Saturday, February 3, 2018

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone.

I'm back with a new card. This card is perfect for Valentine's Day or a birthday or some other occasion you might think of, depending on the sentiment you use.

I decided on a birthday theme since a good friend had a birthday coming up and I decided this card would be a great card to give her.

My card came to be because of some heart lace that was sent to me. 

I worked on this card from the inside to the outside.

I started with a 6"X6" card base in light pink. 
Next, on top of the pink base I added a white panel  5 3/4" X 5 3/4"

(This becomes the inside of the card on the right side, 
because there will be a panel that covers the right side 
and that smaller panel becomes the front of the card.)

The next step was to place 3 hearts on the left side of the card. 
(These hearts came connected as you are seeing them on the card.)

Next, I cut a white panel 7" X 3" and scored at the 6" mark.
I used a corner punch on the 4 corners of this piece. 
This will become the front of the card. 
It's a 1/2 of a front because I wanted the hearts to always be seen
whether the card was closed or open.

I decided to use some old dies and layered them up on that small piece that will be the card front. 
Those layered die cutouts turned out to the perfect spot to place my bow.
The panel piece on the right (it's the piece that holds the die cuts and the bow)
 opens to reveal the sentiment 
Next, I attached that card front panel to the card base.

That right side panel piece has the fold at the top so it opens from the bottom up, 
to reveal that sentiment.
Here is a close-up front view of the right side 

My bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool and I think it's the best bow maker on the market.
(To order, click the link above and the ordering spot is on the left sidebar.)

I used Hug Snug (seam binding) and sprayed it wtih some shimmer spray
 to get just the right pink color.
After I made the bow, I added some small flowers to add more interest to the card front.

Here is the card opened up revealing the sentiment on the inside.
I layered a pink piece of CS piece and another die cut using white CS on the right side of the card, right next to the lace hearts. Stamping the sentiment on the die cut was a perfect spot.
 Because when that front panel closes it hides the sentiment

My design is a little different but I love how the hearts are always on display whether the card is closed or open.

Hope you are inspired to make a card that is just a little different.

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my project today. 
Hope it gave you some inspiration to try a design that is a little different.

I will be back soon


Shona Erlenborn said...

I love these little hearts! Such a unique idea for a card. Love how you created it to show the hearts all the time. Very clever!

Jeanie Ellis said...

Wow! It's amazing! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Createful Heart Digis & Designs this week. We hope to see you next time too!
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Angie Jones said...

Gorgeous make, thanks for joining us for the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge.
Angie DT

Dorothy S said...

This is really lovely. Your idea of showing off the cards inside and out is a great one - and you have so nicely decorated the rest of the inside. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede "anything goes" challenge this week. Dorothy S, DT member

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is a stunning card I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog for challenge 402 the theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of One for the Girls and the sponsor is Star Stampz. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Nana Connie said...

Barbara, This is a magnificently pink creation! I love those gorgeous hearts. Your design for opening that card and having the sentiment hidden under that magnificent bow with the flowers is so very clever. OK, putting on my DT hat now -- Thanks so much for coming to play in our Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Cindy C. said...

So beautiful and feminine! Love that bow bouquet! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at a2z.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and I can see where that heart lace would be an inspiration to make a card with it too!

Lisa West said...

Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining us for our Week 5 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

Grietje said...

Gorgeous card. Love the lace and the flowers! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon.

xx Grietje
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Michelle Windsor said...

Wow this is so pretty Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Michelle DT

Papercrafting With Mimi said...

Beautiful! I love the die!

Arlene said...

Lovely card. So great for you to do a tutorial on how you put it together. Such a cute box and a gorgeous card. The frame looks metal and antique. Love it. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Annette Stapylton said...

This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Anna said...

Very beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles
We look forward to seeing you again next time.
Anna DT

Scrappy Scatty said...

Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous card lovely work.
Thanks for sharing with us @ AGOAC

smiles Christine DT x

Gale said...

This is beautiful Barbara. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Kristina B. said...

Loving that heart lace, so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at