Feb 4

Finding inspiration to create your own Valentine card ideas can sometimes be a little bit of a challenge. I know! I’ve spent hours and hours surfing the net, scouring online card galleries and websites trying to find that perfect valentines card idea…and then when I finally find something I like, I pull my hair out trying to figure out how to recreate it without any instructions and with completely different papers and embellishments.

It’s not an easy task! I love making my own cards, but it can be a little frustrating at times. I’m not Picasso or Rembrandt. Trying to be creative at the drop of a hat is difficult.

But, I have found the solution!

If you are looking for Valentines Day card ideas, you need to see this…the ‘Inspired Card Making Report.’

It’s completely free!

You can download it at:
http://CardMakingClassroom.com/inspired

It features invaluable insight into how to stay inspired so you can create (and be proud of!) all the cards you want, no matter what the occasion or theme. Plus, there are plenty of examples to help get you started.

It’s perfect for creating your own Valentine card ideas.

I made this cute card based on an example in the free report.

Valentine Card Ideas

To create this card, I used white cardstock, black cardstock, red cardstock, Kaisercraft Sakura Park Kanzan paper, Black Polka Dot paper (brand unknown), black ink, a black pen, Heart Words stamp (brand unknown), Basic Grey Swirl stamps, white Bazzill flower and a red heart brad.

I followed the step-by-step instructions in the ‘Inspired Card Making Report,’ substituted the card making supplies I wanted to use and tweaked the design as I wanted.

For example, there were a few ‘white spaces’ on my background paper that I wasn’t really too pleased about, so I filled them by stamping some swirls and heart images. They look like they are part of the patterned paper, but they give my card a more Valentines Day sort of feel.

I also inked around the edges of my background paper to give it a warmer, more sophisticated feel.

The instructions in the report made it really easy to personalise my Valentines Day card so it really is my own creation. Plus it was quick to put together and a lot of fun.

I’ll definitely be making more cards this way!

If you are looking for Valentine card ideas, I highly recommend you download your free copy of ‘Inspired Card Making’ today.

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Feb 8

Homemade Valentine cards are the perfect way to show someone special how much you care about them. But coming up with ideas on what to make isn’t always easy so I thought I would share one of my favourites with you.

Traditionally, Valentines cards are red and white. In more recent times, red and black, red and pink and pink and brown have also become popular. But personally, when making homemade Valentine cards, I like to stretch my imagination a little and try more original colour combinations.

For example, for this homemade Valentine card, I have used primarily browns, oranges and greens for my design. But you can use whatever colours you like!

If you would like to see more card making ideas, I recommend grabbing your free copy of the ‘Inspired Card Making Report.’

You can download it right now at:
http://CardMakingClassroom.com/inspired

Homemade Valentine Cards

This homemade Valentine card was made using brown Bazzill cardstock, Chatterbox Greenhouse Paisley cardstock, dark brown Bazzill cardstock, light brown cardstock, a brown pen, brown ink, a heart stamp (brand unknown) and letters cut out from Rusty Pickle paper.

To recreate this homemade Valentine card:

1. Cut a piece of brown Bazzill cardstock measuring 5 7/8 inches by 8 1/8 inches (15cm by 20.6cm). Fold in half to create a card. Place in front of you so the fold is down the left side.

2. Cut a piece from the underside of Chatterbox Greenhouse Paisley cardstock (that’s the checkered design you can see in the card above) measuring 3 3/4 inches by 2 inches (9.5cm by 5.2cm). Ink around the edges with brown ink. When dry, use a brown pen to draw a dashed border around the edges. Glue to your card approximately 1/2 inch (1.5cm) from the top edge.

3. Cut a piece of Chatterbox Greenhouse Paisley cardstock measuring 3 3/4 inches by 3 1/8 inches (9.5cm by 8cm). Ink around the edges with brown ink. When dry, use a brown pen to draw a dashed border around the edges. Glue to your card approximately 1/4 inch (0.8cm) from the bottom edge.

4. Cut a piece of dark brown Bazzill cardstock measuring 3 3/4 inches by 5/8 inches (9.5cm by 1.6cm). Glue to your card across the join between your two Chatterbox pieces, as shown above.

5. Using brown ink and a heart shaped stamp, stamp a heart image on light brown cardstock. Cut out the heart shape and ink the edges with brown ink. When dry, glue at an angle on the right side of your card, as shown above.

6. Finally, place the word ‘Love’ across the bottom of your card. To create mine, I have cut the letters out of Rusty Pickle paper and inked the edges with brown ink, but you can use whatever letters you wish.

And voila! You have just created your first Valentine card. And, the design is so easy, you can make as many homemade Valentine cards as you wish. You can make them exactly the same or make them completely unique by changing your colours, patterned papers, letters and heart images. Play around and have some fun!

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