Hi! I know that there are a lot of different opinions when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It seems that everybody either hates it or loves it. Well, I’m not gonna lie. I love it.
I think it’s because it was one of my favorite days of the year in elementary school. I got to decorate my own little shoebox with a slot in it, and then I’d take it to school along with my little box of valentines to hand out to other students.
The whole class would go around leaving their little gifts in each box and then we’d inspect our loot and cute little cards. What’s not to love about that?
Anyhoo, I hope you love Valentine’s Day too. I love it so much that I’m actually planning a little Valentine’s Day party!
And what’s the first step to any party? Invitations! So I went to work trying to make a card that I could mass-produce to send to my friends. My go-to crafty item is patterned paper, but since I’ll be making quite a few of these and I’m not sure I’d have enough of any given paper, I thought I’d stick with white cardstock and stamps. I took inspiration from one of the make & takes we did at the Stampin’ Up! convention. Check it out!
I used Stampin’ Up! Daydream Medallions stamps, the Dear Lizzy date stamp, and the Let’s Party! stamp from American Crafts on this card, plus some bling. But there is more stamping involved in this card.
Behold: the inside!
My friends need to know the deets! And no card is finished until the inside is filled.
Just a little tip: make sure you stamp everything on the inside and outside before you add embellishments. (I may or may not have learned that the hard way.)
What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Leave me a comment by Monday, January 28th at 5 pm MST, and I’ll send one of you commenters a little mystery crafty Valentine treat!
Thanks for checking in!