By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Give the special gift of love this Valentine’s Day. Create this Hearts of Love Step Card for someone special in your life and share the gift of handmade.
Read the How-to After the Jump…
First, cut a piece of card stock (Super Value Pack 12” x 12″) that measures 5 ½” x 11.
Measure 1” in from the top of the card stock and 1” in from the side and make a mark at that point. Line up your ruler and make a mark at 6 ½. Draw a line between the 2 points. Turn the paper around 90 degrees and do the same thing on the other side.
Place the paper on your scoring board (Martha Stewart Scoring Board) and score at 1”, 2” and 6 ½” from the paper’s edge up to the pencil line which will later become your cut line. Also, score at 5 ½” in between your pencil marks.
Place the paper in your trimmer (Tonic V Blade) and carefully position the blade at the 1” mark. This should match where your pencil line begins. Make a cut down to the 6 ½” mark on the ruler of your trimmer which is where your pencil line stops. Remove the paper and turn it so that the other pencil line you drew is matched up in the trimmer and make that cut.
Fold the score lines so that the center fold (the 5 ½” score you created earlier) and the 6 ½” lines are folded upwards. This also referred to as mountain folding. Fold the score lines at the 2” mark downward which is referred to as valley folding.
Using some patterned paper (Bo Bunny Smoochables 6 x 6 Paper Pad) cut 2 strips that measure 4 ½” x 1” and then adhere them to each side of the card with a tape runner. Cut another piece of patterned paper that measures 5 ½” x 1” and adhere it to the bottom front of the card. Add 2 heart buttons (Jesse James Love Potion Buttons) to each end of the piece you just put the paper on using some glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue).
Using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and your embossing machine (Cuttlebug), emboss a piece of hot pink (Super Value Pack) card stock that measures 3” x 4”. Adhere it using a tape runner to the center step of the card.
Cut and emboss a label using the Spellbinders Labels Four Dies and your die cut/ embossing machine (Spellbinders) and some white card stock (Super Value Pack 8 ½” x 11”). Use the stacking instructions found in your machine to cut and emboss these pieces.
Stamp a heart onto the label using black ink. Then, glue a piece of Doodlebug Cupcake Twine from the center peak of the die down to the center of the heart with a Quickie Glue Pen. Cut another piece of the Cupcake Twine that measures approximately 5” and tie a small bow. You can trim it as needed with a pair of scissors. Glue it onto the end of the other piece of twine right above the heart as shown in the finished photo above.
Attach the label to the hot pink card stock using a tape runner.
Share the card with the one you love so that they can have a special handmade gift from you this Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect way to tell them that you love them.