For my Layout of the Week this week, I’m sharing a card I created for a class I’m teaching soon. We’ll be making 4 cards and a gift box for the class, so I’ll have more fun Valentine things to share soon! I wanted to keep this card simple and quick. And as you can tell from some of my past Layout of the Week projects, I love using paper strips as a quick way to get a layout started. I found the idea for this card in an old issue of Card Trends magazine. The original card had a Spring theme and felt flowers backing the buttons. I thought it would be fun to add the die cut heart to the design, afterall it is a Valentine…can there ever be too many hearts on Valentine’s Day? I love the idea of using the corner rounder on just the top of the card! Can’t wait to use this idea in a scrapbook layout!
If you’ve been thinking about making your own Valentine’s this year, it’s time to drag out those supplies and get started! Valentine’s are the perfect way to use up those scraps you’ve been saving. Just dig through your piles…yes, I know you keep your scraps in piles…doesn’t everyone? Find all those fun Valentine colors, add in whatever you can find in there that sparkles, grab some odds & ends of ribbons & buttons and you’re ready to go. Quick cards just take a little measuring & cutting of your scraps! Add a ribbon & a button or two and you’re done! If you’re feeling especially creative, add a rub on quote or saying to one of the paper strips or even to your ribbon. The special Valentines in your life will love your handmade cards and you’ll even save a little money using up those scraps, so buy yourself a truffle the next time you’re near a Moonstruck store! OK, maybe that’s my plan, but it will work for you too!
Have a great weekend!
Cardstock: American Crafts, WorldWin
Patterned Paper: Bloom & Sweetheart from the Smitten Collection by 3 Bugs in a Rug
Twill Ribbon: Creative Cafe
Buttons: Creative Cafe, Boxer
Die Cut: Quickutz
Corner Rounder: EK Success