It’s $10 on the 10th! I always love this blog hop because there are always some of the best ideas that come from these special ladies. Our theme this month is Crafts. Which is totally up my alley! Today I’m sharing how to make some last minute Valentine’s Day cards. These cards would be perfect to do with your littles and if you are like me and just enjoy creating Valentine’s cards they will be perfect for you too. And it doesn’t hurt that they are fast, fun, pretty and inexpensive!
Supplies for last minute Valentine’s:
Cards and Envelopes.
Markers or pens
Scissors or craft knife
I found my cute red note cards at Michaels on sale 40% off.
They were originally $4.99 for a pack of 10.
On the front of your card, apply Washi tape of your choice.
You can find this Washi tape here.
I had this felt heart stack in my supplies.
It was the perfect embellishment for the front of my card.
To adhere the heart to the card I used a glue dot.
The front of the card is complete.
Easy, fun and simple!
Next, let’s work on the inside of the card.
Really you could write your greeting on the inside of the card and skip this step, but I already had the stamps and stamp pad so I made a few cards using the stamps and a few cards I just wrote in my message.
Load your stamp with ink from the stamp pad.
Then carefully place the stamp on the card.
Press and hold firmly, making sure all of the stamps surfaces touch the card.
This is what it looks like when you are done!
While the ink was drying I went on to the next step.
Have you ever heard of FriXon pens?
I use them in my Rocketbook, but until I took a recent art class I never thought of using them in art.
FriXon pen’s ink disappears when it is exposed to heat.
Which makes them perfect for sketching out your design or drawing a line for lettering.
Draw your lines, do your lettering, then heat them up with a heat gun or a blow dryer.
Draw a curved line.
Following the line, add the last name of your Valentine.
Once that is done, fill in the rest of your Valentines name and address!
Now this is where this project gets fun for me.
Decorating the envelope.
I mean, who wouldn’t love to get a piece of mail that was pretty?
Since my card’s theme was hearts, that’s what I doodled on the envelope.
Don’t forget the back of the envelope!
I have a stamp that has my name and address on it and I usually stamp the center of the back envelope with it.
Then decorate around the stamp.
Finish the inside of the card.
Once your envelopes are decorated, it’s time to add color and details to the inside area that you previously stamped.
I also like to write a personal note to each Valentine.
This is what my finished envelopes look like.
The addresses have been blurred to protect my Valentine’s…
As you can see each one is different.
Have fun and let your imagination guide you!
One last thing….
For my little’s Valentine’s, I like to add a few fun things.
This year I found these heart puzzles.
I simply painted on Conversational heart slogans.
When I mail them I will take them apart and put the pieces into my hand made cards for the littles to put back together once the card is opened.
The butterflies are wind ups.
Simply wind up the butterfly and carefully place them into the card.
When the card is opened, the butterflies will “fly” out!
So how much did my last minute Valentine’s cards cost?
The cards were on sale for $2.49 making them .25 for both the card and the envelope.
I already had the pens, markers, Washi tape and the embellishments except for the heart puzzles and the butterflies.
Puzzles 12 ct = on sale for $2.49. With 12 puzzles in each package they cost .21 each.
Butterflies: $8.99 for 18, bringing them to .50 each.
My total for each card is under .75!
I hope that you will join me in visiting the other talented bloggers in this hop to see what wonderful things that they have come up with!
Terrie – Decorate and More With Tip
Ann – The Apple Street Cottage
Patti – Pandora’s Box
Barbara – French Ethereal
Cindy – Cloches and Lavender
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