Creative Inking Blog Hop: Favorite Mini Catalog Bundle

I’m so excited to be a part of the Creative Inking Blog hop with these amazing demonstrators. This is the first time I have participated in a blog hop and I’m looking forward to sharing my stamping experience, projects, and tips with you so that you may you be inspired to create! Read on to learn why Always in My Heart is my favorite bundle from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.

The first bundle I used from the 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog was Always in My Heart. The floral heart die cut definitely made a statement with me as I thought about how many card occasions I could use it for. The floral heart die is beautiful on its own; additional accessories are not always necessary. Hearts can be used for any occasion and that is why its tops on my list for ‘must have’ stamping supplies! And I love using hearts, everywhere! It’s all about sending the love.

The other ‘must have’ from this set is the banner die. When you cut the die, the score lines are made at the same time so you know exactly where to fold the banner to give it a 3D look. Because polymer stamps are bendable, I knew that I could make use of more sayings beyond this sentiments in the bundle, by bending the sentiment on the block to fit the banner. Just think of the options!

Although I started out making Valentines with this bundle, the below card is an example of how easily the bundle can be used to make a birthday card.

Always in My Heart

This card uses the True Love designer series paper (DSP) for the heart and the border. You don’t have to cut out the entire floral heart to get the heart piece only. To die cut the just the heart, use a 2.5″ square of the DSP and place over the heart part of the die and run through your Cut and Emboss machine. This is a great way to save paper!

I love black and white patterned paper for many reasons, one of them being that you can change the paper to any color to match your project just by coloring on it! For this card, I colored the True Love DSP with So Saffron and Old Olive dark blends pens. I’m amazed at the results because it looks like I bought it that way! The heart was adhered using dimensionals to give it a 3D look.

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Figure 2: Color the True Love DSP with your blends pens.

I demonstrated this bundle for an event and made a visual of the die sets (see Figure 3).
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The bundle comes with 16 amazing dies. Besides the floral heart die and banner die, there are 2 border dies and duplicates for the flowers and leaves that match the flowers in the stamp set. Having duplicates is a nice time saver. In addition, it has 1 die that cuts out 3 flowers at the same time and those flowers fit on the floral heart! The set also has 1 die that cuts out 4 leaves at the same time. I’m happy when there are multiples of small dies because of the time it saves!

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Figure 3: Floral Heart Dies

Here are some more examples using this bundle–let me know in the comments if you would like more information on any of the below cards. If you don’t need more info, but want to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

Example of coloring the True Love DSP
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Example using just the Floral Die and stamp from the stamp set
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Example using Floral Heart Die and Border die
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Example using Floral Heart Dies, Stamp set, and Flower die cut
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Flirty Flamingo Floral Heart and sentiment from stamp set
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Inspired by Kylie Bertucchi
Always in My Heart

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Basic Black Cardstock:
5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side;
(1) 1 1/8″ x 5.25″;
Basic White card stock:
4″ x 5.25″;
(1) piece for label;
4.25″ x 4.5″ for floral heart die;
(1) 4″ x 5.25″ for inside;
So Saffron card stock:
3.75″ x 5″
True Love DSP:
2.5″ x 2.5″ for heart;
1″ x 5.25″

Supplies for Always in My Heart Birthday Card:

8 thoughts on “Creative Inking Blog Hop: Favorite Mini Catalog Bundle

  1. Your cards are gorgeous – as always! I agree, hearts can be used for so many occasions! Thanks for sharing your fabulous ideas – so glad you are hopping with us!

    1. Thanks for the opportunity to join the hop! I’m excited to be hopping with Creative Inking Blog Hop demonstrators!

    1. Thank you Karen for the nice comment…I’m from MN and the Vikings colors are Yellow and purple—so I had to do it! Lol!

  2. I love your fresh idea for using this set beyond Valentines and anniversaries. You have some great examples of fun ways to use it. Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Mary for leaving such a kind comment??—much appreciated! It’s such a versatile set! Happy Stamping!

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