DIY Cut & Go Valentine's Day Card

Posted by Tyra Babington
DIY your Valentine's Day card this year using your favorite steel dies and beautiful patterned paper.

Create a beautiful card using patterned paper and your favorite steel dies!

Supplies:

Neenah cardstock

Patterned Paper of your choice

Maggie Holmes Open Book Steel Nesting Dies

Die-namites Fragile Flowers die

Avery Elle Gift Tags Die

Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up

Glue Dots 1/2 inch Pop Up

Select your favorite patterned paper. For this card, I'm using a beautiful line from We R Memory keepers consisting of floral and woodsy designs. This technique will easily work with any combination of patterned paper so choose something that you love!

I die cut the red script patterned paper and used Die-namics Fluttering Hearts Cover-Up to create a card panel with a lot of texture.

I used a potpourri of other dies and the contrasting patterned paper to create different card elements for the final design. I specifically used floral dies, a sentiment dies and a few embellishment dies. I love how the diversity in dies are tied together with one piece of patterned paper for a cohesive look.

I cut a larger card panel sized to 4.25 by 5.5 inches. This larger panel serves to anchor my design and adhere the design to the heavier card stock base.

From the same patterned paper set, I cut out a lovely sentiment that I thought would be coordinate well with the patterned paper I selected. After cutting out the sentiment I I used a tag die to crop the sentiment to a smaller size so that it didn't dominate the primary pattern.

I returned to my heart panel I cut out in step 2 and popped up many hearts to provide a sense of texture. I left the area in the middle of the panel untouched and adhered my sentiment tag to that section.

Lastly, I adhered both panels to a card base sized to 4.25 by 5.5 inches, and added the die-cut embellishments cut out in step 3. Let's take a look at the final card!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!