Saturday 15 February 2014

I Dig You, a Valentine Card

Good morning friends!

No way I am hanging onto Valentine card pictures for another year, and I still have a few left to post. This one uses that same Valentine Paper stack I used for most of my cards this year combined with Pop it Ups dies.

The card is my new favourite size - 4-1/2 x 6".  I used my Score Pal to make an envelope using coordinating patterned paper from a different stack. I have several pads of scrapbook paper, but since the paper is too lightweight to use as a card base I make a lot of envelopes from them. That way I get to use some of it up, which of course is my goal for this year. To use up some of the older stash I have hanging around in my studio.

Once the printed papers were layered together, I used one of the decorator dies that come with the 'Heart Pivot' Pop it Ups die set, and cut a heart from the center. I backed the opening with pink polka dotted paper, inked the edges of the panel and attached it to the front of my card.  Then I cut a smaller heart from the leftover heart 'scrap' and edged that with a gold glittery Peel-Off sticker. It was popped up inside the cut-away heart and the front was done.

I had lots of fun creating this little scene inside, using LOTS of dies from the Pop it Ups collection. You can see I snuck in the heart scrap that was cut from the front of the card. It's just subtly coloured enough to add to the theme without being an actual feature.

I also did a little hand lettering. Boy, do I need to practice writing on a straight line!

A note about Digital Stamps. I don't like to use them.  I like to support local stores, with people who  work hard at carrying the latest and greatest items for their customers. The ones to attend CHA and scour around looking for the perfect papers to carry etc etc.  So you won't be seeing too many digital stamps from me.  However ...  I made this card when I was visiting Arizona and I did not have many stamps with me. There is only so much you can fit into a carry-on and I needed SOME clothes.  :-)  Having a couple of digital stamps (also called Digi's) on my laptop gave me a few more images to play with and that's the only reason I broke my rule not to use them.

Also, this ADORABLE dog Digi is from Tiddly Inks and they sell actual stamps as well. Yes I placed an order and you will be seeing more and more of their stamped images on my cards in the future. I love them!

I printed the dog on white card stock, added colour with pencil crayons & fussy cut him out. The pop-up portion, little banner and sign post come from  'Lots of Pops', the tree and clouds are from 'All Seasons Tree', the little ground mounds are from 'Garden Bench' and the top & bottom insert edges were trimmed with an 'Agatha Edge' die.  Whew!

I did trim the tree a little to fit inside the card without hanging over the edge.

Here is a look at the Pop it Ups dies I used for this card. Ask for them at your local retailer, or you can order them from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Supplies used:
775 Heart Pivot - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
782 Agatha Edges - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
780 Garden Bench - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
778 Lots of Pops - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
781 All Seasons Tree - Pop it Ups, Karen Burniston (Elizabeth Craft Designs)
Glitter border Peel-Off, 7010 - Elizabeth Craft Designss
Patterned Paper - Crate Paper
Woodgrain stamp - Recollections
Small word stamp - Dear Lizzy
Paper for envelope - Recollections
Digital Stamp - Tiddly Inks
Pencil crayons - Prismacolour

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Karen, I love the pretty paper & the darling heart on this sweet card!

    I use hearts on my creations year round. :-)

  2. Oh I dig this card :) ... Love all your Valentine's cards you have been creating!

  3. Thank you so much for sending this awesome card! I really dig it and so will all my students. You're the best!

  4. OK so I'll be sending my cards to you so you can "pen" a few things on them - you rock the handwritten card area in my opinion. AND that dog is too cute & everything else around him too.


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