21 February, 2011

Heartfelt wishes from Kathy

Our hostess for the current Funky Fifteenth challenge is Jules, and it's no great surprise that she's said "Show Us Your Heart"!
Read her intro post HERE, and find out how to be in with a chance to win a Funky Hand prize.
As usual with the new look Get Funky! there's a lovely new, limited time only freebie for you to download, click HERE to get it.
You can use the freebie, or any other Funky Hand product you like to make your project - but a Funky Hand Product it must have if you want to qualify for this month's prize!

Now it's my turn (Kathy) to share my "Heartfelt Wishes"card:
This is a 14cm square card blank and the first job is to punch the holes on the lower edge.  I used a 2.5cm circle punch and marked about 1cm in from the two edges and punched those holes in then , because I was too lazy to measure, I just guessed at where the other two needed to be.
Fortunately, my heart punch makes hearts just a fraction smaller than the circle punch.  I could have used my Craft Robo to cut the holes and hearts as an alternative, or used a different shape for the apertures.
Next I chose my papers - as well as this month's Funky Freebie I needed some papers from the February Love set on Craft the Year Away, which are a perfect colour match for the freebie.

 It's easy to resize the papers in Funky Hand's Papercraft Factory - you just choose your paper, send it to the "Workspace", grab the corner and drag it in to the sort of size you want.  This way you can get A4 versions or just teeny weeny versions of all the designs.  I chose the 2 designs I wanted for the hearts, then used the rest of the space to add 2 more designs - a piece of the pale pink paper and a small version of the flowers design (my favourite;)) and then printed all four designs in one go. The screen shot shows how it looks halfway through selecting my papers
 (you can click on any of the photos for a larger version)
 *Punch 4 hearts from a scrap of card and four more from each of the two papers needed to cover them.
 *Adhere one set of paper hearts to the card ones and ink around the edges
* Cut lengths of thread at least 4cms longer at each end of the hearts, if you make the "tails" too short it's fiddly to attach them to the card..  For my cards I use a very fine silver thread, but to try and show more clearly how it works I've made one using some red thread
You need to glue or tape the thread right down the centre of the card side of each heart.  I tend to use a glue and tape combo for this - the tape keeps the thread in place in the middle while the glue allows me to get the thread exactly in the centre points of the top and bottom. 
*Now adhere the second set of paper hearts in place, covering the thread.  Ink the edges.

* Use tiny pieces of tape to hold the heart tightly in the centres of the punched circles, turn the thread as shown in the photo and stick the ends down with glue, trim off any excess.  This will stop the thread slipping through the tape and out of position.
*Use strips of the patterned paper to cover all the ends of thread and bits of tape.
To complete the inside of the card I used a strip of the pale pink paper which acts as a background for the little apertures.  I used a MS hearts border punch to make a decorative edge and used the tiny heart "waste" on the other side.

On the front I used:
Funky Freebie Hearts background, Pink panel is the same as inside the card
Flowers (printed in two sizes) cut from another of the February Love set (CYA)
Pink grosgrain ribbon threaded through slots and knotted.
Punched heart cut from deeper pink paper
Sentiments; "Heartfelt" is cut on my Craft Robo, "Birthday Wishes" is a home-made rub-on
Tiny pink gems to finish.

That's it all done and I hope you like it.
We love seeing your projects so please join in and make something Heartfelt and Funky this month - you have all the way to 14th March to join in.  There'll be lots more projects from the DT to see before then - a new one every couple of days, so do keep coming back!
Don't forget you MUST use something from Funky Hand on your project to qualify for the prize, and don't forget to download your freebie!
Thanks for visiting!


  1. Hi Kathy

    Your card is gorgeous.

    I love your hearts within the circles and how you have cut your flowers from your Funky paper!!!

    Lots of lovely inspiration.

    A beautiful card both inside and out!

    Love Jules xx

  2. this is just beautiful Kathy. I love everything about it. Especially the hearts and the decorating inside the card as well.
    Anice xx

  3. lovely card Kathy,especially the hanging hearts.
    Heather xx

  4. Lovely design Kathy,especially the hanging hearts. Thanks for sharing xx

  5. love those little spinny hearts kathy,so sweet hugs Lou xx


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