Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bird in Heart Valentine

Hello Dreamers!
Trying to get my Valentine's in the mail.  I have to address the envelopes and try to get to the post office.  We had more snow yesterday!  Another 4 inches!  The temps are very low, so none of the snow and ice is melting.  The streets and roads are really a mess.  So, let's warm our hearts today with a Sweet Friend Valentine.  I used stamps from Stampin' Up for my pretty Bird in Heart card.

Materials List:
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Ink: Black dye
DP: Carta Bella Devoted 6x6 Pad
CS: White; Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Strawberry Slush-Stampin' Up
Top Notch Die Cut - SU
Copic Markers
Pink satin ribbon
Sewing Machine (optional)

  • Make a top fold card from pink CS
  • Layer with DP
  • Stamp the Bird in Heart on white CS and color with Copics
  • Cut out around the heart shape
  • Cut a pink layer in a heart shape and layer with stamped heart-- I cut the hearts by hand as I did not have a heart that worked.

  • Layer DP on the dark pink CS
  • Stitch around edges with a sewing machine and white thread
  • Layer hearts on this piece
  • Die cut Top Notch from Blue CS and cut a strip: glue to lower edge of stitched piece
  • Add to card front

  • Stamp sentiment on white CS
  • Color with a blue and pink Copic marker
  • Cut out and add to card front
  • Tie ribbon in a bow leaving long tails
  • Run hand gathering stitches down the lang tails and pull threads to gather -Glue to card front
  • add pearls

****************Challenges for my Bird in Heart Valentine
Simon's Wednesday: add a heart
4 Crafty Chicks: add flags or a banner
4 Krafty Girlz: anything goes
Crafty Ribbons: anything goes with ribbon
Creative Knockouts: Be Mine

I have a few more Valentine's Day cards to share.  And, the cute baby card.  I will be posting those over the next two weeks.  Not sure of the order I will post them.  Stayed tuned for that!  Have a great day!!  Love ya.


  1. Such a beautiful card, I love the bow and the detail! delightful, thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Crafty Ribbons !
    Kate x

  2. So pretty and feminine, Karen! Love the pearl detail

  3. What a beautiful Valentines card Karen, it really is so lovely & so pretty. And a tutorial as well! Fabulous!
    Thanks for playing with our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week...

    Debi - February GD@4CC!

  4. wonderful card, love the ribbon, such a fab design, thanks for sharing withus at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  5. J'adore les oiseaux, très tendre cette belle carte ;-) x

  6. Lovely card! - thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Girls - good luck! hugs Angelie

  7. Just a beautiful card! I really love what you did with the ribbon! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  8. So PRETTY! Love the soft blue and pink. Great design elements too! Love it all! :)
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts this week!

    Amy ~DT

  9. Gorgeous card with such pretty ribbon! Thanks for joining with Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  10. ahhhh this is soooo pretty!!! Love the great ribbon and how you have folded it. Great soft colors!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in

  11. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x


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