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.

Heart of Gold

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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Stampin’ Up! Sympathy & Prayers

Sympathy & Prayers

When I designed this card I had a great idea to make it a clean and simple stamped card. However, during the stamping process, I got a smudge of ink in the middle of the image. Oh no, what do I do!? For a second I rolled my eyes to try to see my brain and ask it, “what were you thinking!?” LOL… so, to practice what I preach about no such thing as mistakes in stamping, I got the Curly Label Punch to help me out. Heck when I fixed it I said to myself, “Brown-chicken, Brown-cow!” Boom! Fixed!


  • Partial stamped image. How did I do that? I used the Marvelous Markers to just color in the portion of the leaves & branches I wanted from the flower twig in the Sympathy & Prayers stamp set. I huffed on it to re-wet the ink and pressed it down where I wanted the image.

RETIREMENT: It’s gonna sneak up on us, take a look here.

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