d.i.y. valentine

February 09, 2011

Funny, I was just thinking about this ole valentine and wondering where it went. I was organizing our dusty exercise equipment yesterday and saw it shoved in a corner. I gave this to my husband, before he was my husband, probably 7 or 8 years ago. It's a great idea for a thoughtful valentine that you can make yourself.

For the card itself, I printed on vellum and glued (probably Xyroned) the vellum onto zexy snakeskin/croc? decorative paper, then stuck that on a blank black card. Not sure why I had or used black, it seems an odd choice for me but anyway...

For the sentiments, I think what I did was just print all 50 on each piece of paper (I picked a textured white, a vellum and a red) then only used 17 or so little notes from each paper type, and tossed the rest. I'm sure I used a rotary cutter, too, I'm awful at cutting straight lines with scissors.

So, so easy and sweet, I think the hardest part was coming up with the 50 "things."


Jessica Nichols said...

I did a version of this for two friends' 40th birthdays. I found a pretty box and wrote "40 things I love about you..." and then inside were 40 envelopes with handwritten or typed reasons. Definitely heartfelt and worth the effort!

canvas prints said...

great blog thanks for the tips valentines day was awsome!!

World Famous said...

Exam Sheets

It's a good one short but very nicely written blog.

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