Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Patchwork Heart Card


Today I have a sweet patchwork heart Valentine for you.  I made it with my Silhouette, but it could just as easily be made with a Cricut.  My card base is a 4 1/4" square, made with kraft cardstock from The Paper Company.  The heart is a free cut from the Silhouette Studio.  I only cut three of the layers:  the heart and the two scalloped hearts, sized at 3 1/2".


To get the patchwork effect, I cut pieces of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Love Me paper stack, arranged them on my Silhouette mat in the spot where I had set the smallest heart to cut, and then made the cut.  I then cut this same heart again, out of a solid piece of cardstock, so that I could adhere all of the pieces to it as a base and then stitch them together.  Once this was completed, I used some dimensional adhesive to adhere it to the scalloped layers.


My sweet little sentiment is stamped in dark chocolate ink, using the My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings stamp set.

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16 comments:

Cindy said...

Katie,this is so beautiful!! I love this heart...looks so pretty!! I may have to steal this idea! :) Love it!! :)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

What a great idea! The patchwork Valentine is just beautiful!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Glora said...

I LOVE when you do these. I still need to try making a patchwork style project. Your stitching is beautiful!!!! I can not stitch straight for anything. I love this card! Hugs- Glora

Kim H said...

I agree with Glora! I am so fascinated with the patch work! Oh Katie this is beyond PERFECT! I LOVE the paper! We need a video! No pressure! Your stitching is just PERFECT too! AWESOME card!

Bex said...

Sweet and simple.
I love it;0)

tfs!
bex:0)

UnikeByYes said...
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UnikeByYes said...

I truly love the simplicity of most of your projects and the always stunning end result. TFS,
Have a lovely day!
Liz

Kate said...

So Pretty.

Hugs,
Kate

liz at liz's paper loft said...

beautiful! I think someone is enjoying their sewing machine!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

U did a beautiful job with your sewing Katie

Cassandra said...

I just love this! Great job..love the colors and the stitching!

hugs
Cassandra

Army Wife Stamps said...

Looooove this!!! Okay for the challenged out there..... Me being one, would love a video!

You are amazing Katie!

Cheers,
Val

Miranda said...

Very pretty! I love the look! TFS
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Got2BCrafting said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE the patterned paper you used and the stitching is just perfect! I never would have thought about laying the papers on the mat and then cutting the heart... very smart. :) I probably would have cut the heart out of each of the papers then stacked them and cut them... not as efficient for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome card and the excellent technique as well. :)
Lori

Got2BCrafting said...

This is amazing!! I LOVE the patterned paper you used and the stitching is just perfect! I never would have thought about laying the papers on the mat and then cutting the heart... very smart. :) I probably would have cut the heart out of each of the papers then stacked them and cut them... not as efficient for sure. Thanks for sharing this awesome card and the excellent technique as well. :)
Lori

Tracy said...

cute & simple, love it
thanks