Welcome back to my blog! I have a few Valentine cards to share today, and I'll share a few more tomorrow. I made a set of 4 cards, and a fabric bag to hold them. This would make a great gift for someone! Here are the four cards all in a row with envelopes stacked on top of the fabric bag. I used the More Amore Suite of products for these projects, along with a few other stamp sets and accessories.I had a stack of Note Card sized envelopes from digital cards that I had printed for Christmas. (I wrapped my digital cards with a vellum wrapper, making them too large to fit in the matching envelopes. But, that is a story for another day!) So, I decided to play around with this 3.5x5 note sized card for Valentine's. I have to say, I really like the change!
Here is the first card. I made it with the Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock. I also used the same card stock with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and then sanded the raised edges to highlight the ligher color. Love that design! Next, I cut a square of the More Amore Designer Fabric and a square of the Big Shot Adhesive Sheets, and applied the fabric to one side of the adhesive sheet. Next, I applied the other side to a square of Very Vanilla card stock. Then, I die cut a tag shape from it with the Two Tags Bigz Die. I tied some Pool Party Baker's Twine through the hole and the slit that the die creates, and then attached it ot the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Love those things! For the focal point, I heat embossed the Hoop La La stamp set, first with Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder for the hoop and then with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder for the heart and greeting. Then, I attached the hoop to the fabric tag also with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Here is a closer view of the card front. Love these images heat embossed. They look raised like a real cross-stitch would!
Here is my second card for today. This one was also made with the Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock as the base. First, I dry embossed the cross-stitch border from the Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Folders. I sanded it again to highlight the raised design. Next, I took one of the tickets from the Artisan Embellishments Kit, and cut a notch in the end so I could use it as a banner. Second, I took a square of the word fabric pattern from the More Amore Designer Fabric, applied it to a square of the Big Shot Adhesive Sheet and then cut a banner shape from it. Third, and this may be my favorite part of the card, I made my own "washi tape"! I was so excited to see the Creped Filter Paper in the Spring Catalog. I cut a square from the large sheet, applied it to the Big Shot Adhesive Sheets, stamped the chevron image from the Oh, Hello stamp set with Real Red ink and then die cut it with the banner die from the a Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. I'll be doing this more! Love how it turned out.
Here is a close-up of the card front. To finish the card, I layered the 3 banners, and added one of the pretty laser cut hearts in Real Red from the More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper. I then stamped the eyelet heart from Hearts a Flutter in Versamark on Real Red Card Stock, heat embossed it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and die cut it with the matching die from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. It is attached to the top of the other heart with more Stampin' Dimensionals. Don't they make everything look better? I think so.
Lastly for today, here is the gift bag to hold the card set. Tomorrow I will share the details of how to make this. It is really simple!
Well, that is all for today. Please join me again tomorrow for the other two cards in this set and more details about making the fabric bag. Thanks for stopping by!