The final set to be released this month for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is Cupid's Arrows with a coordinating Heart Board Fri-Die. As well as a fun heart shape, there are several different word arrows in this set. This card was quick to create, but I like how it ended up. One of the word arrows makes its target, but the rest of them fell short. The fallen arrows are made by masking the heart, inking two sides of a word arrow, and connecting the line in the middle with a marker.
Here are the graduated heart dies making a bouquet. They're backed with American Crafts Pow! Glitter Paper. The wire is wrapped with washi tape at the end. The sentiment is a word arrow, just without the arrow part inked up. The patterned paper is Crate Paper.
This one was fun to make! It uses a birch paper straw as the shaft of an arrow. The graduated hearts are slipped through a slit cut in the end of the arrow. The smallest three hearts are scored down the middle and used on the tip as an arrowhead. You can definitely use this arrow as a decoration by itself, but I adhered it to a long card base.
For the sentiment I tried my hand at painting. Just mix the paint right on your acrylic block. It was tricky though. It took a couple tries before I got the right amount of pressure and the right consistency of paint. A stiffer brush would have been more helpful.
Here's an example of making lemonade out of lemons. This was the original front of the card where I adhered the arrow just above the sentiment. But it looked a little busy to me. Instead of tossing it in the scrap pile, I folded the card in the opposite direction and now it's the inside of the card.
This is my absolute favorite! The two large glitter heart dies are interlocked with each other.
Interesting, you say, but why?
Because they serve as a clasp! It's a belly band around a set of note cards. The narrow bottom of the hearts are glued to the paper and the tops are left loose so they can interlock with each other and hold the band closed. This would also be a fun idea to use for a gatefold card.
More inspiration waits for you with the rest of the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Design Team:
Also, be sure to comment at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps ... one lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE release (stamps and dies!!) Tomorrow the three stamp sets and two dies will go on sale. Thanks for looking!