Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Accent It All With Cards

So you've seen our Accent It All perfect for your walls, home, mirrors and glass. This week we're showing you new ways, outside the box ways to use our Accent It All vinyl.

Today Designer Kristen Swain shares two beautiful cards that will have your sweetheart swooning!!

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Love You Cards
Designer: Kristen Swain


Glue Arts Accent it All- Tickle Me Pink, Wild Blue Yonder, and Razzle Dazzle Red
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro- Perma Tac adhesive, and Glue Arts Adhesive Squares, Ribbon Adhesive, Mini Adhesive Squares
red dot paper- The Girl's Paperie
Blue and Heart paper- Around the Block
seam binding-
gem/buttons/twine/pins- craft supply
ribbon- May Arts
deco scissors- provo mini scallop, zig zag fiskars
Cricut expression and Gypsy- Martha Stewart All Occasion Cake Art, and 
Gypsy Wanderings
Acetate- Making Memories
photo corners
scallop punch- Martha Stewart

 I Love You Card

1. Cut card base into 5x5 square.
2. Trim patterned paper, and mount onto blue paper and trim with zigzag scissors, mount onto card using Perma tac adhesive.
3. Use Expression and Gypsy to create cut files for heart, cut out and adhere layers together.
4. Cut out window from card front, adhere acetate with Perma tac adhesive, and add to back of card. Turn card around and adhere Vinyl cutout to front of window. 
5. Finish card by adding ribbon, button and twine with Adhesive Squares , and glitter glue to vinyl. Add polka dot paper to inside of card, and adhere trimmed mini scallop pieces around window using Ribbon Adhesive.

 Love You Card

1. Cut card base to 5x7 inches.
2. Trim window from front of card, then adhere acetate to back of card front using Perma Tac adhesive. 
3. Cut out vinyl using Cricut Expression/Gypsy and Martha Stewart Cake art cartridge. Adhere layers together then adhere to acetate window.
4. Adhere patterned paper strip to top of card.
5. Punch scallop border with punch, adhere to top and bottom of acetate window using Perma tac adhesive. Pen detail stitching along top border.
6. Tie ribbon around bottom of card, then adhere gem to center of bow with mini adhesive square.
7. Tie twine onto buttons, adhere to card using Adhesive Squares, adding two pins before adhering.

Please don't forget to leave us a comment!! We're giving away 2 sheets each of our Accent It All Vinyl in Dazzle Red, Tickle Me Pink, Sterling Silver, White Out, Wild Blue Yonder and Plum Crazy!! And to assist your crafting...we'll include our Adhesive Squares which are a must have for every crafter! Simply leave us a comment and we'll pick a random winner next Monday!


  1. Yay! I am the first one! The card looks so beautiful!! Would love to try it out!

  2. I totally love these cards! So cool that they have a clear window to see inside. The words are so fun and vivid, they really pop!

  3. Awesome as always, Kristen! Thanks for new way to use vinyl.

  4. beautiful card, the colour is so full of energy and joyous mood...!

  5. I love all the new products now available to crafters. All the textures and colors...limitless possibilities! Loving the projects featuring vinyl. Very cool too see things other than quotes on walls and mirrors. :-D

  6. Wow! What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Fantastic! Love this card and the different ways to use vinyl!!! TFS

    arcocha at yahoo dot com

  8. Love the cards. your projects are so cool!

  9. very interesting, thanks for sharing! :)

  10. great cards. thanks 4 inspiration! love it

  11. Great cards!!! Anne, yourmainestamper

  12. Thanks for the chance to win!


  13. I love the window effect...these cards look beautiful!

  14. Great cards! I love the look of the vinyl!

  15. Love the cut out look of these cards! This is a must try! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Great ideas. Wish I had a machine to do the cut outs, but it would still be fun to do one of these by hand.

  17. OHHH! Super cute cards! I always always love visiting here:}

  18. I'd never have thought of using vinyl on cards! Great idea!

  19. Great cards! Vinyl on cards.....very creative.
    stamping sue

  20. These cards are absolutely adorable. I had always assummed that vinyl was used for quotes on a wall but I love this idea of using it in scrapbooking.

  21. These cards are wonderful.Thanks for giving us a different use for vinyl.

  22. The cards are so beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!

  23. I adore this card. The colors are fantastic!

  24. What a great project - thank you for the inspiration and the instructions!!!