Quick Valentines

It is just a few days until Valentine’s Day! Do you have your cards finished yet? If not, I have a quick and easy solution for you!

Before we get started with the project today, it is time to announce the winner of the Hampton Art prize pack!

The winner, as chosen by Random.org, is Gail Gray. 

Gail, please contact Kim at hamptonartstamps@gmail.com to claim your prize!

For all of you who may be like me and still need a few little cards or goodies for Valentine’s Day, how about these quick-and-easy cards?

These little 3-1/2″x3-1/2″ cards make perfect little gifts for the neighborhood children, your co-workers, or a fun little surprise to tuck into your husband’s briefcase or your own child’s lunchbox.

To make your own sweet greetings:

1. Cut black cardstock to 3-1/2″x7″. Fold to create a 3-1/2″-square card.

2. Trim printed paper to 3-3/8″x3-3/8″. Attach to card front. (This is such a great way to use up those printed paper scraps!)

3. Stamp image onto white cardstock with colored ink to match your printed paper.

4. Trim image and mat with black cardstock. Attach to center of card front with foam tape.

5. Using baker’s twine, tie a bow around the top folded end of the card. Secure bow with a mini adhesive dot.

6. Tie baker’s twine through the holes of a button and attach to the bow with another adhesive dot.

7. Cut and attach a 3-3/8″x3-3/8″ piece of white cardstock to the inside of each card. Stamp a sentiment with ink matching your printed paper.

8. Using an adhesive dot, attach a small chocolate to the inside of the card.

Supply List

  • Cardstock: American Crafts Black, Stampin’ Up! Whisper White
  • Designer paper: Authentique Lovely Collection Crush, Michaels Recollections Valentine’s Day
  • Stamps: Craftsmart
  • Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Worn Lipstick
  • Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
  • Buttons: Buttons Galore and More
  • Adhesive: 3M Scotch Brand ATG Runner, Foam Tape; Glue Dots Adhesive Dots
  • Other: mini chocolates

I hope you enjoy making these little cards. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Gloria Stengel from Scraps of Life (www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com)

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