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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm Nuts about you!

This is my valentine's card for my husband... The Hero Arts challenge all month is to create a valentines or friendship card. I joked previously about using duct tape on a masculine card....
Well.... I started with some duct tape hearts and created my first version of the card. The shape is to represent a nut. Trying to go all out handyman theme... My husband is very handy and can fix lots of things. After my son saw the card he said it needed to be more masculine. So I created a second version which I die cut from duct taped cardstock.

The inside on both cards says "I'm nuts about you!"

  1. Duct Tape a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock. My rotary cutter cut the duct tape off the edges for me. Cut a second piece of white cardstock in the same size.
  2. Take the second largest octogan die cut and center in the middle of the white cardstock and die cut the paper. Repeat with the duct tape cardstock.
  3. Lay the cardstock with the center cut out on your cutter. Line up the center side of the octogan with the 1" line. Cut off the excess paper. Turn to the next inside side and repeat. Continue until you have cut all the way around. Repeat with the duct tape cardstock.
  4. Die cut a few hearts from duct tape covered cardstock.
  5. Decorate as desired!
I think he will get a big kick out of his valentines card.

  • Hero Arts - Valentines Sayings
  • Hero Arts - Happy Dads Day
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • StaZon - Jet Black
  • Twine
  • Washers
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities
  • Duct Tape

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  1. Very clever Sue! You will have to tell us what your DH thinks about them!

  2. This is genius!! Nut-shaped, duct tape - perfect! Love it!

  3. Just had to visit your blog for all the deets! This is truly a labor of love....Happy Valentine's Day to your hubby! I'd like to see his reaction, too!

  4. What an unusual card Suzanne, fantastic idea and I am sure your hubby will love them.

  5. You have a very lucky husband to receive such a beautiful Valentine card - love it!

    PS I send you a Flickr mail ;0)

  6. How ingenious Sue! You are clever but then we knew that already, Lol! Thanks for sharing your card for Hubby.

    Lesley Xx

  7. How clever are you, Sue!! This is fantastic, love it!!

  8. you are a genius Sue!!!!! LOVE love love this idea! so cool and ingenious!!

  9. I would have NEVER thought to use duct tape. How creative! And how fun is this nut shape? I like both versions.

  10. Where do you come up with these awesome ideas? This is so unique and perfectly done!

  11. OMG! this is great!!! what a perfect idea! I want to do this for my DH! Will have to see, I don't think I'm as good with the paper cutter as you, but I'll try!

  12. So clever and fun!! Love this idea and your husband will love it, too!


  13. So clever...what a great idea... something really different.

  14. Oh so clever Suzz! he will love it, well done... now where did my hubby put the duct tape???? Jo x

  15. What brilliant Valentine cards for your hubby Sue! They look amazing and I'm sure your hubby will be delighted with them - I know mine would!

  16. Oh wow... that is just brillant. What a neat idea and great cards. I love them both, bet your hubby will too.

  17. Well, I love it!! Thanks for your well wishes too. Starting to get the inclination to go into the craft room again. I love this card. It is so nutty cute!!

  18. Uhau!!, Me moría por ganas de comentarte estas tarjetas, el teclado lo he tenido y mal no podia escribir.
    Estoy con tu hijo, me gusta mas la segunda tarjeta, en la que se ven Distintas herramientas, mi marido tambien es muy Mañoso para el bricolage y Ésta le gustaría mas, Aunque la primerea sin ver la segunda tambien hubiese estado genial, preciosas y muy ADECUADAS las dos. Bss.

  19. I Love it, you are just so creative! I bet he will go NUTS over it as well! LOL


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