You Make My Heart Smile Card

Making handmade cards is always fun, specially when you are creating a card for somebody in particular. I think that when those cards arrive to their final destination and make the recipient smile is when you know that all that work and creativity accomplished their goal.

Today, I am sharing a card that I made for a friend, and I had a lot of fun creating it. This time, I used the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (June 2020), check it out:

This exclusive designed die set is called Handing You a Smile and it belongs to one of the clubs that month after month Spellbinders offers you as a Membership. Other clubs also available include stamps, hot foil kits, or card kits that you can use to create whatever your heart desires. Please be sure to check out all those fabulous clubs that SB brings to you >>> HERE<<<

Be aware that my post includes affiliate links, which means that if you click on and shop through them, I will receive a tiny commission. Thanks!

For this card I created a subtle background using Banana Cream Liquid Color and a Dowel Dauber. You can see this fun and easy technique >>>here<<<

Then, using different colors of FSJ cardstock I die-cut the different flower parts to create a bouquet and the pretty hand. It seems like a lot of work, but believe me, it is really fun to put all the pieces together. First, I assembled the flowers, then I flipped them over and I affixed their stems in place with a square foam. After that, I played a bit placing the flowers in the right place, and once they looked perfect to me, I used a piece of Glad Press’n Seal to hold the bouquet in place. I carefully adhered one flower at a time, and once everything was glued to the card, I adhered the leaves. At the very end, I stamped a sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice Ink, I trimmed around it with my detail shears and adhered it with a foam square. I finished it up with some Fashion Gold embellishments and some Gold Friendship Sequins.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by,  have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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Supplies: SB Small Die of the Month Club| Handing You a Smile | Cottage Bouquet Stamp Set | Banana Cream Liquid Color | Dauber Dowel Small | FSJ Cardstock | FSJ True Color Fusion Ink Pads | Fashion Gold Embellishments | Gold Friendship Sequins |Journey Glaze |

SB • Love You Card

Hello friends! Today I want to share a card that I created using a fun die set by Spellbinders. This is the small die of the month (January), and it is called First Crush. I really enjoyed putting this card together.. it kind of reminded me about my childhood paper dolls… I loved to use my scissors to cut out all the clothes and accessories for my dolls, so much fun back then….(sigh) Anyway, here is the card I made:

The die set includes twenty one pieces that can be use to create a boy or a girl, and it is up to you to choose the color of their hair and clothes. I used Fun Stampers Journey cardstock colors for mine. You can find the complete list of cardstock colors that I used for this card at the end of this post.

The boy’s hair was die cut from Hazelnut Blend cardstock and I enhanced the ridges by rubbing Cocoa Powder ink pad over it. For the girl, I used Tangerine Fusion cardstock and I enhanced it with the same color of ink.

I added a star and a heart stickers over their clothes, just as an extra detail. I also used the Heart balloon shape (included in the set) but I trimmed out the bottom part with scissors to make it into a plain heart tag. Then, I stamped a sentiment over it. I layered the dolls and tag onto a SB Fancy Edged Oval, and then onto card base. I won’t say it was a quick card, since there are lots of little pieces to put together, but I will say that it was a lot of fun to do it!

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!


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Spellbinders First Crush

Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals

Fun Stampers Journey Cardstock colors: Peaches & Cream, Whip Cream, Black Licorice, Rustic Rose, Hazelnut Blend, Pool Play, Denim Days, Tangerine Fusion, Watermelon Fusion, Candy Apple, Pineapple Smoothie.

FSJ • Llama Riding

One of the many things that I like about scrapbooking is that every moment captured in a photograph is a scrapbook page opportunity… at least that is the way I look at it. My sons are young men now, and from each of them I have pictures that I love when they were kids, so since I don’t work on my pages in a chronological order, it doesn’t really matter if I’m using an old or new picture to create a page. Any picture that I choose and make into a scrapbook page makes me remember about it, and makes me smile again.

Today I am sharing a page that I created a few weeks ago, using Fun Stampers Journey products along with one fabulous sketch by the talented Laura Whitaker.  I had a lot of fun creating this page, specially because I had the chance to use many great products like the No-Prob-llama stamp set, which  I thought it was just perfect for my son’s picture riding a llama:


I have to confess that I am not a fast scrapbooker, so that is why sometimes I like to rely on pre-design sketches. They save me time, but still have the freedom to play with balancing colors, textures and images. Anyways, to create all those layers I used the Lots of Dots die  to make the long Candy Apple banner, along with one of the papers from the Birthday Pop Printed  papers. I also chose other cardstock colors that coordinate with my picture and colorful dots paper.


As for the title I used the Solid Bet  stamp set and the Outline Bet die set . I completed the title with the Sunshine Alphabet stickers.  The Notebook Page die that I put behind the title is one of my favorite dies, because it is very versatile! Anyhow, I also stamped a sentiment over a piece of Candy Apple cardstock strip,  and I added some other embellishments like the text bubble, a wooden heart and a couple of paper clips (glasses and note).


For the top and bottom parts of the page I added a border from the Borders Details die set.  To complete my page I also included the super cute llama image from the No-Prob-llama stamp set, and some Sweet Candy drops here and there. I think the final touches of every project I make are always the most fun ones!


Before I end this post, I want to share the current promotion at Fun Stampers Journey:

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Over 500 items – reduced even further!! Up to 60% off through June 30, 2018, including our Journey Girl tote, Amaze machine, jewelry, accessories, stamps and dies! See the Retirement List here. Please be sure to visit and see all the fantastic products that are on sale!

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful rest of the week!


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FSJ • A Day in the City

The 12″ x 12″ scrapbook page size has always been my favorite to work with since the large size gives you plenty of room for pictures and many products like patterned papers and embellishments. However, I also have done some of my pages in 8″ x 8″ or 6″ x 8″ sizes. These last two, are fun since you can finish a page faster, but the size of the page kind of limits the amount of details and pictures you can use. Anyhow, I was curious about trying another size for a page: 8.5″ x 11″ or Letter size. I have seen many  scrapbookers creating using this size and they always seem to achieve beautiful pages where the amount of elements seems to be just right.

Well, today I am sharing a letter size page that I made using wonderful Fun Stampers Journey products to document a short visit to the city that my husband and I did last year. I won’t be describing each of the steps I followed to create this page but I will highlight a few of them.


I used the clouds paper that is included in the Spring Filled Prints pack, as the background for the double layer of buildings I made with the Hero City die. For the other part of the page, I used the dotted paper included in the Birthday Pop Prints pack. To disguise the joint in between, and to connect the upper and bottom parts of the page, I used two lines of Journey Tape. You can barely see them since the pictures and title are right on top of them.


For the word “city” I aligned the letters on an acrylic block leaving enough space in between them, so I could die cut them later. I inked the whole letters with Beach Ball ink and then, using a sponge dauber and Huckleberry Fusion Ink, I applied color over half of each letter to achieve an ombré effect. This part has to be done fast because you don’t want the ink to dry over the stamp. For this step be sure that both of your ink pads are quite juicy.


For the words “A Day in The”, I stamped each letter with Black Licorice Ink and I die cut each of them with their matching die. I used a circle as a base to adhere the letters. Using a circle was in part, because we rode the Ferris wheel 😉 and because I could put more letters along the circle than if I tried to put them all in a straight line over the word “city”. I think they fit and look better. Besides that, I punched a couple of hearts using Mirror Gold cardstock, just to embellish and link both lines of the title.


Besides the pictures, I also used the memorabilia from that day as part of my page. Since the page already had a lot of elements so far, I did not want to add that many embellishments, so I only used a bubble text, a piece of view film, and a camera clip. Overall I can say that I liked the letter size for a page, I made it quite fast, and I loved how my page turned out at the end.

The promotion of February at Fun Stampers Journey is called: Mystery Box, and you can find out more about it and how you can get one by clicking >>>HERE<<<!


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Well, that´s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful week!


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Solid Bet Stamp set /SS-0489
Marquee Type stamp set / SS-0171
Hero City die set/ DI-0398
Outline Bet die set / DI-0350
Marquee Type die set/ DI-0104
Journey Circles die set / DI-0039
Notebook Page die set / DI-0268
Border Basics die set / DI-0144
Circle / SR-0001
A5 Page Creator / SR-0037
Beach Ball True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0047
Huckleberry Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0035
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Beach Ball Silk/ IP-0145
Love Clips / AC-0347
Hello Word Bubble / AC-0230
Remember Me clips / AC-0321
Clear View Film / AC-
Denim Print Journey Tape / AC-0313
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
Sweet Romance Journey Tape / AC-0290
Love is / TO-0006
Spring Filled Prints / PP-0051
Birthday Pop Prints pack / PP-0052
Journey Vellum / PP-0044
Beach Ball 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0088
Black Licorice 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0003
Butter Cream 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0006
Whip Cream 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0040
Rock Candy 8.5” x 11” cardstock / CS-0031
MIrror Gold / CS-0136

FSJ • Bloom This Way • Love Bug Card

Fun Stampers Journey has recently released the new Bloom This Way mini catalog which includes lots of new products perfect for the upcoming important festivities on our calendars!

Today I am sharing a card that I created using a super cute Host Exclusive stamp set  called Bug Love and its matching die set. Take a look:


To create my card, I stamped a Watermelon Fusion panel  using Black Licorice ink and a background stamp called Graduated Dots. I adhered this panel onto a Black Licorice card base.

I stamped the pretty lady bug image and sentiment over Whip Cream cardstock with Black Licorice Ink. I colored the bug with Candy Apple and River Stone Liquid Colors and I die cut both shapes with their matching dies. After that, I added Journey Glaze details and I let them dry.


I also die cut two hearts from Bubble Gum cardstock and a different heart from  Sweet Berry cardstock to create a base of layers underneath the sentiment and lady bug. I finished up m card with Journey tape, Sparkle silk and some yummy heart shaped dots.

One of the advantages of hosting a Fun Stampers party is, besides spending time with your friends creating,  you have the opportunity to purchase some exclusive items like the Bug Love 🙂 If you are curious about how to host a party and get to know more about the fabulous Fun Stampers products, please be sure to visit their website and search for a coach in your area.

The promotion this month at Fun Stampers Journey is called: Spruce your Space, and it is all about getting organized!


For more details about this promotion please click  >>>HERE<<<

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Well, that´s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!


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FSJ Concept Designers Gel Press Print Swap

The FSJ Concept Designers have been having a little fun together (well, a LOT of fun) and today we want to show you what we’ve been working on! We had ourselves a little print swap. The six of us divided up into pairs. Three of the designers created an 8.5×11″ print on the Journey Gel Press. Then they cut their print in half and sent half to their partner. Each partner created a card using that print, and today we’re going to share what we’ve created! It was a really fun swap and I can’t wait to see all three of the prints, and how each designer used their print on a project!
I was one of the designers that made an 8.5×11″ print, and I created it by using warm acrylic paint tones  (I was thinking of the Fall season ), with a pop of white. I really liked how it turned out ! Besides the acrylic paints, I used stencils and modeling paste. This is my half:
 I mailed the other half of the print to my partner for the swap who is Michelle, and  I have created this card with my half:
Since the colors were warm, I thought about making a thank you card for the Fall season. I used the Journey Gel Press print to make a background for the card, and I paired it with a thank you sentiment from a set called: Summer Garden.  I also used one Foiled Frame, some leaves and a zig-zag border.
To finish up my card I used some Gold Fashion dots and Gold ThreadSo now, if you haven’t visited Michelle yet, please click here to see what she has come up with her half! 
Then, hop around to the rest of the teams, and see the prints they created, plus how they each used those prints! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the swap stops, and don’t forget to pin everyone’s projects for inspiration later on!”

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project. Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Journey Gel Press / JM-0197
Brayer / TO-0087
Citrus Cooler Acrylic Paint / JM-0099
Pineapple Smoothie Acrylic Paint / JM-0023
Candy Apple Red Acrylic Paint / JM-0100
Artful Wall Stencil / JM-0088
Circle Bliss Stencil / JM-0010
Summer Garden / SS-0078
Snapshot Frames  Die set / DI-0045
Border Basics / DI-0144
Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0012
Foiled Frames / AC-0323
Fashion Gold / AC-0292
Journey Thread Gold / AC-0205
Mirror Gold / CS-0136
Journey Brush Gold / CS-0134
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0040
Rich Coral 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0093
Tangerine Fusion 8.5 x 11 cardstock / CS-0036

FSJ• Love is All You Need

Last year when I went to Mexico to my mom’s house, I found a bunch of slides that my dad took of the family.  I found one of myself with a cat when I was maybe three or four years old. This is one of those pictures that can demonstrate that cats have always been a part of my life 🙂 Anyway, I scanned the slide and printed it out to make a page  with it. The resolution of the picture is not good at all, but I think it is ok for my project. So today I am sharing an 8 x 8 page that I created using several products by Fun Stampers Journey. Check it:


To create this page I began by creating the background. I used the Heart Wall stencil along with PanPastels to create a subtle backgrounds that blends with the white card stock base. After that, I stamped the cute cat images randomly with River Stone ink. I also flicked some Bubble Gum and Silver Silks over it.


I added a  couple of layers of card stock, a border and washi tape, that work as the base of the picture. I adhered this to the page with adhesive and I secure it with a couple of staples on both sides.  I die cut a pierced heart, and I stamped a sentiment with Black Licorice ink.


I want to point out that this sentiment is included in a set called Amazing Day that belongs to the Bloom This Way Mini Catalog (recently released). I added color to the word love with Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils . I also applied Journey Glaze over it. I added this heart onto the page with foam squares.


At this point I thought my page was still missing a few more details. So, I added  some punched hearts, a partial stamped border on the top of the page and a complementary sentiment. To finish it off, I embellished it with some dots and rhinestones.


I love creating pages for my albums. This particular one was fun, not just because that page was about my childhood, but because I was able to include many Fun Stampers Journey products that I really like!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Amazing Day Stamp set SS-0413
Tape It Stamp Set SS-0400
Creature Comforts Stamp Set SS-0308
Find Joy Stamp Set SS-0294
Heart-felt Die Set DI-0033
Heart-Felt Piercing Elements Die Set DI-0096
Border Basics Die Set DI-0144
River Stone Color Fusion Ink IP-0053
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Lemon Grass Color Fusion Ink IP-0022
Bubble Gum Silk IP-0092
Silver Silk IP-0090
Heart Wall Stencil JM-0084
Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Journey Blending Brush Small TO-0097
Bright Day Journey Tape AC-0164
Whip Cream Sparkle Tape AC-0258
Cut Rhinestones AC-0023
Spring Accents Dots AC-0179
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0039
Bubble Gum  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0099
Lemon Grass  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0019
Love Is TO-0006
Punch Handle TO-0031
Journey Days Stapler TO-118
Brush Silver Staples TO-120
Journey Foam Squares SM AD-0084
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Easy Glide Permanent Adhesive Runner AD-0081
Journey Glue Dots AD-0083

The New 2017 Bloom This Way Mini-Catalog is here!


Hi there!  I’m happy to be sharing with you another card that I made using products from new Bloom This Way Mini Catalog by Fun Stampers Journey. This catalog is full of cute products perfect for the upcoming  monthly themes: Valentine’s, Easter and Spring.  You can take a look inside the catalog by clicking >>>HERE<<<

My card features the Fry Friends Bundle which is super fun and cute! I stamped the taco and cup images with Black Licorice Ink and then I colored them with Journey Color Splash Watercolor pencils. Then, I die cut them with their matching dies. I applied Journey Gaze onto the colored images and I let them dry.


I used a Candy Apple card base and on top of it, I layered a Rich Sorbets Prints rectangle, a Citrus Cooler paper strip, and a Whip Cream pierced square. Then, I adhered the two colored images with Journey foam squares.


Finally, I added some punched hearts, sequins, staples and silk for the final touches.  Simple yet fun!

Please remember that Fun Stampers Journey products can be purchased through a coach in your area. To find one near you, click on the “Find a Coach” button on the top of the Fun Stampers Journey welcome page.

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Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!


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Fry Friends Bundle
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils JM-0078
Brush Silver Staples TO-120
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Rich Sorbets Prints PP-0031
Candy Apple  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0007
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Citrus Cooler 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0089
Love Is TO-0006

FSJ • November Planner Pages

Hey there! I have a couple of planner pages that I want to share with you today. These pages were created using a bunch of products by Fun Stampers Journey.  The Be the Journey Trends Mini Catalog is filled with awesome new products, just perfect to decorate and plan your everyday activities and important celebrations.

110916web_plannertgI created these pages for the week of Thanksgiving and I used the Receipt Pocket as the main component to hold receipts, coupons, etc. that I am going to be using during those days.  This die is   one of my favorites just because is very useful, and you can decorate it as you wish.


You can make a good use of any of your other FSJ stamps and embellishments when creating your pages.  Additionally to the pocket page, I made a partial middle page from card stock to hold a little list of things to complete on one side, and a Thanksgiving card on the other side.


I like to use regular stamps combined with the new planner stamps, that are just the perfect size to add some extra details to your notes. I have to confess that making planner pages can be a lot of fun, specially because there are no rules.


Besides that, you can always use some of your other FSJ dies to add more details onto your pages…

110916web_plannertg4Details like thread, paper clips and silk here are just a few of the endless possibilities that planner pages can have.


I f you haven’t experimented with this (wink, wink) I highly recommend you to give it a try. Super fun indeed. Please refer to the list at the end of this post to  find the name of the products that I used for this project.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the  week!


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Thanksgiving Traditions Stamp Set SS-0392
Autumn Time Stamp Set SS-0147
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Thanksgiving Traditions Die Set DI-0237
Branched Teardrop Die DI-0160
Snapshot Frames Die Set DI-0045
Tab Clips Die Set DI-0240
Fab Tabs Small SR-0031
Cocoa Powder Color Fusion Ink IP-0016
Green Olive True Color Fusion ink IP-0072
Citrus Cooler Color Fusion Ink IP-0048
Pumpkin Bread Color Fusion Ink IP-0011
Summer Days Color Fusion Ink IP-0042
Pumpkin Bread  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0098
Green Olive  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0113
Cocoa Powder  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0008
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040
Butter Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0006
Autumn Prints PP-0036
Gold Silk IP-0096
Page Huggers AC-0254
Fun Day Elements AC-0101
Rainbow Drops  AC-0178
Forever Hearts Chips AC-0213
Journey Thread Gold AC-205
Just Write Gels JD-0060

FSJ • Make Amazing Happen

Hi! I am back today to share a card that I created with  FSJ and RG products. I have to confess that this card was made from elements that I prepared for other cards but I did not use.  I always have a bunch of different elements piling up on my desk for a few days, before they can be re-purposed or discarded. It is funny how sometimes you can use those pieces for something else.


Anyways, to create the background I used a Sweet Berry Panel, and I flicked Silver Silk all over.  The Tag was made from Lemon Drop card stock and a  die set called Build a Tag Two from the Celebra’tions Collection by RG.   The sentiment is from a FSJ stamp set called Greeting Trends and it was simply stamped over a Whip Cream card stock  strip with Black Licorice Ink, and the left side was trimmed with scissors.


The little heart shape is from a Celebra’tions Die Set called Pierced Hearts. I die cut the piece from Lemon Drop cardstock, I added Journey Glaze and Journey Sparkle Dust over to make it shine.  The loops were created with LumberJack Jean Cord. I layered all the elements of this card onto a River Stone card stock card base and at the end, I simply embellished it with some Silver sequins. You can find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

As you can see, I do not always plan my projects. Some of them just happen to be already on my desk, waiting to be put together 🙂

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty rest of the  week!


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Greetings Trends Stamp Set SS-0166
Black Licorice True Color Fusion ink  IP-0041
Silver Silk IP-0090
Lemon Drop  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0018
Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115
Journey Sparkle Dust AC-0013
Journey Glaze 4oz AD-0002
Journey Foam Squares MD AD-0085
White Liner AD-0001
Sweet Berry  8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0034
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 Cardstock CS-0040

RG Products:
Build a Tag Two Die Set SCD-011
Pierced Heart Die Set SCD-025
Jean Cord AC-0001