Heart Shaped, Standing Valentine Card

I wanted to make a heart shaped, standing card, so after looking through my cricut cartridges, I choose a scalloped heart from the "Love Struck" cartridge. Decide on the size of heart you want - mine is 4-3/4" across at the widest part. Copy it to have two hearts on the screen mat, reverse one and move it over so that it is on top of the first heart slightly overlapping, then use the "weld" feature to make the fold. That part was easy!

Here was the challenge. I didn't take into account that because of the pointed bottom of the heart, the card won't stand. It flopped over, especially after adding all the elements.  So I came up with the idea of using little heart "feet" (spellbinder dies)  Works great!  For some extra stability, I also glued little 1/2" folded tabs on the inside bottom of the card to make a stand- sorry I forgot to take a pic of this.

The stamps I used (verse, key and cupid postage) are from a Tattered Angels set "Timeless Romance".

The key was stamped in versamark on black cardstock and covered with Wow Platinum embossing glitter. This stuff is so pretty with it's extra bling! Then I fussy cut it,  adhered some vintage lace along the edge of the key, and mounted with foam tape on an angle.

Valentine verse is embossed with black EP, cut out and placed on a Spellbinders tag. I also glued on a little pearl heart at the end of the tag.

Cupid postage is also embossed with black EP, coloured with Copic markers, and Red stickles added over the number 14.

Crocheted flower is from Stampin'Up with a silver and pearl brad added to the centre.

I must say, I am pleased with the vintage look of this heart card!

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close-up of Wow embossing glitter


Really Reasonable Ribbon #64 Hearts,  Ribbon/Lace

City Crafter challenge Blog "Forever Mine"

Top Tip Tuesday - Laviciously Lushious Layers  Tip - use heart feet to help a heart card stand


  1. This is so pretty! Love how you colored the stamp.

  2. How very lovely this is ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB this week!

  3. Fabulous Valentine card and I love your fix for the feet. Very clever! Your stamped images and embellies are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  4. Flabby card.... thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. This look amazing. You did a wonderful job on this. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  6. Just Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon this month!

  7. Love ,love this card especially since I'm the proud receiver of it . There is so much detail on it that it hard to see it all in the photo. Tks. so much Sharon for this sweet valentine card

  8. What a fun vintage look~! Thank you for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  9. Oh this is fun and a great Tip Too! most clever! love the embossed Key too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  10. Such a lovely shape of this card and I love the colours too. Thanks for the tip. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx