I just had to make a Valentine card with this sweet Jillibean Soup paper! It’s called dry sherry from the Cold Raspberry line. Doesn’t that just sound so yummy? I love the kraft and rich red color combination for a Valentine too.
I also had fun using my new Cricut Expression for the elements of this card. Did any of you get a Cricut Expression for Christmas? Have you taken it out of the box yet? If you were waiting for an easy project idea to get you started, go ahead, get it out, plug it in and let’s have some fun with our new Cricuts! There are some basic cuts in this card to warm you up to your Cricut; I’m already in love with it!
I started by cutting my card base at 5 ½” x 4 ¼” in Bazzil red card stock. The next layer is a piece of white card stock cut to 5 ¼” x 4”.
Using the Cricut, I cut the Jillibean Soup paper using the Accent Essentials Accent47 with the blackout feature. Load the paper, choose shift (Accnt47s), turn your dial to 5” and press Cut. Yes, it’s as easy as that!!
I then cut off the excess when placing the piece all the way to the left of my card. Flipping the off cut over, I adhered it to the right side of the same piece of Jillibean paper to create a solid backdrop for the hearts that I would be placing next.
I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges of the white card stock, and I adhered this layer to the red base. The Jillibean soup paper was adhered to the white card stock.
The flourished heart was cut next (Accnt20) at 2” from the white card stock.
The red hearts were cut at ½”, ¾” and 1” from the red card stock. Press Shift(Accent36s),dial size and cut. Repeat for each size.
I popped up the largest heart on foam adhesive tape.
Papers: Jillibean Soup Cold Raspberry dry sherry, Bazzil red, whisper white cs Stampin’ Up!
Cartridge: Accent Essentials
Accessories: Cricut, distress tool, foam adhesive tape