My Valentine's Day Cards

Thankfully my husband and boys don't really read my blog so I know I can share what I've been up to this month without ruining any surprises!  I had a lot of fun making my Valentine cards.

This first card was part of a Valentine exchange I participated in with some fellow bloggers.  I cut a traditional card out of pink; trimmed an inch off the front side and used that as my folded flap.  Using printed paper, a few simple stamps, and a fun heart cutout I made this cute card.



I don't always use traditional Valentine colors for my boys' cards.  Evan's favorite color is blue so I made him a blue card this year.  Using the same center fold as on my Christmas cards and some coordinating printed paper I whipped up this very simple card.



Ian always liked the color red so I knew I'd be safe with shades of red and white.  Layering simple geometric papers with plain white and red paper I like to think I created a simple card that any teen would enjoy.  I finished off the card with a glittered heart sticker and a simple sentiment adhered with some silver brads.


I thought my husband's card would be simple to make... but it wasn't.  I cut a card from black cardstock.  I then trimmed some white and red to fit on the front and cut a scalloped edge on them.  I ran the red sheet through my Big Shot with a texture die and then lined up the top 1/2 of the white paper with another texture die.  I figured out how to get my Cricut to cut some hearts out of the  paper where I wanted them to land!  I finished off the card with a coordinating ribbon.


Alec loves animals and I had planned to make him a cute kitty card using one of my Stampin Up! punches but it broke (luckily my husband has since fixed it!).  So at the last minute I ordered a new stamp set with pandas and I think he's just going to LOVE this card!  I layered some printed paper, rick rack, and circles to put the spotlight on the cute little pandas.  Then I finished off the card with heart stickers and a little simple sentiment.


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Comments

  1. Nice job on them! I pinned this! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 10 for All Things Love and Valentine’s Day, open January 30 to February 10.

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  2. I used to make all of my cards and haven't in years. All of these cards are so cute! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  3. Those cards are so beautiful! You inspire me to get crafty, if only I can find the time.

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  4. I'm loving these. So cute.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  5. Not only are the cards super cute, it is amazing how professional they look too! Very creative. #MMBC

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    1. Thanks! I do try to make them as professional looking as possible.

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  6. Interested in the blogs you've linked up with. I have wondered if anyone shares scrapbooking, Bible journaling, homemade cards other than my sweet friend Amy. Glad to see you share some of your handmade goodies. These are cards are adorable and so special because each one is different and reflects the recipient. Love the gingham ribbon, glitter, bric-a-brac and the clever ways some of the cards open. Beauty works of art!! And heart!!

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    1. There are quite a few crafting blogs and everyday blog link ups where I have shared my cards and scrapbooking pages. Thank you so much for your sweet words!!

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  7. Such cute cards! This will be one of my features this Saturday at the Snickerdoodle Link Party!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Sometimes it's a blessing when our families don't read our blogs right? Spoiler free!

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  9. BEAUTIFUL love cards! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

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  10. You have such lovely ideas for cards! I love the fold over and clap cards. I just got some inspiration for a post!

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    1. Thank you! I completely altered that card from another blogger's post... isn't it great how we can trade off ideas with one another?!

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  11. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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  12. They are all beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's

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