The One with American Crafts Valentine Cards and a Layout

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Here are some cards I made for the February issue of CARDS using the new I Heart You line by American Crafts.

Love Note
Card is 4 ½ x 5”

Some tidbits:
1) I freehand cut the heart shaped base from yellow cardstock then adhered ribbon around the back edge to create a li'l ruffle.
2) I made three flower embellishments by punching a scalloped circle from cardstock, a smaller circle from patterned paper, and topped it with a piece of Flair. Don't forget the ribbon bows!

Cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, badges, pen: American Crafts; Scalloped circle punch, circle punch: Fiskars

Card is 4 ¼ x 5 ½”

Some tidbits:
1) I do love a good tree card. I could make tree cards for the rest of my life and be a happy girl.
2) I cut a trunk from brown cardstock, added some "bark" details with a brown pen, and created the top of the tree from an assortment of all the embellishments in the I Heart You line: rub ons, stamps, stickers, chipboard, etc.
3) Don't forget the ribbon bow! I put them on 99% of the cards I make :)

Cardstock, patterned paper, ribbon, heart rub ons, chipboard hearts (glitter, patterned, plain), stickers (hearts, letters), heart stamps, pens: American Crafts; Corner rounder: Fiskars

Please Bee Mine
Card is 3 ¼” across

Some tidbits:
1) This is one of my favorite rub ons ever so I wanted to make a card based around it.
2) Even after adding my signature ribbon bow, it felt incomplete so I added a trio of jewel brads. Done! Simple and sweet.

Cardstock, jewel brads, ribbon, rub on: American Crafts; Scalloped circle punch: Marvy Uchida; Circle cutter: Martha Stewart Crafts

Card is 4 x 5 ½”

Some tidbits:
1) I cut a window from a pink card base, cut a scrap of cardstock just larger than the window then covered that scrap cardstock with rows of ribbon. Then I adhered the ribbon card to the back of the window.
2) I hand stitched a border around the ribbon window and added two patterned chipboard "x"s with a piece of Flair between to make the sentiment.

Cardstock, ribbon, badge, patterned chipboard letter stickers: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Needle: Dritz

My box of handmade cards is overflowing. I'm thinking of maybe putting them on Etsy. I dunno. It's a toughy.

And here's a layout I made for Scrapbook Trends February called The One with Blogging.

Some tidbits:
1) I used a dinner plate as a template, traced along the edge with a pencil, the journaled on the curve.
2) I've wanted to make something with that "I Love Blogs" piece of Flair ever since I laid eyes on it. Mission accomplished.

Cardstock: American Crafts (blues), Scenic Route Paper Co. (kraft); Patterned paper, jewel brads, badge, letter stickers, pen: American Crafts; Felt flowers: American Crafts, Creative Café; Lace: Craft supply; Scalloped border punch: Fiskars

I've got one more scrappy post tomorrow (I think), then I'll change it up. Maybe. Possibly. We'll see.


  1. I love them all, especially the tree card!!! I will have to look for the magazine next time I am out.

  2. I loooooove the blog page! You've inspred me to scrap about my own blog :)

    By the way, just found your blog, and I love it!!

  3. blogging flair! way to go american crafts! that's so fun :)
    and of course your layouts are as gorgeous as usual. excellent use of a dinner plate.

  4. Love the cards and the layout! Your photography of your work is just perfect (and oh so clever!)!

  5. These are just gorgeous Paige, loads of inspiration!

  6. You really should open your Etsy, really cute cards and very nice photo arrangement (the tall glasses with ribbon).

  7. The CARDS photographers took the pictures of my cards ;) these are screenshots of the magazine. I wish I could take the credit but alas. Its all Amy Jussel and Melanie Willey.

  8. Wow, these are all fantastic, I LOVE the tree card!

  9. Love these projects, Paige! Just awesome! And FYI... I got a crick in my neck reading ALL your journaling on that Blogging page! ROFL!

  10. All of your stuff is just great Paige! I love that tree card especially!

  11. The cards are adorable, I just love the little tree card!
    What a great layout! Why not scrap something that we put so much into, I love blogging :O)


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