Thursday, February 13, 2020

For My Sweetheart

As a card maker, every once and awhile I like to make a very special card for my husband.  This card did take some time to plan and create, but the results are really fun!

The front of the card is just a hint of the inside!
  • Dark red cardstock is the base of the card, topped with Me and My Big Ideas patterned paper from 2011.  The base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (or 11" before the fold).
  • Karen Burniston's Twisted Panel Pop-up dies are used to die cut light grey cardstock, dark red cardstock, and black cardstock for the front.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink is used through the card for the stamping.  
  • Joy Clair's Hello Sentiments (2017) stamped the "For My" and Studio G's Sweetheart (2006) completes the front sentiment.
  • Red twine decorates the tops of the sentiment's before the entire card front is adhered together.

As you can see the majority of the labor of love was in the interior of the card!  To die cut and assemble the card, please follow Karen Burniston's excellent video HERE!
  • Red, black, grey, pink and green cardstock are used to die cut all the pieces. The center panel with the mechanism is die cut from the same Me and My Big Ideas patterned paper used on the front of the card. 
  • The top panel use's Hero Arts CL498 Celebrate Everyday from 2015.  Using a stamp positioner I stamped each word of the sentiment one at a time, although it is one long sentiment, "Happy Valentine's Day".  
  • "Be Mine" is another 2008 Studio G.  They just happen to be the perfect size!
  • Lawn Fawn's 2014 Hedgehugs was perfect for the two center panels of the card.  The images are stamped and die cut from kraft cardstock and colored with Prisma pencils.  
  • Hero Arts 2013 CL582 XOXO hugs & kisses is stamped on the far right panel.  
  • A combination of Technique Tuesday's So Grateful from 2014 "Love You" and's 2019 XOXO "forever & ever" finish the final bottom panel. 
I hope you find this card to be an inspiration of ways to combine stamps, die cuts, and different company's products to create one really fun and fantastic card!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine's Day!

I am delighted to enter the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments #244 Valentine/Love Sentiment 


  1. I love interactive cards and make them often for my grand children. I should make more like this one for adults. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Hearts. Best wishes.
    Barbara Double D team

  2. This is just wonderful and so beautifully put together too. Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room challenge.
    Linby x

  3. Beautiful creation Neva! I used this same die for hubby's valentine card last year (in fact I saved it as inspiration to make more) Love all the hearts! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  4. A wonderful card design and I can tell you put lots of thought and love into its creation.

  5. How sweet is that. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

  6. What a fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday.

  7. I love this. A fab project. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  8. This is so cute Thank you for entering our Challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog
    Mel DT

  9. What a fabulous card! I'm guessing hubby loved it! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  10. What a beautiful and special "love" card you made :-))
    Thanks for joining in at The Male Room challenge.

  11. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us in the February Anything Goes + Valentine's Day challenge over at The Paper Funday Challenges! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, PFC DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  12. What a great design - such a clever card fold.

    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x


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