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Wed 13

Gingham Heart (or die-cutting cork)

Did you know that you can use Memory Box dies to die cut materials other than paper??  I've used them to die cut acetate, vellum, felt, fabric, and cork!   

I like the look of cork on a "country-chic" card like this. I used the Fabulous Phlox die to cut the cork.   I just ran it through my die cut machine 3 times for the perfect cut.  Try it and get creative!  

Gingham Heartblog


  • Die cut 2 sets of Fabulous Phlox from paper from the Pixie 6 X 6 paper pack and 1 set from a piece of cork.
  • Use glue dots to layer 3 of the cork flowers and then attach a button to the top with a glue dot.
  • Distress the smallest and middle size flowers using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.  I then added some Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  Did you know you can dry the Distress Stickles with a heat gun....awesome..{in my singing voice}.  Layer these two sets of petals with a glue dot.  I tried to add a brad through the center of the flowers, but the petals are a bit delicate, so I just used a wire cutter to clip of the prongs of the mini brad and added it to the top of the flower with a glue dot.  Set all these aside.
  • Cut a piece of pattern paper (I used 6 x 6 Pixie paper pack) 3 7/8" X 5 1/8" and adhere to Sage paper (4" X 5 1/4").  Attach to front of Kraft card.
  • Cut a piece of coordinating print paper (also from the Pixie paper pack) 2" x 5 1/8" and attach to a piece of Kraft paper 2 1/8" X 5 1/8".
  • Die cut a piece of Parchment paper using the Charlotte Border die and attach this behind the kraft paper.
  • Wrap some twine around the Charlotte Border 3 times and tie in a small bow.  Then attach this to the front of our card.
  • Stamp Gingham Heart using brown ink onto a piece of Sage paper and then die cut using the Grand Heart die.  Distress the edges just a bit with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink using a finger dauber.  Adhere to the front of the card.
  • Attach flower sets to the front of the card using glue dots

Have a happy Valentine's Day!



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Love this card - and the cork and the gingham, etc. Thanks so much for sharing all the steps - beautiful!

Can you tell me where to get this type of cork?? I love the heart die and never thought to use cork on any of my memory box dies!! outstanding idea, great texture!

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