You complete me

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Do you make Valentine’s Day cards for your loved ones? I am in love with the new release from Kat Scrappiness. The dies are amazing and so much fun. Today I am using the Heart Donut Builder dies but using them more like a cookie builder.

This is a tri-fold card with a bit of a play on words 😉. It was inspired by the queen of card making, Jennifer McGuire. I have linked her video here. Let me know in the comments if you get the play on words. So are you ready to make a card?

card details

  • You are going to use two A2 card bases. They will measure 5.5” x 11”, scored and folded at 4.25”. I used Neenah Classic Crest 80lb white card.
  • Using the Kat Scrappiness Teflon Bone Folder scoring your card bases is easy!
  • You will need 6 heart dies cut using the Hearts Donut Building dies. Use the largest plain heart. Three will be cut from a craft colored paper and 3 from white.
  • You will need two of the squiggly frosting centers, cut from white card stock and two sets of the squiggly lines cut from a light pink.
  • You will need a white 4.25” x 5.5” panel cut with the Stitched Heart Cover Plate die. I cut the stitches off all sides of this piece.
  • Then I cut a light green panel to 4 1/8” x 5 7/8”. I centered one of the Embossed Edge Heart dies in the center toward the top of the green panel and die cut this heart out. This will be where you can add a message to the recipient.
  • From the Spectrum of LoveI cut a small strip of the blue paper to 5 7/8” x 2 1/8”.
  • Cut the You Complete Me sentiment from a blue scrap that coordinates with the Spectrum of Love piece. Cut the shadow from vellum.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the shadow. Set this aside.
  • Now we will do a little ink blending around all three Kraft hearts. I used a light brown and darker brown Distress Ink.
  • Then I ink blended around the squiggly white frosting centers using Antique Linen Distress Ink.
  • Now for the fun part! Glue your frosting centers to the center of two hearts. Glue your pink squiggles down to the same hearts in the same spots. You won’t use all of the squiggle lines.
  • Now take the two hearts with frosting and lines, place them on a silicone mat or similar. Using Glossy Accents or something similar cover the areas. This adds dimension and shine to your frosting. While it is still wet, on ONE heart place sprinkles from the XOXO Sprinkle Mix and Silver Pearl Mix. Load it up!!
  • These will take a while to dry so let them dry. Go and eat a leftover Christmas cookies while you wait!
  • Take your first white card base and cut off 2.25” from the front.
  • Take your second card base and adhere it to the first, so the card flap closes to the left. (See picture)
  • Glue or tape down your green panel to the center.
  • Close the right flap, center your Stitched Heart Cover Plate piece and glue it down.
  • Close the short left panel and glue down the patterned paper strip.
  • Now arrange your Kraft hearts on the short panel making sure they hang over the right flap but do not extend beyond the edge.
  • Start with the blank cookie at top and then the striped cookie. The last cookie will be the “complete” cookie in all its sprinkled glory!
  • On the back of these glue down your white hearts. This gives you a nice finish in the inside.
  • Now take your sentiment and place it entirely behind the center heart. It will be completely hidden until the flap is opened. Glue this down.
  • The picture above gives you a peek at all the panels.

That’s it the card and heart cookie are complete. Do you like cookies as much as me? Well I guarantee this one is better for your waistline!

I am so happy you stopped by today and as always, I appreciate every one of you! Please subscribe to my blog and follow me on Instagram @expressivepaper. Until next time….keep crafting!

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