With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I would share with you two cards that are easy to make and use as Valentines.
I started by creating the card base by using Stardream Metallic Rose Quartz, Stardream Metallic Cardstock Pluto, and Stardream Metallic Cardstock Azalea. I took the 8.5×11 sheets and folded them in half, scored them then cut them into 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 size square cards.
Using the With Love die from Gemini I ran it through my die cut machine on Stardream Metallic Pluto. Instead of discarding the bottom part portion of the die cut I decided to use it to include with the card as a bottom accent. I used patterened paper from Authentique and cut it to the appropriate size to layer on top of the Stardream Metallic Pink Quartz base card. I then adhered the die cut pieces to the top and the bottom of the patterned cardstock and adhered it to the card base. I also added a couple of quick embellishments, red ribbon and a pink ribbon bow.
The finished project is simple, yet perfect for using as a generic Valentine for anyone you wish to give it to.
Here is another super easy Valentine Card using the Gemini die set Heartfelt Frame. With this die I wanted to cut it on the actual Stardream Metallic Azalea card stock. You all probably know this trick but I used low tack tape to tape my two die pieces together and tape it to the paper. This is a huge help in making a perfect cut.
Once I had the cut complete I added patterned paper to layer over the inside back of the card so you knew you were looking through the die cut pattern. The patterned paper is by Crafter’s Companion from the Nature’s Garden collection. It’s not easy to see on the design but there is a slim silver sparkle line in the patterned paper so I decided to bring that out with other silver embellishments. The ribbon and rhinestones were used along the top of the card and using some scrap silver glitter paper I cut out the center heart sentiment again, then fussy cut around the edge to create an outline layer to place on top of the Stardream Metallic Pink Azalea center sentiment. I also added a ribbon bow.
End results are another super simple card creation that will be perfect for your Valentine. Because the Stardream Metallic Azalea card stock is so strudy there is absolutely no worries about the durability of the front of the card with all the cut outs, it is completely sturdy! I love this cardstock.
I hope I have given you some inspiration to make your own Valentine cards. Both of these cards could also be used for a different occasion since neither specifically says valentine. Be sure to vist my blog for more crafty projects.