Monday, January 23, 2017

Three Sweet Valentines

Welcome!  Making, sending and receiving Valentine cards is truly one of the most delightful aspects of Saint Valentine's Day.  Today we're going to see how the remaining Valentine cards previously introduced were made. Let's get started.  

On each of these Valentines, I used White Daisy Card Bases and Envelopes, the "Adore You" January Stamp of the Month, and the "True Love" stamp set.   I also enjoyed using my colored pencils for each, as well.  The "Be mine, Valentine" sentiment was stamped with Raspberry ink.  

On the little girl cards, I added a section of the "love" patterned paper from Adventure Fundamentals.  I then changed them up by adding a Blossom heart cut with Thin Cuts and White Shimmer Trim along the top and bottom of the card base.  I cut the shimmer ribbon length wise for the top piece.  A strip of the "love" paper was adhered below the shimmer trim on the top, and above the bottom shimmer trim. Love the touch of bling!

Stamping the heart icon from Happy Heart Sentiments with Pixie ink fills the front of one of our little girl valentines.  I brushed the hearts with the Clear Shimmer Brush to add sparkle.  

Our sweet little guy, sporting his striped green shirt, is too cute holding his heart shaped balloons.   I adhered a strip of paper from our Rustic Home Fundamentals along the left side of the card followed by a couple sections of the twine from the Rustic Home Fundamentals Ribbon pack.  I cut a few small hearts from Gold Shimmer Trim for a touch of sparkle. 

To add to the fun for the recipient, stamp and color the envelopes also.  I think this little touch adds an extra paper "hug" as well.   

Stamp sets used:

Please note, with each purchase of the "True Love" stamp set, a donation of $7 is made benefiting Operation Smile.

I hope you are having fun preparing your valentines and paper hugs!  As always, I invite you to visit my website.  While you are there, you can view all the beautiful artwork shown in both the Annual Idea Book, and the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book to gain additional inspiration.  Until next time --
Thank you so much for visiting!

I enjoy hearing from you!  Have a wonderful day!  

Happy Papercrafting,

"Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing."  
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

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