There are two things I love…pies and valentines! How about you? Spellbinders has an entire line of dies dedicated to all things pies. Today I’m showing you how to use some of them to create a yummy looking valentine using premium card stocks from CutCardStock. As always, the right paper and card stocks take a project from good to great and I think you will agree that this card benefits greatly from rich, quality card stock.
I began by cutting out the pie and accessory pieces. Find the details below:
PIE DIE CUT
Spellbinders Die – #S3-443 Serve a Slice
Pie Filling: Pop Tone Hot Fudge
Pie Topping: Stardream Metallic Bronze
Pie Crust: Glama Brown Kraft
Whipped Cream: Classic Crest Natural White
Spellbinders Dies – S3-444 Dish It Up (Plate & Utensils)
Spellbinders Dies – S3-442 Delicious Decorations (Hearts)
Fork: Bright Foil Silver Cardstock
Plate: Classic Crest Natural White
Hearts: Stardream Metallic Jupiter
I assembled the pie piece. To make the crust look baked, I edged it with Ranger Distress Tea Die Ink. I also cut off the bottoms of the heart to make them appear to be inserted into the pie and whipped cream.
Here’s a close up of the pie on the card. I love how the Stardream Metallic Bronze topping makes this pie look even more decadent and real. Yum!
I created the lacy borders on this card using Spellbinders Die DOM-JUN22 – Stylized Border Trio. This turned out beautifully using Stardream Mettalic Jupiter for the lace border and Pop Tones Bubble Gum for the background.
For the main panel, I chose a printed paper with flowers in the corner and used it as part of the embellishment. One lace border is not long enough to reach across the 5 1/4″ panel so I cut the second border and layered it on a full border to span the panel. It is pretty hard for the eye to pick up that the border is pieced. If you look closely, you’ll see it toward the left side of the bottom border. The remaining border fit perfectly on the top and lined up nicely with the flower embellishment. If you don’t have a similar patterned paper, you could make additional flowers to place there or add a sticker. I also used the Spellbinders STP-105 – Perfect Pie Sentiments and Fillings stamp set to heat emboss the phrase, “I have Pies for You.” I used a scrap piece of Curious Metallic Cryogen White for the sentiment strip.
Once assembled, I glued the panel to a stitched A2 Stardream Metallic Jupiter background. I glued that to a side-fold A2 card base made from Basis Red cardstock. I added a red pearl heart to the sentiment and three red glitter enamel dots to finish this card. I really love how it turned out. This is going to my own sweetheart so shhhhh! Don’t tell him!
Combining high quality card stocks with your dies will always give you the results you are looking for. Don’t forget to shop all the gorgeous card stocks available at the store to make your projects have a professional appearance. Have a great day!