The Lots of Heart Bundle isn’t just for Valentines Day. I had fun making these “…just a note” cards. They are great to have on hand because I can add any sentiment to the inside or just write a note. These cards will brighten someone’s day on any day.
Lots of Heart Blank Card Tutorial
*Basic White Cardstock: cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ for base.
*6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
*Ink Pads to match DSP
*Blends to match DSP
*Lots of Heart Bundle
*Curvy Dies or Scissors
*Die Cut Machine
*Your choice of adhesive and dimensionals
IMPORTANT NOTES: The first step isn’t difficult, but it’s best to practice on copy paper and use cardstock to make a template. As you practice, make sure the large heart will fit on the front of the card.
If you don’t have the Curvy Dies, you can use scissors, but still make a template using your scissors.
The Curvy Die has a side with holes and a side that is straight. Read the instructions to place it correctly.
Save your scraps! I used the leftover pieces from this card to make 10 Thank You cards. See that Card Here
1. Use the Curvy Die or scissors to cut the front of the card. Use the Die that is a straight curvy line on one side and holes on the other. Line it up to cut holes on the right side and a straight line on the left. Also line it up to cut at 1 1/4″ inch at the bottom and 1 1/4″ inch at the top as shown. It will be close, but the curve should give you enough room for the heart. Save your Scraps.
2. After you make the cut, use an embossing folder to emboss only the front portion of the card as shown.
3. Cut your 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Cut at 4 1/4″ first. Then turn and cut at 5 1/2″. You need to cut at 4 1/4″ first so you have a wider piece of DSP for the next step. Save the Scraps.
4. Take the 6 x 1 3/4″ DSP and cut the 6″ side to 5 1/2″. You should have a piece that is
1 3/4″ x 5 1/2″.
4. Use your template as a guide to place the Curvy Die on the 5 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ DSP. (or use scissors). Line it up at 1/2″ on each side. Again, pay attention to the die. The holes should cut the top and the straight line should cut the bottom. Save the Scraps
5. Adhere the curved DSP to the front of the card. I found the best way to do this was to place glue along the curve under the top of the card and cloesly along the straight edge on top of the DSP. Carefully line the DSP at the top and bottom and mimic the curve. (If they don’t mimic, it won’t be the end of the card.)
6. (Sorry, I forgot to take picture for this step) Take the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of DSP and glue underneath both pieces of the front flap. Make sure your card will open. This DSP is seen on both the front and on the inside cover.
7. Use the leftover white scraps. Cut a 1/2′ strip from the top, stamp the flowers, color them and die cut them. Die cut the large heart. Use coordinating card stock to die cut the heart outline and the side swirl hearts as shown. Save the extra heart shape.
8. Use the 1/2″ strips to stamp the sentiment and use a punch to shape the ends or shape it however you choose.
9. Adhere the heart outline to the larger heart. Use mini dimensionals to adhere the flowers to the inside of the outline on the large heart. Adhere the large heart with glue or dimensionals to the front of the card as shown.
10. Adhere the heart swirl to the left side of the card. (I used liquid glue and a sponge to lightly dab glue on it)
11. Use mini dimensionals and attach the sentiment.
You can buy the Stampin’ Pads
as a set or individually.
Buy Stampin’ Blends individually. They came in a set of two for each color – one light and one dark.