Thursday, 20 January 2011

Three Minute Thursday - using Sweetheart

Good morning! Welcome to Three Minute Thursday - the place to come for speedy but (I hope!) interesting cards. Since time is ticking on towards valentines day, I thought we'd better crack on with some hearty cards! How about this romantic little number:

The designer papers come from the Play Date range and if you were only going to invest in one pack of papers this season, I'd recommend this one because there are so many different types of design in it. You could cover almost every occasion with these papers.

This could have been a rather fussy design, but the monochromatic colour scheme calms it down. (It was quite hard to get a realistic photo of this - in reality, the stamped heart is quite defined but in the photo it seems to blend into the background.)

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 9cm x 18cm. Score and fold in half to create a card base.
  • Cut an 8cm square piece of heart designer paper and attach it to the card front.
  • Use a stamp-a-majig to stamp the heart outline using Cherry Cobbler ink.
  • Cut a heart out of the tiny polka dot paper using the large heart punch. Stamp a flourish onto it and fix it inside the stamped heart with dimensionals.
  • Stamp the word 'love' onto Riding Hood Red card stock using Whisper White craft ink and cut out. TIP: I used the Jewellery Tag punch and trimmed the edge to make a nice neat rectangle. 
  • Attach the Love tag to the heart with a piece of dimensional.

Stamps: Sweetheart, Baroque Motifs, Tiny Tags
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Other: Play Date designer paper, large heart punch

The main components of this card are the large heart punch £15.50, the Sweetheart stamp set £22.95 and the Play Date designer paper £8.75 - which, totted up, comes to £47.20. And, with the Sale-a-bration promotion, your money will stretch even further as you get to choose one of the four exclusive Sale-a-bration stamps absolutely free! To find out more, click here for details; and to order click here to email me.

I hope this card has got you in the mood for romance because love will definitely be in the air over the coming weeks! But don't worry if you don't make valentines cards - you can always adapt the cards for other occasions - and I'll be showing you examples.

See you tomorrow with more of my paper moments!


  1. such a lovely valentine´s card, cas and only 3 minutes so cool! love to get inspired to you :) janna

  2. to=by ;) my hands are faster than my brain this morning :)

  3. Such a bright and fun card - lovely papers!

  4. Vicky, I gasped then oohed and aahed when I saw this! What can I say? I ♥ it!

    As for the puffy heart, please stop by to see another. Yes, it was my idea... I'm hoping it's unique and original! ;D

  5. Oooh this is fab Vicky, love the simple design and the gorgeous papers. I wish I could make a card in 3 minutes, it takes me about 3 hours to think of an idea:) I've got a little something on my blog for you, I know you probably can't display it on an SU blog but I wanted to give you it anyway...hugs Shelly x

  6. Hi VIcky,

    simpel and just wonderful. I love your cards !


  7. Anything monochrome really catches my eye and this is no exception. The popped up layers really add some definition. Love, love, love it!

  8. This is a perfect monochrome Valentine card. Its gorgeous and the colours are so lively :D


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