Today's post features The Project Bin's "In My Heart" set.
I realized I hadn't made a circle card with this set, so I got out the Big Shot and dies and voila . . . here it is! I didn't actually measure it, but I'm pretty sure it's 5" x 5".
I wanted to make it simple enough to give to a guy, so there's no flowers, ribbons, or gems. What we have for embellishment here is simple outlining of images, sponging, and a little messy swirl behind all the hearts (I didn't even put anything sparkly on it, which you know is nearly impossible for me to do!)
Now all I need is a boy to give it to...
Welcome, Stampers, Scrapbookers, and all other ilk of crafters! (That might be redundant, but I don't use the word "ilk" very often, so . . .)
You've probably landed here after visiting Donna's Hawthorn Hill blog, and I'm the last stop of the hop. If not, and you want to start at the beginning, click here where you can also get a look at hop list.
I'm so glad you stopped by! I made a few cards I really like - I can't always say that - and am excited to share them with you.
Yeah, yeah, I know they're succulents, but they're also faux roses, right? Right. (Work with me here, people; work with me!)
I assembled the card base by adding the dark panel on top of a white card base. I ran the front cover through the Big Shot one hundred and seventeen times to get the die through all the layers.
Next, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, embossed it, and layered the panel onto a contrasting panel and popped a faux metal enamel dot from the "Color Me Happy" kit from last month.
I went back to the card base and added white gel pen accents on the darkest card stock, socked in the "roses," added glitter, and popped up the one in the center, and attached the sentiment.
Lastly, I added a strip of patterned paper from one of the cut-aparts on the bottom edge to accent the scalloped edge.
Nope, not yet. Something's amiss. What is it?
Oh, I know, add a border using that cool technique I "invented" a week ago or so~ I used my Sakura Glaze pen so it's shiny and raised. Just what it needed!
This card is really simple to make and you have all the required items to make one like it in your house RIGHT NOW!
I watched the following video to make sure the idea that was in my head would actually work. Super-duper easy but looks like a big deal. (It'll be our little secret!)
I distressed the patterned paper on the front of the card. Ran scissors along the edges, rolled the edges with my fingernails, chewed on the edges a little to give it a stranded-without-food-on-a-deserted-island-so-this'll-have-to-do appearance. Moderately effective and the cardstock didn't taste nearly as awful as I expected. (Or if you want the distressed look without all the hassle, wait to cut cardstock until 30 minutes before a deadline. Without fail, your trimmer blade will be as dull as a bread knife and shred the edges for you!)
I matted it and added it to the front of the card. I added a bow that took on a life of its own, but by that time, is was waaaay too late to turn back. Finally, I tucked the sentiment onto the front.
Inside, I added a strip from one of the cut-aparts at the top and bottom of the card to give it a finished look.
Oh, and there were those things that stand up. The letters were from my stash and the plastic came from something I dragged out of the trash. Recycling at its finest!
Some things to note:
1. The width can be whatever you want it to be, but that 2" extra on the length is a must to make sure your pop-ups have enough cardstock to grab onto at the base.
2. Most of the beautiful papers we get from Club Scrap are quite thick. Scoring the cardstock to make the interior folds was challenging. If you plan on mailing a card made with this pattern and Club Scrap papers, be ready to pay extra . . . It's quite bulky!
3. You can pretty much squeeze anything onto those clear strips, just bear in mind the heavier the items, the thicker the clear strips need to be
I am the official tail end of this hop. If you want to start over again, click the "next up" button to go back to Karen at Club Scrap. Thanks for dropping by today; I hope you'll come by again!
"In My Heart" is one of my very favorite sets from The Project Bin. Today, I used the dotted heart stamp and die that comes with the set as well as one of the awesome sentiments to make this cheery card!
I traced the outside of the die onto the patterned paper and cut it out with scissors. Next, I ran the front side of the card base and some peach paper with the die on it through my Big Shot. I mounted the patterned paper onto the card base using mounting tape to elevate it which gives the heart an embedded look.
I stamped the peach heart left from the die with the dotted heart stamp and embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the white heart cut from the card base with the sentiment. I added adhesive onto and plugged it back into the spot left from the die, so it can be seen when the card is closed and open.
I attached the peach heart on the front of the card and added a peach-colored pearl beneath the sentiment as embellishments.
OK, here's the breakdown on this round - yay! - card that is essentially 5" X 5". I whipped out my roll of Sookwang double-sided adhesive strips and laid out the grid pattern on the card base. After removing the backing paper from all the tape strips, I spread glitter on top of the adhesive, and shook off the excess.
Next, I created two loops of ribbon to use as a faux bow and adhered them to the card front. Finally, I arranged the blossoms on the left side of the card, popped in the sentiment, and added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle to the blossoms.
For added impact, I sponged some pink and white on the outer edges and added to pearl cabachons to the centers of the top two blossoms.
Yet again, the photos don't do justice to the card.
For this card, I used a burgundy card base and fussy cut some of the succulent flowers. I stamped one of the sayings from the kit onto a scrap of the light pink paper and layered it onto a pre-punched piece of vellum to add a "fancy" look. The actual plant pieces were adhered on top of the sentiment piece, with the larger top blossom popped up with mounting tape. And knowing how much I like sparkle, you know there's - squirrel!!! - a bunch of shiny stuff on the blossoms. I tried the Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle and have to say it's better than Wink of Stella.
Because I was impatient and cut the sentiment piece before the ink was dry, I had a few dark boo-boos on the light paper. I whipped out my white gel pen and added some small dots on the paper with the sentiment on it to cover up my mistakes. Then, since the white gel pen was in my hand, I decided to add a border. I usually do a faux stitched border, but I didn't like the way it looked. So after taking a deeeeep breath, I added ovals between the stitches, and what do you know, it has a lacy effect. Yay for a happy ending!
Today, I've got another card featuring The Project Bin's newest set, "In My Heart." This sentiment is sheer poetry. I mean, who wouldn't want to get a card from someone special that says this?
Valentine's Day is one of my forbidden holidays, but I love making Valentine's Day cards. For this one, I used the die that comes with the set to make the heart, that I Wink of Stella'd like mad. The papers are from Authentique. (And yes, the Glossy Accents on that heart is still wet, you old eagle eye)!
The Project Bin just released its newest set, "In My Heart," and it is a beauty! In addition to stamps that say just what you want to say, it comes with two metal dies - a heart and an XOXO. How fantastic is that? While definitely a set that will work for Valentine's Day, it can also be terrific to make every day notes for those you love.
I used the heart die for this card, as well as the sweetest sentiment EVER! I gave my white gel pen a work out, as well as my gold gel pen and Glossy Accents.
I continue to stockpile cards for that special someone. Just sayin', my craft room is only so big, If you know Mr. Wonderful, I'd appreciate an introduction!
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