Feb 01 2012

Quilled Mini Valentine’s Day Cards

Feeling sweet, sexy, or playfully punny?  Then one of these quilled Valentine’s Day cards is right for you.

3 quilled Valentine cards

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

quilled Valentine card with roseWho 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

quilled Valentine berryThis 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.

 

Hot Lips

quilled Valentine kissThis 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?

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9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Quilled Mini Valentine’s Day Cards”

  1. Lynneon 01 Feb 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Loved all 3 cards, especially the lips and quote.

  2. Diana Ennson 01 Feb 2012 at 3:37 pm

    These are absolutely great – now it’s really time to play with my quilling paper…….

    Diana

  3. sue custeron 01 Feb 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Charlotte!!
    These are absoultely adorable! Love them!

    As for the other ideas…well just quill them or at least jot down the ideas for next year in a quilled journal!! LOL!

  4. Antonellaon 01 Feb 2012 at 7:17 pm

    These cards are adorable!! I love the last one… that has to be one of the funniest lines :-)
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  5. Videtteon 01 Feb 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Really beautiful cards. I love the diversity. You have made me order quilling tools and get my hand in this craft also. We are in the Yahoo Scrapbook Lounge group together.

  6. Cherylon 02 Feb 2012 at 4:38 pm

    love your cards. I like using the strawberry for a valentine’s card, something different.

    Your lips are cute too and the funny thing is I have just finished quilling lips too and just need to put them on a card. I made mine with 1/4″ paper but I can’t tell is yours is 1/4″ or 1/8″ . The quote is perfect :)

  7. Charlotteon 02 Feb 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hi, Cheryl,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. :-)

    I used 1/8″ paper to make the lips.

  8. Teddie Seeleyon 02 Feb 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Charlotte,

    Love your cards, they are all so wonderful, I like the idea of a small size.
    I’m sure your husband Steve is really going to enjoy his card, what a lucky man.

    hugs,
    Teddie

  9. Lisa Mon 07 Feb 2012 at 7:09 pm

    And more great creations. I really like the strawberry. Okay, so is there a secret to the rose?
    Love all your little cards.

    :)

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