Saturday, January 20, 2018

You're Fintastic!

The Cards for Little Hearts Card Drive for Heart Month (February) is going on now. I created this card to send in to that. If you are interested in donating, please feel free to visit their guidelines page at their website!

I got my inspiration for the card from this one that I found through Pinterest. I liked the general layout and the punch art. One of the requirements for cards for the Cards for Little Hearts card drive this time around is that they have at least one heart on them. So I used a heart punch & dies to create my fish and the accent hearts.

I used a heart punch from Marvy Uchida for the bodies of my fish. I used one of the Little B "Hearts" dies for the tails & the 2 accent hearts. I punched/die cut my hearts out of patterned paper (Recollections "Paddywack" 6x6" paper pad), and adhered them to white cardstock. I fussy cut around all the hearts, leaving a tiny white border. This was especially important on the ones for the fish, to keep them from visually blending together.

After I glued the hearts together for my fish, I adhered them to a panel of pale grey cardstock that I had cut to 6.75x4.75". I also added the patterned accent hearts to the lower corners of the panel. I die cut a tiny heart from pink felt, using one of the dies from Essentials by Ellen "All Inside," and glued it between the fish.

I chose a greeting from Lawn Fawn's "Fintastic Friends" stamp set that is both encouraging and goes well with my fish theme. I stamped that in Lawn Fawn Guava ink. I also stamped a few bubbles from the same set with Guava, just to reinforce the idea that these are fish. After I added googly eyes to the fish, I adhered my panel to a white A7 card base.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: "Add a Sentiment"
Through the Craft Room Door: "Anything Goes"
Dies R Us Challenge #89: "Kids Kards"
613 Avenue Create: "Anything Goes" (not playing the optional twist)


  1. Aren't you clever! This is adorable! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Kids Kards’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Fintastic card, Andrea :) Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  3. How clever is this card? Love the use of heart shapes for fish. Wonderful. Thank you very much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Add a Sentiment Challenge. Gayatri xx

  4. Oh how inventive, I would never have thought of that!
    Thanks for stopping by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx


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