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2.10.2014

quick + simple valentine's day cards

2.10.2014  at 8:00 AM

I was doing some browsing around the world wide web the other day and noticed that the ombre trend is still in full force and more popular than ever. Although I don't have any ombre fashions in my personal wardrobe, I can now say that I've joined the rest of the world in creating an ombre craft!

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I've been nuts about baker's twine from The Twinery since day one, I love all the shades and the Solids really pack a powerful and colorful punch.  Today, I'm going to share with you how I created these three simple Valentine's Day cards in just minutes. 

Truly, just minutes. As much as I like layers upon layers in my mini books, when it comes to cards, I prefer simple. Maybe because I make them in batches, usually, and am almost always in a pickle to get them done quickly so that I can mail them.

Happy Heart Day
To achieve the neat edge on this card, I first lined my card with glue strips. After laying a strand of baker's twine on top of the strips, making sure each one was straight, I gently smooshed the strand onto the card before going to the next strand of baker's twine. I cut each row of baker's twine longer than I needed so that I could trim all the strands at one time, helping me to achieve that crisp edge.

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The Recipe
4 strands of Solid Maraschino
3 strands of Solid Pink Sorbet 
5 strands of Solid Blossom


Gift Tag
Using a kraft inspired piece of cardstock, I created this gift bag tag with a guy in mind...although my youngest daughter is a huge fan of blue. I had only a few shades of Copic markers, and I'm not very good at using them, so those shades inspired my choice of baker's twine.

Prefer to buy ready made tags to embellish? You can find manila shipping tags in my shop.

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The Recipe
2 strands of Solid Caribbean


Happy Valentine's Day Card
While I had out my supplies, I thought I would create a card, since I had some of the kraft-like cardstock remaining. Searching through my scraps, I found a strip of patterned cardstock, from My Mind's Eye and border punched it, which serves as the perfect complement for the Solid Strawberry baker's twine I strung through my button.

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Keep it Quick + Simple this Valentine's Day creating ombre cards with The Twinery twine.


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1 comment:

  1. Super cute way to put your own spin on the ombre trend. I keep wanting to try it, but I'm afraid I'm pretty boring!

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