Friday, January 14, 2011

One Month Until Valentine's Day

Today is Friday and it is time to have some fun.  Valentine's Day is one month from today so I made my first handmade Valentine's Day card this morning. 
Here is how I made the card;
(1)  I used a pre-made cardstock card that measures 4 1/2" by 5 1/2".  The card is red on the outside and white on the inside.  I bought a box of 50 of these cards for just $4.00 at Michaels.  They were on the Christmas clearance shelf. 
(2) The side of the card was punched with the Martha Stewart "Cherish" punch.
(3) The image is "Jack Waiting" from Mo's Digital Pencil Shop.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  I put a heart-shaped brad in the upper left corner of the image (Bradletz by Provo Craft).
(4) I used a white paper lace doily for the background. (Hobby Lobby)
(5) I made a large heart and punched a scalloped circle from "Recollections Basics" patterned paper.
(6) I used a "valentine" sticker from a package of stickers that I found at Big Lots.  The postage stamp embellishment is from Martha Stewart.
(7) I added a sheer ribbon bow to finish the card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges;
Mo's Digital Challenge ~ Playtime
365 Cards ~ On Edge

I hope this post will inspire you to get out your craft supplies and start making some handmade valentines!

4 comments:

  1. How clever to use that sweet image for a Valentine! I love all the red and white. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

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  2. Hi Janette...so happy to see you again!! This card is just darling! I love the red & white and combo of different patterns!! Love this image too...well, what's not to love about Mo's images, tho!! But he is perfect for Valentines.... it's like he's waiting for his sweetie!! Dang...just a month to get all my V-day cards done!!! arrgghh! Guess I'd better get busy too, huh?! So glad you joined us for this fun challenge this week at Mo's. Have a great week, hon. Pat Frank

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  3. Fabulous creation, Janette! Thanks for playing with us at 365 Cards this week and can't wait to see what you do next!

    Aloha, Kim Mc
    365 Cards DT

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  4. Awww how sweet. This turned out great...Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

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