Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Die Cut Heart Easel Card

Hello crafty friends,
Today I am sharing a project for my Scrapyland.com DT. I created a heart shaped easel card. I made this card using all “manual” dies. Here is a photo of my completed card.


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.

Shaped Die Cut 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.


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.


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 problem cutting the cardstock with the "double thickness" I used my Cuttlebug for this project.



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. 



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.



Here are several of the dies. The die cut set comes with 5 sizes of the heart shaped dies. It makes it really easy to find the size you need.




Here is a closer look at the top heart. I hand cut the eyelet part off the blue die cut pieces and layered them onto the white heart. I used the White Opal liquid pearls to go around the middle heart.



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.




Here is a shot of how the card looks closed.



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.




Here’s one last look at the card opened.




Products Used To Complete This Project

white opal pearls-155
White Opal Liquid Pearls

18283036hr
MS Butterfly Punch
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!  Don’t forget to swing over to Scrapyland.com  to check out all of the amazing new releases now in stock!!!

8 comments:

Dizzy C said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for sharing tips on how you achieved it.

carol

Stephanie said...

Great tutorial and nice card. Thanks for sharing

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous hun xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Gorgeous card fantastic tutorial love them baby flowers so tiny xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Melin, my first visit but not my last, I am now following! Thank you for sharing this stunning card and step by step photos.
Hugs
Linda xxx
http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com

Carol<>< said...

great instructions, beautiful card love the spring colors!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is a beautiful card !!! Thank you so much for the tutorial , these are the funnest to make !!

hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Wow that is so cool. You always have the best ideas.