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Thu 05

Heart Wire and the Rectangle Basics Set
by Jean Okimoto


Let the new Heart Wire be more than "just" a Valentine design - it's perfect for friendship cards too!  Hi, Jean Okimoto here, sharing another idea featuring this great new die - and a chance for you to win just for commenting on this post.

Cut Heart Wire from glittered pink craft foam - leave it in the die.  


Wondering why the new Magnificient Mum Floral Blooms are shown here?  Has she gone completely over the edge?  Not yet - but I thought it was a great way to diecut a bunch of tiny random double-stick shapes from Scor-Tape  to attach the Heart Wire.  Save the adhesive-covered mum outlines too - we'll use them later.  We save everything, don't we?

The Memory Box collection of dies has many, many designs that you can use to diecut adhesive pieces for your projects.  I chose the mums here because I wanted to use the outlines for another project.

Attach the sticky pieces to the hearts - and the ends.  


Use the 3-¾" x 5" Rectangle Basics die to cut white cardstock.  This is another great new set of 16 dies designed to create the perfect rectangles for layering on A-2 and other cards.  Stamp the greeting - from the new So Many Things to Love set - with Imagine Crafts Celestial Copper Delicata.  Heat-set the ink.  Use a piercing tool to lightly press the adhesive-covered hearts (liners removed!) onto the rectangle.  Remove the die and press the hearts firmly onto the background.  

Wrap the two ends loosely around the edges like a heart-hug.  Attach the rectangle to a side-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock.  Add tiny clear iridescent sequins.  

Want to a chance to win the Heart Wire die?  Just add your comment here and you'll have a chance to add this great new design to your personal Memory Box collection.  Comment on all of our Detail Team posts during the Blog Blitz from January 2 through the 8th for many more chances to win the products our designers have chosen for you.  The entry deadline is 11:59 PM EST on January 8th.

See you at the NEW FROM MEMORY BOX class at Impress on Saturday afternoon.  There are so many great new Memory Box and Poppystamps designs to chose from - I've narrowed it down to my very favorites for the 6 cards we'll be making.

Thanks for stopping by!






Love Jean's card with the heart wire. Miss Jean's classes in Redmond!

Great cards and love the tips!


Love your card and the new die and stamps.

I would Love it!

I love your new heart wire die. I would reach for this die constantly.

This is such a pretty and unique die!

Fabulous die, and love your card.

What a lovely card connecting hearts, love and friendship! And thank you for the interesting tip using the Floral Bloom die.

Oooh, that Heart Wire die is so unique and fun. Love how you used it on this CAS card!

Gorgeous card, the Heart Wire die is so delicate. Thanks for the tips. xx

OMY! Love the idea of Heart wire, so delicate and shiny with beautiful sentiment!

Great card! So many ideas for using the Heart Wire die. Thanks for sharing this card idea with us.

I like the use of the glitter paper with this die. It adds a specialness to it.

I absolutely LOVELOVEOVE the Heart Wire die! It is so elegant and beautiful! I see lots of cards in my future! TFS!

Sweet sentiment and pretty card. Great tip on using the mum die.

Beautiful card, and beautiful new die!

The more I see the Heart Wire die, the more I like it. I see lots of Memory Box shopping in my future! :)

Such a beautiful die

Love this die it's so cute with its little hearts and the idea of using sticky die cut remnants is a very useful tip too so thanks for that too.Love the card these dies are perfect for clean and simple cards and this is no exception . Definitely on my wish list.

Always like learning new ways to extend the use of my dies ! Thanks for the great tips (and yes, I do save everything) and sharing your pretty card idea !

Oh so cute heart wire die!

Jean, this card is a little gem! So beautiful!
(I had to laugh when you said, "We save everything, don't we?" OMG, I know when it comes to my craft room, I do! LOL)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Ah...so sweet! I love this cute little die as it will be so useful to add that something, something to any card.

Lovely card! I like the added dimension you got with the craft foam. Very clever to use the mum for pre-cut tape pieces. Something I will definitely try. The Heart Wire is a great die with potential for lots of different kinds of cards.

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