Sunday, February 5, 2012

Suspended/Spinning Heart Card TUTORIAL

 This is the first time I've made something like this!

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!, several of which are now retired.
Perfect Plum card stock
Pale Plum card stock
Whisper White card stock
Old Olive card stock
Vintage Violet classic ink
Pale Plum organdy ribbon
Full Heart punch and coordinating Movers and Shapers heart die
5 Petal Flower punch
Square Lattice textured impressions embossing folder
Tulip Frame "              "              "              "
Flexible Phrases stamp set
clear fishing line / thread / floss
double stick tape

Using the Movers and Shapers heart die, cut a heart out of the two plum card stocks and front of the Whisper White card stock card. TIP: you may wnat to adhere all three pieces on top of each other with removable tape to hold them in place. Run them through the Big Shot die cutting machine all at one time (be sure they are aligned as you want them to be!). This way the hearts will be centered and lign up with each other as you want on each piece.

Run the Pale Plum piece (4" x 5 1/4") through the Tulip Frame embossing folder. Adhere to the Perfect Plum piece (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" ) of card stock.

Using double stick tape, glue the ends of the fishing line / clear thread / floss to the top and bottom of the heart cut out on the front of the white card base. Mount the two plum card front pieces on top of this, lining up the heart cutouts.

Punch two Perfect Plum Full Hearts, run through the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Lightly sponge on Vintage Violet ink to the edges of the hearts. Sandwich the two heart punches with the piece of fishing line / thread / floss between them.  Be sure to stick them down well with double stick tape (or your favorite adhesive).

Embellish the heart as you'd like. If you'd like it to spin, be sure that the embellishments do not catch the edges of the cut out heart opening on the card front. To make it spin, you would lightly turn the heart a few times and hold in place when you insert it into the envelope. When the recipient opens it, it should spin a few times !

I made a rose out of a thin strip of Pale Plum card stock. I ran it through my fingers a few times to lightly break the paper fibers making the card stock softer, easier to twist. I twisted the card stock as you would with a piece of ribbon to make the rose (I made ribbon roses this way many, many years ago; I'm sure tutorials can be found on the internet or in books and magazines). Two small pieces of Old Olive card stock were punched with the 5 Petal Flower punch to make the leaves. I curled two really thin strips of Perfect Plum card stock to make swirls. The strip of Whisper White card stock was lightly sprayed with shimmer spray. I then stamped images from the Flexible Phrases stamp set with Perfect Plum ink on it. Lastly I snipped the end off with a pair of scissors to make the "tails" then slightly bent it before adhering to the heart.
Tie a simple knot bow out of the organdy ribbon.

Adhere all pieces with your favorite adhesive; I used low melt hot glue.

Thanks for looking =)


  1. This is so pretty and I love the handmade rose and swirls!Great tutorial!

  2. Lovely card. Your embellishments are beautiful.

  3. Really beautiful card. Love the rose and swirls also. The colors are great. Also loved your trifold card. Great


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