Best of Brides & Babies—Bird-versary Gate-Fold Hearts


Hi Stamping Friends!

This is the final card from my May Best of 25 Years Club projects featuring the Best of Brides & Babies set.  Be sure to check out the other two Brides & Babies cards: Sparkling Bride & Groom and Let The Cute Begin.


I decided to try another Interlocking Hearts card with the cute love birds and the Comfort Café Designer Series Paper.  This image is the one exclusive, new stamp design in this "best of…" set.  So cute!  I thought the heart theme, done in a non-traditional, "woodsy" way would be perfect for this bird anniversary card, or as I like to call it, bird-versary!

Birdversary 2

Interlocking cards are so surprising and fun for the recipient!  This gate-fold card has a large heart adhered on one front panel and the smaller inside heart adhere on the other.  You can see complete details on how to create this card at this post: Twitterpated Gate-Fold Hearts.

I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Midnight Muse, scored with the Simply Scored tool along the 11" side at the 2-3/4" and 8-1/8” marks.  Then I adhered two different 2-1/2”
x 4” pieces of Comfort Café DSP to the front gate panels.

Birdversary 4

Using the Hearts Collection Framelits, I die-cut the Soft Suede heart by
nesting the two sizes of hearts on one pass through the Big Shot.  I used the third largest and fifth largest
hearts and embossed it with the Woodgrain Folder.

I stamped the birdies image in Midnight Muse onto Very Vanilla and die-cut that with the fifth largest heart.  The image is colored with a Blender Pen and Classic Ink Pads in Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, and Cajun Craze.  I added a Cajun Craze heart between the birds using the Owl Punch.

I adhered the left side of the outer Soft Suede heart to the left panel, and adhere the right side of the inside Vanilla heart
to the right panel, so that they interlock when closed.  To keep the gate closed, I die-cut with the smallest Heart Framelit in Cajun Craze and adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.  TIP: It should overlap the large heart just
slightly to keep it closed, but allow it to open easily.

It's a complicated looking card that is surprisingly easy to put together.  Try it with any nesting framelit set!

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