Remember the My Digital Studio Lucky Framabledigital download that came out last year? Well, here it is as a St. Patrick’s Day card. The card background looks a little brown and gray in the picture but it’s actually a green that matches the clover. Somehow the photo picked up the colors differently. 🙁
Below I have a video tutorial on how to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card with a digital 8-1/2″ x 11″ framable template. And next week’s Digital Tuesday post and video will be a totally cool and inexpensive personalized wedding gift! Be sure and check back next week.
I was busy making congratulation cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Blue Ribbon stamp set when the idea came to me to make a valentine card with this set. Kind of a ‘you’re my #1 Valentine!’ card. Instead of using the scallop top for the blue ribbon I used a die cut heart from the Hearts Collection Framelits Die set.
I also added a rhinestone to the number 1 and backed it with a circle-punched Basic Gray.
A strip of Real Red cardstock behind the ‘xoxo’ paper pattern from the Love Impressions Designer Series Paper adds a little more dimension and separates the two coordinating patterns. (This paper is currently on the clearance rack and is only available while supplies last.)
I created a matching envelope with the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. So fun and easy! If you want to learn how I got my pattern straight instead of diagonal on the envelope check out this post with a video tutorial on how to make an envelope.
And I clipped my hubby’s name to the top for a creative way to keep it closed with the adorable heart paper clip available in the Spring catalog. I stamped and embossed his name in white with the Notable Alphabet stamp set. Every crafter should have at least one alphabet stamp set on hand for personlizing projects!
I’m enjoying all the fun comments I’m getting on the blog candy post. It sounds like so many of you have special plans to show the ones you love how much you love and appreciate them! Valentine’s Day is not just for sweethearts; it’s also a day to show our love for children, grandchildren, friends and coworkers.
Have fun as you make your cards and your treats. And I hope you found a little inspiration today with this Number 1 Valentine Blue Ribbon card.
Recently we’ve had some great things to celebrate in our family: son James earned the Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts, son Dallin called home to report his great grades in college so far this semester, son-in-law Joel recieved an award at work and niece’s husband Weston took first place in an interviewing contest at the university. So I got busy making some masculine congratulation cards, which is quick and easy to do using the Stampin’ Up! Blue Ribbon stamp set!
Yay! Congrats everyone for a job well done!
Here’s some more pics of the Blue Ribbon cards.
The Large Scallop, 1-1/4″ Circle and 1-3/8″ Circle punches make this project super fast.
The card base is Sahara Sand and the ‘blue ribbon’ is Stampin’ Up! color’s Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand and Cajun Craze.
The big framelit die-cut heart provides impact on this Bee Mine Valentine, made with the Collage Curios and Notable Alphabet stamp sets. And even though m-i-n-e is spelled out with individual letters, it’s super quick and easy to make this customized card.
After I layered the Whisper White cardstock on the Primrose Petals cardstock, I used my bone folder to gently rough up the edges.
I added a rhinestone to the bee and included a cascading row of rhinestones on the heart for a little sparkle.
So here’s the part that makes this card super easy to make and duplicate. Add your stamps to your long ‘H’ acrylic block and stamp as many as you would like! This is a great strategy for stamping any word multiple times and it’s one of the great advantages to clear-mount cling stamps.
When you add your stamps to the block you have to think backwards to line them up correctly. And be sure to stamp a sample on scrap paper to make sure you have it the way you want it.
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Today I’ll show you how to make envelopes. Yesterday I gave you all the details about this heart-shaped valentine. Today it’s all about making the envelope that’s perfect for your special card. NOTE: This envelope is not a standard size. Please see measurements below.
The trick is not only to make the envelope but to make the envelope so that your pattern on your paper is heading the right direction! For example, if I just cut a square from the papers pictured above and placed my diagonal score lines to create my envelopes, the hearts would be on the diagonal instead of facing up. Oh, dear. That won’t do.
Of course on the flap the pattern will be necessarily upside down, but that’s ok. 😉 The front is what matters. Check out the video tutorial on how to create this custom envelope.