Making Gifts for Life

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Will U B My Valentine?

Will U B My Valentine?

Valentine's Day is two days away, and I am ready. We don't buy into the hype of the holiday, and go out and buy expensive gifts but I do like to make a special something for my hubby.

I mean Christmas was less then two months ago. Couldn't they have spaced out the holidays a little more? I am all for showing affection and letting the person you are with know that you love them, but that should be done everyday.

I made this card using My Mind's Eye papers from the Lost & Found collection. 
I had some scraps of paper from a layout I just completed for February's Recipe Challenge at the Paper Mixing Bowl. So I decided, why not use them.

I had a strip of 12 inch by 4 inch paper that was scrap also, so I folded 1.5 inches for the bottom piece and then the other fold was at 5.25 inches from the top.

I cut brown paper to 3.875 inches by 5 inches, and inked the edges with dark brown ink.
Then I cut the red polka dot paper to 3.5 inches by 4.875 inches, also inking the edges with dark brown ink.

I found more scraps of cream colored cardstock (not exactly the same color cream as the card but close) and I cut that to 3 inches by 4.375 inches, inkign the edges with dark brown ink. I stamped the sentiment "for my love", in dark brown ink also.

Using my Making Memories Slice machine and the Je'Adore card, I cut the cute cupid. I used cranberry Stickles on cupid to make him sprakle and look pretty.

Using an EK Success border punch, I punched that 1.5 inch flap with the lacey punch and inked the edges with dark brown ink. And I covered the tab with a piece of the brown paper I have left over. I cut it to 3.875 inches by 1.375 inches.

For the inside, I used my Making Memories Slice machine and cut the sentiment "Love Story" in cranberry cardstock, and the two people out of the brown left over paper.

I wrote in my own horrible handwriting, "you are my", above the words love story, to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoy the card I made.
I really love it.
It's very cute. But it looks much better in person.

Have a blessed day.

Thank you for visiting my blog. 

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