I was busy at my craft desk this weekend making a bunch of Valentine’s. I really love making Valentine’s and, like last year, I’m not just doing one design over and over.
On Pinterest (of course), I saw some cute card that I wanted to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Steal Everything or the PC variation Copy and Share Everything).
Before I started my first card, I punched a slew of 1.25 inch squares of paper and hearts with all three sizes of heart punches I have. Most of the cards bases are 140 lb. cold press water color paper that I bought in a pad of 9 x 12 sheets. So I cut a batch of cards at a time, trimming each sheet to 8.5 x 11 before cutting it in half and scoring it for finished cards that measure 4.25 x 5.5.
This card was inspired by this one. My square punch is larger and I don’t have the beautiful “LOVE” stamp, but I’m happy with it.
Here is another variation on that idea.
Here is a simple patchwork of squares.
This is another pretty card using squares and hearts. I loved how the little scalloped squares look and treated myself to a scalloped square punch.
These bird cards were inspired by Button Bird Art from Button Bird Designs.
I’ve made multiples of each card. Not enough that I’m tired of each design and with variations in the paper, embellishments and greetings, they’re all unique. I especially like these birds, so I made a whole flock.
I have lots of beautiful paper. This card shows off a piece of it.
I think I’ll try a variation with a little heart under that turned-up corner.
I’m really happy with the color scheme I’m using this year: red, black, white and turquoise. I’m using silver ink and silver embossing powder with a heat gun for some of the greetings. It’s a nice, finishing touch.
After creating the are for the front of the card, I always stamp and sign the back and stamp a greeting inside the card too.
Side note: I made it through my dental appointment today and though I feel pretty tired and a bit tender, I’m not too sore. I’ll enjoy my busy weekend with friends all the more now that is behind me!
It is very satisfying seeing the finished cards all crowded together.
I’m off to a great start for my Valentine Production of 2014!
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