Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nested Hearts Gift Set

Happy Sunday!  I’m sharing Nested Heart Gift Setwith you my third project using the FREE Sale-A-Bration Bliss stamp set.  This elegant 3-card gift set contains 4-1/4” x 4-1/4” hand deliverable cards with  matching envelopes. Hand deliverable because I 3D-ized the envelopes too!

I was inspired by a similar gift set found in the Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Catalog on page 10. Of   course, I add my own little tweaking to make it my own while keeping the elements that attracted me to it – like that scrumptious scalloped edge! 

Belly Band Side View DetailI love creating a box that uses some of the elements of the card to enhance the overall display while still hiding the overall card design.  The nested heart belly band does the trick by hiding a cute element of the card beneath but using the Bliss design element as part of the overall beauty of the set itself.

Card and Envelope All the heart elements were punched twice, stamped, distressed and carefully separated to create 4 light weight hearts and add fun detail to the cards, envelopes and box itself. I love that layering effect, don’t you?

My color choices were a bit different from the traditional Real Red, Basic Black and Vanilla that you typically see with the Newsprint Designer Series Paper.  But I am very pleased with how the Concord Crush is off the beaten path but still creates a beautiful softness.

Stamps:   Bliss, En Francais 
Papers:  Very Vanilla, Concord Crush. Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Ink: Concord Crush, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Hemp Twine Antique Brads, Basic Pearl Jewels, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Vintage Trinkets (mini safety pins), Mini Glue Dots 
Tools: Extra Large Scallop Punch, Full Heart Punch, Scallop edge Punch, Heart to Heart Extra Large Punch
Techniques Used:  Distressing, Tearing

Use these cards for a hand delivered thank you, wedding cards, valentines, thinking of you or get well.  I know the recipient will be wowed by your creativeness!

This coming week, I’ll show you how you can make your own custom half box for your creations.


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  1. I also left a comment on Splitcoast in the gallery; this is a beautiful project! TFS

  2. Gorgeous truly gorgeous and I hope you don't mind but I'm going to give this a try. Zoë x

  3. LOVELOVELOVE!!! Its fabulous!!!

  4. Linda - Thank you so very much for allowing me to case your gorgeous design. You can find my copy on SCS and on my blog:

  5. Oh Wow Linda .. .. I have been directed here by Carole (A New Year).

    Your creations are gorgeous!! What a beautiful blog.

    Love this card very much .. .. I have a thing about heearts LOL!!!

    I have started to follow you as I do not want to miss any more of the lovely things you make.

    Love Jules xx

  6. Linda - i clicked over here from Shelli Gardner's blog and found your lovely work... so nice! thanks for sharing...

  7. Congrats on your win Linda and so well deserved. I'm grateful for your colour inspiration which helped with my project. Enjoy choosing your prize. Zx

  8. Linda it is extremely rare that I hear my self take a deep breath (like it has been taken away from me) When I open a blog to see a card, but your BEAUTIFUL card did just that. WOW!!!!! I am blown away with this sample. COngrats on your win over at SoShelli!

  9. Congrats on your win, which is well deserved ... this is simply stunning.

  10. this one was my favorite too, I just love how frilly and antique you made this. very elegant!!! thanks for playing along!
    I LOVE the colors too.

  11. OMG your card is beautiful!!!!! Love it love it! Following you now from SC as I love your blog!

  12. Beautiful. I'm glad I pass by your blog. You are really fantastic. I'm actually looking for some gift sets and I think that one is a good idea.

  13. Really awesome post. Thanks a lot for sharing this information.The Bliss design element as part of the overall beauty of the set itself.