Hello!  For today’s card tutorial, I am sharing another card featuring Penny Black’s Love Train and Lovely Border die.  This post is also part of  Cards for Little Hearts’ 2019 Heart-Themed Card CollectionThis collection will promptly end on January 31st.  For the complete guideline and mailing address, please visit  Cards for Little Hearts’ official website.   Also, as a thank you, I will be giving away my latest digital drawing Heart Balloons Elephant to everyone that send in a card!  Please consider participating and help bring a smile to children living with congenital heart condition during next month Heart Month.

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    SUPPLIES: (stamp set) Heffy Doodle Yappy Happy Mail (die cut) Penny Black’s Love Train and Lovely Border; MFT’s Slanted Sentiment Strips; Simon Says Stamp’s Bunny Hugs & Bear Hugs (cardstock) Bazzill’s Marshmallow; Candy Necklace, Licorice Twist and Peppermint; Neenah Desert Storm (inks) Uni-Ball Gel white pen; multiliner black pen, white ink pad (tools) Sizzix Big Shot; cutting pads; paper trimmer; craft scissor; scoreboard, craft knife (adhesive) double-sided tape, glue, foam tape


    1. Create a side-folded A2 size card base (4-1/4″x5-1/2″) on Candy Necklace cardstock.
    2. Die cut the largest Lovely Border in Marshmallow and adhere the card panel to card front.
    3. Die cut out the Love Train, twice.  One in Marshmallow.  One in Licorice Twrist.  With the Marshmallow layer on the bottom, mount the train to card panel with foam tape.
    4. With white pen, carefully add faux stitches across the black train.
    5. Die cut out the bear, twice.  One in Peppermint.  One in Desert Storm.  With the Peppermint layer on the bottom, adhere bear to card panel.  Draw in the face.
    6. Die cut the bunny, twice.  One in Peppermint.  One in Candy Necklace.  With the Peppermint layer on bottom, adhere bunny to card panel.  Draw in the face.
    7. Die cut out a few hearts in Peppermint using the bear or bunny die.  Adhere hearts above the train to create “smoke”.
    8. Stamp sentiment on Candy Necklace cardstock in white ink.  Die cut out with the slanted sentiment strip.  (Tip: use white pen to trace  over the sentiment if it not bold enough).  Mount to card panel with foam tape.

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