by Richelle Naegle
Here is one of the easiest cards I think I have ever made, and I had a lot of fun, so you can't really beat that! I have made some pretty simple cards in the past, mostly because I just don't have a lot of extra time (I'm sure you can relate), so when I find a cute card that doesn't take much time or effort but looks amazing when it's done, I am all for it!
For this Sizzix card I used the Victorian Frame Bigz XL Die by one of the great designers, Brenda Walton.
On a side note: I got to meet Brenda at the CHA show in California this year and she truly makes some beautiful things and I am going to definitely use more of her products. I'm a fan : )
Back to business: this card is about 4.25" x 5.5" when it's finished and is super easy to cut out with the Big Shot embosser/die-cutter. The frame part of this card folds back where the opening is so that you can insert a picture into it. Though I just used this cupid figure in my frame, if you're planning on giving it to a friend, put a picture of the 2 of you in there. It would make a great, personalized Birthday card and would mean a lot to them. If you are looking for a great paper brand, try American Crafts cardstock.
For my card, I also added a heart and some ribbon as well as a little banner. Don't forget you will also need four brads for this project so you can hold back the openings (so you can see the picture), and the brads also give the card some dimension.
Have you created anything of Brenda Walton's? I would love to see what you have made using her products, so please share them with me on our Paper Crafting Fanatics Google + Page, or share them with us on our Facebook page.