Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bit By The Love Bug

I have another little set of valentines to share with you today. I've never made this little bug from Create a Critter, but I'm so glad I did. I thought it had several layers, but it only has four including the little heart. I used another cut from the Elegant Edges cartridge for the shaped card base. I added twine to the heart cut, which I show how below.
The *Love Bug* sentiment is perfect for this card and is from the
*Build a Valentine* set by My Craft Spot. I've used this set a lot!
I cut the card base from the Elegant Edges cartridge at 3.75" and
the little bug is from the Create a Critter cartridge cut at 2.75" I did
use my Gypsy to *hide* the bug face, so I could stamp a cute
little Peachy Keen face with some personality. :)
I used stone colored twine for the heart. 
The first thing I did was add red tacky tape to the back of the heart.
Be sure to leave the adhesive backing in place.
The next step is to turn the card over, start in the bottom corner
of the heart with your twine, following the heart shape, around
and around you'll go until you end up in the center of the heart.
Snip the twine as close to the heart as you can and push the end
of twine into the red tape. I used my pencil to help guild the twine
around the heart and then to tuck the end into the tape. Super easy!
Here is what it will look like when you are done.
It won't take long at all. I will be making cards with twine
shapes in the future! I might recommend stamping your sentiment first.
Here I used maraschino colored twine. I also added some
glossy accents for the heart. A little chalk for the checks
and she's good to go.
Have a great day!


  1. Super cute! Love the little twine heart. TFS!

  2. Aww, these are super sweet Valentines!!! I just love your twine hearts..

    Scrappy Hugs,
    Amanda :0)

  3. Super cute! I need to get the Elegant Edges Cartridge!!

  4. Ally, these are just a cute as they can be!! Very clever use of the twine!
    Cindy Porter

  5. These are gorgeous Ally.The twine heart is inspired!You have been so busy with these sets and your projects are fabulous.
    Jayne x

  6. So Adorable! I love how you made the hearts! I have never done that before, but have to try. So cute!

  7. So adorable!!!
    Sherrie K

  8. Super Cute!New Follower!So happy that I am.:)