Saturday, January 14, 2017

Lever Love

With Valentine's Day just a month away, I decided to make this Celtic Heart Lever Card from Bird's SVGs Celtic Charm Collection.

Celtic Charm SVG Collection from Bird's SVGs

Lever cards are so cool because of the lever action of the main focal point when the card is opened and closed. What a fun surprise for the recipient!

Because I fell in love with this shabby floral print paper, I picked a less conventional brown and pink color scheme for this card as it seemed to go together really well. I added some very tiny gems here and there on the floral print just to add a little bit of sparkle. 

On the inside, I did some stenciling on the three hearts using distress ink and the Tim Holtz layering stencil called Doily. I think the vintage lace pattern matches the shabby look of the patterned paper.

The sentiment panel in the middle (where you see the empty brown spot) is just waiting for me to decide what I want to write and/or stamp in there. 

I frequently leave the sentiment panels unattached until I'm sure of who the card is going to and what I want to say. That way, if I want to use a rubber stamp or add some inking, it's not too late because it's already been glued down. And let's face it, sometimes a stamped image doesn't turn out as you'd hoped. I like the option to be able to flip it over and use the other side rather than having to cut a new piece to glue over the first one in order to hide the mistake. Can you guess this may have happened to me a time or two? 

For another fun Valentine's Day card, you can find my post about this pretty rose card that was made from Bird's Roses are Pink collection last year. 

And, in addition to these lovely collections, Bird has section of completely free Valentine's projects which can be found here.  

As always, thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear what you think about these projects.


  1. Gorgeous celtic heart lever card! I love the shabby floral paper with the butterflies. Your stenciled hearts are a perfect touch. The lovely rose card is so pretty also. Gotta love those polka dot! :) Great job and thanks for sharing!

  2. Absolutely Fabulous. Thanks for sharing this it is BEAUTIFUL

  3. So gorgeous! And I agree lever cards are so cool never thought I could make one, but thanks to all you bloggers I have learned so much! Thank you for sharing <3
    XO Nana

    1. The great thing about papercrafting is that if you try something new and mess it up or it doesn't come out like you wanted it to, it's only paper! You can always try it again. Thanks for the kind words!

  4. Love both cards but that first card is stunning! I really like the colors and the papers that you used............well done!

  5. Very pretty card! Don't you just love bird's cards/files?

    1. I sure do Bobbie! Thanks for the sweet comment.