Valentine's Card Tutorial

Hello there! Valentine's Day will be here before we know it and today I have a card tutorial for you for some inspiration.

I decided to make a different shaped card using a Sizzix Framelits Hexagon die.

This Hexagon Framelits Plus set is a new large set made for the Big Shot Plus or Pro Machines.  There are 15 pieces in this set, the largest is 7 3/4" x 8 7/8" and the smallest is 3/4" x 3/4".  I used a framelits that measured 6 x 5 1/4" for my card base.  This size still fit into my Big Shot or Vagabond machine, but the larger sizes require a machine with a larger width.  I folded a piece of patterned paper (Blue Fern's Blush collection) in half and lightly taped the framelits on top.

I let the top edge overhang so it doesn't cut out on the edge.

I place the edge just outside of the folded paper.

Here's what the card base looks like after die-cutting.  The Sizzix Sandwich I used for die-cutting framelits is Magnetic Platform Base, Standard Cutting Pad, Paper, Die, Standard Cutting Pad.

For my large heart I used Sizzix's Layered Valentine Bigz die.  The scalloped heart was die-cut with vellum and the plain heart was with thin chipboard.

For my chipboard heart I used a Ranger Embossing Dabber over the entire surface.  I then applied embossing powder(Lindy's Chateau Rose), heat, then repeated with another layer of embossing powder.  While this was still hot I had a rubber (not Acrylic) Tim Holtz Flower Garden(CMS215) stamp waiting and pressed it into the melted embossing powder and then removed.  That is how I got the impression on the left side.  I than applied a glittered embossing powder(Cotton Candy from Blue Fern) on the right side.

On the front of my card I drew a line all the way around the card with an embossing pen and then applied embossing powder (Lindy's Cafe` au Lait). 

My flowers were created with patterned paper and vellum.  I used Sizzix's Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Bigz die for the vellum ones.  These were edged with the Ranger Embossing Dabber and then embossing powder (Chateau Rose') applied.  The others were die-cut from the Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits Die(my favourite!).

I also hand cut some flowers and small envelope from my patterned paper.  I adhered these first, then pop dotted my heart, and adhered the die-cut flowers.  My die-cut word, "love" was die-cut from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script Word Thinlits die, then embossing powder(Lindy's Cafe' au Lait) applied.

Here's another look at my card.  I really like this hexagon shape for a change, might have to make a few more!  

Thanks for stopping by,



Sizzix Tutorial - Love Layout

Hi everyone!  February is almost here, and I know some of you are already thinking about Valentine's Day.  Today I have a tutorial on the Sizzix blog showing you how to create this layout:

Hope you visit me there!


Embroidery Hoop Birthday Card

Happy New Year everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday!  It always flies by so fast, the weeks of preparation and then it's over.  I've also been busy creating a few things for the Tim Holtz CHA booth.  I know he's had a couple of sneak peeks on his blog, and I'm sure you will agree, the new collections are awesome!  I am very fortunate that I will be attending CHA this year along with Lynette, for Urban Scrapbook.  It's always very busy, tiring and a lot of work, ordering for the store, but also so inspiring.  The hardest part is not being able to order it all!

I have a card to share with you today featuring a new die from Sizzix's Eileen Hull.  She has a new collection called, Stitchlits that is sewing themed.

I've used her new Embroidery Hoop Bigz die for the main piece in my card.

I die-cut the hoop using Sizzix's Little Sizzles mat board.  I love using this mat board, it has a nice finish to it and when used with dies that have score lines, it scores so nice and doesn't split.  I traced a circle using the outside of the inner hoop, on a piece of patterned vellum.

I used Glossy Accents to adhere the vellum to the top of the inside hoop.  Glue the two hoops together. I die-cut another hoop from cardstock and using the large outside hoop, stamped it with Distressed Linen distress ink and a woodgrain stamp.  This was adhered to the mat board hoop.

The other embellishments on my card were an embossed ruler from Sizzix's 660318 Buttons, Ruler & Vines set, flowers from Sizzix's Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals (660227), and Happy Birthday from Sizzix's Rachael Bright Card Basics Set.  The flowers were die-cut from patterned paper and vellum, Happy Birthday was die-cut from kraft gold foil Tim Holtz cardstock, the ruler was patterned paper.  The laser cut butterflies are from Bo Bunny.  One of the them was painted with Tim Holtz Gold Paint, and the other was embossed with Lindy's embossing powder.  My patterned paper is from Blue Fern Studios and the vellum is from American Crafts.

Here's another look at my card.

Thanks for stopping by,

See you after CHA!

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