Happy Easter!

I have some beautiful Easter cards for you today! I made them using the Spellbinders March 2021 Card Kit of the Month called, “Celebrate Spring.” They are square cards that I made using 12 x 12 paper because I wanted to use some beautiful pattern paper that was 6 x 6 and I didn’t want to cut it. The card is an easy to make card that anyone can do. Just adhere the pattern paper to the card base and add some flowers for added interest. If you don’t have the supplies here, stay tuned until the end of the video where I show some alternatives. Check out the video below to see how it’s done:

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Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

Adhesives

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Dies

Cross and Praying Hands Cutting Die:
https://amzn.to/3fCk7CL

Creative Expressions Stitched Blooms: https://www.123stitch.com/item/Creative-Expressions-Dies-Stitched-Blooms/CEDLH1013

Spellbinders Renaissance Tag Two: https://amzn.to/3dD2118

Ink

Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink for inside greeting: https://amzn.to/36exdAI

Stamps
Hero Arts “Celebrate Everyday” Stamp Set: https://amzn.to/3cKSg1A

Maymay Made It “God’s Blessings” Stamp Set: https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/gods-blessings-4×6-clear-stamp-retail-12-99

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 12 inch paper trimmer (comes with scoring and cutting blade):
https://amzn.to/3fFmgxO

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as othter tools) If you just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Grateful for You Spring Card

Today, I’m making a “Grateful for You” spring card. The papers and dies I used came in a card kit of the month for March 2021 by Spellbinders Paper Arts called, “Celebrate Spring.” I recently subscribed to the kit and I’ve been using them a lot lately.

For today’s card, I used the bunny and flower dies with the cardstock (all from the kit) to create a focal image for my card. The greeting was a die cut shape from the kit with the word, “Grateful” which I just darkened a bit by tracing the letters with a Zig Memory System Wink of Stella marker.

I created a background and mat for the bunny using some of my own dies- the scalloped oval dies from Spellbinders. I had to do some “card surgery” to make the the mat because my dies were not as large as I wanted them to be, but it all worked out in the end. I hope it encourages you to experiment and do the same with your supplies. It can really save you money when you can find ways to stretch your supplies by using them in new ways or altering them in some way once they are cut.

To add an extra special touch, I used another Spellbinders die to cut out four fancy corners for the front of my card. As a way to finish the greeting from the front of the card, I used a Zig Memory System Wink of Stella Marker to write “For You” on the inside of the card. Now, this pen isn’t designed for hand lettering, but I find that if you press hard on the downstrokes and press very lightly on the upstrokes, you get a faux hand lettering look. Plus, it glitters in the light!!! Next, I glued some of the die cut flowers around the “For You” words. Finally, I glued a strip of the striped patterned paper to the inside of the card to continue that pattern from the front to tie it all in together. Please enjoy the video below!

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Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://shrsl.com/2ti8z

This subscription can be canceled at any time and you can choose to skip any month you like.

Shipping and Handling is included in the price!

Adhesive
Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: http://shrsl.com/1xnef or https://amzn.to/2YqV5uA

Die Cutting
Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large: https://amzn.to/3jOklW4

Spellbinders NEST-S4-112 Nestabilities Small Classic Ovals Die: https://amzn.to/2XVjyJx

Spellbinders S5-204 Shapeabilities Lace Hearts Dies: https://amzn.to/3tDdpAq

Paper
Purchased just the 6 x 6 paper pad here: https://shrsl.com/2v1nf

Purchase just the pre-cut die cut shapes: https://shrsl.com/2v1ni

Pens
Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Markers: https://amzn.to/3ofSbXp

Tools
Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker (used to ink center of flowers): https://amzn.to/3qXNodH

Brad Setter & Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/3bITUkd

We R Memory Keepers Tool Set (includes precision tweezers and die pick (also called brad setter) as well as other tools) If you just the two separately, it will cost you almost as much as this whole tool set: https://amzn.to/38m2Kky

Thank You Beautiful Friend

I finally bit the bullet and subscribed to Simon Say’s Stamp Kit of the Month! The kit always contains high quality items that create beautiful cards, like the one I made below. If you don’t like a particular kit, you are not required to buy it. They’ll send you an invoice by email, and if you don’t want that kit, you don’t have to pay for it. They’ll send only the ones you pay for. That’s a nice choice, I think. You can also purchase it on its own for $39.99 plus tax and shipping and handling.

Now back the card I made. I used the distress markers to watercolor the flowers that I stamped with the lovely stamp set from the kit. Since I only wanted the flowers, I masked the stamp off and only stamped the part I wanted. I later cut out the flowers to place them around the focal point of my card, a gorgeous word die cut with its background (dies included in the kit). Next, I trimmed the paper for the background, mat and trimmings. For the black mat, feel free to use a piece of black cardstock from your own supplies instead of going to the trouble of trimming the black strips from the included supplies if you prefer. Using the label sticker sentiments from Tim Holtz, I placed the words Thank You Friend on the front of the card. I repeated the pattern from the front of the card on the inside by putting 3 blocks of the same pattern paper and trimmings each one just as I did on the front of the card. Enjoy the video below!

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Card Kit Subscription
Simon Says Stamp March 2021 Kit “Spring Windows”: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-Card-Kit-of-the-Month-March-2021-SPRING-WINDOWS-ck0321-ck0321

Tools

EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Blue Painters Tape: https://amzn.to/2YkBKND (Low tack tape I used to mask the stamp)

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Nicapa Standard Grip Cutting Mat (12×12 inch,3 Mats): https://amzn.to/30C3i26 (I cut this one to fit in my precision press stamping tool)

Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw (Not needed for this project, but seen in video)

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/36ePBt5 (I used it to clear away embossing powder from the letters in the greeting)

Apple Pie Memories Acrylic Stamping Blocks: https://amzn.to/2OpR2PV (I used the middle sized one to lay out the color from the distress markers. I then used the Arteza waterbrush to pick up the color to paint my flowers. These can be used with your clear stamps, which is their intended purpose. If you don’t have these, you can use a plastic lid from almost any container.)

Adhesive

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Plus Glue Tape: https://amzn.to/2JGxphE

Ink

Ranger Archival Ink (safe to use with watercolors or waterbased markers/pens): https://amzn.to/3bB67FG

Arteza Water Brush Pens – Self-moistening – Portable (Assorted Tips, Set of 6)
https://amzn.to/3qJEUGI

Thankful for You

Today I have another card for you that I made using the Spellbinders February 2021 Monthly Card Kit Subscription called, “Let Your Heart Soar”. This one uses some colors in the orange family along with the beautiful purple hue from the last card along with some cute little birdies and a beautiful floral pattern. It’s a simple card which requires very little tools to make. I’m sure you’ll enjoy creating it if you give it a try. As always, feel free to play around with the layout and place items they way you prefer. The kit comes with 10 cards and 10 envelopes in the A2 size, which is 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″. The cards are a bright white and have a beautiful texture on them. I can see decorating the front of the card with just a few of the die cut shapes from the kit and a greeting in order to allow the texture to draw the eye and add interest. Everything you see on the card comes in the kit.

I used three pieces of the pattern paper on this card. One for the background, one in the middle, and one as a mat for the two tags I’m using as a greeting. I trimmed the third one down to be just larger than the two tags, and cut a fishtail in it to match the two tags. I highlighted the tags by flanking them with a 1/8″ strip of gold cardstock, which comes in the kit too! (I told you it was a great value). Of course, you could have used border stickers or inked the edges instead. I used a rotary trimmer with a scalloped blade to create the ruffle on the bottom of the floral pattern paper. I think that a larger scallop would be a better choice here, so I have linked to some other products down below that would give that effect. In addition to this alternative, I’m thinking that cutting the pattern paper to a smaller size would allow the pretty orange background pattern to show up a bit more. It’s your choice. The flowers you see on the card were shaped using a metal stylus and adhering them to the card with some liquid adhesive. Finally, I used foam adhesive for the bird so it would be on a higher plane than the rest of the elements.

This card would make a beautiful Easter, Hello Spring, Happy Birthday, or almost any happy occasion card. Use your imagination and see what you can come up with! Enjoy the video below and the links are after it.

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(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

********Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription******** https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com…

This subscription can be canceled at any time and you can choose to skip any month you like.

******** Tools********

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw​ (These were the small, detail scissors)

For the Scallop Border I used a Fiskars Rotary Trimmer with a 45mm Scallop Blade. This tool is not readily available anymore. You could use a border punch, decorative scissors, border dies, or an electronic cutting machine to get the scallop border. Here is a link to some border dies from Lawn Fawn that will cut a larger scallop than the one seen in the video:

Lawn Fawn Scallop Border Dies: https://amzn.to/2NB30FI​ (This one has a larger scallop than the tool I used in the video).

******** Paper Sculpting********

I used a metal stylus to shape the flowers on the front of the card and give them dimension. Here are several options for you since the Martha Stewart Embossing Stylus I used isn’t readily available:

If you have a Spellbinders Tool ‘n One, you can buy these extensions for it. It includes an embossing stylus.https://amzn.to/3dqlHXp

For a bit more money, you can buy a Sizzix paper sculpting kit that includes a mat as well as other tools: https://amzn.to/37rVgwz

Inexpensive set of embossing stylus tools that have plastic handles: https://amzn.to/37rqwfh

******** Adhesive********

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI​SHOW LESS

Hello Lovely

I’m making cards with a card kit from Spellbinders that you can subscribe to on a monthly basis. I’m not an affiliate with Spellbinders, but I love this kit. It is a great value and I’m having so much fun with it. It’s called, “Let Your Heart Soar” and it’s the February 2021 edition. Today’s card is my favorite so far. I love everything about it: the colors, the layout, the whole look really. I decided to create some layers using the patterned paper, tags and stickers from the kit. It has a very sweet, feminine sense about it. The colors also lend themselves nicely to Spring or Easter. The colors and the cute little birdies would work well for this season. You can see the unboxing of the kit on my YouTube channel: Unboxing Spellbinders February 2021 “Let Your Heart Soar” Card Kit.

Feel free to change the placement or layout of the items on the card to suit your preferences. Don’t be afraid to trim down pieces that seem to large for the card, which is what I did with the green ephemera tag. The three little hearts are puffy stickers from the kit. As I say in the video, when you decorate the front of your cards, always be sure to use items in sets of odd numbers. I used 3 hearts instead of 2 or 4 (even number) because our eyes are drawn to things that are arranged in sets of odd numbers. Another detail on this card is the gold foiling on the lettering. It adds a hint of elegance to this lovely card. Many of the pieces from this kit have bits of gold foiling on them.

Please enjoy the video below and check out the product links below:

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below).

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/card-kit-of-the-month-membership

This subscription can be canceled at any time and you can choose to skip any month you like.

Adhesives
The card kit comes with double sided adhesive tape and foam adhesive, so you will not need to purchase the additional adhesive listed below. I used it in the video, so I’m linking it here;

Plus Corporation Plus High Capacity Glue Tape Dispenser, 0.33-Inch by 72-Feet: https://amzn.to/3cSphZX

Tools
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Spellbinders Celebrations Pierced Rectangles (Set of 6)-SCD-012 https://amzn.to/3dppSTb (I used these dies in the video to perforate the paper with small “dots” around the border of each paper layer.

Since the above dies are not available, here are two alternatives that are similar but not exactly the same:
Avery Elle D0405 Elle-Ments Double Pierced Rectangles Dies: https://amzn.to/37tEhKi

The Stamps of Life Dotted Rectangles: https://amzn.to/3jZuoZY (This one comes with a word die too!)

Hooray Card

Today, I’m making a celebration card using supplies from a monthly card kit subscription from Spellbinders. It’s the February 2021 kit called, “Let Your Heart Soar.” It comes with so many awesome things. It’s a really great value. I am not an affiliate with Spellbinders. I purchased the subscription with my own money. I’m sharing it with you because I really like the kit and think it’s a great buy. They include 10 blank cards and envelopes, cardstock, dies, stamp set, a 6 x 6 patterned paper pak with 40 sheets of single sided patterned paper, die cut shapes, and more. Check it out at the Spellbinders Website.

The card for today is a very cute celebration card in pastel purple. I used the foam adhesive that comes in the card kit to “pop-up” the chipboard frame (also comes in the kit, what’d I tell you, it’s a great buy) and other elements on the front of the card. I used the stamp set and some of the die cut shapes to decorate the inside of the card. To add some more contrast to the front of the card, an additional step of stamping some of the tiny hearts from the included stamp set onto the purple card-base with some purple ink in a shade just a bit darker than the card base is an option you may choose. I did not do this but I think it would be a nice touch. You can see the tiny hearts I used on the inside of the card. Check out the video and product links below:

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription
https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/card-kit-of-the-month-membership

This subscription can be canceled at any time and you can choose to skip any month you like.

Adhesives
The card kit comes with double sided adhesive tape and foam adhesive, so you will not need to purchase the additional adhesive listed below. I used it in the video, so I’m linking it here;

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Plus Corporation Plus High Capacity Glue Tape Dispenser, 0.33-Inch by 72-Feet: https://amzn.to/3cSphZX

Tools
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/36ePBt5 (I used it to clear away embossing powder from the letters in the greeting)

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Confetti Hearts Card

This card features a die from Hero Arts called Heart Confetti. I layered some red foil paper and purple glitter paper beneath the gold cardstock to make it really stand out and shine. This card is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but it is also great for any other occasion where a heart communicates care, love, concern, longing, or sympathy. Be sure to use a thick cardstock for the card base since there are lots of layers on this card. I recommend 110lb cardstock. Check out the video below and the supplies I used on this card a linked below the video.

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Cardstock/Papers

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Foil Paper: https://amzn.to/3rzbuvD

Tonic Studios Festive Lights Cardstock (Honey Gold): https://amzn.to/3oMcStp OR http://shrsl.com/1v0nd

Glitter Foam Sheets: https://amzn.to/3q3ggB1

Dies and Stamps

Hero Arts DI348 Fancy Die, Heart Confetti: https://amzn.to/2M0ds8U

Hero Arts CL961 Stamp & Cut So Sorry: https://amzn.to/2OmvcMZ (Used the heart die to cut out the red mirror heart)

Maymay Made It Layered Cross Heart Stamp Set: https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/layered-cross-4×6-clear-stamp-set-retail-12-99
(I used the “love never fails” stamp in this set)

Sizzix Framelits Heart Dies: https://amzn.to/3pYNnpw

Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Prayers https://amzn.to/2MDVCcA

Adhesives

Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Scor Tape 1/4″: https://amzn.to/2MLbvhg

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Plus Corporation Plus High Capacity Glue Tape Dispenser, 0.33-Inch by 72-Feet: https://amzn.to/3cSphZX

Tools

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/36ePBt5 ( I used it to remove hearts from purple glitter paper and push back the adhesive tape)

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Anti-Static Embossing Pouch: https://amzn.to/39DLibJ (You can make your own with a piece of cloth and corn starch. You just have to sew the pouch yourself and fill it with cornstarch)

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Tidy Tray to catch embossing powder: https://amzn.to/3t1gBX2

Heat Tool for Heat Embossing, comes with 4 embossing powders: https://amzn.to/2LIstw2

EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Westcott Sewing Titanium Bonded Fine Cut Scissors, 2.5″: https://amzn.to/3cQ1hqw (Not needed for this project, but seen in video)

Embossing

Versa Mark Stamp pad for embossing: https://amzn.to/2VhDzcy

Embossing powder (assorted colors): https://amzn.to/39sBcMs

Embellishments

Light Gold Organza Ribbon With Satin Edge-25 Yards X 3/8 Inches: https://amzn.to/2Oj49C5

Any Occasion Butterfly Card

Today, I’m using Distress Oxide ink to create a gradient between two colors and blend them in the middle of the two. You can do this with other inks as well. Distress Ink works well too, but the Oxide ink has a creamy look to it. It’s probably best to use an ink that doesn’t dry very quickly in order to get a better blend. Pigment inks work well for this as do hybrid inks. The butterfly and the brick wall were done with a technique of dry embossing using a stencil. Check out the video to see how it’s done. Then, check out the information below it to see a bookmark you can make as a gift that goes with the card.

I used the same inking technique on the front and back of the bookmark pictured below. Then, I used the same flower stencil seen in the video with a water brush to pick up some of the ink. The water didn’t stay neatly within the stencil outline, so it’s hard to tell they are flowers in the background. However, it still creates some layers and interest on the bookmark. If you don’t like the look of it, you could use some white ink and stamp some flowers. Next, I stamped a sentiment and some butterflies using memento tuxedo black ink. Once it was all dry, (you can use a heat tool to dry it), I brushed some liquid matte medium to seal it all in on the front and the back. Last, I added some sparkle to the butterflies using a Wink of Stella clear brush pen. The measurements of the bookmark is 1.75″ x 5.5″ so it will fit in the card to mail to the recipient.

Affiliate Links:

(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

********Cardstock**********

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Neenah Bright White 65lb Cardstock (for the stencil/embossing): https://amzn.to/3acTHTI

********Tools**********

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Tidy Tray to catch embossing powder: https://amzn.to/3t1gBX2

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Heat Tool: https://amzn.to/3olLnpT (Similar to the one I used)

We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter and Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/36ePBt5 (I used it to clear away embossing powder from the letters in the greeting)

Sponge Daubers (with storage box and pigment ink): https://amzn.to/2YhmocM

Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker (used to ink center of flowers): https://amzn.to/3qXNodH

********Stencils**********

Sorry, but the stencils I used in the video have been discontinued. I have linked alternatives below. Please note that the butterfly stencil I used has fairly continuous lines from middle to end of the wing so the gradient between the two colors is more noticeable. The alternative listed below is as close to the one I used that I could find in size and style. It’s not exact and you may choose to search for a different one that may be more to your liking.

Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Stencil with brick pattern: discontinued ALTERNATIVE: https://amzn.to/3prptmw

Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Stencil with butterfly: discontinued ALTERNATIVE: https://amzn.to/3ojD51L (You would need to cut it in half to fit in the Spellbinders platinum 8.5 inch machine shown in this video

********Stamps**********

Fiskars Stamp Set “Up in the Air” (Happy Birthday Stamp): https://amzn.to/3a9KYSf

Hampton Art “Flower Joy” (Inside greeting stamp): https://amzn.to/36hTbTE ********Embossing********** Judikins White Opaque Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/3a9O4pl

Anti-static pouch: https://amzn.to/3cgrTk5

********Ink**********

VersaMark for embossing: https://amzn.to/39k9uRz

Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink for inside greeting: https://amzn.to/36exdAI

Distress Oxide Ink Spiced Marmalade: https://amzn.to/3a765Vn

Distress Oxide Ink Cracked Pistachio: https://amzn.to/2KSmaFR

Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick: https://amzn.to/2YjsrgT

OR you could buy the whole bundle: https://amzn.to/3iQEyvi

OR you could buy a set of sponge daubers and pigment ink:https://amzn.to/2YhmocM (It comes with a storage case for the sponge daubers)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush: https://amzn.to/3opeHvQ

********Adhesive**********

Scor-Tape: https://amzn.to/36g11Ne

Blue Painters Tape: https://amzn.to/2YkBKND

********For the butterfly bookmark**********

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Hampton Art Layer Butterfly Stamp Set (for the sentiment): https://amzn.to/39pVoOF

Art C Stamp and Adhesive Stencil (butterfly stamp): https://amzn.to/3t27SDM

Distress Oxide Ink Spiced Marmalade: https://amzn.to/3a765Vn

Distress Oxide Ink Cracked Pistachio: https://amzn.to/2KSmaFR

Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick: https://amzn.to/2YjsrgT

Flower Stencil: Unavailable (purchased at Dollar Tree)

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink (to stamp the sentiment and butterflies): https://amzn.to/2M3Tlai

Mod Podge Matte Finish: https://amzn.to/3ol1vI9 to seal in the color on front and back of bookmark

Sponge Daubers (with storage box and pigment ink): https://amzn.to/2YhmocM This is a great deal. If you don’t want the ink, you can search for just the daubers for less.

Heart Cards: Lace Hearts

My cards for today are made using heart die cuts. They can be used as Valentines Day cards, Thank You cards, I Miss You cards, or any other sentiment that goes with hearts. I chose to use the Thank You Sentiment on some of them. For the die cutting, I used a Spellbinders Platinum with a 8.5 inch platform. This is the larger machine that allows you to cut from 8.5″ wide pages. I used to use a Cricut Cuttlebug machine, but found that intricate dies didn’t always cut well. It’s great for the Thinlits or Framelits, but one of the dies I’m using today, called Lace Hearts by Spellbinders, has lots of small areas and finer details that might not cut as well with the Cuttlebug.

Sometimes, when you use dies, there are scraps of paper left over. I didn’t want to just set them aside for later, so I ended up using them to create additional cards. So, today, I have four cards for you. I had fun deciding which specialty paper to use and how to pair them with the die cuts. I hope you enjoy watching and I hope you’ll give them a try.

Affiliate Links
(I receive a portion of the sale on any purchase you make using the Amazon and Share a Sale links below)

Specialty Papers

Cricut Shimmer Paper Wine Red and Silver : https://www.cricut.com/en_us/cutting-materials/shimmer-paper-sampler-classic.html

Paper Junkie Colored Vellum Red: https://amzn.to/2LE8AX6
Cricut Metallic Vellum Sampler: https://amzn.to/3sKoaRM
Silver Foil Paper (comes with other colors too): https://amzn.to/3642dmO

Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

Dies

Hero Arts DI348 Fancy Die, Heart Confetti: https://amzn.to/2M0ds8U

OR

Sizzix Framelits Heart Dies 6 pk: https://amzn.to/3o1Hjex

Art C Stamp and Cut Alphabet:
https://www.myartc.com/product/die-stamp-combo-small-uppercase-serif

Die Cutting Machine

Spellbinders Platinum 8.5 Inch Platform Cutting Machine + Die, White: https://amzn.to/394vL5O

Adhesives

Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Double Sided Adhesive 1/8″: https://shrsl.com/2qrn4

Double Sided Adhesive 1/4″: https://shrsl.com/2qrnc

Other

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Quickstick Precision Pick Up and Place Tool: https://amzn.to/3nOYjEt (Used to place purple hearts on silver holographic paper)

Valentine’s Day Card: Cascading Hearts

Making Valentine’s Day cards is so fun. The bright pinks, purples, and reds are fun to pair with anything that sparkles. My sparkle of choice was specialty paper such as shimmer paper or pearl paper from Cricut or glitter paper from the Dollar Tree store as well as holographic paper from Lawn Fawn or the Dollar Tree. Don’t forget foil paper. Using a die from Technique Tuesday called, “Cascading Hearts”, I created a window of falling hearts on my Valentine’s Day cards through which you can see the sparkle of the specialty papers I used. Don’t forget, you can make these cards as “Thank You” or “Thinking of You” or “Missing You” cards if you don’t want to make them into Valentine’s Day cards. As always, have fun and use your imagination…’cause, isn’t that the point?!

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Specialty Papers

Dollar Tree Glitter Paper: Purple

Cricut Shimmer Paper Wine Red and Silver : https://www.cricut.com/en_us/cutting-materials/shimmer-paper-sampler-classic.html

Paper Junkie Colored Vellum Red: https://amzn.to/2LE8AX6
Cricut Pearl Paper Silver: https://cricut.com/en_us/pearl-paper-neutrals.html
Cricut Pearl Paper Light Purple: https://cricut.com/en_us/pearl-paper-pastels.html

Lawn Fawn Metallic Cardstock in Holographic Silver: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/metallic-cardstock-holographic

OR

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Lawn-Fawn-HOLOGRAPHIC-Metallic-Cardstock-lf2458-rlf2458?currency=USD

Dollar Tee Silver Holographic Paper and Blue Holographic Paper

Dies
Technique Tuesday Cascading Heart Die: https://amzn.to/38OGqRR

Sizzix SIZ660223 Tholtz Thinlits Die Celebration Words Scrpt Tholtz Thinlits Die:
https://amzn.to/35MNo8g

Adhesives

Scrapbook Adhesives Easy Runner Grand: https://amzn.to/3mA0jjO

Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive: https://amzn.to/37DhjRI

Other

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2WzlUhq

Unibal Signo Gel Pen in Gold, Silver, and White: https://amzn.to/367m59I

Quickstick Precision Pick Up and Place Tool: https://amzn.to/3nOYjEt (Used to place purple hearts on silver holographic paper)

Brad Setter & Piercing Tool: https://amzn.to/3bITUkd (Used to remove embossing powder from between

Heat Embossing Products

Anti-Static Embossing Pouch: https://amzn.to/39DLibJ (You can make your own with a piece of cloth and corn starch. You just have to sew the pouch yourself and fill it with cornstarch)

Heat Tool for Heat Embossing, comes with 4 embossing powders: https://amzn.to/2LIstw2

Versa Mark Stamp pad for embossing: https://amzn.to/2VhDzcy

Embossing powder (assorted colors): https://amzn.to/39sBcMs

Cardstock

Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock (for the card base): https://amzn.to/3ljFvfv

65 lb Cardstock for front panel Darice Coredinations Value Pack Cardstock, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 200-Pack (2 packs):
https://amzn.to/2N1veZJ

OR

Recollections Cardstock Paper, 8 ½, Bright Essentials, 200 Sheets
https://amzn.to/3qqFrxl

Stamp Sets

American Crafts Heidi Swapp Magnolia Lane 12 Piece Clear Stamp Set “Special”: https://amzn.to/39Icq9s (The words,“Thankful for you”)

American Crafts Heidi Swapp Magnolia Lane 14 Piece Clear Stamp Set “Only You”: https://amzn.to/2LHQALx (The words “only you”)

Art C Stamp and Cut Alphabet: https://www.myartc.com/product/die-stamp-combo-small-uppercase-serif/

Art C Stamp and Cut Sending Lots of Love: https://www.myartc.com/product/die-stamp-combo-thanks-so-much/

Craft It Valentine Stamp Set by Recollections (from Michael’s stores with the Be Mine Stamp): https://amzn.to/39FikZ5

Alternate With Love Stamp Set: (could not locate the one I used in the video, here is an alternative): https://amzn.to/2M1XOJV