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Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: I [HEART] Hearts

February 4, 2018

by Judi Kauffman

Today it’s all about die cut Shimmer Sheetz hearts and embossing folders with romantic themes… I’ll admit it: I have a big collection of embossing folders – they’re the perfect partner for Shimmer Sheetz!

Ready to make some quick and easy Valentines? And how about flat, ready-to-mail heart-shaped ornaments and some pendants to wear, too? Shimmer Sheetz makes each project super special, adding just the right amount of sparkle. And the necklaces and ornaments are waterproof and very durable as well.

Need some wedding and anniversary cards or decorations for a wedding or bridal shower? No problem. Simply change the color combination from Valentine’s Day red, pink and white to Shimmer Sheetz in White Iridescent plus Silver or Gold Metallic or Fire Opal or Imperial Opal Gemstone, or whatever suits the occasion!

Instructions –

  1. Die cut a LOT of Shimmer Sheetz hearts in a variety of sizes and colors. Die sets used: Fitted, Stitched, Scalloped, and Entwined Hearts. Shimmer Sheetz colors shown: Pink, Red and Light Pink Iridescent, Ruby and Imperial Garnet Gemstone.


*For hearts that will be adhered to a card front, add Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz prior to die cutting.

*For pendants and ornaments, layer two pieces of Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape in between prior to die cutting.

NOTE: For die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, a metal adaptor plate or Big Shot machine with Precision Base Plate is required. Please review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial if you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz. The piece of Shimmer Sheetz is placed on the metal plate, then the cutting side of the die is facing down (on top of the Shimmer Sheetz). The machine’s cutting plate is the last part of the cutting ‘sandwich’.

  1. Emboss or de-boss some of the hearts with a variety of folders. Carefully position the heart inside the folder so the pattern is precisely aligned. Example: Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Heartstrings folder looks best when it’s vertical, with one line of hearts centered as shown below:

Lightly sand some of the embossed and de-bossed hearts, as well as some that were not embossed, to tone down some of the sparkle and reveal the ‘core’ colors. When sanded, Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz lightens to white and Gemstone reveals silver.

  1. For ornaments and pendants: Punch an eighth-inch hole toward the top of the heart. Add cord, ribbon, beads. (Instead of ornaments or pendants, make BOOKMARKS!)

  1. For cards: Arrange and layer the hearts atop squares and rectangles cut from solid or patterned cardstock and embossed Shimmer Sheetz. Alternatively, attach an ornament, using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place until the recipient removes it! Finished cards – 4.25” x 5.5” (A2) and 5” x 7”.
  2. Refer to the photos above and the ones that follow for layout ideas, color combinations, and inspiration.


Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Assorted embossing folders with romantic themes

Washi tape in a variety of patterns

Sanding block

Cardstock in assorted patterns and solid colors

Tiny red heart-shaped brads




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  • Reply AndreaH February 6, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Oh W💥W ive been looking for something to do for our 31st wedding anniversary on the 21st February and I think I’ve found a great idea Thanks to you and these perfect products. TFS xxx

  • Reply Marjorie DUMONTIER February 5, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    These shimmer sheets are really amazing ! All these die-cut hearts are sooooo beautiful !

  • Reply Linda Buyck February 5, 2018 at 1:45 am

    What a beautiful collection of embossing folders. Awesome job of highlighting certain parts. Love them all. TFS.

  • Reply Paula Lewis February 4, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Lots of ideas for valentines and more. Love them.

  • Reply Kirsty Vittetoe February 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Gorgeous! Love them all!

  • Reply KarenHTK February 4, 2018 at 9:48 am

    WOW! Gorgeous Shimmer Sheetz Hearts! Which embossing folders did you use to make these Beutiful Shimmer Sheetz Hearts? I especially Love the Filigree, Floral, and LOVE embossed hearts which can be used year round for ALL ocassion cards and 3-D projects. These would make great sun catchers or streamers for a girl’s room. Great Designers, colors used to create these unique works of art! Well Done! Great Job!

    • Reply Judi kauffman February 4, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Thank you! I agree – these would be excellent for all sorts of occasions. As to the folders: I used Heartstrings from Elizabeth Craft Designs and a mix of others from Anna Griffin, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, and Darice – most of them have no title printed on the folder. The key is to find a section of a folder that looks good on the heart, so I move the heart around inside the folder till it looks just right and then I do the embossing. Sometimes it’s only on half of the heart so the un-embossed part is sticking out of the folder when it goes through the machine.

  • Reply Lagene February 4, 2018 at 9:38 am

    AWESOME! I love all the textures from embossing folders!

  • Reply jean marmo February 4, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Perfect hearts and perfect cards! Love all of them!

  • Reply BeverlyBL February 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

    WOW! What a bunch of beauties. I love them all. So many wonderful ideas. Thanks.

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