Tug on Your Heartstrings Handmade Card

This Tug on Your Heartstrings Handmade Card is guaranteed to bring a smile to your sweetheart's face this Valentine's Day. This project from Fiskars brings together many popular valentine ideas and images, creating a sentimental and intricate greeting card. Using a die cut machine, you'll make perfect cardstock cutouts to layer on the card. Even though this craft looks complicated, it is relatively easy and definitely fun. In addition to picking out the prettiest paper and designs, you'll wrap gold crochet thread around your card, making a cute web for your paper heart.

Tug on Your Heartstrings Handmade Card


  • Die cut machine
  • Valentine's Day-themed cardstock
  • 2 - 3 shades of solid cardstock
  • Metallic crochet thread
  • Paper glue
  • Double-stick tape


  1. Trim a sheet of Valentine's Day-themed paper to measure 12 by 6 inches. Fold the paper in half and crease the fold. 
  2. Open the card and use the Fuse Creativity System to cut a centered frame from the right end of your card. Use the same die, along with an embossing plate, to cut a second frame from a piece of coordinating cardstock.

  3. Use the Fuse to cut out one scalloped square from pink cardstock.

  4. Place the cardstock frame into the hole in the front of the card. Punch two hearts out and use them to attach the floating frame to the card using double-stick tape.

  5. Take a length of metallic thread and tape the tail down to the back of your scalloped square. Begin randomly wrapping the string around the card and catch the thread between the scallops. Don’t pull so tight that the card buckles, just tight enough to keep the thread in place.
  6. Open the card and attach the scalloped square to the center with paper glue or double-stick tape.
  7. Punch out large heart, and tuck into the web, making sure it’s visible through the window of the card.
  8. Punch out a heart border and glue or tape it to the bottom of the card.  Glue the tiny heart cutout into your web.

  9. Finish the card with a handwritten sentiment.
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