Card For My Valentine

So Happy Valentine’s Day to all. Not only to husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends, but to loved ones as well. The loved ones can be parents, children and friends that you love and care for. Why does this day have to only be for lovers. It should be a day to love those who we care about. Also why do we only designate one day out of the year to show love and/or compassion to those we love. For me it just seems silly. Only one day out of 365 days.

Well in the spirit of the day of hearts and kisses, candies and flowers, and colors of reds and pinks, I have created a handmade card for my husband. Here it is…

When I created this card, I was scrapbooking with a friend on Super Bowl Sunday. (I have more to add to this scrapbooking event at another post.) I originally was not planning to do any cards that day. I was really focused on doing another project, but there was a challenge that was brought to our attention which lead me to do a Valentine’s Day card. With that in mind, I had nothing extra with me that was love or Valentine related. So I had to improvise and use what I had. So what you see on the picture above is what was in my stash. Thankfully I did have a couple of items that did help in making my card more for Valentine’s Day.

So to give a closer look to see what I use, the card was quite simple. Nothing too frilly since this was going to my husband. I only used some card stock and patterned paper. Also included chipboard shapes and brads. Honestly very simple and didn’t take long to put together. What took a while was going through all my stuff to see what I had to make this card. This really helped me use some items that I had for a long time and to think a bit outside of the box.

So I had this burgundy, red card stock that I thought would be fitting as a base. Then I found some coordinating pattern paper that seems to go really well with the solid color card stock. I layered the pattern paper on top of the burgundy colored card stock and punched out this pretty scalloped edge to both. I thought it gave it an interesting look to it verses it being squared and plain. You know typical card shape.

As I searched through my stash, I luckily found some chipboard that had some heart shapes. Yes something that would help the card be more for Valentine’s Day. I had some colored markers and colored them to go well with the rest of the color scheme of the card.

And of course, what’s a card without a title to it. I didn’t have any stamps on had and the sticker letters in my stash was way to big. So I wrote it out. I cut out a little banner shape out of white card stock and wrote out “Happy Valentine’s Day” in red. I marked the edges with same red marker to help make it pop out. Plus I had some foam adhesive to give it more dimension. The last detail was a bonus find in my stash. Something I had that I totally forgot about. I found brads of red lips. PERFECT! So I added that to the title banner to give it a little something extra.

I love how it turned out and hope my husband will like it too. Now every detail I did to this card was part of that challenge that I mentioned early. It made doing this little project more fun to do. It challenged me and made me use what I had. Maybe I’ll do more of these types of challenges and hopefully use up my stash that I’ve had for years now. Maybe on a future post.

Well everyone, enjoy this day. Show your loved ones how much you love them. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wanted to show this cute Valentine decor that I found a long time ago at a dollar store. Don’t remember which store.

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