Every year I send Valentine's cards and a box of treats to my children. The card below I gave to my daughter and her husband.
This card is so different than my usual clean and simple style. It is loaded with trim and silk flowers. I added some snow flocking to the flowers to blend them into the colors of the card a bit. The pink is a lot softer in real life.
I used wedding designer paper for the heart and background. The grey paper is a metallic silver. I also added some heart brads and punch a small heart through the paper as well. The heart shapes were cut out with Spellbinders Nestabilities.
The problem with making cards like these is that they don't fit in a mail envelope nor can you mail them the traditional way. That is why I normally don't make cards like this. As pretty as they are, they are not practical. But since my card was going into a box of goodies, it didn't matter that it was too bulky to fit in an envelope.
So instead of putting my card into a traditional envelope, I made a little tulle pouch using tulle left over from my daughter's wedding. I also put some Valentine's Lip Balm in this bag.
To make the pouch, I simply folded a piece of tulle in half after it was cut down to size. Then I sewed up the sides and hemmed the top. I ran a piece of off-white ribbon through the hem to tie the pouch shut.
My next card I made for my son. I cased the design from Pinterest The lady I cased it from cased her card from a YouTube video. You can the tutorial for both from THIS PAGE.
I thought this card was just too cute, and it was so simple and easy to make. I love that I didn't have to spend hours coloring.
The entire card was made using different sizes of heart dies...the same die set I used to make my other Valentine cards.
This is the inside of the card.
And this is the back side of the card.
I glued on a red bow for an added touch of cuteness. The eyes were made with a white gel pen and a little black dot of black card stock punched out with a hole puncher. The whiskers were hand drawn or 'dotted' on.
The ears and nose were embossed with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.
And finally, here is the card I made for my husband. It's the same card sketch as the one I used for Ashley and Jason's card, but minus all the lace, ribbon and flowers.
I kept the design clean and simple since it was for my husband.
The sentiment is from MFT and the paper is from Cosmo Cricket.
Have a Great Day and Enjoy Your Valentine's Day! Amy
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