Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine Cards with Creative Charms

Today is my day to post my projects for Creative Charms.  The Design Team has been creating lots of great projects - if you haven't checked out the Creative Charms blog lately be sure to hop over to see what is new.

I made two cards that will be perfect for Valentine's Day.  This is the more formal card with a medallion created with Spellbinder's dies.  I'll give the details for this card to day and post more about the second card tomorrow.

I was able to pick up this set of dies with a 50% off coupon last week.  There are four circle dies with heart details around the edges.  The larger two dies cut tiny hearts on the edge of the circle and the two small dies emboss hearts on the edge of the circle.

I cut the circles using Core'dinations gemstone cardstock and found that the small pieces stayed lodged in the die.  This might not happen with lighter weight cardstock.

The dies are made with holes that allow you to poke out the small shapes that are stuck after the cut.  A pair of tweezers or another pointed tool will help you to quickly pop out these pieces.

If you pop out the outer ring of shapes first, you will have a nice little group of 20 tiny hearts to use for another project.  You could also save the triangle shapes to use for confetti in a shaker card.

Here is one of the smaller circles with the hearts embossed  (they are really too small to be done as cuts).

I added pink Gradient Pearl Stickers in alternating sizes to the outer ring of hearts on the largest circle.

The smaller ring is accented with the smallest clear Gradient Gem Stickers.

I used lots of foam dots to raise the large medallion from the card front.

The second circle is also raised with foam circles and a red Vintage Velvet Poppy is fastened in the center.  I pierced a hole in the center with a sharp tool before inserting the brad of the flower.

The base card is white cardstock cut at 5 x 10 inches for a 5 x 5 inch square card.  The red layer is cut at 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches and the heart patterned paper (from K and Company) is cut at 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.

You can add a verse or sentiment to the inside of the card and leave the front of the card as is - it could even be framed or used in a shadowbox after the holiday.


This is the second card I made - I'll post the measurements and directions tomorrow.  Do you recognize the patterned paper?

It snowed again last night but the temperature should be in the 40's today so it won't last.  In a little over a week I'll be getting on a plane to go to Germany.  I hope all of the snow will stay away - there is nothing worse than being stuck in an airport with a weather delay!

Have you started on Valentine's Day cards yet?  Do you make a lot or just a few for the very special people in your life?

Have a wonderful crafty day! 

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  1. Hope your trip to Germany is wonderful and snow free, at least while traveling.

    Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

  2. Beautiful! I love all the layers in the first card!

  3. I love the elegance of the first card. It looks so old fashioned. My StampinUp club have been making Valentine cards for a couple of weeks so I think I've got plenty for my family.

  4. Gorgeous! TFS
    Miranda :)

  5. Love the creative charms embellishments on your cards, The Die cuts are really fun. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hey, I just bought this nestabilities...works wonderfully.:) Except the package didn't tell me I needed some kind of shim or something to get the embossing to work...is there a homemade shim I can make that will work the same.
    You can answer at
    deepabyss100athotmaildotcom if you like...thanks,

  7. Jeepers Creepers wowza wowza wowza!
    Que cosa Mas Bella! Tus cartas,y
    decoraciones estan en mimenre. La
    isla que te hiso tu esposo se ve que es um trbajo de amor. Pero eso
    si todavia debe darle a Ud. una carta como la que tu haces,si?

  8. Love the artistic charms embellishments on your cards, The Die cuts are absolutely fun. Thanks for sharing.
    valentine card


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