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Published on January 14th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain


Valentines Day Cards

Hello, today I am sharing some pretty fabulous cards with you.

Cassonda at CupCardsToGo asked me to guest design with her Valentine’s Day kit and I had so much fun!
I love to use lovey dovey heart squeezy papers and embellishments to create beautiful Valentines Day cards, and I had a lot of fun creating with this kit.

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Look at these sweet creations!

This Love card has a couple of label stickers on the side. I put those on the matted strip I added to the card base.

I love the touch of teal with the red. I added the LOVE 101 label to the strip of cardstock, then I added the little cherub piece cut from patterned paper and popped that up.

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I tied a bow with the teal ribbon, added the tag then colored the wood heart with a sharpie marker, and added that to the tag.

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I love little touches like that, it really adds so much to  more simple design. And I love to see little details that add so much to a whole card.

Did you notice the little pencil toppers I made in the top photo? these are easy enough to make. I simply cut two squares of paper, then folded them gently and cut a heart out. On one heart, I backed it with some more paper, and trimmed it with my mini scallop scissors. Then I added glue dots to the pencils and put the hearts on with one heart on each side of the eraser. I embellished with ribbons and glitter puffy stickers. These are too cute and so easy. I could see making a bunch for a class Valentine!

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How about a sweet girlie Valentine? This one is so pretty! I matched the rose and polka dot papers then added  a paper strip of tan between them. I also added a long block of tan matted with pink. I used rubons at the top and bottom of the block. Aren’t those teeny tiny hearts precious!!?!!

Again, I used a cut piece of patterned paper (with the cherubs on it)

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After tying a bow with that adorable grey plaid ribbon, I punched a couple of flowers using a Marvy punch and added the pearls to it.


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I added the bow and the flower to the side of the cherub piece, then I cut out the little pink heart and used a rubon for the word. I cut that strip into a tag, and added that tiny little heart to the tag.

Then I saw these pretty Doodlebug arrow stickers in the kit.

I started the card out with cutting a tan mat, and then going around the outside with them.

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I added a block of patterned stripe and matted it with pink then popped it up.

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I then added some sticker strips and a big glittery red bow. I also took some rick rack ribbon and rolled it to create the rose. I added some hand-cut leaves and pearls for the center.

I also added another Warm Hugs tag with a wooden arrow.

In the kit was this date night circle and these popcorn kernels. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with them.

Then, I saw the striped paper. That looked like a popcorn bucket.

So I cut the paper into a bucket shape and added the popcorn popped up.

I added the ticket and of course, the mat underneath I cut to size and tore off the bottom.

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Then I used the “Date Night” with a little trimmed off the side, some cork hearts and a wooden arrow.

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I couldn’t resist and added the heart to the popcorn and a little sheer ribbon bow as well.

My last card was strips of paper that I had already cut. I love using little bits to create a card.

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I popped the mat block up using foam tape, then added the stripe paper. A couple of stickers gave me my wording as well.


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I cut some teal ribbon and tucked it under my block, then added the little pretty patterned paper block. I also tied another ribbon in satin pink and added that. To finish the card, I added a couple of these sweet little wooden hearts.


How fun was this kit to work with? I love it. And, I still have a LOT of paper and embellies left to create with. It’s a gorgeous kit. Do you like to work with kits too? They sure do make it easy to create without spending that time gathering all sorts of fun pieces together by yourself.






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