Sunday, February 8, 2015

"XO" Valentine's Day Card

Hello everyone.  Hope y'all are having a great weekend!  Yesterday Ruy and I went into Sao Paulo and met some friends for a day of fun and to see Whiskey!  He went nuts when he saw us and, as much as he missed Ruy, he missed me more.  LOL. He was pretty much in my arms for most of the morning!  Barbara loves him and Whiskey is really loving his new home.  Check out his smile below!

Today I am showing another Valentine's Day card. Seriously, you can make this card in under 15 minutes!  I love love love this background from MFT and the "XO" letters go perfectly with it.

Below was the first card I made.  I cut the "X" and the "O" from black cardstock but when I applied the Crystal Stickles, they turned it a nice green patina, which I kinda like.  Also, my friend Sue suggested I not put a flower on the top as it hides both hearts and to keep them red and white, not pink.  

I remade the card for this step by step and I changed the letters to white cardstock.  I also played around with the flowers.  At the very bottom is another example without any flowers.  Hope you guys like. 

How to make the card -

(1). Grab your die cut machine and cut the Hugs & Kisses background die from the 4.25" x 5.5" piece of white cardstock.   Cut the "X" and the "O" from the Round-A-Bout Alphabet set from the scrap piece of white cardstock.  Cut the largest heart die from the Heart Die Set - 2 from a red cardstock scrap and 2 from a black cardstock scrap.  

(2) Glue the XO background to the red card front. Then glue one red heart over a black heart but leave a small amount of the black cardstock showing.  This gives a bit of a shadow and will give some depth to the hearts.  

(3) Put some pop dots or foam tape on the back of the hearts and adhere them to the card front towards the lower right corner.  Then glue the "X" and the "O" on the hearts.  

(4)  Apply the Crystal Stickles on top of the "X" and the "O" to give it some sparkle.  Then glue the roses around the bottom of the hearts.  I use a liquid glue that will dry clear to adhere the roses. 

OR - leave the roses off!  

I hope you guys liked this step by step.  Let me know which card you loved the most.  Below is a list of the supplies I used.  Check back tomorrow for another Valentine's Day card! 

Hugs from Brasil -


The stuff I used to make the card -


Red Cardstock - 4.25" x 11" - scored at 5.5" and folded in half
White Cardstock - 4.25" x 5.5" and 4" x 5.25" (one piece each)
Scrap piece of black, red, and white cardstock
Red and white small paper roses (Prima, Recollections)
Die Cut Machine
Pop Dots 


  1. Michael, I totally love your card! The Die-namics background die is to die for!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CYCI Eva : )

    1. Thanks Eva. I LOVE this die. Thanks for inviting me!

    2. your designs are amazing, we are so grateful to have you join us! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Roz. Glad you like them. Appreciate you leaving me a comment.

  3. Wow! They came out great! Loved the background! Another die to my wish list! LOL
    Well done!

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  5. These ROCK! Love how simple they are, yet love the details of the hearts and the flowers paired with them! Great job with our color challenge and thanks for playing along with us this week at CYCI?

  6. Great card, love all the elements! Thanks for playing along with this weeks Can You Case It? challenge.

  7. I love that background die! Thanks for playing with us this week at Can You Case It? --Cindi

  8. Ooooo...I love your XOXO background! That is SO CUTE!!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Can You Case It?!

  9. So fun, I love it. Thanks for joining us at CYCI.

  10. This is my fav of the 3 different cards you posted for us this week Michael. Love the XO greeting, goes so well with the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Can You Case It? Carolyn xx

  11. Love this card! Great use of the diecut background.