More Than Chocolate at Paper Crafting World

Today I’m showcasing the card I made for my design team project at Paper Crafting World.  Though Valentine’s Day has passed, I wanted to share one more card with you.  I used the Bears Sweetheart Cut File with Printables to make my card. 

I wanted to use all the goodies provided in this cut file, but I didn’t have enough card!  So I decided I would make a tri-fold card and do a triple-play!  The base is cut from 12″ x 12″ Real Red card stock and scored at 4″ and 8″.  I cut just a bit from the panel folding to the inside so the card closes without buckling.  Here’s the front:

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I cut this standing bear from Stampin’ Up and Bazzill scraps.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, when I’m working in my Silhouette Design Screen I carefully place all the pieces exactly as I want them.  Once I’m satisfied, I copy it all and weld it to make a solid base.  Then I’m able to place the pieces without trial and error…especially with adhesive on the back.  I sponged all the pieces with coordinating ink.  His ears and muzzle were chalked as the are area around the eyes.  A little Uni-Ball White Gel Pen for his eyes and nose.

Before attaching the bear, I embossed the front with the Happy Heart embossing folder.  I also sprayed it with Shimmer Spritz

I used the candy box for the middle panel:

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I printed the sentiment in brown using Always Forever font.  I sized the candy box to fit and, again using scraps, I cut the various pieces.  As you can see, I used various shades of brown so the individual pieces would stand out.  I’m a milk chocolate gal; what about you?  Unlike the bear, I didn’t cut a solid base as I wanted to play around with the pieces to get an arrangement I liked.   After I attached all the pieces, I coated the tops with Glossy Accents

And the inside:

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Here I placed the balance of the sentiment in the same color and font.  I used another cut file from the set, but converted it to print only.  I printed his paws a second time and cut them to give just a bit of dimension. 

One final touch was to add heart-shaped rhinestones to the front.  I am so NOT good at placing embellishments, it took me almost as long to get them the way I wanted them as I did to make the rest of the card.

Here’s a picture of the tri-fold, open:

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If you want to see what the other design team members have created using Paper Crafting World files, just click here.  I’ll see you soon with another project!  In the meantime, here’s a tidbit of information:  Fifty-eight million pounds of chocolate are sold during Valentine’s Week.

 

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  1. Lovely!! I love the inside sentiment. I love chocolate, too, so that would be a tough choice for me! ☺

  2. Denise Sayers says:

    I love the eyes on the bear. I too struggle with embellishments like that and in the end usually don’t use them, but yours are just the right accent to the card. Maybe I will force myself to try some.

  3. Lynn McAuley says:

    What an awesome tri-fold Valentine, Kim! That face just steals my heart and the chocolate inside is a delightful surprise!!

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