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Hearts: Cards Made with Heart

Find out how to use hearts as simple and striking starting points for your cards on the @PinkPaislee blog with @heyelsie! #PinkPaislee #OhMyHeart #ppOhMyHeart #DIY #Card #Gift #Hearts

I don’t know why, but I’ve always found cardmaking a slightly daunting process. I always enjoy the end result, but the making part seems to always be a bit more of a struggle. This week on the blog we’re using hearts for our projects and I have discovered that hearts are a perfect starting off point to create some easy but striking cards to send to loved ones.

elsie-card-3Because hearts are an easy shape to draw and cut out, you can quickly create a cute window on the front of your cards.

To make mine, I hand drew a basic heart shape, cut out the front of the card, and cut down Paper 13 from Oh My Heart to match and adhered them together. I also stitched around the border of the heart with a simple running stitch for an added touch of cute. Simple!

adore the heart-shaped charms from the Oh My Heart collection. They look and feel really special so I think they make great gifts. I attached mine to a personalised key ring!

elsie-card-9Key rings are really lovely gifts to include in your cards, they’re small, lightweight, and buying them blank means that they’re easily customisable. I decorated mine simply by using a paper with a small pattern (Paper 03) and used a 1 inch circle punch to punch out the key illustration from Paper 07… it was too perfect not to! I also attached one of the charms with some matching hot pink cord to finish off the keyring.

This is a super simple gift to make and give, but once the recipient takes the card out of the envelope and is surprised with a little gift, you can guarantee you’ll put a smile on their face!

Elsie-card-2I love a good pun so I always find that cards are the perfect way to get punny! I used the alphabet stickers from the sticker book to spell out my sentiment. I love how the bold letters contrast with the softer patterns and colours of the papers; I think it’s an easy way to make the card look fresh and modern.

Elsie-card-1Now onto the second card: we’re getting dimensional by using a simple heart shape to create these heart-shaped hot air balloons.

elsie-card-5Again I drew a simple heart shape, traced it onto a couple of patterned papers from Oh My Heart, and cut them out. You could use a punch or a die cutting machine, if you have one to make this process quicker and more accurate, but it works fine without.

Take each heart and fold it in half, glue one half of a heart to half of another and repeat. I only used four hearts per balloon, but you can do more or less depending on what look you prefer.

elsie-card-6I attached the pink baskets with some gold thread to the balloons for an added bit of sparkle and glued everything down to my card.

Adding some clouds and fussy cutting those adorable cornflower blue birds from Paper 03 makes this card super whimsical and cute. And of course I couldn’t help getting a bit punny with my sentiment again!

elsie-card-7elsie-card-4Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ve been inspired to come up with some fun ways to incorporate hearts onto your cards!

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