Never Far From My Heart

Never Far From My Heart

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are so excited to share another colorful and cheerful card design by Joan Bardee of Dear Paperlicious. Joan always comes up with winning designs that are so clean and very eye-catching. We fell in love with this rainbow card that features the Papertrey Ink-Ink to Paper To Die For Sentiments: Never Too Far die.


Hello! Happy to be back sharing a colorful card made with a great sentiment die – Never Too Far by Papertrey Ink/Ink to Paper

I struggle with where and how to incorporate sentiments on cards; so, as soon as I saw this die, I knew it would be a great addition to my stash. I was right!

Steps to Make:

  1. Decided to make a striped background and wanted the stripes to align with the size of the words in the die. So, I measured the height of the first letter of the die, and trimmed cardstock strips to 1/2”. 
  2. Cut a piece of lightweight cardstock (65 lb) (copy paper works too, but I prefer something thin but firm) to use as a backing for the strips. 
  3. Adhered each strip in rainbow order, adding a few new colors to make sure the panel was long enough to cover the sentiment and leave an even border on an A2 card. 
  4. Ended up with a slightly askew bottom purple strip. Seriously, how hard can it be to glue paper straight, but I get it wrong almost every time! Thus, the bottom strip is a little narrower. 
  5. Die-cut the striped panel using a rectangle die. I like the crisp edges that a die provides.
  6. Die-cut Never Too Far 4 times with white cardstock and adhered one on top of another, using tweezers and liquid adhesive.
  7. Adhered the sentiment onto the rainbow strips and adhered that panel onto a piece of A2 kraft cardstock using foam tape.
  8. Adhered the whole thing to a white A2 card. 
  9. Added a few die cut hearts (adhered on top of one another) from Branches of Love and coated them with Nuvo Crystal Glaze (it doesn’t clog!!!).

Hope you like!


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