Design Team Valentine’s Day Quick Card Making Tutorials

Storyteller by Emily

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What you Need

Dovecraft A4 Kraft Card, Flamingo Clear Stamp, Happy Ever After Clear Sentiment Stamp, Washi Tape

First Edition  Storyteller 12x12 Paper Pad, Storyteller 6x6 Paper Pad

How to Make

1.  To create your A6 card blank, cut a Dovecraft A4 sheet of Kraft Card down to 14.8cm x 21cm and fold it in half.

2.  Cut a rectangle from a patterned sheet within your First Edition Storyteller 12x12 Paper Pad. Adhere with Dovecraft Perma Fix to your card blank.

3.  Cut out two strips of Dovecraft Washi Tape and stick it to the top and bottom of your card.

4.  Next, cut three alternating strips of paper from your First Edition Storyteller 6x6 paper pad. Ensure that each strip is a different size to add interest. Stick these down vertically, on to your card blank.

5.  Cut a floral, mandala pattern in your 12x12 Storyteller paper pad and adhere this with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape, to the centre of your card design.

6.  Stamp your Dovecraft Flamingo clear stamp twice, on to a sheet of pink storyteller paper and cut it out. Adhere both of the flamingos with glue, toward the left hand side of your design. Use a fine liner to draw a few lines by the flamingos’ feet to create the look of water.

7.  Stamp the Dovecraft Happy Ever After sentiment stamp on to the same pink paper used for the flamingos. Cut out and layer this onto a larger, complementing Storyteller paper design. Glue this to the right hand side of your card, next to the flamingos.

Floral Muse by Victoria

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What you Need

Dovecraft 6x6 Card Blank, Floral Muse 6x6 Paper Pack, Floral Muse Adhesive Pearls, Hearts Dies, Oval Frame Die, Flowers and Leaves dies, Butterfly Clear Stamps

First Edition Doily Dies, Scalloped Circle Dies, Alphabet Dies

How to Make

1.  Begin by die cutting the largest, First Edition Scalloped Circle die onto a Dovecraft 6x6 Card Blank, ensuring to cut it along the fold on your card.

2.  Use the largest Scalloped Circle die once more on your chosen Floral Muse 6x6 paper design. Glue this to your die cut card blank.

3.  Take the second largest Scalloped Circle die and die cut it on to a complementing Floral Muse 6x6 paper design. Adhere this to the centre of your card blank.

4.  Die cut your doily die on to a contrasting Floral Muse paper design and layer on to your card, with glue.

5.  Take the Dovecraft Oval Frame die and die cut it twice on to two different, complementing sheets of Floral Muse paper. Take the oval shape from one die cut and place it in to your other oval frame die cut. Glue this to the right hand side of your card design.

6.  Next, die cut a large and small heart from your Dovecraft Dies Hearts set on to the same paper design used for the oval frame. Using the same paper, die cut the ‘U’ die from the First Edition Alphabet Dies set. Layer the two hearts together and glue this to the top of the oval frame and the ‘U’ die cut underneath this.

7.  Pick a selection of Coordinating Floral Muse papers and die cut your Dovecraft Flowers and Leaves several times. Glue your die cuts to the left hand side of your card, adding Floral Muse pearls to the centre of each flower.

8.  Stamp the two, Floral Muse Clear Butterfly stamps on to a Floral Muse paper design, cut out, and adhere with glue either side of the oval frame.

Love Story by Angela

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What you Need

First Edition Love Story 6x6 Paper Pad, Scalloped Circle Dies

Dovecraft Kraft 6x6 Card Blank, Moon Clear Sentiment Stamp, Heart Dies, Twine, Floral Muse Adhesive Pearls,

Simply Creative Gems

How to Make

1.  Take your Dovecraft Kraft 6x6 Card Blank and carefully die cut the 2nd largest First Edition Scalloped Circle to the front. Secure the die with tape before die cutting to achieve the perfect position.

2.  Find the ‘xoxo’ paper within your First Edition Love Story 6x6 Paper Pad. Die cut the largest First Edition Scalloped Circle die to the centre to create a frame. Use Dovecraft Perma Fix tape to adhere to your card front, ensuring to leave a border around the aperture.

3.  Stamp the Dovecraft, ‘I love you to the moon and back’ clear sentiment stamp to the centre of a Love Story 6x6 wood effect paper. When dry, trim it down and adhere it with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape to the inside of your card. Ensure the sentiment is visible through the aperture.

4.  Cut a length of Dovecraft Twine, tie a knot either end and adhere it with glue, along the top of your card design.

5.  Cut out small flag shapes and phrases from the tag sheet in your Love Story paper pad. Use your fingers or a pen to curve each piece. Stick each piece down with 3D foam squares, along your length of twine.

6.  Die cut the large Dovecraft Heart die onto a dark pink sheet in your Love Story paper pad. Cut out a heart from the Love Story tag sheet and layer it to the middle of the heart with 3D foam pads. Glue your completed heart to the bottom left hand corner of your card.

7.  Use the smallest Dovecraft heart die and die cut it on to complementing sheets of Love Story paper. Glue one heart next to your sentiment stamp and overlap two together to your card front, on the bottom right hand corner.

8.  To finish, decorate your die cuts and your bunting with a mix of Simply Creative gems and Floral Muse adhesive pearls.

XOXO by Maxine

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You Will Need

Dovecraft XOXO 6x6 Paper Pack,  XOXO Dies, Glitter Stickers, Heart Pearls, A4 Acetate, 6x6 Card Blank

How to Make

1. Start by choosing 5, complementing  Dovecraft XOXO paper designs from the 6x6 pack. Glue one sheet to the centre of your Dovecraft 6x6 card blank. Cut three of the sheets down to your chosen size and layer each one together on to your card, at an angle, with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

2.Create the shaker element by cutting your last XOXO sheet down to 10.5cm x 10.5cm. Use the XOXO dies and die cut the sheet of paper as many times as you like. Ensure to save the die cuts.

3.Cut a 10.5cm x 10.5cm piece from an A4 sheet of Dovecraft acetate, and glue this to the back of the die cut sheet. Place the die cuts you saved, in the middle of your card design and carefully layer the die cut 10.5cm square sheet on top of the die cuts with 3D foam tape. Make sure your die cuts are secure in your shaker element.

4. Embellish your craft by adding a vertical line of XOXO heart pearls to the top right corner of the card and three XOXO glitter heart stickers along the bottom, on the right hand side. 

Sweet Dreams by Lyndsey

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What you Need

Simply Creative Sweet Dreams 6x6 paper pad, Clear Gems

Dovecraft Moon Clear Sentiment Stamp, Christmas Heart Tag Die, Berry Blush Gems, 6x6 Card Blank. A4 White Card Stock

How to Make

1.  Firstly, with the fold at the top of your Dovecraft 6x6 card blank, cut the width down to 12cm wide.

2.  Trim a piece of pink, Simply Creative Sweet Dreams 6x6 paper down to 11.5cm x 14.5cm. Adhere to your card blank with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

3.  Cut the moon paper design within your Sweet Dreams paper pad down to 10cm x 13cm, layer on to a larger piece of Dovecraft White card stock and stick down to the centre of your card design, with 3D foam pads.

4.  Take the same pink paper design used for your card and trim it down to 4cm x 11.5cm. Layer it on to a larger strip of Dovecraft White card. Adhere horizontally to your card design, towards the bottom, with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

5.  Use the Dovecraft Christmas Heart Tag Die Set, and die cut it on to two, complementing Sweet Dreams paper designs. Adhere one heart to the right hand side of the horizontal strip with 3D foam pads and slightly over lap the second heart die cut with 3D foam pads.

6.  Stamp your Dovecraft Moon Sentiment Clear Stamp on to a piece of Dovecraft White card. Once dry, cut each word out and stick down to your card design with 3D foam pads. Ensure to space out each word across your card.

7.  Finish by adhering a selection of Dovecraft Berry Blush gems and Simply Creative clear gems to your design.

Chalkboard by May

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What you Need

Dovecraft 5x7 Card Blank, A4 White Card,  Happy Ever After Clear Sentiment Stamp

First Edition Scalloped Circle Dies Set

Simply Creative Chalkboard 12x12 Paper Pad,  Alphabet and Number Black Chipboard Stickers

How to Make

1.  Begin by finding the hearts and crosses paper design in your Simply Creative Chalkboard 12x12 Paper Pad. Cut this sheet down to fit the front of your Dovecraft 5x7 Card Blank.

2.  Cut down a piece of Dovecraft White card down to 9cm x 13cm. Adhere to the centre of your vertical card design, with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

3.  Die cut the third largest First Edition Scalloped Circle die on to a complementing paper design in your Simply Creative Chalkboard 12x12 paper pad. Die cut the fourth largest Scalloped circle die on to a piece of white card.

4.  Stamp the Dovecraft ‘Happy Ever After’ clear sentiment stamp onto the white card die cut. Once dry, layer on to the larger scalloped circle die cut. Glue your layered die cuts to the centre of your card design, towards the top.

5.  Find the large heart pattern within your Chalkboard paper pad. Cut out a black and white heart and adhere with glue, next to each to other, underneath your scalloped circle die cuts.

6.  Cut a thin complementing strip of Chalkboard paper and glue this under the heart cut outs.

7. Finish by sticking the words, ‘Be’ and ‘My’ above your stamped sentiment using the Simply Creative  Alphabet and Number Black Chipboard Stickers

Hanging Pearl Heart Card  by Christine

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What you Need

Dovecraft 5x7 Kraft Card Blank, Heart Dies, Glitter A4 Card, Twine, Couture Du Jour Heart Pins, Alphabet Stamps, Polka Dot 5x7 Card Blank

First Edition 12x12 Textured Card Stock, Heart Dies

Simply Creative Silver Gems, Cream Pearls

How to Make

1.  Start by trimming the height of your Dovecraft 5x7 card blank down to 15.5cm.

2.  Cut down a Dovecraft Polka Dot 5x7 card blank down to 15cm x 12cm. Use the largest First Edition heart die in the set to create an aperture toward the top of your polka dot card.

3.  Use the same heart die to cut a heart out from a red sheet of Dovecraft Glitter card. Place this in the aperture on the polka dot card.

4.  Find a smaller heart die within the same First Edition Dies set and die cut it on to a piece of white card. Cover this die cut with Simply Creative Cream Pearls. Glue a length of Dovecraft Twine to the back of the pearl heart and hang it behind the aperture on your polka dot card, ensuring it’s secured with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

5.  Attach your polka dot card to the centre of your Dovecraft kraft card blank, with 3D foam tape. Before securing it, add a Dovecraft Couture du Jour Heart Stick Pin to your kraft card blank, ensuring it is visible in your aperture.

6.  Cut a small, fish tale banner from a sheet of pink First Edition Textured Card Stock. Stamp the words, ‘Be Mine’ using Dovecraft Alphabet Stamps, in the centre.

7.  Stick your banner toward the bottom of your card design, with 3D foam tape.

8.  Finish by tying a Dovecraft Twine bow and gluing it above your aperture. Add a Simply Creative silver gem to the centre of your bow and on your banner.

Country Garden By Manoli

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What you Need

Dovecraft 6x6 Card Blank, Made with Love Die

Simply Creative Country Garden 12x12 Paper Pad, Silver Gems

First Edition Sweets Dies, Textured Card Stock, A7 Flower and Bird Grid Rubber Stamp

How to Make

1.  Cut a sheet of navy First Edition Textured Card Stock down to fit your Dovecraft 6x6 Card Blank, ensuring the fold is at the top of the card.

2.  Find the bee paper design from the Simply Creative Country Garden 12x12 paper pad and cut it down to 14cm x 14cm. Add stitching detail to the top right hand corner and layer it to the centre of your card design, with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape.

3.  Lightly ink your First Edition A7 Flower and Bird Grid Rubber Stamp design with grey ink. Carefully stamp the design on top of the bee paper. Leave to dry.

4.  Cut a 11.5cm x 9.5cm rectangle from a complementing paper design within your Country Garden paper pad. Layer a smaller rectangle from the same navy card stock used for the card blank. Layer a coordinating Country Garden paper design to the centre of your rectangle paper designs.

5.  Cut out the detailed, floral patterned design from your Country Garden pad and layer this on to to your rectangle with Dovecraft Perma Fix Tape.

6.  Die cut the jar from the First Edition Sweets Die Set on to cream and pink First Edition Textured card stock. Fill the cream die cut with the pink die cut pieces. Adhere a small rectangle of navy card to your jar. Stick your die cut to the centre of floral design.

7.  Finish by die cutting the Dovecraft ‘Made with Love’ die onto First Edition cream card. Glue this on top of your jar die cut. Add Simply Creative gems to the centre of each flower and glue your finished topper to the bottom right hand side of your card.

Black Out by Michelle

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What you Need

Dovecraft 5x7 Card Blank, Silver Glitter Card

First Edition 12x12 Black Out Paper Pad, Textured Card Stock 12x12 Paper Pad, Alphabet DIes

How to Make

1.  Cut a piece of red card from the First Edition Textured Card Stock 12x12 paper down to fit the front of your vertical, Dovecraft 5x7 card blank, ensuring to leave a border.

2.  Layer a patterned sheet to the centre of your card design with Dovecraft Perma Fix tape. Cut a 11.5cm x 12cm piece of striped, Black Out paper and glue this to the centre of your card design. Next, cut a 11.5cm x 10cm piece of crackle designed paper within your Black Out paper pad and adhere this with glue, to the centre of the striped sheet.

3.  Cut out a large, red heart from the First Edition Textured Card Stock paper pad. Die cut the word ‘Me’ in the centre using the First Edition Alphabet Dies. Die cut the same letters on to black Textured Card Stock and Silver Glitter card.

4.  Cut both ‘M’ die cuts in half and piece in each piece to the ‘M’ aperture. Piece in the glitter ‘e’ in to the aperture. Secure the letters at the back with tape and adhere the heart, at an angle, to the centre of your card design with 3D foam pads.

5.  Die cut a ‘U’ out of silver glitter card and layer it to a complementing Black Out paper square. Stick it down to the top left hand corner with 3D foam pads.

6.  Die cut the word ‘complete’ on to red textured card stock with the First Edition Alphabet dies.  Adhere the word to the right of the ‘U’ die cut.

What a wonderful selection of card designs! We look forward to seeing your Valentine’s day crafts so don’t forget to upload them to the project gallery and to #trimcraft when uploading to social media

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