I’ve been up to my eyebrows in valentines. I no longer send Christmas cards but I do like to give out a bunch of valentines. I make some for the women in my choir, a batch for family members, and a pile to give to colleagues at the community college where I work. I also do a Valentine project and a card for my sweetie (2013 project photos coming soon). For all the hearts I’ve punched and beautiful greetings I’ve embossed, I am a bit red-faced that I didn’t do a better job of sharing much of that process with you!
In past years I would come up with one design and make multiple cards.
A few years ago I made heart-shaped crayons that were a part of my valentines.
It’s a good way to do lots of cards – production line style. But sometimes by the time I made all my valentines, I was really tired of the design.
This year I did some multiples but I also did lots of variety. I looked in my supplies and found some unused envelopes in different sizes and I also bought some small envelopes from Paper Source. Then I started crafting different cards to fit in the different-sized envelopes. I showed some of the cards in these posts.
I made great use of my heart-shaped punches, washi tape was on many cards, I embossed greetings in gold or silver and I embellished with dots, buttons, jewels and charms. Here are a few of the valentines I made:
I also lined the envelopes for many of the cards – it’s easy to do and adds a lovely touch to the finished valentine.
Almost all of my valentines were created with pink, grey, white and turquoise paper but I did one that was completely unique: a green valentine for my friend who loves green. Thanks for sharing this picture, Shook.
What I didn’t do was my blog – only one post before this for February! So here are my belated best wishes, love & hugs to you all.