Saturday, January 09, 2016

THANK YOU HEARTS at Creative Expressions, Tips and a Tutorial!

Happy Saturday Crafters!  Hope you're having FUN if you are attending the CHA 2016 MEGA SHOW party in California. But if not, I hope you are having more FUN at home getting crafty like me!  :) It's my day to post at Creative Expressions and I'm sharing this easy card created with Sue Wilson's Noble and Heart craft dies.
This is a fun card to cut and layer with these fabulous Dies
 Thank You Hearts Card Recipe:
Stamps:  "Thank You" verse, from SU.
Ink: Graphite Black
Paper: Heavy White Cardstock and Red Text DP
Techniques:  Layering
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Noble Collection Dies; Lavish Accented Design, Ornate Pierced Design, Finishing Touches Heart of Hearts, CE Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue and CECosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels.  
Other Products include; Adhesive Half-Pearls and White Satin Ribbon
Creative Expressions PRODUCTS used on this project;

If you'd like to give this card a try, this is my how-to;
 First, you will want to stamp your sentiment and cut it out as shown using the larger heart die from the Finishing Touches Heart of Hearts die set.

Next you will want to cut and prepare your shaped card base layer. Crease at about an inch from top prior to placing die on paper to cut.

Tip 1: Place Noble die just above and over your 1 inch fold on your cardstock paper. This will be leaving a section to adhere to another panel to make your standing shaped base. 

It will look like this after cutting

Now make 2 more Noble cut panels as shown

 Here is the card with front and back Noble panels adhered

Tip 2: After cutting and embossing my panels, I also like to take that extra step and run a stylus embossing ball tool to add crease to the inside edges of my cuts for a deeper, more defined embossed look!

The 3 embossed/adhered panels will end-up looking like this for a standing shaped card;

Don't forget to decorate the inside of your cards! I always try to incorporate the same DP as what I've used on the card front. Here I've made the following smaller Noble cuts from the same Designer Paper for adhering to the inside layer.

Adhere and layer these smaller Noble cuts (as shown) and adhere to the inside of the Card.
Tip 3: Doing this extra step for the inside creates a more polished, finished look and also adds strength to your shaped card base for standing and displaying your card best.

Next, make the following cuts to layer together for the top panel

Place small noble cut layer over white frame

Add adhesive Foam to the back of the frame and set over the red text DP

Here is your prepared top panel to adhere and set on your ready-to-use white card base

You will now have the Card top ready for the Heart panels

Next make the following Cuts for the hearts

TO make the 4 white frames, layer your heart dies as shown;

To cut the larger red heart frame, layer the heart dies like this; You will end up with lots of tiny little hearts (these are adorable and perfect confetti so save these for another project).

 Now assemble all your heart cuts and adhere layered in this order

Assembled hearts will look like this:

Add foam adhesive to back of hearts and place stacked in a vertical line on card front;

Place your embellishments where desired.  I've added various sized half-Pearls and white satin ribbon Loops as shown. On the first card I had used Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels (LOVE that stuff) for the center mini heart. This adds a little sparkle and texture.

Here are both finished cards.
Whew! What do you think? Lots of cuts and steps, but still way too easy, right?  Its all a matter of layering.  Using white color with just one other rich color will create fabulous contrast and depth when layering. Hope you'll give it a try too!  :)

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I'd also like to enter this card into the following Challenges;
All Sorts - 345 Ribbon and Lace (Used Ribbon, and Lacey Dies)
ABC - Y -is for "Your Choice" (mine is a Thank You Card) 
 As You Like It  - Anything Goes 
Aud Sentiments  -146 - Thank You Sentiment
Brown Sugar -  180 - Anything Goes 
Cardz 4 Galz - 13 Something New
Crafting With An Attitude -11 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  100 -  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with PP
Die Cut Divas -NEW Technique, Die, Stamp, Color; (Using New CE Dies)
Dies R Us -40 Something New (Using New CE Dies)
Emerald Creek Dares - Something NEW
Inspiration Destination  67 Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon  323  Thank You Card

Jo's Scrap Shack  -  Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 132  Looky What I Got (Using New CE Dies)
Simon Says Stamp - Something New (Using New CE Dies)
The Sisters of Craft -Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - 217 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!


  1. This is quite stunning, fab design, xxx

  2. WOW Fantastic card lovely to see dies used another way thank you for sharing.

  3. This is so pretty and effective. Great going teamie.
    Lynn x

  4. This is just WOW.. So pretty and WOW.. Love this card.Thanks for playing along this week over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenge

    Amanda (DT)

  5. This would make a gorgeous valentines card thanks for the inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  6. This card just pops. A fabulous tutorial on how you made it. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  7. Fantastic your card. And great this tutorial.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  8. WOW! Awesome creation America! Thanks for all the 'how to' info! Happy New Year to you! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something NEW’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  9. Wow, awesome card, America. I love the heart die. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  10. Wonderful tutorial America. Love the card and beautiful heart dies. Nancy Hill

  11. Beautiful, thanks for sharing at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

  12. Whoa, this is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it.
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  13. What a unique design card, love all the details with those hearts going on...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  14. Love the use of all those dies. Gorgeous creations. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  15. This card is stunning!! All the layers are incredible. This would make a great entry over at Emerald Creek Dares Challenge! :)


  16. This is so delightful! You did an amazing job :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  17. Wow!! Great card! Love all the layers. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon! :)

  18. Wow dazzling projects!! The cutting dies are so beautiful! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's!

  19. Hello, A beautiful project!! Love all the embellishments which fit together perfectly. Thank you for joining us at The ABC Challenge We wish you good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.

    Jade DT

  20. Gorgeous, beautiful heart card, fabulous dies.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  21. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge.

  22. What a fabulous card and a wonderfully detailed tutorial on how to create it. Thanks so much for playing along with us.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    P.S. You're most welcome to stop by and play along with us also at Word Art Wednesday. We would LOVE to have you join us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  23. Wow, this is pure elegance, love the use of the dies and the tutorial. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  24. Simple beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. We look forward to seeing you again.

  25. A great card with so much appeal! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. Good luck and please play with us again!

  26. Fabulous die cuts and gorgeous card done.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  27. What a gorgeous card! I love all the lace-y layers you used and the details you provided are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares!
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

  28. Just lovely. So much work and thank you for the details.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  29. This is such a cleverly constructed card! I love the 3 layered hearts, and the tutorial is fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  30. A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  31. Just beautiful. The red and white is so striking and all those dies, wow!! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you for our next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  32. Absolutely love this card!! The die cuts are beautiful. Thank you for sharing you talent with us at Die Cut Diva's. Rebecca x

  33. All that layering fantastic and great tutorial.Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT