A Heart of Gold with Pals Paper Arts

A Heart of Gold

Today’s card was made for a friend who lost his father last week and each item has a special meaning.  The tree is from Thoughts & Prayers and it represents life.  The hearts were colored in with a Real Red Stampin’ Marker with one heart filled in with Gold Glitz Dazzling Details, which is his dad’s heart because he had a heart of gold.  The embossed stars in the background mean that he is now among the stars watching over his loved one.

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This week’s sketch is brought to you by our very own Ginger Toivonen and her sketch is perfect for beginners as well as advanced card makers.

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Maggie Made Tips:

  • Customize Your DSP. I absolutely love that we can color in the hearts from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper or leave it as is.  As I made the card for my friend I was reminded of the saying, “a heart of gold” and that’s when I decided to color in the hearts with real read and fill one in with gold. 

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Wood, Cork, Felt…What Will It Be?

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Today’s card is for the Stamp Ink Paper challenge and made with a very special friend in mind.  It’s not your typical condolence card, but it was the only way I could express seeding the biggest tightest hug to a very good friend who had a loss in her family.  We all hate making these types of card, but they are very necessary to show that we love and care for people in our lives.

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I choose wood for the background of my card because it was the only stamp that I had and I love natural hard wood finish. 


  • Be Different, It’s Your Card.  Everyone has different styles and different taste…let go the norm and be different.  I figured that Sympathy cards don’t always have to have flowers or dark dreary colors.  It’s the reason why I simply sent a big bear hug.  A handmade card always carries a special value because a moment in time was carved out specifically for the receiver of the card.  Time is valuable and it 

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Product Used to Make Card:

Hardwood Clear Stamp SetBear Hugs 140823G Bitty Banners 129267G Tuxedo Black 132708G Soft Suede 126978G Old Olive 126953G Tip Top Taupe 138325GCrumb Cake Card Stock 120953 Whisper White CS 100730G Basic Black 121045G

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What’s my card style?  A question I’ve asked myself hundreds of times, if not thousands…LoL.  I often wish I had a style, but I just simple do not.  I mean, I’ve convinced myself that I had a style, clean and simple, but I just do not have one.  Well, until I asked my friend Pam.  I write about it below…go on see if you agree with her, pretty please. 

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Tell me, what does this photo inspire you to do?  Wait, no, don’t tell me, show me!  So, take a look at the photo and create a card of the first thing that popped into your mind.  I can’t wait to see it at Stamp Ink Paper.

What’s My Style?  Whether you think you have one or not, you do.  I’ve answered that question several times (to myself) and I don’t think I was listening…LOL.  I’m indecisive and I should’ve asked someone else before believing myself (HA!).  Note to self: Never believe your own answers.  So, I asked my friend Pam. Her response, “You’re eclectic, just like your house.” She added, “everything goes together, but it’s all different.”  True words spoken, I do a little bit of everything.


  • Window Frame.  Are they really the direct link to our soul?  Stampin’ Up! must’ve been hearing our words…we want windows. So, in the Holiday catalog they’ll give us Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies and I assure you, you are going to love them!
  • Window Image.  I sponged a piece of the new upcoming Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack with Pacific Point ink and then stamped a window sheet with the Thoughts & Prayers tree stamp (just the leaves) and layered the window sheet on top of the vellum stamped side down (to prevent smudging).  The glare in the photo is from my window, I didn’t make any magic, except the card…LOL>
  • Flower Pots.  I’ve got a tiny trick up my sleeve and found the tiny flower-pot here.  I downloaded it, resized it about three times before I cut out a template.  I used Cajun Craze card-stock to cut out the little flower-pot. Cute right?  

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