Monday, April 28, 2014

Double Heart Medallion Card.

This is the card I made using some parts of the bargain invitations that I found at Staples recently.  It is a simple card to make when you need a lot of matching cards - perhaps for wedding shower invitations.   You could use the wedding colors along with the white heart medallion and silver borders and sentiment.

I punched the hearts from the top of the invitation blank.  In order to do this with my circle punch, I needed to trim off the border so the circle could be centered over the design.

I used three punches from three different companies to make the medallion.  The old blue Creative Memories punch for 1 1/2 inch circle around the hearts, a 1 3/4 inch Stampin' Up circle punch for the green layer and a 2 inch Close To My Heart scalloped circle punch for the bottom purple layer. 

Sometimes it seems silly to keep all of these punches when I also have several die cut machines but I find you can't beat a punch for a quick project.  It is also so easy to punch the circle around a printed design and center it just the way you like. 

I could have used just the scalloped circle - here it is with the 1 1/2 inch heart circle.  You could also use the 1 3/4 inch punch which would show more white around the hearts with a smaller border.

I prefer the look with two layers below the hearts.  This also allows you to use a couple of colors to coordinate for an event.

After trimming some of the silver borders to create "ribbons," I adhered them to the card front.  I usually cut pieces that are a bit too long so they can be trimmed to line up perfectly with the card edges.

The silver heart design from the original invitation reminded me of these overlapping hearts on the "Love Language" Cuttlebug die.

This die comes in a set with a cute heart dot embossing folder.  You can see it on the Cricut site HERE.  I bought mine when they first came out several years ago and I think the original price for the set was around $18.  This set is on sale now for $5.39 on the Cricut site.

There were six of these combo sets originally and I bought them all (I think I found a bundle price that brought down the cost a little).  The other one currently on the Cricut site is "With Gratitude" and it is also on sale for just $5.39 right now.  You can find it HERE.  I use the "thanks" on the lower left side of this die frequently- it is one of my favorites.

I cut the double hearts and the "love" from "love you" from some metallic silver cardstock.

A lighter purple cardstock on the inside of the card provides a place to stamp or write a message.

There are lots of ways you could make this card more elaborate - but sometimes, simple is the way to go!  If you are thinking of mass producing a card design it is always a good idea to count the steps needed to make it.  This one already has two border strips to trim, three punched shapes, two die cut shapes and an inner mat.  The medallion on the front is also raised with four foam dots.  This may already be too many steps to qualify as simple!

I hope you stay safe if you are in the areas affected by the tornadoes and storms.  It is frightening to see how fast they can come through a destroy everything in the path.

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  1. Beautiful card! What you consider simple, I consider a major project! I too love my punches even though they are heavy and bulky to store. What a fantastic deal for the combo folders; I have them all as well and was excited to get them at 40% off the regular price. I've used both the folders and dies often. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. I look forward to it daily and have learned a lot.

  2. Great card would have never thought of adding the green circle.

  3. What a great idea! I've bought some of those when I came across them, guess now I'll drag them out of my closet... Thanks.


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