Sunday, January 27, 2013

Love You Valentine

I'm planning to make some small sized Valentines for my daughter's daycare class and teachers.  I don't have a design in mind quite yet, but I'll let you know.  In the meantime I found some Valentine inspiration this week with the Authentique Paper January Sketch Challenge and the Scrapbook Steals Monday Craft Madness #8 theme: Valentines! I'm also entering this into the Authentique January Inspiration Color Challenge.

The strips of paper for the base of the card came together easily (approx 1/2" x 4"), but then I struggled to add something that would pop for a banner and sentiment. I found a scrap of black paper from October Afternoon and punched 1.5" circles to stand out against all the pinks on the card base, and added a pink circle with the "love you" sentiment to then stand out from the black. I strung the banner up with twine, rather than gluing down the circles. I attached the banner with glitter heart brads and added a little doodling around the perimeter to finish it off.

Authentique supplies used:
   'Uncommon' 6x6 patterned paper
   Card base: Foundations paper

Other supplies:
   October Afternoon Woodland Park
   Sweet Stamp Shop sentiment
   WRMK baker's twine
   Recollections heart brads



  1. Very cute card!!! I love the thin strips of paper - makes good use of those scraps I have on my cutting board!

  2. I like your card Michele! great job. and the twine is perfect

  3. Super cute interpretation!! I love the circles with the one a different paper!!

  4. I'm going to add this to my Pinterest-collection! I love the combination of stripes and circles and the pink circle between all the black ones. Cute detail to add twine instead of gluing them!