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Thu 05

Have (another Half) A Heart

Sometimes I see a Memory Box die in a new release and I know I want it without knowing how I will use it.  The Half a Heart die no. 99130 was like that for me.  I hope you'll like what I came up with, a fairly simple technique for adding dimension to a card front.

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I started with a plain white notecard, lining up the die on the fold before running it through my die-cutting machine.  (You could use a piece of white cardstock scored and folded in half.)

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Then I trimmed it to 1 1/2" wide from the fold.  (I saved the extra white cardstock to use for another project or two.)

When I unfolded it, I had the perfect form I was hoping for!

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I centered this on the front of a Memory Box Holly Berry notecard and added some red and white polka dot paper on either side.  For an additional element, I added Beloved Hearts die no. 99102 cut from a scrap of a Holly Berry notecard, accented the center of the bow with a pearl, and added an extra heart also from Beloved Hearts.  

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I made several more cards using the same technique to create the white popping hearts center for the card fronts.  Then I cut the die again on the fold of more Holly Berry notecard stock, setting it further over the fold to actually cut the hearts out.  I used those as centers for the white hearts.  For this next card I used a large gingham check on either side of the center hearts and added Beloved Hearts cuts from Memory Box Cranberry Gingham patterned paper.

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Valentines Day is coming soon and I've now got cards ready to send to friends and family.  I've even ordered my chocolate from Birch Press Design, a new Memory Box enterprise.  

Happy Crafting!

Comments

so pretty!

OH I adore this, the little hearts in gingham really are my Favorites!

so pretty, I love the dangling hearts too, especially the gingham ones!

You outdid yourself again, Anne. WOW!

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