Taylored Expressions Floating Heart

Do you have a valentine die that you love?  I do!  It’s the Taylored Expressions Floating Heart Cutting Plate.  I am curious about the product being called a “plate” as it cuts out hearts from a piece of card stock and is used just like other dies.  For it to be a plate, I would think that it would be a thin, solid “plate”.  Regardless, the plate cuts card stock pieces that can be used four or more ways:

  • a frame that is the negative of hearts that can also be used as a stencil,
  • a frame with the hearts remaining within the frame,
  • hearts without the frame that can be used in various ways, and
  • an embossed heart frame.

I am sure that other crafters will come up with many ways to use it; however, for my card share today, I used the Taylored Expressions Floating Cutting Plate to cut a frame with negative hearts.

I created a shaker card with the floating hearts frame that I cut out using Silver Foil.  I had a piece of inspiration that influenced me in making this card.  This is my inspiration piece. It is a Pandora Charm and I love it.

I love the raspberry color of the charm; therefore, I wanted a raspberry color for my first panel (i.e., background) on the card.  I used SU Rose Red and Pixie Pink inks and sponged them on a piece of Solar White card stock.  I sponged and sponged the inks on the panel and still didn’t get the deep raspberry I wanted.  I guess I used the wrong colors.  Regardless, I’m happy with it.

I wanted three of the hearts to form the “shaker” portion of the card.  But I also wanted sequins for most of the hearts.  Therefore, I laid the foil panel over the raspberry panel and carefully adhered sequins to heart areas. Then I laid several sequins in the areas of the three hearts I chose for the “shaker” portion.

I cut a piece of a window sheet to the size of the silver hearts frame, and adhered it to the frame.

Now the fun part!  It was time to add the silver foil panel onto the raspberry panel. How exciting that was trying to get slivers of foam tape around the hearts!  But I managed.  I added “I love you” as the sentiment that is attached to a flag that was added at the bottom.

How did I do in representing the charm through a card?  Feedback is always welcomed!


Paper: Solar White Card Stock, Silver Foil, and Black Glitter Card Stock

Ink: SU Rose Red and Pixie Pink

Accessories: Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate, CottageCutz I Love You Die, ODBD Double-Stitched Pennant Flags Dies, Sequins, Double-Sided Foam Tape, Double-Sided Adhesive, Window Sheet


Apostle Paul’s Thorn In His Flesh:  “To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.  Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate

Six more sleeps until it is Christmas Day!!!  Hello, everyone!  I decided that I am not making any more Christmas cards for this year.  So, I have moved on to a Valentine’s Day card featuring the Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate.  I love the results of this cutting plate, which shows on the RIGHT side of my card.

To create the card, I sponged SU Classic Inks onto a piece of white card stock using a sponge dauber.  I used Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, and Lovely Lilac ink.  Using the sponged and colored piece of card stock and the Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting PlateI die cut the hearts.  Leaving the hearts within the cutting plate, I laid it over a piece of white card stock and pushed each heart out of the plate, ensuring the positioning was the same as the plate.  I added an adhesive to attached them permanently to the card stock.

I used the SU Happy Hearts Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and then cut out a heart in the center using a die from the Hero Arts’ Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies I used the same piece of sponged, colored card stock to cut out a heart frame with the same heart dies.  (NOTE: If you are looking for some wonderful heart dies, these will make you happy.  There are 10 dies in the set and they truly nest perfectly within each other.)  As you can see below, I used the heart cutouts to create a heart shaker box.  I inserted some miniature hearts sequins inside the heart, which is covered with a piece of transparency.

I made the “love” sentiment with a die from Hero Arts’ Love Stamp & Cut.  Lastly, I submitted this card for a Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!  Hopefully my card brings you inspiration!

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card StockSU Pink Pirouette Card Stock, Retired SU DSP

Ink:  SU Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, and Lovely Lilac

Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate, SU Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Hero Arts’ Love Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts’ Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, and Sponge Dauber



   DC175 Love Stamp & Cut   


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

The birth of Jesus Christ (cont’d):  “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” — which means, “God with us.”  When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.  But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son.  And he gave him the name Jesus.”  Matthew 1:22-25  (Also see Isaiah 7:14 for the reference prophet.)