back of the ribbon and adhered it to the seam that separated the designer paper and the sentiment piece.

The button treatment is
actually 3 layers - a cream coloured button, topped by a flowered pink and cream button, topped again by a coffee coloured adhesive pearl.

I punched some "boughs" from the Martha Stewart punch in Dark Chocolate cardstock and tucked them in behind the button.

My next card is for our monthly challenge at Little Paper Shop and this month our hostess Mel has challenged us to "Stitch it Up!", that is either sew, stitch, or faux-sew!

I love sewing, but I chose to fake it by using the Stamping Up! Top Note die cute, which has some built in stitching yay!!

I used Little Paper Shop's new set debuting on the 17th, Bound by the Heart, and chose to use the "Dad" stamp with the sentiment. A few buttons, sewed on I might add, oh never mind, it's just twine.....what was I thinking??! It's faux sewing then. Yeh, that's it.

I hope you enjoyed the previews on my blog today. Please jump around to the other designer's blogs (on my side panel) and check out their previews of this gorgeous stamp set, Bound by the Heart!

Please help us welcome Julie Lacey to our Design Team. Julie has a gorgeous blog with some gorgeous creations!!

Okay - this is straight from headquarters for your chance to win this beautiful stamp set!!

***Want a chance to win this set?
Leave a comment today on the LPS Blog telling us what you like about this brand new stamp set and you can win it! One random winner will be chosen and announced on the LPS Blog tomorrow during our second preview day. Good luck!
WANT ANOTHER chance to win?

Each month, the DT issues a a challenge to each other on the 15th of the month. That's today!

Since we would love you to celebrate our release with us, we want YOU to play along! Just create a card using some sort of stitching technique, even faux sewing is ok, and let us know you played along!

You can also leave a comment on today's LPS blog post for that, too as we will separate the entries. If you choose to upload to SCS or PCP, use keyword LPSC07.
You will have until Monday, March 23rd at midnight CST to enter your card for another chance to win this set!

Can't wait to see what you create!***

Thanks for coming around today and checking out my blog! I love it!


  1. i love how the ribbon comes off the page!

  2. Booooooooooonnie, these are fabulous! Very elegant, clean lines, great color choices, and the ribbon, yum! You rock.

  3. Both are great but I love that first one, so precious!

  4. Thes are ABSOLUTELY, without a doubt two GORGEOUS cards, m'am! Thanks for keeping me sane this am, too btw LOL!!! Hugs and congrats on another FAB preview/release! You're a ROCK STAR!!!

  5. Wow, these sets are great! Nice job on the cards and I love the quotes.

  6. Bonnie your cards are so delightful, awesome work.

  7. WOW Bonnie these are fantastic!!

  8. Love them both!! Soooo happy you are back!! Yeah!!

  9. Color me green! These are just fab (esp. the first one!).

  10. These are SO sweet. Love the built in stitching. TOO clever. :O) Your colour combos & layouts are just SO very pretty! I think I always admire stampers who've mastered those elements so well, since I find them so tricky. The details you add are just pure loveliness! :O)

  11. Great cards! I love the dp on the first one...and the stacked buttons are wonderful! I even like the second one although you cheated on it. Built in stitches, puhleez! Okay, it's nice too...and I like the buttons.

    WV: squall

    Oh the squall she caused by using a die cut with built in stitches!

    How appropriate, no?

  12. These two are fab too! I esp. love the DP on the first card. Beautiful!!

  13. They are both fabulous, love these sentiments and that they can be used for anyone:-)

  14. Wow Bonnie,

    You did such a pretty job on both of these cards!!!! You have such a knack for choosing papers and making amazing creations with them!!!

    I am not so talented with DSP's!!!

    I love both of these and I really love how you used the top note!!!


  15. Bonnie these are two more amazing creations!!! Wow, wow, wow! I love the soft muted colors of both and the beautiful colors and layout! Theya re amazing!! These sentiments are so moving! They make me want to cry! I can hardly wait to get them!!



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