Simple Valentine’s Day Cards

Hello!

I hope you are well and holding up through the continued pandemic emergency. I can’t say it isn’t wearing on me, but I am trying to stay positive. One of the things I decided to do was make some Valentine’s Day cards for my grandkids. I wanted a fun, simple card that could be made in multiples without too much work. This is what I came up with:

I started with a card base of 11.5 inches by 4.25 inches, folded- some in Blushing Bride (pink) and others in Pool Party (blue). Inside, Happy Valentine’s Day was stamped (Meant to Be stamp set). Then I cut the printed paper from the Snail Mail designer series paper to 4 by 5.25 inches, and adhered that to the base with Tombow Multipurpose Glue. I cut two hearts for each card, one in blue and one white with a die from the Stitched to be Mine diecut set, stamped “for you” (from the So Sentimental stamp set, because it was tiny) in Real Red on each white heart, and adhered a resin heart on each of those. The blue hearts were glued directly on the card, choosing a spot that wouldn’t interfere too much with the snail designs. Then I adhered the white hearts, slightly offset, with foam dimensional tape. It took so little time to put them all together. What do you think?

I hope you are inspired to make some Valentine’s Day cards, whether for your sweetie, kids, grandkids, or the sweet neighbor next door. It’s always a good day to spread a little sunshine, and let people know that they are important to you!

Happy stamping!

Michelle

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Sometimes you just need a “girly” card…

You know, because the person you’re sending it to really likes bling, or it’s for someone who needs it, or it’s for your sweetie. Most of my cards are less “frou-frou” than this one, but I wanted to use this die set (Ornate Borders) in a different way than I have previously.

I think that heart is adorable!

I started with a thick cardstock base, folded to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. I then used the edge die in my cut and emboss machine, cutting to about 1/4 inch from the edge. I glued a one inch wide piece of pink cardstock under the cutout portion, right to the cut edge. I cut 3 strips of 6 inch gold foil, each 1/4 inch wide, and I glued one of those strips to the inside of the card so that when the card is closed, the foil extends from the edge of the pink cardstock to the edge of the card back. The excess foil on the ends is just snipped off with scissors.

I then cut another piece of pink cardstock 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches, and embossed it with the Ornate Floral embossing folder. This was adhered to the card front, with the other two gold strips alongside. Finally, as I was trying to decide what sentiment I wanted to stamp, I spied the sweet heart with the LOVE cutout in another die set (Wreath Builder) that was sitting on my desk. When I had used that set the other day, I didn’t even notice it!!! I diecut it and adhered it with dimensional foam.

I thought it was perfect. These cards aren’t for everyone, but sometimes, you just need some bling.

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Happy stamping!

Michelle

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