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Bloomin’ Love: French Braided Heart

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Hi and welcome back! This “French Braid Paper Technique” can be used for so many different paper crafting projects. It’s simple and can use up all those small designer series paper scraps. Once done, your project will look just like a patch work “french braid” hence the name.

Bloomin Love French Braid Heart


Here’s the “HOW TO:”


For this project the new Stampin’ Up! Love Blossoms DSP Stack was used. The pad of DSP measures 6″ x 6″, so it’s perfect for the strips needed for this. As I mentioned if you have scraps laying around the house, use those up.



1.First cut ten or fifteen strips at 1/2″ x 6″.  Depending on your project you may want to make the strips longer and cut out more if needed.


2. The following pictures show how to lay and adhere the strips.

French Paper Braid 1

French {a[er Braid 2

French Paper Braid 3

French Pap er Braid 4

I used three different patterns, but any number of patterns can be used. I knew I wanted to cut a heart out, so I used Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.


3. Once the strips are adhered and you have covered enough surface      area, place the die you would like to cut out over your strips and run it through the BIG Shot. For this card I used the Hearts Collection Framelits.


Bloomin Love French Braid Heart Detail


4. The Rose Red card base was cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″


5. The Crumb Cake layer was cut at 5″ x 3-3/4″


6. The Whisper White layer was cut at 4-3/4″ x  3-1/2″


7. On the bottom right hand corner of the card stamp “My Valentine” from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set in Rose Red Ink


8. Everything was layered and adhered as shown snd three It’s My Party Melon Mambo Enameled Dots were used in two corners..


If you like this card make sure to order the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack. 


And, don’t forget it’s Sale-A-Bration time. That means for every $50.00 you spend, you get to choose FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.


Craft on!






With All My Heart Week: Stacked with Love Card

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Hi, Stampers and welcome to the second project of With All My Heart Week.


Calypso Coral Valentine DSP


This card isn’t your typical red and pink Valentine’s Day Card. This card was made from the Stampin’ Up!’s, “Stacked with Love” Designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Calypso Coral as the featured color and somehow it works even with the Basic Black poked in here and there.


Calypso COral Final


I started this card with a 5-1/4″ x 8-1/2″ Whisper White card base scored at 4-1/4″


Calypso Coral Collage

I then cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White. On this piece I made a collage out of the various Designer Series Papers from the, “Stacked With Love” pad. I random;y cut and adhered the papers until the Whisper White piece was all covered.


I adhered this collage piece on to the card base.


For the Calypso Coral piece of card stock, I cut it to 5″ x 3-3/4″ and randomly with the Hearts Collection Framelits and the BIG Shot I cut out hearts. I didn’t use the cut out hearts on this card, instead I used the negative space, so I could layer it over the collage and the collage colors and patterns would peek through the heart openings.


Before I attached the Calypso Coral over the collage I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day,” from the Good Greetings Stamp Set, in Basic Black Ink where it fit nicely. Then I place LOTS of Dimensionals on the back of the Calypso Coral layer and adhered it over the collage.


FYI Button


You can use any Designer Series Paper, stamps and even Washi Tape to make your collage. Play around with the colors and patterns and even switch up the framelit dies. This peek-a-boo technique is sure fun and limitless.



See you tomorrow for another, “With All My Heart” fantastic project. I could tell you what it is, but that would ruin the surprise I have for you. And, if you’re a Paper Pumpkins subscriber you’re going to love this project, because I truly thought outside of the box for this one!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator





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