Sunday, February 11, 2018

February Twofer-Hearts

I had so much fun last month so I decided to join in on the Twofer Card Challenge #2 for February using hearts in two different kinds of cards.


The hearts I used on my cards are from the Gina K. Designs Small Double Stitched Circle die. With that set is a nice fun open heart design which when die cut leaves an open heart and a solid heart.


Using these hearts I made a golden anniversary card. I used a sentiment from Tonic Studios which was cut from gold glitter paper from Stampin' Up! I also used ivory card stock for the base and the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossed panel. On the Swiss Dots panel I added my glittery sentiment and the open part of the hearts and made them to look like two heart rings joined together. I framed the panel then with a My Favorite Things Die-Namic Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame using the glitter paper as well.


The Thinking of You card also used those same heart dies but they were instead cut from scraps of pattern paper and card stock and made to look like butterflies. The Gina K. Designs Large Single Stitched oval die was cut from white card stock and then onto that surface was stamped the sentiment from Gina K. Designs. Next on that same oval panel I added the butterflies and used some gems to add the body to each. The antlers were hand drawn by me. This was all added to a black card stock base. And in each corner of the card I added a decorative die from Cheery Lynn Designs.


I am not really into a card making mood but I found it does help me keep my mind off my little grandson who is getting some better but still has some breathing issues. But I guess as long as he making progress that is a good thing. He is still in the NICU at this time. 

Thanks for your visits and also for all the good wishes and prayers for Jack. I so appreciate each of you. 

God bless,
Verna

34 comments:

Darnell said...

You done it again with stretching your product by using your heart in an unexpected way, Verna! Your Golden Anniversary card is everything a Golden Anniversary card should be! You got such an awesome clean cut on that intricate and glittery sediment die and I love the scalloped frame in gold with the embossed Swiss dot background and overlapping hearts!

And then, wallah! Butterflies made from hearts! How fun is that?! And PLAID butterflies, no less ~ my favorite kind! I love the oval panel and the pretty corners on the black card base! Excellent Twofers!!

I'm keeping Jack in my prayers. I'm sorry to hear that he hasn't been released yet. Thank you for keeping us posted on his progress. I can imagine how heavy your heart is with worry and I'm sure it helps to know that he has a lot of people pulling for him! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #2!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda in IN said...

Thanks for the update on Jack and I'm glad to hear he is doing better. He is right where he needs to be for now and he is in my prayers. Your cards are so unique. I love the anniversary card, it is so beautiful. How cute are those butterflies in plaid! Great use of your dies.

MaryH said...

Oh I like these heart cards! Once again, you've thought 'out of the box' with the heart butterflies! Both of these 'heart' cards are delightful, and while #1 is just elegant in the gold glitz, I am loving the plaid centers of the yellow heart butterflies. I like the way you've done the corners. Hope the weekend saw that little Jack is strengthened with his breathing and improving hour by hour. Big hugs, and TFS.

Joyce Erb said...

So gorgeous! Both are great and the gold one is so striking and elegant

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards.xxx

Kara Lynne said...

First off, I am so sorry to hear about your grandson. I will pray for Jack and your family. Your cards are spectacular! You really demonstrate the spirit of the twofer! They are both so different and clever. I love the glittery gold paired with the Swiss dots and your heart butterflies are adorable! Thanks for joining in on the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

Anita in France said...

Great job, Verna ... you've taken the Twofer philosophy to heart!! Your anniversary card is deliciously texture-y, shimmery and wonderfully rich ... and those tiny pp butterflies are a delight ... such a clever idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! I'm so sorry to read about your grandson, Jack ... I will keep him and your family in my prayers! Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

You rocked at this twofer challenge - congrats on your win to BTW. I love that you are using an image in such a creative manner!

Judy Woodland said...

Thinking about you tonight, and your little grandson. All will be well, I hope you can find some peace. I LOVE both your cards, and that butterfly one is so stinkin' creative. Absolutely adorable!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh what perfectly pretty cards you have created! The Anniversary one in all of its Golden Splendor and the Thinking Of You card--my favorite! How clever to make those BEAUTIFUL butterflies from the heart dies! They look AMAZING! Love that!

Heidi Stamps said...

Love your little heart butterflies. Very sweet.
Sending prayers for your grandson in the NICU. I am sure he is getting fantastic care.

Brenda said...

Vern, these cards are so beautiful and fabulous! I love the elegant look of the Anniversary card and those entwined looking hearts. But it is your other card that has me looking very hard at it. I love how you made those hearts (both parts) make a butterfly! How clever of you! I will have to remember this idea and see if I have some hearts like that. Hugs, Brenda

Donna Ellis said...

These are lovely, Verna!

laurie said...

Oh I hope he gets better soon!

Your cards are awesome.Have a great Valentines Day!

Dortesjs said...

beautiful cards ;O))

Carol L said...

WOW! I'm impressed with the visions you have for using your supplies to make amazing twofer cards! Using hearts to make butterflies is something I'd never have imagined, but what a fabulous pair of cards! So sorry Jack hasn't come home yet, but hopefully he's improving and soon your worries will be over. Sending prayers and warm hugs for that precious little boy :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, Verna, I just got done yesterday making my twofer and I made a butterfly, too! Haven't photographed yet. Fun challenge! I love your darling plaid butterflies. So sweet! And your golden anniversary is gorgeous. Beautiful sentiment die! I know how your little Jack is on your mind. Will keep praying for progress.

Diane said...

Well how cool are these, I knew you would come up with another super neat creative idea!! Both are fabulous! I am sure with all the well wishes and prayers that your baby grandson will be home before you know it, he sure is a little sweetie!!

Gerrina said...

Wow that is so clever to use the hearts in a totally different way! Great cards!

Laurie Unger said...

OH, my goodness. You are so creative an clever in your design!

Beverly S. said...

Good job, Verna! You are so creative coming up with two distinctly different and lovely cards! :)

Beverly S. said...

Also, I wanted you to know I am thinking of your little grandson....here's hoping he gets to go home soon. When he does you have MY permission to spoil him. ;)

KandA said...

Two wonderful cards and I love the way you used the hearts to make butterflies xx

Ne-Ja said...

So clever idea to use hearts as butterflies wing. Both cards are fabulous :)

JD/ Jill said...

Saying prayers for your little grandson! Your cards are so very nicely done. Your Anniversary card is so Elegant and butterfly card so cute!

Lisa said...

Love both of these! Those heart butterfly wings! What a fantastic idea! Love them!

Susanne Vargas said...

Two fabulous cards, Verna! The glittery gold and white one is perfect for a golden anniversary card and looks so festive! The butterflies you created from the heart dies are so sweet on the stitched oval and the corner die cuts finish the card off, beautifully!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!
I will say a prayer for little Jack and am confident he will be fine!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So clever, Verna! And so creative! Never would have realized you used the same die!

Dandi93 said...

Fabulous way to use the heart dies in two different ways.... Your first card is stunning and I love how you used the hearts for the butterflies on the second. Nicely done my dear. Sending hugs and prayers for Jack

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling butterflies! I love how you created the out of hearts! So sweet and creative.

Cheryl W. said...

Your cards are wonderful! I love the little heart butterflies. I hope your grandson continues to improve and will soon be able to leave the NICU.

Greta said...

Congrats on the win last month! The anniversary card is gorgeous & how clever to make butterflies out of hearts! Glad Jack is improving, but can only imagine how stressful this time is for everyone.

foleysfriend said...

I love the traditional use of the hearts with the anniversary card. However, the butterflies you created - pure genius! Great job!

sue

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Wow! How you managed to make 2 incredibly different and awesome cards with the small heart die is inspirational! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment on my blog and I hope your grandson is much better now. Hugs Gwendolyn

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