Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Die Cut Heart Shaped Easel Card By Melin

Hello Scrapyland friends,
Melin here with you. Today I am sharing a Heart shaped easel card. I made this card using all “manual” dies. Here is a photo of my completed card.

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All the papers I used for this card with the exception of my Kraft and White Cardstock came from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 Paper Pad.

Card Tutorial
I started by selecting some kraft paper. I measured to make sure I had a piece big enough to be folded and yet made room for the whole die. I did this with the two largest dies in the pack.
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I folded the paper and scooted the fold to where it was just shy of the top two scallops. By leaving the top two cut lines exposed, it allowed the “fold” to stay in tact. This created the card body.

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Here is a closer view showing how the paper looked still in the die. You can see the fold on both scallops are within the scallops. I had no trouble cutting the "double thickness" of cardstock. I used my Cuttlebug for this project.

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Here is what the two “card” bases looked like. I made one smaller so I could layer it on to the larger one. It will make sense when you see the rest of the photos. Also making the bases on the kraft cardstock gave the card a good sturdy base. 

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Because I wanted to create an easel card,  I had to create a fold in one of the flaps. I used my Martha Stewart Score board to line up my card so I could get a straight line.
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Here are several of the dies.

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Here is a closer look at the top heart. I used the White Opal liquid pearls to go around the middle heart.

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Here is a closer look at the bottom heart. I used foam dots to give the larger heart some lift so the card would stay opened.

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Here is a shot of how the card looks closed.

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Here is a view of the top heart “card” open. I left it blank so I could write my personal note on the white cardstock.

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Here’s one last look at the card opened.

Products Used To Complete This Project
nesting eyelet hearts
Quickutz Lifestyle Crafts Eyelet Heart Dies
impression obsession io spiral flowers mini-140
Impression Obsession Spiral Flowers Die Set
spellbinders d lites sprigs
Spellbinders D-Lites Sprigs Die Set
basic grey urban prairie 6x6 paper pad
Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 Paper Pad
white opal pearls-155
White Opal Liquid Pearls
MS Butterfly Punch
ac circle foam tabs
AC Foam Dots
ac glue dot runner
AC tape runner
ms fine tip glue pen
MS Glue Pen
Additional Supplies
White and Kraft Cardstock
Martha Stewart Score Board

Hope this inspires you to look at your dies in a different way. With some of your shapes you could make some very nice card bases!  You can visit me on my blog or on Facebook. Don’t forget to swing over to Scrapyland.com  to check out all of the amazing new releases now in stock!!!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!
Until next time,

1 comment:

Debbie K. said...

Gorgeous card, Melin! Thanks for the tutorial.