Candy Hearts Twirl Card

I LOVE this Candy Hearts Twirl Card!  It is my favorite card I have ever made.  I was inspired by something I saw on HSN Craft Day.  I think is was Crafter Companion but I saw other people do cards like this too.

This Candy Hearts Twirl Card has everything.  Movement, sentiment and tells whoever receives it that you really love them.  Make the hearts say whatever you want but I love them the way they are.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • String (at least 10 inches long)
        • Pen
        • Glue 
        • glue gun for attaching the string

Paper Selection

I made this card from plain paper but you could use patterned paper if you want.  Try to stick to traditional Valentine’s Day colors.  This card is so impressive it doesn’t need fancy paper though.

I used a black pen but you could use any color that shows up on the paper.  Maybe try using the foiling pens to write in the card.  See more about the foil pens here.

Cutting the card
This card is fairly easy to cut.  The trick is in the assembly.  Originally I made this base card all as one piece but it was either tiny or required a bigger mat.  I have one but hate using them so the base card is in two parts. 
 
I moved the pieces around to save paper and combined some colors together on one mat.  To see how to do this watch my video.
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Assembly

First you want to re-crease all the folds.  The piece with two ovals folds fits over the other piece overlapping the ovals.   Before you glue it all together you will need to glue the string.

Lay the string  vertically across the large oval hole in the center section of the piece with one oval.  You want it to extend beyond the ends of the card.  We will trim it in a minute.  Attach the string at both sides with a glue gun.  Use only a little glue.  Pull the string tight before the glue hardens.  Trim off the extra string so that it is shorter than the card.

Next, place the double oval piece over the single oval piece with the string and glue it all together with the string in the middle.  You can use liquid glue for this.  Wait for that glue to dry before continuing.

Glue the rest of the embellishments except the hearts to the card.  Follow the picture to see where they go.  

Making the Card Twirl

Turn one set of hearts upside down and center them under the string.  Then put glue on the back of the other set of hearts and stick them together with the string between them.  Make sure you line them up properly.

Let the glue dry completely before trying this next step.  Wind the string with the hearts on either side a few times (7 or 8 at least) and close the card.  When you open the card the hearts will spin.

The card fits in an A7 envelope for mailing.  Be sure to wind the string before putting it in the envelope!

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