I’ve spent the last week or so working my butt off – making Valentine’s Day cards for the flower shop I supply. Out of the 37 cards I made, they bought 37 cards, and I won’t say I’m not sorry to see the back of them! Happy for sure, but sick of making Valentine’s Day cards!
(I’ll start on Mother’s Day cards soon – they sell a ton of those as well.)
This week’s Just Us Girls Challenge is to use the word “Love”. Not all that hard when you are making cards for one of the most popular celebrations of the year!
My card was very simple, albeit quite fiddly at times.
I used the Sealed with Love stamp set and dsp pack from Stampin’ Up! (Both obsolete – but purchased around this time last year.)
I started with a Real Red (SU) card base, then added the striped dsp. Next came a stitched square, and I stamped the greeting (from the same set) in Real Red ink. I glued them down.
I saw a nifty trick on a YouTube video recently, which used a 2 inch square of cardstock to make a small envelope. After die-cutting the square, I rounded two corners – opposite each other. I used the same die to cut a corner of some dsp to sit inside the envelope, making it look as thought it was lined.
Fold up each corner to make it look like and envelope, and glue the bottom corners down. At this point, make sure you use a bone folder to get the envelope as flat as possible.
The row of hearts is also from that set, and again, were stamped using Real Red ink. I fussy cut above the hearts, and down the sides to make it sit inside the envelope.
This is where I realised I’d made the envelope too big – or did I make the square too small? The latter I think.
Anyway, my envelope hung over the bottom of the square, so I used a ribbon to cover it up. (I added Zots to some of the ribbon to keep it secured so the error couldn’t be seen!)
And that was it – all done.
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