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

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******** 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

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