It’s Tuesday and time for the Utah Diva’s Color Challenge – this is #15. Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   This is the inspiration that Gretchen gave us this week –

These are not my idea of Christmas colors but I think you could do a Christmas project with them – but I didn’t – I went with a different Holiday.  This was another idea from my issue of Paper Crafts magazine.  With that in my hand, my sneak peek items from the upcoming mini catalog and Sale-a-Bration brochure in my craft room and the new Filled with Love promotion in my mind – I ended up with a card that has a Heart theme to it – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

There are several sneak peeks in this card – a new stamp set called Valentine Defined that will be in the Occasions Mini Catalog starting on January 4th.  A new Designer Series Paper – Ice Cream Parlor – that is one of the Sale-A-Bration product choices beginning on January 25th.  And another Designer Series Paper – Love Patterns pack – this one you can get now as part of the new Filled with Love Promotion.

The Filled with Love Promotion runs from December 17, 2010 – January 24, 2011.  Valentine’s Day is the second biggest holiday for sending cards, and during the Filled with Love promotion, you can get an exclusive package of Designer Series Paper perfect for creating cards for family, friends, classmates, and more!    And you get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons–a $4.95 value–when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle. Contact me for more details or click on the picture below to go to my website.

Now for some more information about my card.  The grid paper on the card is not one of the Designer Papers – I actually created it using a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, my Stampin’ Write Markers, a ruler and my Stampin’ Up! Grid Paper.  I cut my card stock to size and lined it up on a piece of my grid paper.  I used the ruler for my straight edge and varied the colors of the lines using the colors from the color challenge – Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo.

Once my colored grid paper was created I added a strip of Melon Mambo card stock to the back that was punched with the Scallop Border Punch.  I punched hearts out using all of our Stampin’ Up! Heart punches and various Designer Series Paper.  These were all folded in half and then attached to my card front – only in the center.  I used a marker to add a faux zig-zag stitch to the center of each heart.  The punches make for quick decorating.

At the bottom is the Love You stamp – with the heart punched out and layered on top.

I hope you like this little sneak peek.  Now it is your turn to play with these colors – then go to the UDI blog and add your creation to the linky section.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock: Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
  • Ink: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Stampin’ Write Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
  • Stamp sets: Valentine Defined (Occasions 2011)
  • Accessories: Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack (Filled with Love promotion), Ice Cream Parlor Designer Paper & Quick Accents Pack (SAB 2011), In Color Designer Series paper stack, Scallop Edge Border punch, Heart to Heart punch, Small Heart punch, Full Heart Punch. Grid Paper, ruler

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.