Be sure to grab the free chained hearts Silhouette Studio file at the bottom of the post!
I was inspired by these two cards when I made the design for the front:
|via My Paper Secret|
I used scrapbook paper that I had leftover from the Valentine's Day cards I made last year (although I think a solid color may look better for the chained hearts) and red construction paper (doing it the old-school way with the construction paper).
I created the chained hearts cut-file (which is a free download below) in Silhouette Studio and was able to use both the negative and positive of the cutout on the card. Once the chained hearts were cut out, I glued the heart shapes together (in stacks of five - I cut a few extra from trial and error), and then glued them on the bottom of the card to give a 3D effect.
That super cute cork arrow is from way back last year when I was participating in blog wars. Two of the sponsors were American Crafts and Crate Paper who supplied the participants with a ton of scrapbooking items (check out the loot here). One of the things they sent were raised cork stickers of arrows and chevrons. I used one of the arrows on this card and glued a red heart over it.
Ready for the POP UP part?! I used this free cut-file from Under a Cherry Tree to create the inside!
The file is created so that the Silhouette knows when to perforate the cut so that you can pop out the paper without it being cut all of the way through. There is even the cut design to make the heart O contrasting (or complimentary).
Isn't that so cool?! I love that the file is a free download and am so thankful for bloggers who take the time to share their creations.
Chained Hearts - here
Pop up LOVE - here
Fools For Love font - here *not sure if you need this font to use the cut file
If you are able to use the chained hearts file in a project for this Valentine's Day, I would love to see it! Leave a link in the comments section to your project!