Friday, February 11, 2011


I can't believe Valentine's Day is only a couple of days away and if you're like me, I tend to procrastinate and still haven't gotten all my Valentine's cards, so here's a couple of cute card projects I thought I'd share with you.  Whether you're an experienced crafter, or new to card making, these are not too difficult and a lot of fun to make.

~ Pink Dove and Heart on a string ~

This is one of my designs and pretty easy to do.  
I made these for Christmas, except I used various linen and snowflake papers
(this would also be nice for a wedding!)

~ First start with a blank card and add any background paper you would like(in this case pink).  
~ Use a dove stamp and stamp it with white ink(feel free to use any color) on a pale pink stock paper - then cut it out.
~  Take some string or thin ribbon and cut about 2 inches long.
~  Cut a small heart out of stock paper and paint on some craft glue and add sparkly snowy glitter(I think this adds a nice touch!) glue to the string
~  Attach the heartstring to the dove with some craft glue.
~  Add a padded sticky square to the back of the dove and add to the card(I like giving it a little more dimension).
~ You can either leave the card blank and add your own message, 
or stamp whatever you'd like inside. 


 You're Done!

~  Heartstrings Valentine card ~ 

This one comes from Martha Stewart  
I made up the name of the card though :)

Martha     Martha    Martha

I realize not everyone's a Martha Stewart fan, but this happens to be one of my favorite cards.

~  Cut out two heart shapes the same size using medium weight craft paper.
~  Using an exacto knife, start cutting along the outer edge about 1/4" from the edge leaving about an inch attached on one side.
~  Keep doing this approx. 1/4" apart alternating the sides you you leave attached
~  Cut about 5 or so of these leaving a solid heart in the center.
~  Poke a hole in the center heart and thread string through it leaving about an inch on top.(I used about 8 inches, but you can make it as long or short as you like).
~  Tie a knot on the underside of the heart securing the string in place.
~  Add some hearts along the string and at the top of the string to hold it with.( I glued some pink and red hearts together, but you can use whatever you'd like)
~  Glue this to the other heart along the edges.
~  Add whatever message you like...(I used silver gel pen and wrote you really pull my heartstrings)

 You're Done!

What Valentine's day projects do you enjoy?  
Feel free to share any of your great ideas.

Hope everyone has a 
Happy Valentine's Day 



  1. favorite project would be inhaling dark chocolate ...

    p.s. you're da' winner of my one day giveaway.
    aren't you ga-ga ...

  2. I'm so addicted to DARK chocolate!!! I'm going GA-GA...I can't believe I won ~ can't wait to see what it is! Happy Valentine's day to you both(consume lots of DARK chocolate) :)


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