Amusing Challenge – hearts

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This week’s theme and monthly prize

It’s already February (I can’t believe it!) and that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  This week’s Amusing Challenge will be all about hearts!   Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  Based on reader input late last year, I will be changing up the way I award my monthly prize!  We’ll still have the Top 3 winners but now every participant that plays along will earn a chance to win the random drawing for my prize package at the end of the month.  January’s prize winner will be announced tomorrow!

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Design Team Inspiration

Cyndi dug out some punches and dies that she had to really embrace this week’s heart challenge.  I love how she featured the Everything’s Rosy 6×6 paper pack from Amuse Studio – those roses look great!  It may be hard to see but Cyndi also used the slim arrow washi tape that was featured in Amuse Studio’s February Collection and is now available while supplies last.

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amuse studio supplies: Everything’s Rosy 6×6 paper pack, Sweetheart Mix sequins, Gold Arrow washi tape (Past Collections), twinkle stickers, Crystal Clear Glaze


This next card is just a remake of an idea that has been around a long time…but I love the Amuse Studio envelope die combined with their Vellum cardstock.  It’s a match made in heaven, so to speak.  These hearts have a fun and funky shape – they are from the Photo Frame die set which was also part of amuse studio’s February Collection.  I like how the sentiment is not overly lovey-dovey but it gets the point across that you are thinking of someone special.

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amuse studio supplies:   Happy Thoughts stamp set, Envelope die, Photo Frame die set (past collections), Cherry, Grapefruit, Blush, Sugar and Mermaid Petite Pinstripe cardstock, Vellum Cardstock, Mermaid ink


Ready for some heavy duty photos?  I had a lot of fun playing with the Scallop Heart dies from Amuse Studio’s February Collection.  You may remember this post last week where I die cut from doily placemats.  Here I die cut the hearts from watercolor paper and then dip them on a craft mat sprayed with Cherry Splash.  When they dried, I stamped them with assorted amuse studio sentiments…the possibilities are endless!

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It was fun digging through all my piles of paper scraps and also pulling out some 6×6 paper packs from Amuse Studio that I have been saving…  Lay it all out so that you can start combining colors and patterns that you like together.

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I also did some painting with my Gold Translucent Peerless Watercolor paint.  I love this stuff!  Amuse Studio carries it in both Gold and Silver.

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And here is what I came up with!  Lots of homemade Valentines that are super easy to DIY when you have just a few supplies and lots of paper scraps.

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amuse studio supplies:   Assorted Amuse Studio sentiments, Scallop Heart die, Cherry Splash, Gold Peerless watercolor paint, Everything’s Rosy, Fiesta and Mysterious Manor 6×6 paper pack, Apple, Cherry, Grapefruit, Apple Petite Hexagon, Onyx Petite Polka and Vellum cardstock

I hope you join us!

I hope we’ve inspired you to play along and consider inviting your friends to check out this challenge.  I would love to have some more players visit us – I find the entries are so inspiring and it’s a great way to check out a lot of super talented folks by viewing the thumbnails.  

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit  
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this Amusing Challenge!


8 thoughts on “Amusing Challenge – hearts

  1. Christmas and Valentines Day are 2 of my favorite holiday themes to create paper crafts -thanks for the lovely display of creations and for the challenge – have a blessed week!


  2. I am in LOVE with your watercolor dipped hearts and the cards you put together with them. How fun to mix and match your pretty papers and hearts for a valentine making session!
    Thank you for another lovely challenge.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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