Valentine Card and Envelope

Valentine Card and Envelope

Here is a Valentine card.  I used printed cork, burlap and did some machine sewing around the edge of the card.  I did a lot of experimenting on this card but it turned out pretty cool.  Valentine Card SuppliesHere is a photo of some of the supplies you’ll need.  Any kind of heart shape will work for this card.  You’ll also need a corner rounder, a border punch, ink and stamp of choice (I used Close to my Heart chocolate ink and stamp set D1283 Say it in Style).

Tracing Template onto CardstockTrace your template onto a folded piece of cardstock but be careful not to cut the fold.Don't Cut on FoldI used my sewing machine to add some stitching to the card front before I attached it to the card base.Sewing Machine Stitching on CardI made a “candy” heart out of clay for the flower center.Making a "Candy" Heart Out of Clay "Candy" Heart Done

I put it all together then added some Cotton Candy Stickles on the arrow.Completed Valentine CardThen I made a custom envelope to go with the card.

Making the Envelope on the Punch BoardI used the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board to make my envelope but you can also use the Martha Stewart score board as well (the large one that has the envelope triangle on the back).

Putting the Envelope TogetherI added a liner to my envelope because it’s so easy to add one when you’re making an envelope.

The Completed Valentine Card and EnvelopeThe completed custom card and envelope.  So pretty.

Here is the video for the card.

Here is the video for the envelope.

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Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album

This is an upcycled candy box that I altered and then made a mini album to go inside the box.  I also put a window in the lid of the box.  I used Delta Ceramcoat Crackle to give it a distressed vintage look.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album

A look at the box and mini album.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumI used a piece of acetate sheet for the window.  I just traced the shape of the box and cut the acetate to fit.  I cut the pages of the album from 1/8 inch thick chipboard.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumI crackle painted the edges of the album and embellished the pages.

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini AlbumFor more information and a tutorial on how I did this box check out my video.
Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Part 1 of 3

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Part 2 of 3

Small Upcycled Valentine Heart Candy Box and Mini Album Part 3 of 3

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Wedding Card

An elegant wedding card for some friends,

Photo of Wedding Card

Wedding Card

Photo of Wedding Card

Wedding Card

Photo of Wedding Card

Wedding Card

and of course, I decorated the back of the card because it’s often ignored and why shouldn’t we embellish the backs of cards and albums.

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6″ x 6″ Wedding Mini Album

This is a wedding album that I made for a friends wedding.

The pages of this album are made with a single 12″ x 12″ piece of paper.  In the way the paper is folded this creates four pages.  So to make a 12 page album you only need 3 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper.  Flip ups, flip downs and flip outs can be created to make space for lots of pockets, tags, and full size photos.  Of course I had to embellished the back of my album.  I like doing that with my cards and albums because I can and it’s another surface to make pretty that often gets ignored.

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Meander or Maze Albums

The way a meander or maze album is made is the reasoning behind the name.  Any size square paper will work but it must be square.  So if you have a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock divide it into fourths equally (at the 3″, 6″ and 9″ measurements) then score and fold.  Do this again in the other direction (your paper should resemble a tic tac toe game with one extra line in each direction).  Then on one side cut the first score line up to the last score that runs in the opposite direction being careful not to cut past the score line.  Rinse, lather, repeat on the last score line.  Turn the cardstock half way around so that the uncut side is facing you and rinse, lather, repeat on the middle score line.  At this point your cardstock should look like a giant M or W.  Next you just start accordion folding at one end and continue to the other end.

They make great little brag books for holidays.

If a 12″ x 12″ piece of paper is used the album will measure 3″ wide x 3″ high.  If a cover is added the album will be a little larger.  It will have 16 pages, and depending on how the pages are glued together they can have 6 pockets and 6 tags or even more than that.  They can hold 28 photos sometimes even more than that.

You can even cover over the spine with paper, fabric or ribbon to make them look more like a cute little book.

Depending on how the pages are glued together you can have top loading pockets or side loading pockets or a combination of top and side pockets.  You can even completely glue the pages together to create an album with no pockets.  Great for passwords or a small journal for a pre-teen.

They can be as fancy or as simple as you want them to be.

You can even have a little fun and put two or three or more albums together to make a thicker album like I did here.

For fun just to see how small I could go I made one with an 8″ x 8″ square and 6″ x 6″ square of paper.

Photo of 8" x8" and 6" x6" Starting Paper Meander or Maze Album

8″ x8″ and 6″ x6″ Starting Paper Meander or Maze Album

The album on the left is made with an 8″ x8″ square.  The 6″ x6″ is on the right.  I did put tiny little tags in the one on the right and tiny little photos could be put into both albums.

As you can see I went a little wild making a lot of these albums (they’re very addictive, fun and cute).

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Mother of the Bride Survival Kit

I made this kit for a friend of mine whose daughter is getting married this summer.

This is a simple monochromatic card with a quilled flower.  The camera doesn’t show the glimmer mist though.

Photo of Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card

Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card

Photo of Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card

Mother of the Bride Survival Kit Card Inside View

The contents of the survival kit.  I added in a brag book just because and a fancy pin that can be used as a brooch later.

Photo of Mother of the Bride Survival Kit

Mother of the Bride Survival Kit

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