January 26, 2011

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all having a great day so far.  It just started snowing here (again) and we are supposed to be receiving a few inches of snow, not much but enough to make the roads messy.

As I promised yesterday I made a card using my Stampin Up I (Heart) Hearts stamp set.  I saw a few cards floating around in the splitcoast gallery that had hearts coming out of an envelope and I thought, I can do that and so I decided to give it a try.

It took me a few tries to get my envelope just right and this was the best measuremetn that worked for me.  I made my envelope by first cutting a square 3" x 3" piece of white card stock.  Then I scored three corners and 1 1/8" and the last corner I scored at 1 1/4" (this will be the bottom of your envelope).  Next, all I had to do was to fold up the scored 1 1/4" side (again this is the bottom) and then fold over the two sides which were scored at 1 1/8".  I simply used a glue dot to hold all three sides together.

My next step was to start filling my envelope with lots of hearts.  I used the trio heart stamp from the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set and I stamped the image and then punched out the hearts using my heart to heart punch.  I played around with the arrangement of the hearts until I got it to a point that I was happy with it and then I started gluing them in place.

My real red layer was cut at 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" square and I used my scallop trim corner and border punches to punch all along the border.  To achieve this look you first need to punch the corners and then use your border punch to punch in-between the corners.  It's easier to achieve this if you turn your card stock and punch over to line them up.

The rest of my card was easy.  My pretty in pink was embossed using my square lattice embossing folder and then I decided to add a small strip of lavender lace card stock which I punched using the same border punch. 

I have to start working on a few more Valentine's Day cards and I think I'll make another one to post tomorrow so be sure to come back and check it out.  Make it a great day!

Stamps: I (Heart) Hearts
Card Stock: White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Lavender Lace
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Lavender Lace
Supplies: Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Score-pal
Technique: Dry Embossing Pin It


Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Cute card. Like the layout and colors.

mollymoo951 said...

Hello Patty! Love the envie filled with hearts!

Becky said...

Patty this is adorable, love the hearts in the envelope.

Pam~ said...

I too have seen the cards with hearts coming out of an envelope and thought they were cute and yours is no exception ... adorable! Thanks for the info on making an envie.

Laurie said...

Super cute! I love the hearts!

Anne Marie said...

Patty, this is so FUN!! I love all of the hearts coming out of the envelope and thank you for sharing your tips. I really want to try this out! :)

Cheryl said...

So cute and creative! I love how you used the envelope with the hearts coming out.

Sarah said...

So cool! Love that envelope, I have to give that a try. :)