Sending Out Love and "Props" - Tue, Feb 10th, 2015

On this Valentine's Day, Little B sends love and "props" to all!

Excuse our need to use puns, but there is a little story behind this card.

A Gatsby themed 18th birthday party was held recently which featured a fantastic Moon and Stars photo area along with an array of cute photo props.

As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a blast posing with the props...What fun!

   

In addition to festive feather boas and top hats, there were red lips, glasses, bow-ties, mustaches and more -- all attached to sticks for the photo moment.

The guests enjoyed a Candy Bar full of nostalgic treats, each identified with the year of their invention/creation/introduction.

      

So, when Valentine's cards were being crafted, it seemed ideal to commemorate all the love shared during this celebration with heart-shaped cards filled with miniature props.

Here's a pictorial for making our Love and "Props" Heart Card:

Start with the HEARTS Cutting Die and decide on how many nested heart shapes you will use. To make an adorable heart-shaped card, simply position the top parts of the heart die just over the fold line of the card. This allows the fold to stay in place at the top of the heart. Use the PERFECT POSITIONER to help insure that everything lines up nicely.

Now comes some serious fun using cutting dies and our paper and foil tapes...

Lay strips of paper tape on a piece of cardstock to make what we call "tape paper". This method allows you to create exactly what style of "patterned paper" you want.

A mid-sized heart was die cut from a "tape paper" design using alternating diagonal strips of ANTIQUE HEARTS and RED AND ANTIQUE STRIPES. The smallest center heart was die cut from "tape paper" made from WIDE RED GROSGRAIN tape paper. Again, the PERFECT POSITIONER helped align the well planned stitch lines and the word LOVE from the MONOGRAM Cutting Die set.

The adorable mini props were die cut from strips of tape paper, too, using a variety of shapes from PARTY and ARROWS Cutting Dies.

   

Once all the pieces were die cut, then we needed some adhesive, toothpicks and a bit of hand lettering to complete our card.

We didn't forget to put our "signature" on the back of the card. What a great way to make your personal mark and for using the die cut letters (from the front of the card).

   

Foil and Paper Tapes Used:

ANTIQUE HEARTS

RED AND ANTIQUE STRIPES

WIDE RED GROSGRAIN

BLACK AND WHITE CHECK

SILVER FOIL BLACK PINSTRIPES

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