Soaring Tree Valentine
by Janet Katz

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I am still totally smitten with the Soaring Tree Frame from Poppystamps. It is adorable and oh-so flexible on regular, slimline or mini slimline cards. Here I used it as the centerpiece on a mini slimline Valentine. First, I cut the tree frame out with heavyweight, white cardstock. Next, I wanted some small hearts to look like the leaves of the tree. I found exactly what I was looking for in the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit. One of the included dies cuts both a small and a large "whittle" heart. I cut a lot of these out from a big variety of pink and coral cardstock including some pearlescent cardstock from the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad - the 6 x 6" pad has both shiny, mirror paper and pearlescent paper in the same color. I found some beige, dotted paper and some pink, gingham paper in my stash and decided on those for a background.
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After making all my die cuts, I used foam tape on the back of the Soaring Tree Frame and attached it to the dotted paper that I had cut to the same size. Next, I added all my hearts, minus the one on the sentiment. I used tweezers to get things just in the right spot. I adhered a rectangle of the gingham paper to a blush pink cardbase and then adhered the framed tree with hearts to the front. Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Whittle Adorable Kitty Kit on a piece of white cardstock and cut it with angled edges as shown, leaving a bit extra on the right end to glue the final heart. I attached the sentiment and the last tiny heart to the front.
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Small valentine cards are so much fun to make, but probably more fun to send.
Janet Floral Signature copy




Hi Janet, This card is so, so pretty, I love your composition, the die-cuts are beautiful and the cardstock and patterned papers are 'perfect'. A stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

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