I recently invited friends to my house to create Valentine cards. All of the ladies were crafty but none of them had made cards and they wanted to give it a try. I wanted them to leave with some finished cards; and I wanted to teach them a few basic techniques and most importantly, I didn’t want them to feel overwhelmed by their first card making experience.
Since we were all of a certain age, we remembered the little heart shaped cards we used to share when we were in grade school. My goal was to create a similar feel with my digital and hybrid supplies. These are super simple and make a quick, easy project you can make and share with others!
Digital scrapbooking supplies used:
Digital Scrapbooking Supplies
Scissors, paper cutter, bone folder
Adhesive – two sided tape, pop dots
Embellishments – lace, ribbon, digital hearts and embellishments printed and cut out, stickers, doilies and book pages
Brown distress ink
Step 1 – Open an 8.5 x 11 document. Set guide lines horizontally and vertically at 4 inches and 8 inches. Create a heart shape on a separate layer (I constrained the proportions to 3.75 x 3.75 inches). Duplicate the heart shape. Move the hearts so the left hand edge is on the 4 inch vertical guide line. Move them slightly left of the 4 inch guide line and erase so there is a straight edge for the hinge. Adhere digital scrapbooking supply paper to each heart using a clipping mask Opt+Ctrl+G (Mac) Ctrl+G (Win).
Step 2 – Reduce the size of the heart created in Step 1 and attach coordinating digital scrapbooking papers. Create a few simple embellishments. Place the hearts and embellishments on the bottom of your document and print on cardstock.
Step 3 – Cut a straight line across the page at the bottom of each heart. Score at the left edge of the heart. Fold and cut out the heart leaving the hinge uncut.
Step 4 – Cut out the embellishments and hearts. Distress all edges. Decorate the front of the card with embellishments, ribbon, stickers, etc. Distress a doily and attach to back of card.
Let your inner child have a little fun creating these sweet heart shaped Valentines and don’t forget to post them in the Hybrid Gallery!
Live each day creatively,