Tuesday 28 January 2014

" Hello Spring" Pivot Card

Good morning friends...

Today's share uses the Heart Pivot die, from the new Pop it Ups collection by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. There are so many uses for a hearts besides Anniversaries and Valentine's Day!

I made a "Hello Spring" card, using some sweet patterned paper from a Doodlebug scrapbook kit. I love these new dies - they are wafer thin, and come WITH the decorator dies to create layers and accents.  You can place the dies anywhere you want along the fold of the card, and use any size of card that will fit through your die cutting machine.  When you make a card with these Pivot dies, the decorations that show on the inside pivot to the outside when the card is closed.

Below is a peek at both the front and the back hearts, which were decorated with stickers from the kit, some Bakers Twine and hand lettering.

To get the blue flowered paper on the hearts, I ran the Heart Pivot through the Big Shot with that paper, then just snipped off the extra pieces. They fit the pivoting hearts perfectly that way, then I could use the Decorator Dies and white card stock to add my lettering and stickers too.  I decided to add narrow patterned paper strips on either side of the inner spine, and that is when I ran into a problem.

The heart pivots tore away from the card!  It was an easy fix by punching holes in the center of the hearts and on the card base, and tying them together with Bakers Twine. I thought it was because the paper was 'weak', but Karen Burniston (correctly) suggested I hadn't lined up the Heart Pivot perfectly on the fold.  Lesson learned!

Here is a peek at the back ...

The word 'Spring' was penned, then coloured with chalks in bright, fun colours - and I used the same technique on the penned butterfly trail.  The little butterfly was cut from an older Karen Burniston die and I tied Bakers twine around the body, knotting it at the top. I like that the cut ends resemble antenna.  :-)

I'm including a photo of the packaging for the Pop it Ups Heart Pivot die set ... just look at everything you get with this set!  The sample card pictured also uses the Agatha Edges die set - another favourite.

Supplies used:
775 Heart Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Patterned Paper & stickers - Doodlebug's "Flower Box" Scrapbook kit
Bakers Twine
Chalks - Stampin' Up
Butterfly - Butterflies & Labels, Karen Burniston (Sizzix)

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. love it- so beautiful card

  2. Pretty card, soft colors & your wonderful penned sentiment. I like your admission & way to fix the boo boo.

  3. Karen it's really a lovely card and what a great solution for an accidental tear to tie it back together with twine. Great save for a beautiful card!

  4. love love it all. The papers, the Hello Spring, the butterfly.

    Caz xx

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you for telling us about this problem and how to fix it. I'm sure the rest of us will be glad to know what to do if we have it too.

  6. You are rocking these pivot cards :) ... thanks for telling us your solution to fixing the problem you had with this card.

  7. Awesome card......love the extra shared suggestions for use of hearts


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