Sunday, January 8, 2012

Got a Valentine on your mind? Why not make them a beautiful handmade card?

Stock up on Valentine papers & embellishments at The Scrapbooking Studio, Moline, IL Amy has everything you need to create adorable Valentine's this year! Stop by the store this week to pick up Valentine patterned papers like Pebbles, MME, Reminisce, and others, STAMPS, Valentine Embellishments (like the twist ties I used on the card below), heart shaped buttons, gorgeous ribbons, and lots more. Read on for great inspiration, a quickie step-by-step card, and peeks at pop up card insides created with Sizzix dies. I {heart} my Vagabond!! I used it to create all of the die cut images in this post.
Create this card using Pebbles papers, twist ties, and heart shaped  self-adhesive buttons, Copic markers, stamped images, border punches, and Accucut die used to create card. Heart and scalloped punches from McGill.

Create this card using Pebbles papers & twist ties, Sizzix Hearts-a-Plenty, 3-D (Pop-Up),  Sizzix  Flowers, 3-D #2, corner punches, stampes, ribbons & small white bag, Sizzix embossing folders. Watch my blog on Jan. 12, 2012 to get instructions on how to create your own coffee filter flower like the one above. 

Create this adorable pop-up heart using the Sizzix Hearts-a-Plenty, 3-D (Pop-Up) die available NOW at  The Scrapbooking Studio

Step-by-Step Quickie: Die cut a large flower (or trace a large flower & fussy cut) and adhered it to the top flap of the tri-fold A2 size card (use a 12x12 strip of paper to do this). Second, cut a mat for the front of the card and adhere it to the card front. The tri-fold flap should come down over the mat/card front. Third, I used the 1/4" border strip from the bottom of the 12x12 Pebbles paper to create the belly band that holds the flap in place. Finally, I punched a scalloped heart (that I stamped & colored) and attached it along with several smaller punched hearts to the band. Ta-da! Adroable Valentine that will impress your friends. Don't forget to add your Pebbles heart-shaped self adhesive buttons for increased drama & WOW factor!

This 6x6 Valentine was created using Accucut dies, heart shaped punches and the Sizzix Hearts-a-Plenty, 3-D (Pop  Up) die, stamps, ribbons,Tim Holtz label die with "Love" cut from center.

Adorable nostalgic Valentine greeting stamped with Iced Spruce Distress Ink and Colored with Copic Markers & atyou Spica Glitter pens.

Front of Card Close-Up: notice the dimension the twist ties add (they are wired and bendable-super cool ), the gorgeous white roses, and layered hearts just ooze LOVE.
Thanks for taking a look at great new papers, dies, embellishments, ribbons, and LOTS more available at The Scrapbooking Studio.

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