Hi Friends! Today I’m so excited to share eight greeting cards made with the Simple Stories Happy Hearts Collection. Everyone needs a little love and what better day is there to remind your special people how much they mean to you than Valentine’s Day?
I adore this gorgeous collection! It’s got bold stripes, dots, and gorgeous florals in pink, coral, aqua and NAVY! The navy adds a fresh look to the color scheme for the right amount of flair!
This collection has everything! You’ll find images in the collection suitable for your “madly truly deeply” love as well as your gal-entine office buddy or family members. Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be gushy, and this collection is just the right amount of sweet.
Simple Stories takes all the work out of making with preprinted, die cut images that are perfectly matched to color coordinate with their papers and ready for you to arrange.
I like to open the bits and pieces, pop out the chipboard images and sort them. All the florals go in one pile, sentiments in another, hearts in a third pile etc. This gives me an opportunity to see all of the images to take a good inventory of what’s there.
I love to use the journal bits and pieces, elements sheet and tags to create layers to embellish. Because most of them are solid colors (not prints) they help draw your eye to your focal point.
The only thing I added of my own to these cards are the card bases and adhesives. I topped the white cardstock card bases with a piece of coordinating Color Vibe card stock that is also suitable – and a perfect weight – for card bases. Color Vibe cardstock is also a perfect “go to” for adding some solids to your designs to help accent and break up the prints.
Once you have your layout in place it’s time to frost them with some eye candy!! Washi adds another layer of interest – I like to add it along the top or bottom over seams where pattern paper meets. This collection also has decorative brad stickers and enamel dots. YUM!
I’m so excited about how cute these all turned out that I can’t wait to get them in the mail! You’ll be amazed at how quick your cards together – and you’ll still have plenty left over for making tags for treats too!