Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lover Bugs Valentine Card

 For my Valentine Card project I used the Lover Bugs pattern file by ScrappyDew.

The white card base is cut at 12 L x 5w folded in half,  punched with a Martha Stewart Edge Punch. I cut 3 red mats at 4 3/4 w x 5 1/2 L punched using the same punch. Now, if your punch has a larger design you may have to adjust your mat size. One mat for the front, two will be used for the inside of the card. Glue in place, make sure the mats for the inside of your card are secured well. You will be attaching the inside fold to them.

Next I cut and scored the inside fold for my card, you'll want to glue all your pattern paper, mats and do any stamping before gluing to your card base. The red mat with the stamped image I cut at 3 1/4 square, the same for the white mat, then I used the same edge punch. The stamp set coordinates with my paper stack, both from Martha Stewart - Enchanted Woodland. I also fussy cut a flower branch from the paper and adhered to the stamped image, added a pink flower.

After all is dry then you can glue your fold to the inside card base. I started at the bottom first making sure all sides are lined up, then I glued the top section. I closed my card, keep something heavy on top until the glued has dried. You won't have any warping. 

While my card was drying, I inked and put together my paper piecing. My wings are vellum, I applied X-mas Red Stickles to them. The heart doilie is by Bird. Attached my piecing using Scotch Foam Mounting tape, added Rhinestones to the smaller hearts above their heads and more stickles.
Phew!! I think that's it, LOL If you stuck with me through this whole post I attached the file for you inside fold. Tutorial

Supply List: Lover Bugs File ScrappyDew; Heart Doilie File Bird; Red, Black, White Cardstock; Enchanted Woodland Paper & Stamps Martha Stewart; Vellum; Lovey Puns Animal Stamps My Thoughts Exactly; Inkadinkado and Studio G Ink; X-Mas Red Stickles; Rhinestones; Martha Stewart Edge Punch; Quick Dry Adhesive & Foam Mounting Tape Scotch; Black Cat Cougar.

Thanks for looking!


  1. What an AWESOME card!!! I absolutely love all the detail you've put into this....and the inside is WONDERFUL!!!!! Very very cool!!!!!!

  2. Great card Michelle! Awesome & adorable inside and out.

  3. Lovely card Michelle - love the popup inside.

  4. Thank you everyone! I really appreciate the comments. :) The file and tutorial link have been added.