Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Be Mine" Pleated Heart Card

I have always wanted to try paper pleating around a shape. After spending quite a bit more time than I wanted to getting the paper to pleat around this heart shaped card I think I can check that goal off the bucket list and put it on the "things not to do again" list.

This is just a sweet over sized card to give to my Valentine.


Stamp: Be Mine from My Pink Stamper, "Love-alicious"
Cricut Cartridges: Create a Critter, Tags, Boxes & More
Paper: Stampin' UP!, Bo Bunny
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug: Floral Fantasy
Punches to make the lilypad flowers: Stampin' UP!
Brads and Bling from my stash
Ink: VersaMark

How I altered the Cricut Cuts:

Two frogs were cut at 3 1/2 inches from Create a Critter. On the second frog I removed the legs. I then made these the hands to hold the "Be Mine" heart.

I cut two of the lily pads (3 1/2 inches) and layered them, but slightly offset the underneath lily pad. Both pads were inked with VersaMark and the top one was embossed with the Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug folder.

The base of the card is the heart tag cut from Boxes, Tags and More on the mirror function.

The pleating was done by cutting 1 x 12 inch strips of paper and scoring at the 1/2 inch mark. I then folded it and adhered it with red line tape.

Thanks for looking,



  1. I love it. I am still waiting for my create a critter to arive.I am a new blogger so this month, I am doing give away an apron that, I made.You can enter at

  2. Very cute! love the the ruff around the heart that takes sometime and talent very nice creation thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. What a cute card! I'm sure it took some time, but it was worth it. TFS!


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