No need to get hung up on all those cards in card shops. This homemade beauty, with its metallic red heart hanging from a gold wire hanger, outshines the purchased versions.
1. Fold an 8-1/2 x 5-1/2-inch white card-stock rectangle widthwise. Gently tear the outside edge of the card front. Cut a 1/2 x 5-1/2-inch red card-stock strip and adhere it to the outer edge of the inside of the card. 2. Print "So hung up on you!" on white card stock. Cut the card stock 2-3/4-inch square, centering the message near the top. Round the corners. 3. Punch a red metallic paper heart. Punch a hole at the top and thread through gold wire. Bend the wire into a hanger and twist to secure. Place the hanger under the message. Poke tiny needle holes in the paper and secure the hanger with wire twisted to the back. Decorate the border with a red pen. 4. Adhere the square to black card stock; trim for a narrow black frame. Tear a 3-1/2 x 4-inch piece of mulberry paper. Adhere the black to mulberry paper, and the mulberry paper to the card.
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