Hello Everyone, I LOVE Valentines and have to make a lot of them so I needed a design that was easy to mass produce but could be customized so each one would be unique. My YouTube followers know more about my process when I want to mass produce cards because I show how I start with an idea or technique and then make lots of parts to mix and match that go together in unique ways. Making a quantity of each design element and then getting to mix and match them not only speeds up your time to make a lot of cards but is also a doorway to your own creativity. So let’s get started!
As you can see I cut down all of the cardstock into 2-3/4″ squares so you can get 4 cards from each 8.5×11″ sheet of cardstock in the kit. I made 12 mini cards from the red, magenta, pink from the kit and some Neenah #110 pound white cardstock from my stash.
The most important part of this design for me was that when you get the kit you get a small selection of the patterned papers from Pebbles, not the entire pad, and all of the pads always come with a coordinating paper strip where it is perforated into the top. These pairs are always the perfect combinations and usually what the designer liked when putting them together so I wanted to use them up! Building the central strips from the tops of the paper also allowed me to use the larger pieces for the coordinating enveloped, a big win! In the Video I show you how I did this and used my WeRMemoryKeepers mini envelope maker to make the matching envelopes, so easy and quick!
I also simply cut out all of the small messages and little signs from the other two pieces of paper in my kit and added a silver embossed edge to make them really special little embellishments for the front of the cards. I stamped and embossed the small heart border and XOXO border in red or pink ink or embossed it on the front as well. Once you have made all your little parts it is really fun to mix and match your embellishments while you are assembling. You can even go a step further and add some shimmer pen, jewel drops over some stamped or additional small hearts or add some jewels, pearls or sequin bling. You can watch the video here or on my YT channel here to learn a little more about how I made the strips and embellishments for my cards, I hope you find this inspiring and that you can make some of your own to give to all of your sweeties!
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