Today I have a card created with a few more new dies available from Joan's Gardens. This is a 5.5"x6" card. The design paper is from the "Echo Park Paper Co" Dots & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad. I love polka dot and striped paper and these pads are loaded with lots of great colors.
The new Marianne die I used in the center of the card is the "Winter Birds" (LR0186) die cut. I think it is a beautiful die to use for a Valentine. The frame I placed under the birds is the Cheery Lynn "Sweetheart Frame" (FRM127). I did not want the strips to show through the die cuts so I cut a square of pink card stock and embossed it with the Cuttlebug "Musical Flourish" embossing folder. The border under the square is the Cheery Lynn "Lace Edger" (B153) border. On the corners of the card I dug out a very old corner punch and cut the punched corners off and attached them to this card. To embellish this card I used lots of Kaiser Craft pearls. I originally had a bow above the heart but felt it took away from these beautiful dies, so I removed it.
I added the Sizzix "Small Easel" to the back of this card. I know the person who will be receiving this card will put it on display. Below is a picture of the easel on the back of the card. I love how easy it is to die cut this easel. To attach it to the card you just need to add adhesive down one side. The little tab that is holding the easel open folds flat when you want to mail the card. I have been putting this easel on the back of cards that I want to display in my crafting room. Joan Gardens does have these in stock.