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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Time for some Valentine's Day cards!

If you saw my craft room, you would think I had enough patterned paper to cover every possible occasion, but I have to admit that there is one area that is sadly lacking - Valentine's Day.  I don't have any Valentine themed papers in my stash, so I challenged myself to create some Valentine's Day cards from other themed papers.  Here's what I created, using Fall and Winter papers from the Frosted Designs store.
These papers are from various collections from BoBunny, Crate Paper, Bella Blvd., and Echo Park.  Here are the details on the cards.
 
I started with the large heart from the Polka Dot Party wood veneer shapes package and some striped paper from BoBunny's "Elf Magic" collection.  I traced the heart onto the paper, and then again about 1/4" outside the lines and cut on the larger outline to get the opening.  I stitched around the opening and around the card edges, then adhered the paper to a white card base.  I painted the heart red, then covered it with glue and red glitter and adhered it to the card, centering it in the opening.  I used a fine tip black pen to write "love" in various spots on the lines of the patterned paper and added a red ribbon bow to finish it off.
 
 
The main portion of this card is a journaling card from the Crate Paper "Bundled Up" collection; the zigzag stitching was already on the card - yay!  I diecut three hearts from two of the papers in the same collection and adhered them to the journaling card, with the middle heart popped up with foam adhesive.  I added letter stickers to the large heart, and a wooden arrow underneath.  I used scissors to snip the wooden arrow in half and tucked the cut edges under the heart.  A few ink splatters finished off the card.


Sometimes you need a Valentine's Day card that's not quite so red/pink/lovey dovey.  For this card, I used the Echo Park Fall Reflections collection.  I backed the sentiment sticker with brown cardstock and trimmed around it to leave a narrow mat, then adhered it with foam adhesive to a piece of patterned paper.  I added a couple of chipboard hearts, coated with Rock Candy Distress Stickles (my favorite Stickles ever!) and a brown bow.

The last card uses papers from Bella Blvd's "Daily Chevies" line and BoBunny's "Elf Magic" line.  I cut two different size squares of patterned paper and adhered them to white cardstock, using a Maya Road heart bubble clip at the top.  The alphabet stickers are also from the "Elf Magic" collection, and three wooden hearts finish off the card.  I added pink Stickles to the hearts and the inside of the heart on the metal clip.
 
I hope you're inspired to use your stash and create some Valentine's Day cards!
 


2 comments:

Monique Liedtke said...

Awesome cards! You would never guess you didn't use Valentine's papers! Great job!

Shuly said...

oh those valentine cards are so beautiful!!! the papers, the sewing, the layouts waaoo!! but...how many valentines do you have ??
hahahaha!