10 things i love about you


These are the Valentine's Day cards I made for the kids last year and I am happy to report that they still enjoy pulling them out and looking at them.

I used double-sided patterned cardstock and Thickers from American Crafts for the girls' cards and SEI for Zach's. I also added a small piece of patterned paper inside the pocket area of the girls' cards to add just a bit more color and interest.

Construct your own {heart} day card by keeping your cardstock in one piece and cutting, scoring and folding where needed. I also used my scallop scissors on the part folded down to form the pocket {didn't own a border punch last year and still only own one!}. Although you don't have to use your sewing machine to make this card, I happen to love that feature of the card.

For the numbered tabs, I used this McGill punch and trimmed my paper strips to the same width as the punched cardstock. Using my word processing program, I typed my list of "things i love" and printed and trimmed to fit. The beauty of this project is that you can use what you have on hand. Plus, using your own handwriting would most likely make this card treasured even more!


These were really fun to make and I encourage you to try them for yourself, you won't be disappointed! If you don't have the time, I have this larger verions of this card design available in my shop.

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7 comments

  1. We don't really celebrate Valentines Day here in Australia, well not to the extent that you guys do, but I think I might make my two one of these each this year :)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Such a sweet idea and I love that they still pull them out!

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  3. Love these--they would be perfect any old time! I may just have to make some to stick in the kids' lunchboxes. They still love finding surprises tucked into along with their sandwich and chips! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I agree with Vicki that these cards would be perfect any time of year. Definitely could see sending this to my daughter when she needed a hug from home. Thanks for sharing another uplifting idea.
    Nancy

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  5. Wow!!! We celebrate Valentines Day here in Brazil in June.
    These cards are lovely!!! Thanks for sharing.
    kisses
    Rosana

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  6. Love this idea-I want to stay away from candy this year. {We are committed to eating healthier.} I'm going to do this for my big boys. I might change it up a little for the toddler.

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  7. hey! you're welcome!
    I really loved the idea! all your work is very inspiring!
    xoxo

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