Monday, February 7, 2011
Paper Playtime-- Cupids or Hearts
Hi everyone! Glad you stopped by today. Are you ready for another fun challenge at Paper Playtime? Our challenge this week is to use Cupids or Hearts on your project. Recently I enjoyed making a different card style and I am using this style on my card today. This is called a Criss-Cross card. A great tutorial can be found at Split Coast Stampers. Instructions given are to use two 4 1/4x11 inches pieces of cardstock for the base of the card. For the front of the card, given instructions are to use a piece of 4x5 inches patterned paper. I chose to cut the patterned paper at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches so it will fit the entire front of card, rather than being smaller on each side. For complete scoring and cutting information, please see the tutorial.
I just love this pretty paper from K&Company and thought it would be perfect for this card. For my Cricut cuts, I used Sweethearts cartridge. The little Cupid is found on page 33 and is cut 3 1/2 inches. I run it through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots for a little dimension.
The insert of the card is cut 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches..I used a white textured cardstock for the paper. The pink dotted paper is cut 3 1/2 x 5 and layered on the white mat. The hearts are also from the Sweethearts cartridge page 72 and cut at 2 3/4 inches. I used several patterned papers to complete the heart.
I cut two strips of the white textured paper so I could use the Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch on one side of each of the criss cross sections. Each strip was trimmed to fit the longer side and then glued on top of the designer paper. A punched strip was also glued between the pieces of the insert card.
Cupid is pop-dotted and I used lots of Martha Stewart inking!!
Making this card was so much fun and I am loving the results! Hope you enjoy my card!
We are happy to have Peachy Keen Stamps as our sponsor this week. Now it is your turn to play along with us! Please submit your new paper project and join the fun!