Feb 3, 2019

Birthday Hearts

 It's Julie with you today, fellow crafty friends.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, but I wanted to show you that those heart dies are good for more than just Valentine cards.  I use them all year long.  For today's post, I made a sweet birthday card using a heart shaped card base and layered hearts.  Take a look:



I started with the largest heart die in my collection, which happens to be this lattice die from Spellbinders, but Frantic Stamper has a beautiful one, too, that would work the same way.   I cut the die 3 times - once, with ocean colored paper, once with spun sugar paper, then again, folded in 1/2 and a portion of the paper NOT in the die to get the fold on the card.  I did this with the same spun sugar colored paper so if it didn't line up exactly, it would be less likely to show (a trick I've learned through the years).

The sentiment is computer generated.  I started a tutorial using the sentiment "Sweet Day", then changed my mind 1/2 way through the project and made this into a birthday card, so please excuse the shift in the tutorial here.

First step, I print the sentiment on white copy paper, sizing it what I think will work.  Print.  Place heart over sentiment.  If it fits.  Yea!  If it doesn't, adjust size and print on copy paper again.  When you have the size correct, tape the color card stock onto the white copy paper you plan to use.  It looks like this:


White copy paper is an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet.  The pink card stock is probably 3 x 4 inches.  Send this through your printer again.  Next, die cut with the heart:


I tape my die cuts down with washi tape.  It's easy to remove, and doesn't remove paper or ink (most of the time).  Once I have things centered the way I want it, and taped how I like it, I send it through my die cutting machine.  That step is done!

The floral heart frame is a die from Cheapo dies.  I cut it a total of 3 times.  I cut it once out of Pixie (pink), once out of purple, cutting out 2 flowers in that color, and once out of ocean, cutting out 2 flowers out of that color.  Then, I glued them all to the floral heart frame using the Best Glue Ever.

That's it!  A birthday heart-shaped card is complete!

Here's a list of the products I used on today's project, with the links:

                             Frantic Stamper Lattice Heart     Cheapo Dies Floral Heart Frame



                                                Best Glue Ever        Elizabeth Craft Dies - Fitted Hearts 

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6 comments:

  1. Great idea Julie! Yep ... hearts are good all year long ... not just for Valentine's Day! Beautiful inspiration ... thanks!

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  2. Such FAB dies, used perfectly. Nice work Teamie!

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  3. Love how you used so many beautiful heart dies to put this gorgeous card together. Thanks for the inspiration!

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