Monday, January 23, 2023

HMFMC #382 Frame It



Anything Goes

Option - Frame It

Hosted by our Talented Teamie April

 I love this challenge because I typically frame many of my images so this was easy!  I would love to have a good stash of Valentines for my friends!

I cut my pretty heart card with my Silhouette. 

To get nice clean cuts with my Silhouette I used Michaels
Recollection linen texture cardstock(65 lb-that's my favorite for
Silhouette pieces.  Bazzil, SU! or other cardstock is my normal 
choice for card bases but this cut was too intricate for heavy cardstock).  That means it's not heavy enough to be a strong card base either. I cut 4 hearts and glued them into 2 sets so I had the extra strength.  I glued the tops of the two sets together after scoring a line on the back piece to get an easy fold. I cut the other hearts out with my machine to finish the card.  I played around with adding a little tag with twine but in the end...I always go with the CAS look!

inside has a sentiment from a PB set Magical Friendship.

It's been a long time since I have joined in a challenge. It's been fun to see all the inspiration on all the blogs. 
I'm going to join in the following challenges:  These can all be found on Paper Playful

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  1. Beautiful card lovely image so beautifully coloured gorgeous layout too x

  2. This is such a striking card! I love the beautiful heart frame. Have a great week! xx

  3. Beautiful shaped card!
    And a great image!

  4. Sue: Thanks for sharing your lovely Valentine's card with Heart's Quest theme of heart/love plus parent or child Valentines!! This is a keepsake to treasure and bring back out every February! --Becca/HQCB owner

  5. I saw your lovely card at the Creative Creases challenge and had to check it out! It’s lovely! Thanks for sharing the file name and the tips about what paper works best. I use my Silhouette for most of my cards and love seeing new ideas!

  6. Sue, this is a beautifully created, darling card. It is sure to be treasured by your friend. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous card Sue!! I need to plug my Silhouette in!! I just wish you lived next door as I think I have forgotten how to use it!! The whole design of this is stunning!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! :-)

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  8. That's what I call love -- two on a single conversation heart! Adorable! What a pretty frame. It has an interesting effect when open, too. Love that!

  9. Hi there again Sue. I haven't changed my opinion, still think as above. I admire your precision, and love the bold colour. Thanks for sharing your creature with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

  10. What a beautiful card featuring those cute little mice! I have a dozen of the House Mouse stamps... very cute indeed.


  11. I love those mice. Great way to put them in the center of everyone's heart. So glad you joined our challenge at Die Cut Divas.

  12. Awww . . . this is so sweet!!! House Mouse images are always adorable and this one is not exception! LOVE the heart frame that also acts as the card base; it makes CAS look extra special! Thanks for playing with Cut It Up Challenge.

  13. What a wonderful Valentine's card! I really love the House Mouse stamp you used here and the card base is amazing. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Debbie DT
    Secrets To Stamping

  14. I don't know what happened to the comment I was posting so this could be a duplicate! Your creation is awesome. The heart frame is so unique and the house mice love being housed inside it! Thank you for sharing at Creative Creases.
    Karen, DT

  15. We are delighted you chose to share your creation with us at Cut It Up!
    Please do come back again!
    All the best, Jackie DT xxx

  16. So very cute. Thank you for joining us for our CAS challenge at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  17. So cute and the heart frame is perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

    Helen x

  18. Fabulous heart die! And doesn't love a House Mouse image? Thank you for joining our Cut It Up Anything Goes challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

  19. Ooo, love the Silhouette heart card, Sue!! Thanks for the tip about cardstock and layering the cuts! So glad you shared at Die Cut Divas!! Linda Diva DT

  20. A gorgeous card Sue, love the pretty heart frame
    Lorraine x

  21. Sue, such an adorable Valentine. Love the heart and the sweet image is perfect. I'm also trying to get enough Valentines made for the little ones in our family.


  22. A beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in my IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  23. adorable card, love those little mice!

    thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin.


  24. Loving all the detail along the edge of your heart card. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

    sue n.

  25. Oh my these little mice are sweet. Perfect for Valentine's day and Creative Creases Challenges. Thank you for joining in the challenge!

  26. Adorable valentine. Thanks for showing the inside and how you turned your cut into a folded card. Looks fabulous.


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