Friday, April 4, 2014

5 min card | quite the pear

While I can appreciate a heavily decorate card, there is always a place in my heart for a super simple, modern in design card. I love that the sentiment takes center stage. Today I wanted to share with you a simple idea that comes together with some whimsical fabric and Studio Calico metal dies. This stamp and die set was from a couple month's ago and is currently sold out. But this month there is a very similar set in the Bluegrass Farm Card kit along with a matching die (which p.s. I just added to my cart because with all the amazingness at reveal I forgot it. YIKES!). 

First get all your supplies ready. For this card I decided to use my die with some fun fabric! I have a soft spot in my heart for this bird fabric, in my opinion it's perfect for ANY project apparently because you will see it on MANY many MANY of mine!

I have a big shot that I use with my metal dies and I am still learning how to use this bad boy, but when I cut fabric, I use a couple pieces of cardstock under my fabric to help shim it a tiny bit and give it a nice solid cut. If that doesn't work for you, just keep trying different things until you find what works!

I love the immediate gratification you get from using these dies! So much fun, and very easy. It is also super simple to go ahead and cut out a dozen pears while you are at it and have some on hand!

Now this is one of the things I really love about these dies, you can EASILY place them where you would like and create a negative image as well.  So here I made a card base using solar white cardstock.  I laid it on my big shot and placed the die where I want the fabric pear to peek through. I know I am going to stamp a sentiment below this, so I am making sure to leave enough room at the bottom there to do that. 

This is the first time I have made a card like this so at this point, when I saw that my vision as going to work .. I got really excited. Do you do that to? I love how SIMPLE this card is, but special at the same time. The little peek-a-boo window helps to take it to the next level! 

Use a little adhesive of your choice on the back. Make sure to add a little to the "leaf" part as that is the most likely to get caught on the cardstock during opening and closing. 

This stamp set from the Antiquary card kit had the cutest little sentiments on it, I loved this one that says "quite the pear". I used my stazOn jet black ink pad and arcylic block and centered it below the pear. 

At the last minute I decided to add a little pink heart to really bring attention to the "pear" of love birds there. This would be perfect for an anniversary card, a card for your significant other, or even a casual wedding card! 

I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!



  1. This is the cutest card, Shanna!!

  2. What a fun tutorial. I'm thinking about buying a big shot because I have no method currently to use my die you like it?

    1. Tori, I love it. I honestly didn't think I needed one for the LONGEST time and just used my cameo (I mean hello, it can do it all!) but I really love it. I love that you can just do a super quick project like this and i don't need to involved the computer (don't get me wrong I LOVE my cameo) but these have their place to. If you have the space I highly recommend one.

  3. Hi from France, I love this cards and thanks for tutoriel.


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