Hi there! Michelle here from Michelle's Party Plan-It with a Sizzix Tutorial for a Love Song Valentine. Just the other day I went antique shopping with my mom and she was telling me about all the handmade Valentine's she used to receive in grade school. Back then, the children would handcraft elaborate Valentines with lace doilies, ribbon and paper. So I got to thinking how nice it would be to craft a little Valentine for my Mom, reminiscent of her childhood.
For this project, you will need the Sizzix Big Shot, Standard Cutting Pads, Extended Cutting Pads, Extended Multipurpose Platform, Mason Jar Bgz Die with Textured Impressions, Love Phrase Originals Die, Sheet Music Decorative Strip Die, Paper Rosette Decorate Strip Die, Banners & Hearts Bigz Die and the Fancy Base with Layering Shapes Thinlits set by Jen Long.
Starting with a piece of 12x12 scrapbook paper, cut it in half horizontally then fold in half to create a card.
For the main Mason Jar die cut, create a sandwich with the Mason Jar die. A sandwich consists of one Standard Cutting Pad, the die, card-stock and a second cutting pad. You will want to place the cardstock with the patterned side face down then roll it through the Big Shot. To add the embossing, place the die cut jar in the embossing folder and sandwich it between two Standard Cutting Pads. Using tab 1 on the Extended Multipurpose Platform roll the sandwich through the Big Shot. Next adhere the jar to the center of your card.
Next, using the Extended Cutting Pads, cardstock and Sheet Music Decorative Die, create a sandwich. Using the Extended Multipurpose Platform on tab 1, roll it through the Big Shot. Trim the die cut to fit on your card and adhere it to the left hand side.
Using a coordinating scrap of cardstock, die cut the small pennant and small heart using the Banners & Hearts Bigz Die. To do this you will need to create a sandwich with two Standard Cutting Pads, the scrap card-stock and the die. Roll it through the Big Shot and then adhere the pennant die cut to the top of your card. Save the small heart for the next step.
To create the paper rosette, you will need to create a sandwich with two Extended Cutting Pads, cardstock and the Paper Rosette decorative Strip Die. Using the Extended Multipurpose Platform on tab 1, roll the sandwich through the Big Shot. Assemble the rosette by following the directions found here. For a finishing tough, glue the small heart you had put aside on top of the paper rosette and then glue the rosette to the corner of your card.
For extra dimension, die cut four butterflies using the butterfly Thinlit from the Fancy Base with Layering Shapes Thinlits set. Create a sandwich with two Standard Cutting Pads, scrap cardstock and the butterfly Sizzix Thinlits. Using the Multipurpose Platform, roll the sandwich through the Big Shot. Fold up the wings of the butterflies and adhere them to the card.
And that's it, a feminine Valentine card my Mom is sure to love!
Until next time, Happy Crafting!
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