Shopping Our Stash Challenge #463:My Heart BEETs for You

 Shopping Our Stash Challenge #463:My Heart BEETs for You

Hello all! Today we have another fun challenge over at the Shopping Our Stash Challenge Blog--using hearts or veggies or both. We would love it if you join us for this challenge (#463). In true Shopping Our Stash fashion, I went shopping and found a neglected stamp set and some patterned paper that needed some attention to make some Valentine's for my kids and a niece.

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Card #1: You're the Avocado To My Toast

So my youngest kid LOVES avocado toast (plus we live in hipster Portland, Oregon), so this seemed appropriate for them. The images and sentiment all came from the Let's Toast stamp set from Lawn Fawn, which were stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed them with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. The images were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. After coloring the toaster, I added some white gold watercolor from the Gansai Tambi's Starry Colors watercolor set mixed with more Light Gray Zig marker and watercolored over it. After everything had dried, the images were die cut with their corresponding dies and the sentiment was die cut using a thin sentiment strip from my stash. 

The background panels were created by using three differently sized stitched rectangular dies in my stash to cut out three differently sized pieces of patterned paper as well as two additional pieces of scratch cardstock with each of the dies. Each piece of  patterned paper was glued to two additional pieces of scrap cardstock die cut with the same die so that there is some dimension behind the panel, and all three panels were glued together so there are 9 pieces of paper glued together! 

To assemble the card, a die cut meant to create slots in the toaster for toast was used and a piece of toast was inserted in the slot. A piece of washi tape was used to help keep the toast and toaster together while gluing both onto the card panel. Next, a small pieces of Altenew's Instant Dimension Foam Tape were used to attach the avocado and butter to the card. The knife was then glued onto the panel next to the avocado. The sentiment strip was cut to allow for two lines on the card, and then I used my Catherine Pooler Aquatini stamp pad to directly add ink around the edges of the sentiment strips. They were both attached to the card panel with more of the foam tape. Sequins from Catherine Pooler's Blackfoot River sequin mix were glued onto the card. Some light blue residual ink was ink blended onto the edge of the base layer of the card panel. Finally, the whole panel was glued onto a kraft A2-sized top-folding cardbase.

Card #2: You're the Peanut Butter to My Jelly

This card was made in a very similar fashion as the avocado card above, but with some heart patterned paper and some jelly on my toast. The jelly was added by using the jelly stamp in the Let's Toast stamp set to add Catherine Pooler's Pixie Dust ink and heat embossing with Ranger's Holographic embossing powder. This time I cut the sentiment into 3 pieces and added more of the Pixie Dust ink around the edges of sentiment strips. 


When assembling the card, I decided to offset the three panels. Before adding the sentiments, I added some thin sparkly pink washi tape behind where the sentiments would go for a little extra sparkle.  Catherine Pooler's Providence sequin mix was added onto the card. Gold watercolor from my Gansai Tambi's Starry Colors watercolor set was splattered across the card. Finally, the whole panel was glued onto a top-folding A2-sized card base.
Card #3: Poppin' Up To Say... Happy Heart Day

And this third card again was made in a similar fashion as the other two. Some purple washi tape and purple/white washi tape was added behind the sentiment. For a little extra sparkle, Sakura Clear Glitter Gelly Roll Stardust bold point pen was used to color over the pink and purple parts of the pop tarts. Before adding the toaster to the card panel, two additional pieces die cut scrap cardstock were glued behind the toaster. 

We hope that you are able to join us for our challenge over at Shopping Our Stash and thanks for reading!


  1. as the east coast's foremost fan of avocado toast, i am naturally enchanted by this; as a paper crafter, of course i also admire how beautifully the images are stamped, colored and combined to make an awesome card! ♥

  2. I've never had avocado toast but pb and jelly on toast warms my taste buds. Super cute cards.

  3. Avocado toast is my favorite breakfast! And this card is adorable!! What great inspiration for those that decide to play along with our "my heart beets for you" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!

  4. Brilliant cards with your mix and match papers and clever pairings of stamps and sentiments. Love all those bright pinks! x


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