Pop it Ups

Heart Pivot Easter Card

April 10, 2014

Hi – it’s Karen Aicken here with today’s post, and I have a pretty Easter card to share using the Heart Pivot die. I have shown lots of ways to use the Heart Pivot on my blog, as hearts are good for lots more than just Anniversaries and Valentine’s!

Below the Heart Pivot, I used two labels from the Katie Label Pivot die set, and two banner pieces from Lots of Pops. I lightly sponged over the pattern that embosses on the label, adding two Glitter Dots and hand lettering on the oval.


This card is sized at 4-1/2 x 6″, and I cut a smaller floral paper panel and attached it to the front.
I used Gretchen’s technique of adding adhesive  on the top, right side and bottom only (see her post HERE). Then I opened the card, placed the Heart Pivot Die on the fold and ran it through my Big Shot.  The pivots fold easily, then I was able to snip off any excess floral paper from the front and add adhesive where needed on the floral panel. This is a great way to have your patterned paper panel line up perfectly with the Pivot die and only have to cut it once!


I cut two additional floral hearts from the decorator dies that come with the Heart Pivot, inked the edges and attached them to the heart pivot. TIP:  Open and close your Pivot Cards while holding them in the air, not while they are flat on your work area. You will prevent the Pivots from tearing this way.
I usually decorate my Pivot cards while the card is flat open on my work area.


Just to show you how versatile the Pop it Ups collection is – I wanted a little colour behind the flowers, so used the cloud/foliage die that comes with the All Seasons Tree! I also adore the little Flower dies – AND the Curvy Leaves die. I combined them here, inking the edges and adding some highlights with a Tombow marker. Of course, I also added Glitter Dots to the hearts because I LOVE Glitter Dots.  So much shimmer and shine without any bulk or mess.


In this close up, you can see that I actually stamped the Curvy Leaves and the blue ‘clouds’ with a dot pattern stamp before attaching them to the hearts.


The three little banners were cut from floral paper scraps, using the banner that comes with the Lots Of Pops die set, and I added another stacked flower and two leaves snipped from a larger Curvy Leaves stem.


I added two additional labels to the inside, as a place to write a message and add a signature.


Finally, here is the view from the top then from the back.



I love how you can combine lots of different dies and come up with a unique and special card. Thanks for stopping by today!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies used:

775 – Heart Pivot

728 – Bunch of Flowers

730 – Curvy Leaves

768 – Katie Label Pivot

781 – All Seasons Tree (Clouds/Foliage)

778 – Lots of Pops (Banners)

7018 – Glitter Dots

Other Supplies used:

Patterned floral paper – Simple Stories

Vintage Cream card stock – Papertrey Ink

Blue card stock – scraps from my stash

Green card stock – Stampin’ Up

Green gel pen

Dot stamp – Stamps by Judith

Foam Tape



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  • Cynthia Clark April 16, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Kelly Booth April 13, 2014 at 7:44 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this Karen!! Colors are so Yummy too…..

  • Sharon Taylor April 11, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Love everything about this card, all the little extras, paper is sooo pretty, and all the work you put into the card. This all adds up to making such a pretty card. Thank you

    • Karen Aicken April 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Sharon!

  • Frances Byrne April 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Such a pretty card Karen

  • D. Idlet April 10, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Love it!

    • Karen Aicken April 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks! I love using the Pivot dies. 🙂

  • Joset van de Burgt April 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Very pretty card Karen! Love all the little details, very elegant!

  • Sandra ltb April 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Sandra ltb

  • Debra Hensley April 10, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Beautiful card, Karen! I love the banners behind the Katie labels and all the details on the card. So pretty!

  • Karen Gausman April 10, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Very beautiful card! I like the details in the hearts. and the fact when you open it your pattern paper is just on the outside.

    • Karen Aicken April 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      That is the fun thing about the Pivot Dies – the pattern on the front stays on the front but the pivots decorate the front and then the inside when the card is opened!
      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • Angela Styles April 10, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Such a lovely card using so many of the dies! Thanks for all the tips too!

    • Karen Aicken April 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm

      You are so welcome Angela! Thanks for the comment.
      Cheers, Karen

  • Judi Kauffman April 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Wonderful project! Glitter dots really are a must-have – the look of gems, the ease of peel-offs.

    • Karen Aicken April 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks Judi … I agree about the Glitter Dots. They ARE a Must Have.

  • Candy Spiegel April 10, 2014 at 8:59 am

    So fresh and pretty!

  • Jeannie Huff April 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I love your use of flowers and leaves to make the card into spring instead of Hearts!

    • Karen Aicken April 10, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Jeannie!

  • Raquel Mason April 10, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Pretty card Karen. What a clever use of the cloud/foliage die from All Seasons Tree…..who would’ve thought to use it behind flowers & have it look so awesome!

  • KT Fit Kitty April 10, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Beautiful card! Love the heart pivot! First time I’ve seen this!

    • Karen Aicken April 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Thanks! I love the Heart Pivot – and I use it for a lot if different occasions. (Baby, Spring, Thinking of You etc)