Design Team Projects

Tic-Tac-Toe Valentine’s

We’ve got less than a month until Valentine’s Day and we are ready for the LOVE! Yup, this is Hannah, bringing you another card for Kat Scrappiness! I was snuggling my kiddo in bed one night, thinking about this card, and the next day I got to make it come true! How fun is that?!?!?! That is what I love about Kat Scrappiness, she’s got such a great and wide variety of products that I can make so many of my dream cards come true!

I started with what has now become my FAVORITE rectangular die ever! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies! I am using them all the time now! So I used the largest die out of the set and cut out a rectangle using Neenah Solar White Cardstock in an 80lb weight. I also cut out a second rectangle in order to do my measurements and notes and a third out of fun foam.

I started by finding the center of both the verticle and horizontal points. The smallest of the Double Stitched Hearts by Kat Scrappiness is roughly an inch square, so using a clear ruler I measured half an inch off of either side of the center lines. Because I needed space in between my hearts I measured a quarter of an inch on either side of those half inch lines. I know it sounds like a confusing mess, but take a look at my photo. Really, the important part was figuring out the center inch and making sure I could align the other 8 hearts around it.

I die cut three hearts out of that panel using that Double Stitched Hearts die. Because this is a shaker card! I also cut 6 more hearts out of a pack of Doodlebug paper. On the backside of my Neenah panel taped on acetate using Scor-Tape.

I went back to the fun foam panel, and die cut those same small hearts out using the scratch piece as a template, see the first photo. You can see how I cut out one heart but hadn’t cut the other two yet. Because fun foam can squish when it goes through a die cutting machine it squishes out and cuts a touch larger than you want, just a touch. For this reason, I almost always trim down the edges of my foam panels. I cut all four outside edges as well as the hearts.

Are you reading this right? Each heart shakes separately! Using more Scor-Tape, I adhered this fun foam panel to my Neenah panel, and using MORE Scor-Tape I adhered that to my card base which is made of Neenah Solar White Cardstock in 110lb weight. While I was taping it on I carefully snuck my sequins underneath the acetate hearts as I was removing the Scor-Tape cover. The Hearts O’Plenty sequin pack is the PERFECT sequin mix for this card!

Now that my card was almost completely built, I was able to add those hearts from the patterned cardstock. I popped them up from the panel using 3D Self-Adhesive Squares!

If you’re needing any of these items from the Kat Scrappiness store, or anything else, feel free to use HANNAH10 at checkout to save 10% off of your order!

Distressed Edge Rectangle Dies by Kat Scrappiness
Double Stitched Hearts by Kat Scrappiness
Hearts O’Plenty Sequin Pack by Kat Scrappiness
Doodlebug Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock in an 80lb and 110lb
Fun Foam
3D Self-Adhesive Squares

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