A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Swirly Valentine

Paper Players want a Valentine this week.

A friend wants to buy some Valentine cards from me and I don't have that many Valentine products so borrowed some from my dear friend, Loll Thompson.  One of her dies was the beautiful swirly heart that I used here:

I kept it very simple as the die is so beautiful and should stand in its own right.   I die cut it out of dark red cs, glued it onto white, added a sentiment, trimmed the panel with a stitched rectangle die, and popped it up with fun foam.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps - PTI sentiment
Ink - Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Paper - white and dark red cs
Size - A2
Accessories - heart die, Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die, fun foam


  1. CAS perfection! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!

  2. Aren't crafty friends the best? Your card is CAS perfection! Love that swirly heart! SO happy you made my challenge shine at The Paper Players! XX

  3. So elegant and perfectly CAS x

  4. A gorgeous CAS Valentine with such an elegant heart die! Perfect for our challenge over at The Paper Players this week - thanks for playing along!

  5. Susan, this is CAS Valentine perfection! Love it! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  6. I love how clean and crisp this is. That die is just gorgeous, Susan and love that you let it stand alone in bold red on white. Beautiful!

  7. A beautiful die and a classy Valentine!

  8. This is a graceful and delicate heart die, and looks just stunning with all the white. The stitched edge adds a nice detail as well. Lucky you to have Miss L close enough to share supplies & fun! TFS

  9. This intricate cut heart is so pretty and I like that you kept it the star. So perfect in deep red that pops off that white background. I bet your friend is going to love all the Valentine's Day cards you've made for her. xx


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