Swirly Hearts


It feels like I haven’t spoken to you all since last year ;)

I’m not one for new years resolutions as such but I do have a few things I hope to achieve this year craft/blog wise. I haven’t used my copics any where near as much as I would have liked so far so I look forward to playing around with those some more this year also I am aware that my posts have been rather cut file heavy of late as I’ve really been enjoying creating them in Illustrator but I plan to take some time for making some new digis too. I would also like to learn some more about Photoshop to make more interesting and layered/distressed looking papers, I’ve also got a couple of other things I hope to do this year that will take quite some time out of my schedule so I’ll have to see how far I get.

Ok, so what do I have for you today? I have 3 Valentine/Love themed cut files for you, I made a little heart filled with swirls and 2 matching borders so you have one border to use vertically and one border for using horizontally.

I used the Deconstructed Sketch for my card layout, I used 2 of the hearts as my embellishments which I gave the faux metal treatment by adding lots of layers of my fave silver embossing powder from Stampendous until I was happy with the effect then backed with some satin silver card. I attached the swirly heart border to the 1 inch pink ribbon with some pink gem brads to add some interest. I added some Flourishes to my hearts as per the sketch and sprinkled my chipboard letters with some clear glitter.

swirly heart card

While I was waiting for the glue to dry on my chipboard letters I thought I’d whip up a quick tag. I used one of my Tag 1 shapes from this page along with rosette strips from this page. I cut one of the rosette strips in pink and a second in cream then stuck them together slightly staggered to create a cream edge before scoring and folding.

swirly heart tag

Here are your cut files – formats ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg included:

(click on the links below the images to download)

Swirly Heart by Bird

Swirly Heart Digital Cutting File by Bird

Swirly Heart Border by Bird

Swirly Heart Border Digital Cutting File by Bird

Swirly Heart Border 2 by Bird

Swirly Heart Border 2 Digital Cutting File by Bird

22 thoughts on “Swirly Hearts

  1. Sasha

    Hi Bird,

    I love your gorgeous card, and pretty tag. Thank you so much for the fabulous hearts. They will be perfect for Valentine’s cards:)


  2. Winnie

    Absolutely stunning hearts. I’m sure they will be used a lot. Thank you so much for sharing. Win

  3. Sharon Louise

    Just wanted to say thank you for sharing your work, I nabbed the swirly heart yesterday to make a quick card. Thank you so much. Sharon x

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