Close to My Heart

Flower Shaping #2

Flower Shaping From Video #2

Learn several techniques to create flowers that just pop off your projects!

https://youtu.be/LlxEylQwKq0

Happy Crafting

June Club Cards

I love this little side diamond fold for a card. It’s a good size for a gift card, and for a nice little message to cheer someone.

Stars & Sparklers paper

Pieces to decorate:
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (for diamond)
2 1/2 x 4 1/4 for the remainder of the front.

I am loving the versatility of the Stars & Sparklers paper pack.

Father’s Day Card with Stars & Sparklers

The main “trick” to creating this fold is after you have scored all the lines and made sure they are crisp folds, you fold the side 2 3/4 back onto the card, then fold it in half from the top. All that’s left is to gently push the point of the diamond towards the center of the card. Here is the video with the details.

Happy Crafting!

Craft with Heart Cards

Here are my versions of the Close to my Heart Craft with Heart Card Kits for May – Aug 2021. (Photos below)

If you need to see the assembly and shaping of the embellishments, there is a video

I added cuts from the Cricut Flower Market Cartridge, and the design file can be found here. If you don’t have the Image set Flower Market and want to purchase it, please use this link. (I will get a small credit for your purchase.)

Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
Card 4
Card 5
Card 6
Card 7
Card 8
Card 9
Card 10
Card 11
Card 12

Happy Crafting!

Flower Shaping

I went to a weekend crop for the first time last month. I was struggling with packing (it’s been so long since I’ve needed to pack and have moved twice. . . ) so I decided to take my box of scraps just as a jumping off point. As I was creating some cards, several ladies stopped by to say how nice they were, and inquired about the flowers I was creating.

Before I left for home I had conducted 2 lessons on flower shaping. This gave me the idea to start a new series of videos. I realized I have a lot of ways to shape flowers and they give different results depending upon how you do them. I will show how I shape images from punches, dies & cricut cuts.

The die I used in the flowers about can be found here.

https://craftingwithamanda.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=14149&ci=18860

I didn’t have this die at the crop, but I do now and absolutely love it.

https://craftingwithamanda.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=14958&ci=21111

Here’s the link to the video tutorial.

Happy Crafting!

Photo Pairing #6

Video Process

Happy Crafting!