Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, there are lots of pink, and red everywhere you look. Those colors become extremely special when they are part of a handmade gift that comes from the heart. If you cannot find the perfect card, gift or way to say what you want to say, a handmade card or gift might just do the trick. So gather up all that is red, pink, white, lace, heart, etc. and get ready to be inspired with a beautiful ensemble of projects our Crew is sharing on the blog today. Different styles, different materials, different ideas, same result, and a beautiful gift from the heart.
Love Valentine Card
by Marie Heiderscheit
Valentine’s Day card made using CCB’s “Voyages” Mix and Match Pad. The background of the card is spritzed with TA’s Lobster Glimmer Mist, and then various papers were layered to create the front of the card. The bottom right corner is stamped and heat embossed. The “LOVE” sentiment is also stamped and embossed, using CCB’s “Be Beautiful” stamp set. Finally, to finish the card, I added some splatters using TA’s Java Glimmer Glaze.
Valentine’s Day Tags
by Ilana Polakiewicz
Ilana walks us through the steps to create these amazing little tags on her blog. Painted, stamped, die cut, inked, misted, so many fun techniques with such cute results.
Happy Valentine’s Day Card
by Sanna Lippert
Love this Mixed Media Valentine’s Card with the right pop of color in addition, to the traditional red and pink. Sanna shares all the details on how to create this amazing card on her blog Papierstau.
Key To My Heart Canvas
by Dana Tatar
Try your favorite mixed media techniques to create a key to your heart that you can share with the one you love. Canvas Corp 12×12 Tissuestock – Damask; 5×7 Chunky Stretched Canvas; 12×12 Burlap Sheet – Red; Burlap Mini Shapes – Flags; Hemp Rope – Red; Mini Clothespins – White; 7 Gypsies Rings; Harmony Charms; Naked Journal Handle; Lace Trimmings – Assorted Pack; ; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Sun Sisters, Marmalade, Rum Punch, Turquoise Blue; Decor & DIY Paint – Dove; Glimmer Screens – Vintage Seasons Timeless Romance extras: Whipped Spackle; Rusty Wire; Screw Hooks
Never give up
Zuzia created this box as a birthday gift for her best friend. Inside she placed a bracelet with a special message that she bought on charity auction. The handmade gift box is the perfect finish though to the touching gift. Jump over to Zuzia’s blog for more details on this special project.
What was used: Heart Shaped Box; Tattered Angels Mists It’s Orange, Firefly, Rum Punch, Lobster, Tattered-for splashes); Ecoline-gold paint (for splashes); Prima white gesso; stencil, Prima Flowers, decorative trim
Friends Make Life A Little Sweeter Card & Gift Set
Barbara created this Valentine set with the Silhouette, very quick and easy to do. The set includes a Valentine card, little bag for either hold candy or a gift card, and a recycled jar made into a candy jar. With the Silhouette, you can adjust the size of your design to fit the size of your card, candy jar or gift bag. What you will need: Canvas Corp Hot Pink & White Mini Dot Reverse; Solid Hot Pink Cardstock on White; Mini Bags – White ; Simon Says Stamp Stamp Set; VersaFine Ink (Black); Clear Embossing Powder; Paper Studio Embossing Folder; Silhouette Cutting Machine; Paper Cutter; Heat Gun; Embossing Folder; Cuddlebug
Happy Thoughts Watercolor Cards
I Love You Card
Pretty in Pink is a fun way to say I Love You. Start with a Canvas Corp Stitched Card with Burlap and mist with your favorite pink Tattered Angels Mists. Mist an assortment of Petaloo DIY Flowers with the same pink mist to create a coordinating layer of flowers. Cut pieces of paper from Canvas Corp Pink & Ivory Mini Dot Rev, Pink & Ivory Toile and you can stamp, write, or cut out letters from the Canvas Corp Sending Love Words Paper. Add touches of pearl stickers here and there to finish it off. Stop by Kim’s blog to see all the details – Craftisan Studios
I Love You Card
Kimberly shows country Valentine DIY project or us how adorable simple ticking and canvas hearts with a touch of lace can be for a vintage expression.
So grab those pinks and reds and create something beautiful this season of love. Remember a special birthday, important time or just to say I Love You.