Hello, crafty friends! The Greetery has a new collection called Hearts at Home, and it just tugged at my heart strings when I saw it. I controlled myself and did not buy the entire collection, but I did come close! I know Valentine’s Day is coming up, and this collection was meant to be for that, but I think it can be used all year round for anniversaries and basic love cards that we all need once in awhile.
Card 1 Supplies
Making the First Card
My first card features the adorable new Toaster Die. I used mint green card stock to play up the retro vibes. I used Champagne Matte card stock for the accents. This is my new favorite color of metallic card stock. It’s a nice compromise between silver and gold. For my background, I cut a piece of white card stock using the smaller frame from the Waffle Flower Deckled Frames set. I inked up the sides with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I mounted that on a piece of Kraft card stock that I had cut with the larger deckled frame and inked up with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I love using this larger deckled frame die to make a shaped card. I just cut it out a second time from white card stock and scored the top of it (about 3/4″ from the top). This creates a hinge that you can then adhere to the back of the card front to create a finished card.
I cut some pink card stock with the Heart Arrow Die and then played around with placement. This Heart Arrow Die comes with two pieces, but I only used the arrow piece for this card. I finally decided to cut the arrow apart and have it pointing at the sentiment. For my sentiment, I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder to match the champagne card stock. This sentiment set is full of punny sentiments, but it also has great basic love sentiments, as well.
Card 2 Supplies
Making the Second Card
My second card features the new Clock Die. I used the same color scheme as my first card, including the Champagne Matte card stock for the accents. I inked up the edges of all the white card stock pieces with Antique Linen Distress Ink, just like I did on the first card. This includes the background heart piece from the Heart Arrow Die and the Falling Hearts Background Die. Once I inked up the background die, I adhered it to a white A2 sized piece of card stock. I ultimately ended up mounting this onto a slightly larger card base that I inked up with the brown distress inks.
I played around with placement of the clock and the Heart Arrow Die until I liked what I had. I placed the heart into my MISTI and arranged my sentiment into a curve that would match the heart. It’s easy to manipulate sentiment stamps with your MISTI (or other stamp positioning tool) – you just have to be patient and keep moving it around to match the curve you’re going for. If I had thought about it at the time, I would have used the actual die to help me as I was doing this. Again, I used Liquid Platinum embossing powder to match the champagne card stock.
I didn’t use any embellishments on this card. Instead, I placed three pink hearts into the openings of the Falling Hearts Background. I had cut a piece of pink card stock using that background die and placed it over the same color card base. This Falling Hearts Background Die does not cut the outline, so you can cut the design into any size card stock. That means you could create an A2 horizontal background instead of just a vertical background. You just have to reposition the die and run it through your die cutting machine a second time. I didn’t do that yet, but I did use the die to create a slimline background out of the mint green card stock. I used some of the pink hearts to fill in some of the small openings, and then I added a mint green frame around it. I ran out of time before I could complete these two cards, but now I have them all ready to go for when I need to make some quick cards!
That’s it for my projects today. This Greetery collection is so much fun, and I hope my cards put a smile on your face. Thank you so much for visiting my blog – I always appreciate when you stop by. Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite die is from this collection!
Wishing you all a crafty day,
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