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Pink Paislee – Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello there, PP fans! Today I’m sharing a new set of cards using the Little Adventurer collection; although this is a baby themed collection, it worked perfectly for Valentine’s Day cards. You can’t go wrong with soft colors and love sentiments, right? 😉

I decided to make heart-shaped card bases and for that I used the Heart Mini Album cut file designed by Paige Evans. In order to create the folded heart base for the cards, I opened the plain heart design in the Silhouette Studio software, mirrored the image, and welded the edges together. Once cut, I simply scored where the fold would be, and set them aside.

Next, I picked two other designs from the same set; this time more intricate, as I wanted to back them with patterned paper. For the heart with the scalloped design, I cut an extra heart in the middle, so to create an additional opening. I backed both with patterned paper before adhering them to the card bases with foam adhesive.

The embellishments here are very simple. For the first card I added a floral die cut from the Ephemera Pack with a “Love” chipboard sticker sentiment.

For the second card, I fussy cut the floral cluster from one of the papers in the 6×6 Paper Pad, arranged gold thread behind it, and topped it with a sweet sentiment.

What do you think? Are you inspired to make your own heart-shaped cards? Thank you for stopping by today!

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Spellbinders – February 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hello friends! I’m back today to share a set of cards created with the February 2019 Spellbinders Large Die of the Month kit. I love the delicate look of these dies; the layered butterfly is stunning and the perfect size for any type of project. And the tiny flowers and foliage add to the spring theme of the set.

I used the same collection and colors for both cards, changing just the layout and placement of the die cut pieces.

For the first card, I simply arranged two layers of patterned paper on top of an A2 card base. I then chose a sentiment, matted it with gold foiled paper and adhered it on top of a tag.

For the butterfly, I went with the same gold paper for one of the layers and the body, while for the rest I used white cardstock and a light pink paper from the collection. The tiny flowers are adorable! I placed them on the opposite side of the butterfly to balance the look of the card. Enamel dots added the final touch.

The second card features more of the little flowers.

This time I used patterned paper to “cut” the card in half and create sort of a fence or window. Before arranging the tiny die cuts, I found a placement for the butterfly; flowers and leaves were then layered around the lower portion of the wings. To complete the card, I die cut the “Bonjour” sentiment and adhered it below the butterfly.

I truly enjoyed playing with this kit. Visit the Spellbinders shop to start your subscription and get creative with their amazing products.

Thank you for stopping by!

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We R Memory Keepers – Valentine’s Day Cards with the Stitch Happy Pen

Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you a set of cards created with the new, super fun Stitch Happy Pen by We R Memory Keepers.

I have always loved hand-stitching, especially on paper; I think it adds a lovely texture and accentuates the handmade feel of your projects. I usually use a cut file as my template, or draw my own design and then pierce the holes to make it easier to stitch. With the Stitch Happy Pen Kit, you have everything you need – you get a punch needle, a magnetic frame, threaders, and six stencils to create cute embroidery designs.

Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, I thought I would make a couple of cards using two of the stencils included in the kit. I started with the “love” sentiment. Normally, you would just mark the holes with a pencil first and then place the paper in the magnetic frame; but I found out that positioning both paper and stencil in the frame and then lightly piercing the holes before removing the stencil and starting to stitch made things a bit easier – the stencil stayed in place thanks to the magnetic frame, and the fact I had already pierced the paper required less pressure with the punch needle, avoiding any unwanted marks or creases.

I used the beautiful La La Love collection by Crate Paper for both cards.

The hand-stitched “love” sentiment is the focal point on the first card, and all the other elements just complement it by bringing in more color and texture.

For the second card, I used the flower stencil.

I used Bazzill embossed cardstock as my base. Once I finished the design, I simply backed it with more colorful patterned paper and washi tape.

I love how these cards turned out. The embroidery designs add such a beautiful touch, and with the Stitch Happy Pen it’s easier than ever.

Thank you for stopping by!