Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine Cards

 Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  What a wonderful coincidence that Valentine's Day landed on a Tuesday this year.  I post my craft creations on Tuesdays, so today I can post the Valentine cards I made.

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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  1. Wow! You made a lot of personal cards for this Valentine's Day! The one you made for your daughter is my absolute fave, but the dog one is cute, too!


  2. Wonderful Valentine cards, the puppy card is such a cute idea, what a great way to use several sizes of a heart die set! I agree it's so hard to use those flowers, I have a full drawer of them and barely ever touch them although they are so pretty. Love how you were able to use some tulle to create a little baggie for it.

    1. Thanks Elli! Those flowers drive me nuts! For awhile they were so popular too.

  3. I like the roses on that first card. Very cool!


  4. These are so very special. How clever to make a tulle bag for the dimensional card. I wondered about an envelope. It is truly a work of art. What is snow flocking? It added the perfect bit of frost and sparkle to the roses but I am not familiar with it. I bet I could use it in scrapbooking for my winter pages.

    1. Thanks Leslie. Snow flocking or flocking is a fluffy material that you sprinkle on items for texture. It comes in all kinds of color. You apply glue, and just sprinkle it on.


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