Saturday, January 07, 2023

Valentine Wishes From the Puppies

Hello CottageCutz friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Sunday edition of the Blog.

Hope you all had a great Christmas and holiday week. Now it's time to settle in for the winter months. It's a perfect time for cardmaking, scrapbooking and other crafting pursuits. I am onto my Valentine cards. I send them out to family and friends. 

For your viewing pleasure today, I am featuring a slimline card using the Christmas Puppies and the Heart XO Windows Slimline dies. I like taking dies intended for one season and move them to a different holiday. It allows you to get more use out of your dies that way. 

card details: 

I started my card by using the Heart Xo die and cutting it in red cardstock. For the background for the hearts, I am using designer paper. I only had a small piece of the heart paper, so I decided to do something different with the middle heart window. I used another paper that I only had a small piece of, but it complements the other paper. 

The slimline panel is 3 1/2" x 8 1/2". I cut red cardstock in the same size for the card base. 
Next, I cut the puppy images I used different colors of cardstock. You could also cut them in white cardstock and use the medium of your choice to color them. 
I started some card assembly at this point. Attached the designer paper inside the hearts with double sided tape. For the puppy images I used dimensional adhesive to lift them off the background slightly. 
I wanted a phrase for the middle heart window. I thought about stamping something but then I decided to use the "be my Valentine" phrase from the 2019 Valentine Puppies die. For the bottom heart window, I used the XOXO from the Valentine Phrase & More die also from the 2019 release. 
Now I am ready to finish off the card. I attached the phrases with clear art glue. In the middle heart, I added some hearts cut from the Valentine Puppies die. On the top heart, I added the puppy paws. And then scattered some white hearts on the card front. I had those saved from another project. I am not sure which die they came from. 
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a way to use this Christmas die for another holiday. See you next Saturday! 

dies I used to create card:

1 comment:

Kristine said...

This is Uber cute Mary!! Love those pups!! And the Valentine sets for sentiments/hearts. ❤