Today I wanted to set myself a little challenge using a minimal and quite muted colour palette and a couple of my favourite dies to create some Save the Date cards.


I am using the Bigz Heartfelt die by Tim Holtz and a set which I featured on this blog a couple of weeks ago namely the Hello Doily Thinlits set by Lori Whitlock.

Here is the Heartfelt die in all it's glory surrounded by the card I have chosen to give a gentle contemporary feel to proceedings. I am also using some thin marquetry wood which I attach to card before die cutting. You can get wood effect paper and card but there's nothing like the real thing.


This weeks cards are pretty straight forward so there are no step by steps instructions but I will explain any techniques as I go along. I planned all the cards before I started (makes a change!) and I created all the text on my PC before printing onto white card. It's a great way to make something truly personal and bespoke.


After printing off the text I cropped the card to size and used one of the lace border dies to crop the top and base before matting onto grey and pink card. Next, I added a rectangle of pink card in the centre before die cutting my heart and mounting with adhesive foam pads. I trimmed the name of the betrothed to size before mounting onto the heart.


After printing off the text I rounded off the top corners with a punch and cropped the base using one of the lace dies I die-cut the three tiny hearts and mounted them with foam pads before attaching an adhesive gem to the centre of each one. Once the hearts were mounted I wound a length of thin natural twine around the top finishing with a tiny bow.  Next, I cut a rectangle of grey card and rounded off the corners with a punch before cutting a strip of the pink card and trimming it into a banner and attaching to the grey rectangle. Finally, I mounted the white card using adhesive foam pads.


For this card I printed off the text and trimmed it to size before adding a strip of patterned card around the centre. I die-cut the doily from pink card and attached it over the strip before trimming away where it overhangs. Next, I die-cut the heart and attached the date before mounting it onto the doily and tying with the thin twine. Finally, all that's left to do is to matt the whole thing onto grey and pink card.


After printing off the text and trimming to size I took a rectangle of pink card and scrunched it into a ball before flattening out and I cropped the top and base using the lace border die which I then attached around the centre of the text card. I die-cut my heart and attached it in the centre using foam pads before wrapping with twine and securing with a suitable button. Finally, I matted the card onto rectangles of pink and grey.

When you are working with great dies and you have chosen a lovely  colour palette, the rest is easy!

Hope you enjoyed today's post? Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again next Wednesday