Monday, February 11, 2013

Love You Birds Valentines Day Card

OK, so this is probably one of my favorite cards I've made.  This A2 sized card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") came together in a snap once I got my sizing figured out.

A tip for the newbies:  Use the Fit to Length feature key on your Expression or Create to get just the right size you need on a project.  I used that to determine what size to cut the label shape behind the birds.

Speaking of label shapes, can you believe this one came from the Twinkle Toes Lite cartridge?  Be sure to look at your cartridges carefully - there are lots of labels and shapes on there that are parts of other images.  This one was supposed to say "Tiny Dancer", if you cut all the layers.
I cut the label shape ("tinydncr") from Twinkle Toes at 3-1/4".  Then, I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Textile Texture embossing folder.

The love birds ("loveb") are from the Holiday Cakes cartridge and cut at 1-1/2".  Remember that the Cake cartridges work in any of the machines and you can use the images to cut paper.  Silver gems and glittered big brads are from Hobby Lobby.
I added a red button on my bow, then tied it with Martha Stewart baker's twine and added my sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Button and ribbon by Papertrey Ink.
A finishing touch on the inside and we're done!  Paper was by Core'dinations and Basic Grey's Bittersweet line.

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  1. This is a beautiful card! Thanks for the tips - I did not know the cake cartridges would work in any machine - good to know.

  2. Thank you so much, Lin! You are too sweet!! Hugs, Joy

  3. Your card is just beautiful! I always love to see embossing!
    Please visit my blog if you get the chance.

  4. Very pretty card! Fun cuts, and perfect finishing touches with the google eyes, ribbon and twine. :)

  5. So pretty, the brads are gorgeous!
    Hope you have a GREAT evening!

  6. This is a great card! Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the background paper! ~Kathy

  8. Cute card. The ribbon is the perfect touch.

  9. I can see why it's your favorite! Beautiful card, Joy!

  10. What a sweet card,I like the brown with the red.

  11. I like that bird, cut so cute. Love how you coordinated your colors:)

  12. Beautiful card! Love those little birdies! Love what you did to the inside of the card too!

  13. beautiful. Love all your extra details to make it special.

  14. What a beautiful card! I really love the paisley in the background, it makes it so much more visually interesting!

  15. I absolutely love everything about this card! I especially love how you embossed the label shape!

  16. Love the card. A beautiful job.

  17. Your card is just beautiful! I need to make my hubby's card tonight (I am so far behind!) and I love the inspiration I find when coming to your blog. May just have to lift this idea!!


  18. Love the love you birds,very beautiful card for our love one!

  19. Your card is gorgeous I love the way you make cards I love your embossing too. This card is also very romantic. I so enjoy your creations they just exume your passion. Thanks Joy for sharing and looking so forward to lots more.

  20. I LOVE how you can coordinate different colors and patterns together! I'm HORRIBLE at that sort of thing, but seeing what other people do definitely helps me step out of the box more! Love the card!

  21. Wicked cute, though I will admit I'm soo over looking at pink, red, and white. I just got done making all my valentines and I'm ready for a new color scheme. But this could be done in so many colors, so it's still great inspiration.

  22. It is so suprizing what you find if you really look at your cartridges. I used the elephant on the Holiday Cakes cartrige for the treat bag toppers for my grandson's school party. In fact he picked out the shape himself.

  23. This is such an adorable card! Love those little birds - - and the paper you used are just perfect!

  24. Gorgeous!
    Miranda :)

  25. What a great card! It can be used for so many purposes- birthday, Valentine's and on and on.
    Clearly this is why I love your blogs: to inspire and inform me.

  26. Very pretty card and LOVE those colors!!! Thanks for the tip about the Twinkle Toes cart - forgot all about that one!!!

  27. Love it! TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL)

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