This card was originally published in the Stamper’s Sampler magazine, but you can find improved instructions online at paperlaces.com. The instructions included in the print publication were incomplete. Check out the page that explains how to make paper lace with vellum for the complete instructions on how to make this Valentine.
Scalloped edges create visual interest when used in any paper crafts project, from scrapbook layouts to handmade cards. Pictured above: A scalloped heart shape that I made to use in one of my scrapbook pages. Here’s a picture of how the layout turned out:
The technique I used for creating the heart shape is simple and low-tech. You don’t need a die-cutter or anything fancy to do this. I used scalloped scissors, pretty patterned paper, and a little bit of creativity. Click here for complete instructions.
Beaded Heart Shape
Here’s one more close-up picture of my scrapbook page:
One of the details I’m most proud of is this beaded heart shape, which I used as a three-dimensional photo frame around one of my pictures. Love this idea! The beaded heart design also makes a fantastic applique if you’d like to dress up a purse or hat.
Scalloped Hearts and Other Related Resources
So maybe you’d like to make a few cards, but you need a bit of inspiration. Perhaps this free card sketch is just what you need to kickstart some ideas. I used the sketch to create the cards you see pictured (and many others that aren’t pictured.) This is my favorite go-to layout for card making. I use it over, and over, and over again.
The focal point of the card sketch is a heart design, but the truth is, you can put any interesting motif in that spot — a flower, star, tree, or butterfly would work equally well.
Learn how to make this pretty heart card for Valentine’s Day. This handmade card was stamped using an “I love you” sentiment stamp, which also makes it appropriate for anniversaries or any occasion.
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