Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chris' Key To My Heart Card

Have you tried the Cuttlebug Embossing Plus folders yet? They make putting together a card or a layout a breeze allowing you to cut and emboss in one step. Here I used the Vintage Collage set to make my DH’s Father’s Day card. To start I used a Kraft paper base cut and folded to a 5x7 size. I then used one of the Oriental Weave embossing folders with Core’dinations Cardstock, which I sanded to bring out the blue core. This embossed layer was matted on two slightly larger rectangles—one blue and one red—using Scor-Tape.

I then took two chipboard letters and sprayed them with Rum Punch Glimmer Mist (a fantastic new color), and set them aside. I also cut a length of seam binding and sprayed that with the mist and scrunched it up as I dried it with my heat gun. I then tied 3 knots in it and adhered it to the left edge of the card with Glue Dots.

Next I used my Vintage Collage set to cut out the pointing hand, the key, and the heart. Since I wanted each one to be different colors, I cut three times. Before I removed the finger from the folder, I lifted the inking panel and used Tea Dye Distress ink on the hand and Faded Jeans Distress ink on the cuff of the shirt. I used American Crafts Glitter Cardstock (Chestnut) for the key (you can’t really see the embossing, but the glimmer is sufficient for me), and a piece of scrap red cardstock for the heart.

To assemble the card I Scor-Taped the rectangle close to the upper right-hand corner. Using quick-drying glue and some pop dots, I laid out the letters, hand, and key, added a few words typed and colored on my computer and edged the heart with Christmas Red Stickles. And since my DH is an oldies fan, I think he’ll love having a line from the Isley Brothers song on the cover of his card.


  1. LOVE this! Great job! Makes me want to get my cuttlebug out!

  2. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing!


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