VIDEO: Heart Cards + Paper Hearts Blog Tour

Hi there! Today’s video is a pretty basic one. In addition to sharing a simple way to achieve soft color, I show an easy way to make heart-shaped cards. This post is also part of a fun blog tour.

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

Oh my goodness – the images from the Lil Inker Perfect Pair stamp set are so stinkin’ cute! Colin and I had fun coloring them with Tombow Markers and a Dove Blender Pen. Using these together is such a simple way to get blended coloring without needing a ton of markers… or fancy markers!

We kept the cards simple and can’t wait to give them to friends.

We used the My Favorite Things Heart Stax dies to create heart shaped cards.

Fun, huh? I love sweet happy cards…


Today I am part of a special and unique event. My friend – Courtney Walsh – has a new book coming out! (She has loads of talent.) The book is called Paper Hearts (you can get it HERE on Amazon) and it has a sweet story. Here is a video sharing the idea behind the book. It goes so very much in line with what cardmakers enjoy – reminding someone of how much they are loved.

To celebrate the book, there will be a several day “blog tour” – today is day 1. (Be sure to go to Courtney’s blog HERE for all the details.) We are all creating our own version of “paper hearts”… thus why my heart-shaped cards above.

I’m excited to participate in this #shareyourheart campaign and especially excited because you have a chance to WIN a pretty awesome prize! All you have to do is find Courtney on Facebook, and SHARE the Paper Hearts Book Trailer with your friends. Then enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below! That’s it, easy as pie! (If you have questions, you can ask Courtney.) Here is the prize:

For bonus entries, create your own paper heart and share it on Courtney’s wall and tag your post with #shareyourheart!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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40 thoughts on “VIDEO: Heart Cards + Paper Hearts Blog Tour”

  1. Awesome cards….though I wish your son would have shared…I mean why be shy with us?? didn’t we all love you when you were Tim for a day?? We love your work too!!
    He must have your creative genes Jennifer when he suggested the other hinge, smart boy!

  2. This is fabulous!! I love the hinge you added to your hearts and it was so great to see how quickly and simply these images can be colored!!! Wow!! Thank you! 🙂

  3. I’m not sure I know how to tag & share so I’m not entering the contest but as soon as I watched the book trailer, I dismissed the book to my kindle. I love the Tyndal publishing house; they publish wonderful, clean books. A person gets tired of filth! The book looks like it will be fun & might have a touch of mystery as well as romance. Thanks for the suggestion! And good luck to your friend in her publishing endeavors. It looks like this isn’t get first book so I may explore more when I’m done with Paper Hearts!

  4. It warms my heart that your son loves to craft with you. My children and grandchildren are adults and the great grandchildren just are not interested. I love your videos and look forward to them but I understand when you are busy with your family, they have to come first. You are a very understanding Mom to realize that your son didn’t want to share. These are really cute cards.

  5. Cute project and thanks for the opportunity. I am going to pass on this one-don’t do FB anymore. Great job on your project, Jennifer and Good Luck to your friend-hope it is a huge success for her!

  6. Don’t know if I likes and shared the way you wanted…..we’ll find out if you pick my name! Lol. Good luck to Courtney with her book.

  7. Super duper cute Valentines!!! Thanks for the tips about coloring with the Tombow markers. I have a small set of those, but have never used them because I didn’t think I had enough colors to do any blending or shading. I’ll definitely try them out now. And thanks, too, for the heads-up about the Paper Hearts book. The video clip is really sweet—-such a fun idea!

  8. Hi Jennifer OMG girl I love your cutie patootie heart cards they are just as precious as can be and loved your little story share about you son……that was super sweet. You are just the best mommy ever and even how you honored his request of “No video for my cards please”
    Jennifer you are the best.

    I loved the Paper Heart Blog Tour video that was cute, darling, sweet & LOL!!

    Hope you had as great a day as your videos and post made mine!!

    YOU so ROCK!!

  9. That was the absolutest cutest heart video EVER! Thanks for sharing, Jennifer. Looking forward to seeing the book.

    Too sweet!


  10. Great heart project – thanks so much for that. I’ll check out the book too and have a gift card from Christmas to use!! I also don’t put stuff on Facebook but thanks for sharing the info about the book too!!

  11. Really adorable cards. I bet you and your son had fun making them together – how nice! Wish we got a peek at his endeavors…

    Thank you so much for the cheery pick-me-up (which your videos always are). It’s a nice little respite from the repeated onslaughts of snow we’ve been having in New England this year!

  12. What fun, fun, fun! Your valentines are so cute and perfect for handing out. Thanks for hooking us up with Courtney’s book news.

  13. The cards are so cute. I like the side hinge idea that Colin had. Wishing him a great Valentines Day and a lot of crafting time with you.

  14. What a cute idea to do with my granddaughter, I know she would love this. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful talents.

  15. Hello Jennifer
    Another great tutorial and I love all your tips and tricks. this is a great way to have a variety of shapes for cards. So clever and fun. Collin came up with a great idea too. Love that. I think he’s taking after you…lol.
    Thanks for sharing and you must stay awake half the night dreaming these ideas up so thank you for all your efforts but hey get some sleep too…We all want you around a long time.


  16. I am 9 years old and enjoy watching your videos. I try to do what you do with blending and the Dove Blending Pen. How do you keep the blending tips clean? This week has been all snow days. I’ve kept busy watching your videos and trying new techniques from the videos. Tomorrow is another snow day – more cardmaking!!!

  17. Hi I am 9 years old. I love your cards and I try as many techniques as I can – like blending with the Dove blending pen. I have had a week of snow days. I have kept busy by watching your videos . How do you clean your dove blending tip ? KEEP MAKING MORE CARD VIDEOS!

  18. Hi I am 9 years old. I love your cards and I try as many techniques as I can – like blending with the Dove blending pen. I have had a week of snow days. I have kept busy by watching your videos . How do you clean your dove blending tip ? KEEP MAKING MORE CARD VIDEOS!

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