Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Christmas in the Heart ... a Heart Pivot Card

Good morning friends!

Welcome to the first group post featuring the Pop it Ups dies by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. Check the right side of my blog for links to my fellow Designer Challenge team blogs. We started posting our project(s) yesterday, with Karen doing a big post on Wednesday on the BRAND NEW Elizabeth Craft Designs BLOG!  (Click HERE to check out the ECD Blog)

I have a second card to share for the challenge, which was to use one of her new Pivot Pop it Ups dies for Elizabeth Craft Designs, and I chose the Heart Pivot. I have tried to show you a variety of occasions to use with the Heart Pivot and today's card is a Christmas one.

Once again I made a large, 6" square card. I love all the gold foil bits in the patterned paper, so thought it would make a good pairing with gold Peel-Off's, also by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I cut a 5-1/2" square from the patterned paper, adhering it to the front of the card really well. I didn't use nearly as much foam tape on this card as yesterdays! Then I opened the card up, placed the Heart Pivot on the fold and ran it through my Big Shot. 

To get the 'Merry Christmas' printed paper on the pivoting hearts, I ran the Heart Pivot through again with just enough of the patterned paper to cover the die.  A few snips to trim off the excess and they fit perfectly over the pivoting hearts on the card base.

I added some gold Peel-Offs to the hearts, coloured them with Copics and went over the coloured areas with my Sakura gel pen for lots of shimmer and shine! I am fairly new to using Peel-Offs (other than the basic ones I used many MANY years ago) and I'm sure enjoying the variety of looks you can get from them.

I thought the stamp ("It's Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air") was a perfect match for this Christmas Heart Pivot card, so I stamped it in red on the left side. The little banner under the bird was printed on the paper - that's where we will sign the card.  

I cut two strips of the red/white/gold foiled print paper, and adhered them on either side of the inner fold. This is completely optional with a Pivot card, but sometimes I like the look.

Here is the view from the top, and from the back ...

The next few pictures show how pretty the Elizabeth Craft Designs Peel Off's are - the gold adds a touch of elegance and matches the gold foil in the patterned paper. There were some leftover gold circles from the Peel-Off border I used on the front, so I added them around the wreath on the printed tag. I also added some shading on the tag with pencils.

Here is a picture of the packaging for the Pop it Ups Heart Pivot:

Supplies used:
775 Heart Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Stamp - Stampin' Up
Seam binding - Stampin' Up
Patterned paper - DCWV
Printed tag - trimmed from a sheet of paper in the same paper stack
Gold Sharpie
Gold border Peel-Off - 0377 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Swirl Peel-Off - 2344 Elizabeth Craft Designs
Copic markers
Sakura gel pen
Holly Peel Off - 969 Elizabeth Craft Designs

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Love that you used the heart pivot for a Christmas card. Fabulous card!

  2. WOW, this is simply FABULOUS, Karen!
    Beautifully done!

  3. never before I saw such a christmas card- great!

  4. Wonderful card, love all the gold foil and how perfect is that bird holding a banner waiting for your signature.

  5. Lovely! What company is the paper? DCWV, What an inspirational use of these terrific dies! Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Jolynda - I'm glad you liked the card! I usually list the supplies used at the bottom of the post, and you are correct. The paper pad is by DCWV. I believe I picked it up at Michaels.

  6. It's good to use the Heart Pivot for other than Valentine's, and the gold accents really set everything off. Beautiful.

  7. Beautiful card - I really like the use of the peel off stickers.

  8. Beautiful card. I wasn't sure about the heart die, but not any more.

  9. Great alternate use of a heart. I'm not a big "heart" person but love how this looks as a Christmas card. I like the size of the card and your use of peel-offs too. Hmmm, I love the entire project....nice work.


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