Stacked with Love

I am participating in a Valentine's Card Swap, and thought I'd share the card I made. I really wanted to emboss the hearts or the red strip, but I could not find my multipurpose platform anywhere. It is probably hiding somewhere in my disaster strewn craft room! 

I used the dryer sheet method to cut out the love.  I took one dryer sheet and folded into 3 layers. Then set up my sandwich as follows: magnetic platform, cutting pad, dryer sheet, paper, "love" Thinlit, cutting pad. Then run it through. The "love" stuck to the dryer sheet, while everything else peeled away easily. Then I just peeled off the love. I didn't have to fiddle with wax paper, poking the holes out, etc. I don't know who developed this method, but it is amazing.

These are the supplies I used to make this:

Full Heart Punch


Valentine Shaker Tag

Did you know that 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second-most popular greeting-card-giving occasion? This is according to www. history.com. They also report that most of those cards are purchased 6 days prior to Valentine's Day. So this month the Jacksonville STARZ wanted to help you create a more personal Valentine with time to spare. 
For the hop, I made this cute little tag to put on a gift. You could also add this to a card face!

I recycled quite a bit for this project. For the base of the card I used some of the chipboard that comes in the DSP packages to prevent the paper from bending. I just glued a piece of the Stacked with Love DSP to cover up the ugly cardboard looking stuff. I cut off the the corners by eye-balling it. I placed the Project Life Card (the heart is already cut out for you) about where I wanted it and then glued two black hearts right about where I wanted the confetti to be. Be sure to glue these hearts down really good. You don't want the confetti to get stuck under them. 

Next I used redline tape to adhere a piece of scrap acetate to the back of the Project Life Card. Then I used the scrap ends of my dimensionals to make the shaker part. It is important to make a complete box around the heart, so that the confetti cannot escape. Oh and make sure your dimensional strips are adhered really well.  I used the Confetti Start Punch to make the Confetti, as I don't have the new Confetti Heart Punch yet. I poured the confetti onto the black hearts and then adhered the Project Life Card over the top of it. 

As an after thought I added the ribbon with the Rhinestones, which was kind of hard to do since the card was adhered to the tag, but I made due. I also added some Real Read Hearts on the front.

Here's a close up picture of the tag.

Here are the products I used to make this cute little tag:

I hope you enjoyed this little valentine tag. Please remember to leave a comment before you head on over to Sheilah's blog.

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My first ATC ever!

I know it is past Christmas, but I just wanted to share this ATC (Artist's Trading Card) I made for a swap I participated in through Swap-Bot. The challenge was to make a Holiday ATC using a page from a book. I used a page out of an old New World Dictionary. I tore it to the right size and crumpled it up. Then I distressed it with some Soft Sued ink & Early Espresso, and misted it very lightly with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Mist. 
I cut the snowflakes out of Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White Card stock using the Snowflakes from the Snowflake Card Thinlits die. I also sprayed the card base and snowflakes with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Mist. I offset the snowflakes as I layered them into one and added a rhinestone to the center.  The ribbon is long retired, as I've had it for a reeeaaalllly long time. Oh and I almost forgot, I the base of the card is Early Espresso cardstock.

I was very happy with the result and ended up making two of these ATC's. The second one was for a Snowflake swap, so I used the page from the dictionary that had Snowflake on it.