From the Heart

Send­ing love-filled cards isn’t re­stricted to Valen­tine’s Day. These fun made-with-love cards will carry through the whole year.

CardMaker - - Contents - De­sign by Robin Arnold

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Card­stock: X-Press It (Blend­ing Card); Dom­tar Cougar Opaque (nat­u­ral); Bazz­ill Ba­sics (pinecone) Die Cuts With A View Water­color Stack Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy (Tur­tle Cou­ple); Stam­pers Anony­mous (Crazy Talk) Ink pads: IMAG­INE Crafts Me­mento (tuxedo black); Ranger Dis­tress (aban­doned coral) Copic® mark­ers: E47, E50, E55, E57, R00, R01, R20, R22, YG17, YG25 Spell­binders® Oval Re­galia die tem­plates (#S4-492) Die-cut­ting ma­chine Scor-Pal scor­ing board Ad­he­sive foam dots Pa­per ad­he­sive

1. Cut an 11 x 41/4-inch piece of nat­u­ral card­stock. Score at 23/4 inches, 51/2 inches and 81/4 inches.

2. Fold sides in to­ward cen­ter to cre­ate a gate­fold card; fold cen­ter score line; un­fold.

3. Cut four 23/8 x 37/8-inch rect­an­gles from green pat­terned pa­per; ad­here to brown card­stock and trim small bor­ders.

4. Ad­here two rect­an­gles to cen­ter two sec­tions on in­side of card. Ad­here re­main­ing two rect­an­gles to front flaps.

5. Use black ink to stamp one girl tur­tle, one boy tur­tle and two hearts on nat­u­ral card­stock. Color and cut out images. 6. Ad­here images to brown card­stock; trim small bor­ders. 7. Use foam dots to ad­here tur­tles to front flaps as shown. Cut one heart in half;

ad­here halves to front flaps as shown with foam dots. Ad­here re­main­ing heart to in­side of left flap.

8. Die-cut sec­ond-largest oval twice, once from brown card­stock and once from nat­u­ral card­stock. Cut off edge of nat­u­ral die cut; ad­here oval to brown die cut. 9. Use red ink to stamp sen­ti­ment on die cut.

10. Cut two 1/2 x 11/4-inch strips from brown card­stock. Score and fold in half at 5/8 inch to cre­ate tabs.

11. Ad­here one tab in­side card align­ing folded edge with cen­ter score line (Photo 1). Ad­here sec­ond tab to other side of cen­ter score line (Photo 2). 12. Ap­ply ad­he­sive to tops of tabs and ad­here die cut.

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