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.
This printable digital download You & Me is new this week on MDS and just in time for Valentine’s Day. Of course, I customized it with Ron & Julie in the middle. You can insert your own names and even change the colors to match a room for use year round. I used Arial font bolded, but when I get a minute I may experiment with some other fonts.
This is an inexpensive project. Frame it and give it as a wedding, aniversary or valentine gift. I think I may make up several of these for friends this valentine’s day. You could even shrink the template down for a customized valentine card! How fun would that be? Can you imagine your friends reaction to get a valentine card with her and her boyfriend/husband’s name on it? She will likely display that card all year long!!!
Here’s a digital valentine card template I customized.
Can you see I added Hey, Savannah! to each of these cards to customize them? Would you like to see a video tutorial on customizing the valentine cards or the frameable? Send me an email or leave a comment below.
Here’s what the template looked like before I customized it:
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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On today’s video tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how you can make this heart-shaped valentine. I used the Heart Collections framelit dies to snip out this little wonder that opens just like a card. Super fun!
In tomorrow’s post and video tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the matching envelope that is just the perfect size for this little number.
I am so excited about this Jar of Hearts valentine card made with the outline heart from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set and, of course, the Perfectly Preserved jar stamp with the coordinating Cannery Set framelit dies.
The title of this post reminds me of the Wheel of Fortune category – is it called ‘before and after’? Jar of Hearts and Hearts a Flutter to make Jar of Hearts a Flutter.
Here’s another valentine project video for you! In the video I explain how I made the jar and the chalkboard background for this card. Enjoy! The supply list is below.