73 posts categorized "Heart"

2 Easy, CAS Happy Mail cards
by Sphoorti





Hello Poppystampers!


I'm back with 2 very easy, very clean and simple (CAS) cards for you today! I actually had 4, but one of the products I used on 2 of the cards was discontinued (my bad, I didn't realize it), so I'm just going to talk about the 2 other cards, which surprisingly were off-shoots of the original cards. By that, I mean - I planned the other two cards, I had a vision and implemented it. And I had some extras remaining with which I made the two you see here. Funny, huh?


So, let's get into it!


I fell in love with this little Stitched Envelope die and cut up a number of envelopes with various types of card stock (like Neenah Solar White / Vellum / Glitter / Foil) etc. Just a tip, though - choose thin card stock for this because it'll be easier to score it and get it to stick. (Don't do what I did and use Neenah Solar White 110 pound)




I scored and sealed the envelopes with glue (and where they refused to stick due to thickness of the Neenah card stock, I ended up using superglue and it worked like a charm). I put little puffy heart stickers where the top and bottom flaps meet and set them aside.




My original idea was to have the envelopes floating in the clouds (I'll post a picture of this on Instagram eventually), but for these two cards, I happened to see a spare frame from the Double Scalloped Stitched Frame Die on my desk and played around with the envelopes on the frame like so:




I liked how the frame looked with the little envelopes on it, so I moved forward with the idea, and adhered the frame with the envelopes on a top folding portrait card base.




I cut up a bunch of layers of the Playful Hugs sentiment die and stacked them up to make a chipboard like die-cut. I applied it to the bottom of the frame horizontally. After I glued it down, I didn't like it very much (I felt that the envelopes were clouding the sentiment and it felt cramped down there), so I decided to make another one with a vertical orientation of the same sentiment. That's how I ended up with card # 2. Which one do you like better?




I absolutely adore these puffy heart stickers, so I couldn't help but put them on the frame too. I did that for both, but with different orientations.




Thoughts? Questions? Epiphanies? Which card did you like better? Please do let me know! We love to hear from you! Thank you for sticking with me through the end of this post!




Sphoorti Floral Signature copy




St. Patrick's Day Card with Heart
by Janet Katz

PS St. Patrick's Day card

This St. Patrick's Day card uses five different types of specialty paper and cardstock to fit with our challenge theme of Pretty Papers. I started by creating a shamrock. I used the Whittle Hearts die set to cut three large hearts from a sheet of Memory Box Lush Green 6x6 paper pad. Then I used the smaller heart in that set to cut three hearts from the Memory Box Festive 6x6 glitter pad.
Shamrock cardA
I needed a stem, next. I could have hand cut this, but I thought of a way to get a nice curved stem. I nested two dies from the Basic Ovals die set and taped them as shown. I ran it through my machine and I had a funky oval which I cut to get the stem.

Shamrock cardC
Shamrock cardC
Next, I started on my background. I used the largest scalloped die in the Double Scalloped Stitched Frames die set to cut a pale blue pearly piece from the Memory Box Vintage Pastel Mirror 6x6 pad. Then I cut a piece of black and white striped paper, a piece of vellum, and a piece of pale blue-and-white, polka dotted paper. I layered these one on top of another inside the pearly blue frame. I realized I needed another piece of the striped paper to sit further down behind my shamrock so I cut that too, and hid the cut behind the vertical pieces of black and white that I used to frame my sentiment strip.
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Following a card layout I saw on Pinterest, I put the computer-generated sentiment strip on the right side of the black-and-white matted frame. I glued everything in place on my cardfront. For the final touch, I added a threaded green button in the middle of the shamrock.
Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? If so, how do you celebrate?
Janet Floral Signature copy




Bi-Fold Valentine
by Nancy Penir


Happy, almost, Valentines! Nancy here, and I have some inspiration that you can apply to any event/holiday, a bi-fold card!


Poppystamps' newest Tall Curved Heart Arch, fits perfectly with their Oval Fold Frame, which I used not long ago to create a regular A2 Valentine. This time Lets look at the Bi-fold style of card.


Cutting the Oval Fold Frame twice creates the base for your card.


The inside oval is the perfect place to add sentiment and/or decoration.


I added a band, as I found the folds stay closed better with one. Lets look at how I made my band.


Our sister company, Memory Box has cardstock collections in all colors. I cut 2 strips 1 1/2" wide, glued them together,  and scored at 4 1/2" on both sides of the connected band.


Decorating the band  is the fun part, and purely your choice. I used the long end of the scallop border edge and extra hearts I had added to the card.


Finished card with band, and ready to send. Note: I made my envelope, as the width of this card is a bit bigger than A2 size. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2". 


I frequently make my own envelopes, with paper weight cardstock.  Just be careful with postage. 

Hope you enjoyed today's post, and hope your Valentine's Day is extra love-ly!

Nancy Floral Signature copy




One of a Kind
by Marybeth Lopez


Hi there, Marybeth Lopez  here today with a Saint Valentine's Day card. I used some of Poppystamps newest dies. I used the heart from the : Whittle Rainbow Unicorn Kit. The other hearts are from the Tall Curved Heart Arch.


I cut the Heart Arch out twice, one in red and one in white. I sniped in a few places then put together as seen in my card.


The frame is layered twice.  I used the red from the inside of the hearts to put around the sentiment. I felt it needed just a bit more red at the upper part of the card. 


The frame is the middle size of the three dies  ( cuts 6 designs) : Scalloped Stitch Frames


I hope you have a wonderful Weekend with some fun, relaxing crafty time. Take care.






You Prickle My Fancy
by Tiffany Pryce


Hey crafty friends! Tiffany here with some Valentine's inspiration for you using this month's challenge of adding a heart to your project. This card was pretty easy to put together so let's get into the details.

First, I ink smooshed a piece of watercolor paper with several pink and yellow distress inks. The trick is to work in layers and to let each layer dry before moving on the next. Doing so allows you to build up some interesting texture and variation in color. Once the panel is dry, I die cut it with the Scalloped Stitch Frames die set. With the interior piece, I matted it on a panel of orange, patterned paper from the Cottage Stripes and Dots paper pad with foam tape. Then I adhered the panel to an A2-sized card base. Unfortunately, I adhered the panel on crooked, so instead of starting over or risking the paper ripping by taking it off, I adhered the frame portion on askew. This helped to hide the fact that the panel was crooked and makes it look intentional. I encourage you to lean into your mistakes and/or try to cover them up, if necessary, instead of starting over!


Next, I die cut a panel of scrap cardstock with the Grid Heart Frame die and used it as a stencil. In my experience, the more heavyweight the paper is the better for this faux stencil technique, especially when using glitter paste. I spread pink glitter paste through the "stencil". I did not want the entire panel covered in hearts so I only stenciled parts for a more distressed look.


While the glitter paste dried, I die cut the Whittle Cactus Trio from light green cardstock. I colored each cactus with Copic markers to add dimension. I also added some white pen detail with an acrylic paint pen. After the paste dried, I adhered the cactus die cuts with foam tape and liquid glue to ensure it adhered on top of the glitter paste securely. 


Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Whittle Wild Animal stamp set and trimmed it into a strip. I layered the sentiment strip with a scrap piece of the same orange, patterned paper I used for the background. I just used the reverse side of the paper. Hope you enjoyed the card. See you next time!



Tiffany Floral Signature copy





Bouquet of Love
by Nancy Penir


Valentines is fast approaching, and if you're like me, you want to send buckets of love to lots of specials on your list. Hi and welcome to a 'Bouquet of Love' card.


Lots of die cuts on my card, embossed with one of Open Studio's embossing folder. The deep emboss lets me lightly accent the popped up images.


Once I got the die cuts just where I wanted them, I glued only the centers of the bouquets, allowing the stems to float free. the heart is popped up with foam.


With the exception of the bouquet's stems, everything is inked with my little brushes. 


The Love die is doubled for a bit more dimension (flowers and leaves too).


Hope you're inspired to combine your dies, and use those embossing folders too!

Are you feeling the love in the air? Here's sending you all a big virtual hug, and a Bouquet of Love!

Nancy Floral Signature copy