Feb 01 2012
Feeling sweet, sexy, or playfully punny? Then one of these quilled Valentine’s Day cards is right for you.
Archiver’s has been advertising a card workshop making Itty Bitty Valentines that are 3-in x 3-in. They looked so cute I decided to challenge myself to design three Itty Bitty Valentines of my own. I only had two rules: (1) my cards needed to be the same 3-in x 3-in size and (2) I couldn’t purchase any new supplies – I had to use what was already in my stash.
Pretty in Pink
Who says a Valentine has to be red? For this sweet card I layered three strips of pink card stock (alternating light and dark) on the bottom and rounded the corners with a decorative punch. I added a quilled long-stem pink rose with moss green leaves. For the sentiment, I stamped “My heart is yours” in black ink and added a little pink bow. The rose is a rolled spiral made from a circle punched from card stock. To finish the card I edged it with pink chalk.
A Berry Delightful Valentine
This card was inspired by the red and tan checked paper which has been in my stash bin for quite some time. It is from a sack I saved from a purchase made in Savannah. It reminded me of a country picnic which lead me to the “I love you BERRY much!” theme. I used my computer to print the sentiment onto the tan cardstock, trimmed it to 2.75-in square and attached it to the front of my red card. I cut a piece of the sack with pinking shears and glued it near the top-left of the card. I punched two small holes and added little red heart brads (bought awhile ago with no particular project in mind, but they were cute and on sale – lol!). Next, I glued on a red heart-shaped strawberry and white strawberry blossom. I tied a little piece of jute cord around the top of the card to finish it off.
This card is my favorite. I had the thought of quilling a pair of lips and as I pondered how I would use that embellishment on a card, I remembered the famous Bogie & Bacall movie quote, “You know how to whistle, don’t you?” A quick internet search turned up the entire quote and I knew that this would be the card I would give to my husband — Steve.
I used my computer to print the text and a Spellbinder’s die set to cut out the layers for both the front and inside of the card. I glued two little flat pearls to the front and added the lips. He’s going to love it.
There’s only one downside to taking on a challenge like this — what do I do with all of the ideas still floating around in my head that I didn’t create?