Papercrafting Valentine’s Day: Show & Tell Time
Happy Valentine’s Day Weekend!
How’d you spend your holiday?
And did you make any cards, layout, gifts, home decor items or party decorations?
We’d love to hear how you spent your day and see what you made.
So, in the spirit of show-and-tell, let’s start sharing…
First up: Tags.
I created some gift tags with the Squiggle Hearts stamp set that Pam from Red Rubber Designs sent me.
Such a fun set to play with!
I started by pressing each stamp into clear embossing powder, then stamping each stamp in a variety of patterns on the manilla tags.
I then heat-set them with my Ranger Heat-It Tool (a small and very quiet heat tool that I adore!).
Then, I grabbed several of my favorite Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors (Barn Door, Picked Raspberries, Spun Sugar, Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord), a Ranger Alcohol Ink Tool and my trusty Inkssentials Craft Sheet (if you don’t have one of these, and you like to play with “messy” supplies, you need to get your hands on one!) and got to inking!
Here are the resulting tags:
Next up: Cards.
For these cards I raided my stash of Valentine’s stamps, some of which I haven’t used in years!
I grabbed a variety of heart stamps, and one sentiment stamp, and got to work creating a variety of cards for family members (which is why you aren’t seeing these until now – I didn’t want to “spoil” the recipients’ surprise!).
I created a total of ten cards, with seven different designs, some of which I duplicated.
I started with ten 5″ x 7″ white card blanks from American Crafts, and then cut ten red facings that measured 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ and 10 white facings that measured 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.
I adhered the red facings to the white card blanks (centering them before pressing them in place).
I then stamped a variety of designs on the white facings and, after letting them dry a moment, adhered them to the red facings (again, centering them before adhering them).
Next, I cut ten red strips measuring 4 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ and ten white strips measuring 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″.
I applied double-stick foam tape to the backs of the red strips and adhered them to the stamped white card facings, positioning them about three-fourths of the way down the card (you could certainly place them across the center or the top of the card front, I just prefer the lower position).
Next, I stamped the “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment on the white strips.
And finally, I applied regular double-stick adhesive to the backs of the stamped white strips and centered them on the red strips before pressing them in place.
The last step was to sign my name and add a date to the back of each card (I usually use one of my “handmade by” stamps for this, but decided to just sign and date them this time around).
Believe it or not, my family and friends usually look on the backs of the cards I give them to see if I made and signed their card (And if I had to buy their card because I didn’t have time to make one, I hear about it! “What, I don’t rate a handmade card?” ;)).
I hope you enjoyed my Valentine’s Day papercrafting share –
now it’s your turn!
Tell us about your Valentine’s Day celebration, and show us what you made, by leaving a comment on this post, including a link to where you have images of your celebration and/or your project(s) posted. And, if you like, include instructions for your project so we can all learn about your process and make some of our own!
Thanks for tuning in today and enjoy the rest of your weekend,
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