I decided to participate in one of the Try a New Technique challenges at SCS. As I was going through the list, this one by Lynn in St. Louis instantly appealed to me. Probably due in part to the fact that I just got some new embossing folders for my Cuttlebug and this was a good excuse for me to try using another one.
Here is the challenge:
"Today's technique is simple. We're going to create a border or other page element by just cutting out part of an embossed design, patterned paper, or a stamped image, and use it as a part of your card. You can use a Cuttlebug embossing folder, or if that isn't available to you, dig out some of that patterned paper you've been hording (yes, I mean you!) and find a pattern that will give you images to cut around (this will all be more clear after you see my sample card). And if you don't have any suitable patterned paper or an embossing folder, you can alway stamp an image and cut around it. So let's get busy and "cut it out" today!"
I decided to use all three of the ideas she had. I cut around my patterned paper (from the $1 bin at Target), I cut around my embossed paper (an argyle design using my Cuttlebug) and I also stamped some images and cut around them (the hearts). I finished it off with some chipboard letters that I also got from the $1 bin at Target (those were pre-cut, I can't take credit for them!)
Although it has hearts on it, I don't particularly think it has to be another Valentine's Day card. I think it would be suitable for any day that you want to make someone you love feel special.