Welcome to this week’s Paper Players challenge.  Anne Marie’s Hearts and/or Stars Theme Challenge gives us endless possibilities to express our creativity!

Since Valentine’s Day is a week away, I chose to go with “hearts”, and lots of them I might add.  My card today is a standard A-2 Basic White card base with Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo die cut, scattered hearts.  Of course, I had to add the “bling” because everything looks better with a little sparkle, right?

I used the Lots of Heart Bundle’s dies and stamp set to complete this card and you can get all the details on the products at the end of this post.

I want to talk about a simple technique I tried with the border die on the bottom of my card.  It was fun and I love the way it turned out.

Supplies you will need:

  • Regular copy paper or light weight paper.
  • Your favorite die.
  • Adhesive Sheets.  I used Sizzix 6″ x 6″ Adhesive Sheets.
  • Thin strips of cardstock.

Here’s the “How To”:

  • Cut your copy paper to a 6″ width and attach the adhesive sheet to it.
  • Peel down the backing on the adhesive sheet about 1 1/2″ from the top and fold it over toward you.

  • Try to keep it straight as you peel it back.  It will be easier to keep your cardstock strips straight.  I use the grid on my craft table mat.
  • Attach your cardstock strips to the sticky side making sure they’re butted tight to each other.
  • Place your die on top of your new pattern and run it through your cutting machine.

  • Enjoy your new patterned cardstock die cut!
  • When finished, cover any extra “sticky” side of the adhesive sheet with the top you folded down and tuck the rest away for the next time you want to add a little something to a plain die cut image.

Check back tomorrow.  I will have a FREE PDF tutorial you can download and print.

So, pull out some of your colorful cardstock strips, add a little adhesive and your favorite die and create something unique to you!!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

I hope you enjoyed this post today and take a minute to click over to Anne Marie’s Theme Challenge at the Paper Players.  Click below to see more inspiration from our Design Team.

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