Friday, January 30, 2009

a quickie for Valentine's Day ;)

yo yo yiggidy yo
Colleen here...who apparently needs to stop watching Juno over and over

I love making cards, and with Valentine's Day coming up, I am definitely making a few cards to send to those special people in my life. And what I really love about cards is that they are a perfect way to use up scraps. In fact, I've never made a card from anything but...

Here's a quickie little card you can make for your Valentine's Day Sweetie

Take a scrap of red patterned paper from one of the many fabulous WIP kits this month and fold it in half to make a card. Adhere a scrap of ribbon to the bottom right corner of the card. Cut or punch a heart out of a contrast paper (I used the houndstooth paper for mine, not just because it was very much a contrast but I am in love with that paper) and then you want to ink the edges to really make the heart pop. I didn't mess too much with ink, and just took my Zig pen and colored the edges that way. Then, stick the letters down and you've got yourself a card.

5 minutes tops

Take a minute to be thoroughly impressed with yourself and then send it to someone you love

4 comments:

pickmepam said...

very cute, and very easy!
love the houndstooth also! it will always be a classic, either for fabric or paper!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

love this card colleen - way super cute!! & thx for the inspo girl. :D m-

Jewel said...

How cute! I am a houndstooth fan too and was giddy when I saw that it was in this month's kit! Thanks for the great idea on how to use up scraps.

jamie said...

hey colleen...love the simplicity of the cards...can't wait for some time to go play with my scrappy-scraps!!
thanks for sharing!!!