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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Valentine's for Friends

I thought it was about time I sit down and make a few Valentine's Day cards for some friends and of course one for my mom. I'm only sending out a few to those who are home bound. With the cost of postage I have to limit my bulk card sending to Christmas.

For this card I used the Dotted Swiss folder on the white background. I really wasn't sure where I was going with this card at first. I thought I would only do half of it in Dotted Swiss which would leave the other half for stamping some words on. But I decided to make this card a quicker card I would just go with the whole thing being Dotted Swiss.

I then took the new "Pinking Hearts" border punch and punched a 5-1/2" piece of Real Red card stock. I then cut that piece to 1-3/4" wide and punched the other side. I cut a 1" piece of Whisper White card stock strip for the center of the punched piece.

I stamped some hearts from the new "I (Heart) Hearts" set and I punched them out using the "Heart to Heart" punch. I also stamped the little "Love" image and used the new "Small Heart" punch on it. Boy, it sure beats cutting that little bugger out by hand! And it saves a LOT of time too!

I sporadically placed the hearts on the strip and then taped them in place. For the large friend one I used the large heart punch and set it in place using Dimensionals. It was a pretty simple card. The part that took the longest was punching the border and that really didn't take all that long. You can make this card in under 20 minutes. A great card if you want to make a bunch of them! just have all of your supplies setting out so you can stamp and punch away!! Now to add this to my slowly growing stash of Valentine's Day cards. I still have time so I should be able to get them all done in time!

Thank you for visiting today,


Deb Neerman said...

Love this! Those hearts really pop against the white ... beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty valentine card here, Wanda. Thanks for the inspiration. I need to get my cards made up soon also!


Lisa Mala6 said...

Love all your cards. Simple but very nice. tfs

Cherie said...

Wanda, You are so-o on top of things! Your cards fo Valentine's Day are absolutely gorgeous! TFS!


Diane said...

Great V card Wanda!!! Love all those hearts!!!

Ret said...

Oh, I love your card! So nice!!

Unknown said...

Another wonderful creation! Love the pinking heart border punch and the layout you used.