Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year from The Robin's Nest!

Hello, everyone! Hope your new year started out with a bang (of the good kind!).  Ro, here, happy as heck to be back on the Design Team for the first half of 2015.

Our theme this month is from a quote by Helen Keller:  The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt from the heart.

To me, that says "love". So for my very first card project, I chose to create a Valentine Shaker Card. (Supply list at the end of this post)

The Glittered Numbers cardstock was perfect for the sentiment I chose: How Do I Love Thee, Let Me Count The Ways. I created a 5"x5" template so I could determine the best portion of the cardstock to use for the front of the card.

I was able to find a section that gave me a clean space where my sentiment would show perfectly. I used the reverse side of the Wedding Cut-Outs cardstock to cut out a heart with my Silhouette Cameo, and cut another heart using clear acetate. I then cut out my verse in black vinyl.

I assembled the heart by adhering the transparency to the back of the heart shape, and the vinyl on the front.

I selected the Two Lips TearDrops in pink, red and clear, and set them in the center of the card. I added adhesive foam tape to the back of the heart, making sure there were no gaps for the Dew Drops to slip out.

I attached the heart on top of the Dew Drops and card.

For the inside of the card, I cut a pice of the plain Brick Wall cardstock and attached the inside cutout of the heart from the front of the card.  I cut out a section of the Wedding Cut-Outs cardstock (the other side of the script used for the heart), and added that to the inside as well.

I used the plain Brick Wall paper to create a matching envelope and ended up with a lovely Valentine Card.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to create a beautiful valentine of your own using the fabulous papers from The Robin's Nest.

Supplies Used:

Note: As of this writing, the "Brick Wall" paper used on the inside of the card and the envelope was not yet on the site but should be up by the time this posts.

Also used: White cardstock, Black vinyl, Adhesive, Adhesive Foam Tape, Silhouette Cameo, Heart SVG, Acetate


Betsy Skagen said...

Fun! Welcome to the team!

Tonya said...

Beautiful card!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Very cool! I love the heart shaped shaker, and two tear drops make a heart, so that was perfect for the filler :) love it Ro!

frezja said...

so cool !!!! I love it,!!!!! arrrr :) <3

Robin O'Crowley said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the dew drops in your shaker box! And love the combination of papers.

Lastochka said...

LOVE)) this paper is fabulous!

LisaM said...

Love the shaker box on this pretty card!

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