Sunday, 20 July 2014

Sunday Snippets ... and yet more hearts

Morning Folks

And a happy Sunday to you all too!

Out of the pile of hearts I cut recently comes another card ... it's just a phase I'm going through :) ... made especially for Di's Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 134 today.
And it is made entirely from snippets and leftovers - except the iridescent gem. I have a pack of these, bought because they are so beautiful but, in truth, because they are brown, I rarely find an opportunity to use them. I'm sure we all have items like that in our stash - it can't just be me!

I can't claim the design to be entirely mine ... I'm sure I've seen something somewhere that gave me the idea. I just can't remember where. Here's how I made my version.

Firstly, I shaped a card measuring 4½" square out of a scrap of cream cardstock, creating a tent style card base.

The next step was to layer a piece of red textured card on to a larger piece of Kraft (measure to fit across the card but leave a margin top and bottom.

I then wrapped the seam binding around it and tied it off with a knot. The seam binding was a happy find in the box of ribbon scraps. It was a bit leftover from another project made many moons ago ... it was white to begin with but was dyed using distress inks in a variety of colours that just seemed perfect for this card.

Once that was done the strip of black punched edging - another item left from a previous project (maybe I should start throwing bits like this away!!!) - was fixed to the bottom edge of these layers.

Next, came the hearts - the white embossed one came from that mammoth die-cutting session and the small ones were punched out in Kraft, brown and black to create the design.

The gem was then added as a final touch.

Be warned, I still have a box full of hearts left yet. So, at the risk of boring you to tears, there's definitely going to be more heart cards in the weeks to come as I think of ways to use them up.

In the meantime, because it's a damp and dull day - though incredibly warm and muggy - I'm going to attack the ironing basket then, once that's done, I'm going to devote some time in the craft room ... putting a scrap page together. I have a lovely photo of my two little great-grandchildren that is crying out to be scrapped :)

Thanks for popping in. I hope you all have a wonderful day whatever you are doing.

Happy Crafting,
Materials used: scraps of cream card (the base), Kraft card; red textured card (Papermania) and snippets of black, white, brown card (Papermill Direct); length of white seam binding (Wild Orchid Crafts) coloured with Ranger's Tim Holtz distress inks in a variety of colours; one iridescent gem. Tools: X-Cut Homespun Heart die; Woodware heart punches in two small sizes


  1. Great card looks fab considering its snippets just lovely love and happy crafting hugs Carole x

  2. Oh I don't think there's a line over which a card with a heart can't be used! Thins is pretty and I'm so impressed that it's all snippets,...quel discipline! I love the seam binding...I haven't any, so I may have to explore the supplier of such...argh!

  3. Hi Elizabeth,
    fab snippets card.
    Great designing and colours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. So pretty Elizabeth and so ideal for your snippets challenge x

  5. Gorgeous heart card Elizabeth! Wow, I love the seam binding you used too.

    Hugs, Di xx

  6. Very pretty card Elizabeth, great snippets use too. I have a thing for bling too! If you keep things long enough eventually you'll find a use for them, Cathy x

  7. Lovely Snippets card Elizabeth love your design and pretty ribbon....


  8. Wonderful snippets card, Elizabeth! I too, love that seam binding.
    I say bring on the hearts...I know I won't get tired of them!


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