With Valentines being tomorrow, I am sharing three cute friendship handmade cards that you can send to your love ones during this month… But apart from that this post is actually part of a blog hop, which theme is Friendship and Valentines.
So if you are looking for ideas or inspiration related to friendship or valentines, then you will hoping with us.. Not to mention that the group participating in today’s blog hop is amazing! I know you will find lots of ideas and will get so inspired to craft right away!
Bet let’s get started!
Three cute Friendship Handmade Cards
For the cards I am featuring today I decided to use the “Love You Always” suite, mainly because I wanted to use the designer series papers from this collection.
There are three paper packs that coordinate beautifully. The Love You Always specialty paper comes in three colors, and all sheets have a beautiful foil in the same color! So the paper just looks super luxurious, making your cards stand out even more.
The True Love designer series paper is all in white and black, so this is great for backgrounds, as well as coloring the larger images, like I did in my cards.
And finally the Love You Always Foil sheets, as its name says it, it is foil paper. And it comes in the same colors as the Love You Always specialty paper. So these two coordinate so nice when using them together!
The Color Combination
Since I wanted to use the Rococo Rose paper from the Love You Always Specialty paper pack, I decided to go for the following color combination.
Following the colors from the paper packs makes it easy to pick color combinations for your cards. So if you have ever struggle with color combination ideas, try to use colors from the papers you want to use. You will see that then the rest comes super easy.
Sketches & Other Details
And as usual, since I had already picked the paper I wanted to use, I just needed to pick sketches to come up with my card ideas..
Below you will see all sketches and the cards I made with that in mind.
The first two cards are fun folds, so make sure you watch the video tutorial to see how to put these cards together. Additionally, I colored the flowers from the True Love designer series paper using the alcohol markers and then cut them out with the scissors. This helped me tremendously with embellishing my cards as you can see in the cards bellow.
For all the cards, I used the foil in the coordinated color. However, please note, that I usually just add a little bit of the foil in my cards, to not overwhelm the design but instead to highlight some areas.
If you ever want to use the specialty paper like foil, and are struggling with how to use it, I would suggest to start with little accents like banners, or detailed dies that will show little, or maybe for a word die cut as I showed in these cards. Believe me this would help you get more confident using these type of specialty paper.
Also, if you liked this post and want a couple of extra projects using exactly the same supplies make sure you see the following post! I know you will love this card and this cute treat holder that you can make in no time to give your loved ones!
The Video Tutorial
If you want to see how to make these cards step by step, then make sure you check out the below video tutorial. I go over all the measurements and colors that I used, as well as crafting tips that you will find helpful for when you are making cards.
Also in this video I go over how to color with the alcohol markers to get a nice blending of the colors in your flowers, so make sure you watch this one.
If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below.
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The Blog Hop Line up
And as mentioned at the beginning, this is part of a blog post with an amazing group of card makers and paper crafters, so make sure you hop with us and visit all participating blogs.
you can click on the button below to go to the next blog, or you can click on the names from the full line up. I know you will get lots of inspiration from all the beautiful designs and this team is putting together!
Angie McKenzie ● Alejandra Gomez ● Vicki Milyard
Tricia Butts ● Rochelle Laird-Smith ● Annette Ball
Jo Blackman ● Leonie Stuart ● Jan Musselman
Terry Hamilton ● Lisa Mackey ● Deb Macdowell
Sue Allen ● Gez Carpenter ● Rebecca-Jo Unwin
Linda Moore ● Satomi Wellard ● Aurélie Fabre
Melissa Faust ● JoAnn Pollock ● Narelle Fasulo
Mo Rootes ● Karen Henderson ● Susan Webster
Susan Simpson ● Anne Marie Hile ● Ann Krucek
Shel Anderson ● Kimberley Morris ● Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Danielle Kassing ● Chris Smith ● Mikaela Titheridge
Elaine de Montmorency ● Jill Chapman ● Teri West ● Libby Fens
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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Are you still making Valentine’s cards? if so, you are in for a treat!!! As today’s Blog hop theme is Love is in the air!
When I saw this month’s theme was all about Valentine’s projects, I got super excited, mainly because I really enjoy making Valentine’s cards. And this year, Stampin’ Up! released an over-the-moon cute suite called “From my Heart”. So if you like pinks and reds and hearts, then you will love playing with this suite.
Anyway, I have been seeing lots and lots of samples for Valentine’s cards using the “From my Heart” suite, and I fell in love when I saw some samples mixing this suite with the Bonanza Buddies bundle. I definitely wanted to give it a try and make my own Valentine’s card mixing these products.
And since I was going bananas with Valentine’s hearts, I decided I wanted to used the “Stitched be mine” dies to complement all the hearts I had in mind for the Valentine’s card I wanted to make.
The cutest Valentine’s card using two of my favorite both suites
See how cute this valentine’s card turned out!!! the designer series paper, a.k.a. DSP or patterned paper, I used was the “From my Heart” DSP, which is actually a specialty one as it has red and pink foil elements on the sheets! You cannot really see it in the picture, but if you watch the video-tutorial at the end of this post, you can appreciate it better.
As usual I followed the color combo from the patterned paper, so in this case it is Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White! They really go well together.
For the little Koala I used the Smoky Slate ink for its body and Memento ink for its face. I also added a little heart epoxy droplet that I colored with Cherry Cobbler Dark stampin’ blend a.k.a. alcohol marker, this added a really nice touch on the Koala!!
Finally, I wanted lots of hearts for the background, so I die cut several heart shapes from the “Stitched Be Mine” dies in Real red and Whisper White. I also punched one heart from the DSP using one of the heart punches.
👉 As a tip for you, I usually lay all the hearts out on the card to see how I want them to line up! Once I like how the card looks, I glue the hearts down.
Valentine’s card Video Tutorial
As mentioned before, you can watch the video tutorial to see step by step how I put together this Valentine’s card. I know you will see how easy it is and will want to make lots of this card to send during Valentine’s day.
If you liked this card, make sure you scroll down to the end of this post, where you will see the supply list for this card. Also you will see images you can pin on your favorite pinterest board to remember this card later on.
Blog Hop Line up!
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the blogs participating in the “For the Joy of Sets” blog hop. I am sure you will really enjoy seeing all the projects we made for the “Love is in the air” theme.
Click on the button to go to the next blog, or you can click on the below list to keep visiting the rest of the participants on this hop.
The supply list for this cute Valentine’s card!
And as promised here is the complete list of items I used to make this cute Valentine’s card!
If you click to any of the images, it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items! When you purchase thru me, you help me support my Stampin’ Up! business so I can continue bringing more projects to you 😊
I truly appreciate your support! ❤❤❤
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Do you send Valentine’s cards for your friends and loved ones? if you do, then this post is perfect for you! As I will show you how to make three easy Valentine’s cards that look amazing.
Three Valentine’s cards using From my Heart suite from Stampin’ Up
As I mentioned above, today’s post is to share three easy to make Valentine’s cards, and for these cards I have used the “From my Heart” suite from Stampin’ Up!
This suite is from the Spring Catalog and is filled with lots of products that are perfect for your Valentine’s cards. The “From my Heart” Designer Series Paper a.k.a. DSP or patterned paper is covered in foiled images that will surely help enhance all your projects!
The main colors on this DSP is Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White, which go really well with all other products on this collection.
As usual, this suite has a coordinating bundle. This is the Heartfelt Bundle, which consists of one stamp set and two punches that make coordinating hearts! how cute is that?
In addition to these products, this suite also has heart doilies that are super cute! and they look so great when paired with the hear punches included in the heartfelt bundle!
Finally, this suite has as well a real red double stitched satin ribbon that coordinates really well with the DSP.
Over all all the products on this suite coordinate beautifully and they will sure help you create easy and quick Valentine’s cards!
Valentine’s Card #1
This card is made following a very simple lay out. As you can see the DSP is glued following the edge of card base.
I then added a focal point using a piece of whisper white and basic black and then added a heart doily and a set of coordinating hearts.
Please note that the whisper white heart was stamped with real read for the border and flirty flamingo for the sentiment.
Additionally, I wanted an extra sentiment, so I added a banner with the sentiment stamped in basic black.
To make this card pop up a bit more, I added two heart epoxy droplets that I colored using the dark cherry cobbler stampin’ blend a.k.a. alcohol marker. And finally I glue a bow made with the real red double stitched ribbon.
Valentine’s Card #2
The second Valentine’s card is as easy as the first one. I used the DSP to decorate the front of the card but I added a little border in flirty flamingo.
I then added the ribbon in a zigzag pattern and then glue the heart doily on top of the ribbon.
Same as before, I made a coordinating heart using real red and the DSP to go on top of the doily, as well as a sentiment in real read and stamped in basic black.
And to finish this card I added a heart epoxy droplet that I had previously colored with dark cherry cobbler stampin’ blend.
Valentine’s Card #3
The third card is actually a fun fold!! who doesn’t like a fun fold, right? and when it is so easy, it’s even better!
Now I recommend you watch the video tutorial below to see exactly how this card was put together, I promise you, it is super easy to make!
The full video is about 37 min long as I show how to make all three cards on this video, but if you are only interested in seeing how to make this one, go to minute 25 on the video, as at this point is where I go over the instructions of this particular Valentine’s card!
Video Tutorial to learn step-by-step how to make these Valentine’s Cards very easy!
And as usual, here is the video tutorial where I show you how to make these Three cute Valentine’s cards.
This was part of my FB live show that happens every Thursday at 7pm CST on my FB Page. It is usually 30 – 45 min long each Thursday, and I typically show you how to make three projects on that live.
The Supply List for these Valentine’s Cards
And if you loved these cards and want to make them yourself, here is the list of all items used to make these cute Valentine’s cards. The pictures will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. When you purchase thru me, you support my stamping business which in turn helps me keep creating more cards to share with you 😍
I really appreciate you continued support! 😊😉
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Hello there!! I know it has been a while since I last posted cards on my blog, however I have been sharing lots of fun and easy-to-make cards on my Facebook page and over on YouTube, I just have been extremely busy to actually blog about all the cards I have made, but I promise you that during 2020 I will do much better.. at least that is one my resolutions this year 😉😉😉
You know, it is really hard at times to do all things, considering I have also a full time job, as well as two little ones and a husband, there is a lot of demanding attention going to all places, and so sometimes blogging takes a back seat..
Funny as it sounds, I truly believe making videos is way easier for me than actually writing.. I guess cause I have never been a lady of too many words… or at least of too many written words! ha!
I love to make quick and easy cards, as crafting really keeps me calm when life is coming at me in all directions. I feel like making cards is a great therapy! so even though I am not constantly blogging, I am always creating a card!
And today I am sharing with you a quick and easy Valentine’s card!! This card is using the brand new bundle Heartfelt from Stampin’ Up!
Quick and easy Valentine’s card!
As usual, I am sharing with you a quick and easy card, as I know that you are like me and I know that your crafting time is very limited! so you want to create something cute but fast at the same time, as we don’t have unlimited crafting time.. at least not now..
As you can see from the picture above, the new suite “From my Heart” from Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to make your valentine’s cards, you can see I used the brand new heart doilies, which are adorable and they come in two color’s, well actually three, as you can flip it and get a white doily, but you get these cute doilies in Real Red and Flirty Flamingo..
This cute embellishment really makes it so easy to put cards together. You just glue the doily down to your card and it adds a lot of detail to your project!! seriously.. that easy!..
On this card I added another heart layer on top of the doily. This heart came from the From my heart designer series paper, and it was punched with the scalloped punch included in the Heartfelt bundle! I love having punches as these are super easy to use and makes it faster to make embellishments to decorate a project.
Step-by-step video tutorial for this Valentine’s card
If you are interested in seeing a step-by-step tutorial, you can watch the video below, where I go over measurements, and I show you all the products being used in more detail!
I know you will enjoy the process, and you will realize that you can too make as many Valentine’s cards with this new suite from Stampin’ Up!
Here is the supply list as well as the links to all the products I used to make these cards. If you are interested in getting any of these products you can click on the images and these will take you to my online store. I truly appreciate your support 🙂
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