Saturday, January 17, 2009

Homemade Valentine Cards + A Giveaway!

Okay, so hubby and I are big on Valentine's day, especially the cards.
Once he made an illustrated card for me (I believe it was the year I was pregnant). I cried. I was super hormonal. lol It was so awesome because it was a slide show too. It was the best card I had ever received.
Since then I've made homemade Valentine cards for him. He is very thoughtful and ALWAYS seems genuinely surprised and thankful for my creations. ha!
This year, I decided to start early. I'm going to "practice" making his card. *wink* Okay, if things get busy, one of these might be his.
Here are 3 quick and easy cards.
Make sure you gather your supplies: Just look at all these wonderful colors red, pink, white. *sigh* I found some Valentine's Day fabrics and decided to use them too. I dusted off the ol' sewing machine.
I stitched a simple square on white card stock and cut some squares out of fabric. I used Valentine tickets from our Vintage Valentine Tags.
Valentine card #1:
The second card was also very simple. I used a velum envelope that I created. I used a simple template from online. Simple is the key. You can then add an embellishment to the envelope such as a heart. :D Add a quick note or tag inside! (I love this idea because you can add a VERY personal or naughty message inside). ha!!Ink the edges of the card and viola! Give it to your love bug! lol
Valentine Card #2:
The next card was a tiny bit more work. I used my FAVORITE Martha Stewart punch. I carry this punch with me to every crop., that's how much I love it! Just look at it. I found it on sale to boot! $7 later, and it became my baby...okay, where was I? Ah, yes! With this card I cut a border at the bottom of the card and added a strip of white card stock inside to make the border pop out a bit more. Ink the edges of a white square, and add some more Vintage Valentine Tags. I used some pop-up dots for the ticket & Ta-da!!
Valentine Card #3:
All three cards in less than 30 minutes. That's how I like it. QUICK & SIMPLE Valentine's Day cards!
For fun, lets continue our giveaways. This giveaway is for a set of our Vintage Valentine Tags!! *Leave a comment and I will draw a name on the 24th!
~Come back tomorrow for a gorgeous Valentine banner! Very similar to this ONE. ;)
xoxo
Veronica

39 comments:

Alecia said...

So, so cute, love them all!! Super cute ideas!!

Oh, and I'm now following you, hehe!!

Beth Perry said...

Hey doll! I love, love that last card...that is gorgeous!
And I have been 'stalking' your blog for a while now!! hahahaa

MyLittleTeapot said...

WOW that was fast and very beautiful :D

janie said...

I love all of your ideas and I love the handmade valentine! Gorgeous! I really enjoy your other blog and found my way to this one.. thanks for following my blog! :) oh, and those cupcakes look so yummy too lol

Amber said...

Love it all, Veronica. I'd love to win those tags too!! Pick me, pick me!!

Zarah said...

That is beautiful!! Love them - especially the one with the vellum envelope, that's so clever and OOOH so pretty! :D

Emma said...

Super cute! You have such great ideas. I think that homemade cards are definitely the way to go for Valentine's. :)

Cass said...

Cute ideas! :)

Dria said...

Adorable cards!

stephanie said...

love the valentines tags and what fabby cards! especially like the giant ticket tag.

latisha said...

such cute cards!

Surfk9s@msn.com said...

I think this year I am going to make my valentines. Thank you for the inspiration.
Katrina

Melissa said...

Hi Veronica, you have been creating some very yummy things with all your tags.Love all the newest additions in the store too.Have used a couple of the tags I bought from you last year recently.You can see them on my blog, if you have the time.Take care

Kristin said...

I love the ideas and would love the supplies to. Thanks.

Yvette said...

I love this card and those vintage valentine's. Thanks for the inspiration!!

ThisKalilLife said...

What cute ideas. I really like your blog ... I'll visit often!

Carolyn Lontin said...

Ohh super cute cards!!

RAMASYL said...

I love this card and these tickets!!!! so gorgeous!

jules said...

I am definitely leaving a post and I am signing up for your blog. I have spent several hours just looking around your blog today. Your work is amazing.

Connie F. said...

Great ideas - I'm sure your husband would love any one of these cards.

Angela W said...

Thanks for the ideas, great things! They look very cute and easy to make!

jan farnworth said...

love those tags very cute and those cards are just adorable.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Just found your blog today.
Cute cards.

Shannon said...

I'm a Valentine fanatic... I can't wait to get started making some yummy goodness....

java_jenny said...

I love Valentine's day too ~ and I don't even have a sweetie to do anything for but for some reason, this holiday is one of my favorites!

Your cards are so fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

BabeCaddy said...

Love these... I will have to make something like this for my dh... Thanks for the ideas

Amber said...

I am following you on Google Reader now. :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Mandy said...

So cute! Love the cards.

Ginny said...

So pretty, love them all! I'm a blog follower :)

Renee said...

Lovely cards, I enjoy your blog.

Lilly said...

Aww These cards are lovely!!! Your blog is great!!!! thanks for all the great ideas!

just me....lynn said...

love all of your ideas are amazing!!

scrapworking said...

Wow, now I'm going to have to go out at lunch to get that border punch. It looks so much better in real life than it shows on the punch itself! Great cards!

Katherine said...

So simple yet so awesome!

ejmom said...

i love all of your ideas!

Jessica said...

Why have I not found your site sooner??? So much good stuff! I'll be back!

Nicole said...

I think your fascination with felt may be contagious......

Jamie said...

I am new to your blog but I just love it. Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. I just ordered some cute cupcake tags for my little girl's 1st birthday party. I am looking forward to using them on cupcakes and favors.

Oh and I also add your toddler craft site link over on my site. Thanks for all the fun ideas and new inspiration. :)