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Geometric Heart Cards

This is the first of several Valentine’s cards that I’ve made this year. I wanted to try out some new materials, patterns and colours and couldn’t narrow down all the choices.

So I made them all. And hopefully I’ll get them all up here before Valentine’s Day. That is my plan. But as I have learned my plans for blogging are often thwarted by my kids who demand that I figure out why their Furby doll isn’t working at a moments notice. Furby’s for the record, are crazy. Why didn’t anyone warn me? It’s like Gizmo took a hit of acid and came back as a drunk British sailor.

The first cards are Geometric Heart Cards that I made using wood veneer and card stock. My obsession with wood veneer knows no bounds and I am always looking for things to make with my never ending roll of it that I picked up at Home Depot from a brand called Bennett (which I also used to make my wood veneer ornaments and a slew of other projects I have yet to post about).

What you’ll need for these:

– wood veneer tape / edging
– glue gun
– scissors
– card stock for both the hearts and your actual card in colours of your choice
– paper trimmer or again, a very good ability to cut super straight lines with scissors

The first thing you do is trim 2 cm strips of card stock to match the width of the veneer edging. Then cut corresponding 2 cm x 2 cm squares out of the strips of card stock and veneer. After you cut the squares, cut them again into triangles.

PER CARD you only need 5 squares of veneer and 5 squares of card stock. So 10 squares total.

Though I strongly recommend you cut more due to veneer cracking if you mess up when cutting it into a triangle.

Geometric star veneer and paper - northstory

Get your card stock and using your glue gun (which I have found through trial and error is the only thing that seems to hold wood veneer to paper for all my card crafts) glue 2 small triangles starting at the bottom approximately a quarter way up the card.

These cards are 4.5 x 5.5″.

Geometric Heart Step 1 - northstory.ca

Then it’s like doing a puzzle. Add each triangle in the opposite colour/texture next to the one that you just did.

Or when in doubt look at this pattern and copy it.

Geometric Heart Step 2 - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart Step 3 - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart - Step 4 - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart Step 5 - northstory.ca

And you’re done!

DIY Geometric Heart Cards - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart Cards - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart Cards made with wood veneer and paper - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart - northstory.ca

Geometric Heart Cards by northstory.ca

I think by the end of the year I am going to be able to write a post called “101 crafts to do with veneer edging”.

Ok at least 10.

13 Comments

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    Danielle from Storypiece
    January 30, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    These are so fun! I love the mosaic quality that they have and bringing in the wood veneer is a nice texture. Can’t wait to see the other ideas you have in store!

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    Stacey
    January 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    AWESOME! Geometric shapes are so IN. I “HEART” these!

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    Holly @ The Inspired Home
    January 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Neat! I love the geometric shapes, it looks like those old math puzzles they used to use in school.

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    Jo-Anna@APrettyLife
    January 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love these Alex! I can’t wait to see more of your creations!! P.S. We have never had a Furby in the house, thank gooooodness!! But now every time I look at one I will absolutely see a crazed Gizmo…best description of them EVER! 😉

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    Jennifer Flores (@ramblingreno)
    January 30, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Noted: stay away from Furby. Love these cards!

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      Alex
      January 31, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      We had no idea the Furby was crazy. The first time he changed we all went What the hell just happened? By the 3rd personality we were like how many more are in there?

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    Inspire Me Heather
    January 31, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful cards!!

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    Christina
    January 31, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Veneer is amazing for crafting! But the smell…eew.

    How do you get your edges so straight when cutting it? Mine are always wonky, even with the rotary cutter.

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      Alex
      January 31, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      I use scissors. I know I wish I could offer a more high tech answer. I’m pretty loyal to the ones from IKEA as I like how they fit in my hands and maybe that gives me better control. I know if I say used another pair it wouldn’t be same bc when mine broke I drove to IKEA just to get a new set. Check my Instagram I posted a pic of them. HTH!

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    kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS
    February 1, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Super cute! You know I love these!

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    Amy ~ Love On Sunday
    February 3, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I’m super late on the comment here but this is awesome! LOVE the geometric shapes and colours. You inspire me, lady! 🙂

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    Thalita @ The Learner Observer
    February 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Yeah… you’re amazing.

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