VIDEO: TupeloDesignsLLC ~ Valentine's Day Shaped Card & Paper Piecing featuring Newton's Nook

Welcome to another Tupelo Friday!  Today I have a project featuring goodies from TupeloDesignsLLC.  If you haven't checked out the shop yet this month you should be sure to head over there and check out all of the anniversary celebrations happening in January.  There are craft mat giveaways, free blending tools with every purchase, free US shipping, discounted international shipping, and extra bonuses for referring a friend!  Too much goodness!

I have a super cute Valentine's Day card to share today featuring the uber cute Sweetheart Tails stamp set from Newton's Nook.  To create this heart shaped card I used my Cricut to cut out two large black hearts and one smaller white heart for the front panel. You could hand cut your hearts or use dies, whatever you have handy!  Creating a shaped card is really simple, just score the back panel 1/2 inch from the top and then adhere the back panel to the front panel using the 1/2 inch flaps you created.  This way the front panel stays nice and flat but the card opens.  It's a fun way to spice up your cards, especially for a special occasion like Valentine's Day that has a shape associated with it.

I used Distress Inks to create the striped background on some Neenah cardstock.  Just be sure to use minimal water since the Neenah is not meant to absorb moisture.  I like the effect you get from the watercolor sitting on top of the cardstock rather than soaking in. I chose to paper piece my cutie little raccoon for some added texture.  

White stitched lines, some Wink of Stella, and Glossy Accents added just the right amount of pizzazz to this sweet little card.  Check out the video for the full tutorial as well as a different way to use the awesome craft mat you have a chance to win over at TupeloDesignsLLC.

Starting in February TupeloDesignsLLC is going to start having a monthly challenge in both of their Facebook groups.  Every month will feature a different company that is sold in the shop.  February's featured company will be My Favorite Things!  I love them and can't wait to play along!  Go join the TDLLC Mixed Media group and the TDLLC group to get in on the fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you again soon!  Bye!

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  1. So cute Tara. I love the paper pieced raccoon. He's so cute! I just got my white Uniball pen yesterday, I had been using a white Sakura for years but its starting to dry and not working as well. Can't wait to play today and try it out.