Another idea for our #LoveHobbybase projects, Alex Turner demonstrates how she created this wonderfully colourful project for Valentines using the Marianne Design LOVE die cut available here:

  1. Cut a piece of copy paper to slightly larger tan your desired finished panel. Using some double sided adhesive stick one side of the copy paper to the adhesive sheet.
  2. Cut random sized strips of scrap card stock, using your paper trimmer.
  3. Peel back part of the double sided sheet and randomly stick down the strips of paper.
  4. Continue until the whole sheet is covered, use a pair of scissors to cut off excess and trim piece to the desired size. Use the long edge of a bone folder to ensure all pieces are stuck down well.
  5. Place your die onto the background you have created, holding down with masking tape before running through your die cut machine.
  6. You now have the negative space as well as an extra die cut for later use.
  7. Don’t forget to retain the negative pieces from the die.
  8. Cut the die again in a contrasting coloured card stock
  9. If desired you can press the die cut into a watermark ink pad and heat emboss, I used a sparkle embossing powder here.
  10. Adhere your negative piece onto some card stock, I then decided to trim again as I did not like the red edge.
  11. Fix the negative pieces you saved for step 7 and fix them into place like a jigsaw puzzle. Then mount on to a card base, I finished up with some punched phto corners to add a little extra interest.
  12. I finished the inside of the card with a sentiment and added 2 pieces from the trimmings to match the card front.

Now what to do with the leftovers? Create another card of course!

For this one I re-cut the die using red fun foam, and then stuck the two together, this gives a subtle edge to the die cut, as well as raising up for some extra dimension. I used a confetti heart embossing folder on the white piece of card, and then mounted the die cut centrally. I finished off with some die cut hearts embossed in the same way as the first card.

  • First, cut black cardstock to 11" x 4.5"
  • Cut red cardstock to 5.5" x 4"
  • Take red cardstock and die cut heart, then emboss with the Crafts Too Hearts Embossing Folder
  • Die cut the word 'love" from white cardstock
  • Assemble and use silver thread, placing the word 'love' on top of the thread with foam pads