Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stella Valentine's Card

I love the simple elegance of this Valentine's card using one of the new paper packs from CTMH and my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I like the look of using the negative space and tried my hand at machine stitching on my art for the first time (it was almost my last when my thread snagged six stitches in). The bow was made with our new baker's twine.

I used the current sketch at Card Patterns

The hearts were cut at 3/4" high. I used repositional dotto-dots on the left half of each heart to lay out the pattern and then sewed through each column of hearts. I then folded up the left side of each heart and removed the adhesive with a rub and remove eraser. I wrapped the ribbon around the top of the white layer and then adhered it to the red printed layer using 3D foam tape.

I've had some questions about the word LOVE on the card. I cut them at 1" high. I manually moved the blade on my Cricut to about where I thought I wanted the letters on my card (cut the card front larger than your finished piece - it is easier to cut off the excess afterwards than to position the blade exactly where you want it). I cut out the L and the O first, taking note of the positon of the blade given by the measurements on the screen. After cutting the L and O, I manually moved the blade back to the appropriate measurement so that the V would line up with the L, leaving about an 1/8" between the bottom of the L and the top of the V. Cut out the V and E and then use the negative space.

Supplies - Card size is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" - All supplies CTMH
Paper - Stella B&T, White Daisy & Black cardstock
Stamp - Mad About You (for inside sentiment)
Ink - black
Accessories - black & tulip grosgrain ribbon, black baker's twine, pewter mini-medley
Other - Cricut Art Philosophy, sewing machine, 3D foam


  1. Very pretty! Did you cut the LOVE from the A&P too?

  2. Yes, I did Karen. I cut the letters at 1" and used the negative space.

  3. This is wonderful! I just love the cut out letters for LOVE!

  4. Hi Connie!
    Your card is absolutelly gorgeous!

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  6. Gorgeous! Love the cut-out letters. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!


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