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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.

Tuesday 5 January 2021


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday .. .. I hope your week is going as well as it can in light of the new national lockdown.

Here tonight with my first teeny, tiny card for 2021  (yay!!  I got the year right this time .. .. I had a blast from the past and called it 2012 in my last post!! I typed the year lots of times that day and everytime I put 2012!  LOL!!). 

For anyone new to my blog my teeny tiny makes are a whole 3.5 inches square and they are great for using up those small pieces of card and design paper that we all stash away.

Of course a teeny, tiny card doesn't use many snippets .. .. but every little helps.

So here it is:

This used:

Sentiment:  Wow!! Embossing Powder "STAMPSET2" Gratitude.
Lots of snippets
A piece of acetate
My Trusty Sewing Machine
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

This was inspired by a YouTube video I watched where all the strips are stuck to a piece of acetate and then die cut into shape .. .. .. but I can't find it again now to link to it.  Sorry.


JD/ Jill said...

This is really pretty! (and I didn't have a trouble finding the heart on your card this time....Smile!)

meg said...

A beautiful combination of papers in your die cut heart,they look great against the Kraft Jules,take care Meg xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely technique using snippets on acetate....great colour combination too.


Aquarius said...

Great card as always. This looks like a good technique for using up snippets and I like the 'gaps' which appear with the use of acetate.

Sue - said...

What a great idea for using snippets Jules!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a great way to use those snippets up Jules, such a pretty little card.

Sue xx

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. I love those little cards. I make lots at Christmas for easy posting. Elaine

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a great way to use your snippets - I always love Kraft and blue.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

After 2020 and the start of 2021, who can blame you for wanting to go back to 2012?!!! Sorry you guys are in a lock down again, I feel like we should be too, but they aren't doing it here. If course for us it is a state by state decision. One they all need to make, but then I'm afraid for the small businesses. Lets keep the hope that these vaccines will make a difference once they get them distributed.

I am loving your teeny tiny!! What a great way to use snippets! Love all the snippets you used, they look great with the kraft color. I don't have to search for the heart either. lol I like searching for the heart, but nice to have an easy one too. Well done my friend! Stay safe, stay healthy. Hugs, Brenda

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

I really like this, what a great idea using up snippets! I would never have guessed how small the card was... I like to use that size too, especially for notelets. I liked to wish you a happy new year and I hope that 2021 is a better one. Take care and stay safe/

Debbie x

Carole said...

Clever technique Jules and a fab way of using those snippets. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Such a pretty card Jules, love the heart and your colours and how well the go with the kraft card, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love your little card and a great use of all our scraps we can't bring ourselves to throw out. I must say, that since Christmas I haven't made one card. I do have to make one as my granddaughter is 15 on the 2oth of this month.

I have been playing with clay and Needle Felting too. Quite enjoying it for a change.

Hope the weddings all go ahead without any problems.

Hope your Mum is keeping well and stay safe.
Love and hugs,

Claire said...

Whoop, back to 2021 but seriously do we have too... sigh! What a wonderful way to use up tiny scraps, very inspirational and that sewing... it's sooo good x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh what a sweet card, love the way the heart is, Ohhh for a year like 2012!! It was much better than this one so far!!! I loved the olympics!!! H x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just love this make to play with something similar
Thank so much for the inspiration
Hugs Shell xx

Sarah said...

Love this teeny tiny thank you and what a brilliant idea attaching the strips to acetate...must remember that one!! xx