February 05, 2013

Homemade Valentine Cards

While it's texting and emailing is nice and convenient, there is still something fun about handwritten "real" letters and cards.  I think its just means more.  Here are a couple of easy, fun valentine cards you can make.

Fot this first one I printed off a picture of a jar and added text to it.  You could even use Word to do that.  You don't really need any fancy software.

Then I used a glitter pen I had to outline the jar in a sketchy kind of way.  I got my Tulip Beads in a Bottle to make the hearts to fill the jar.

The heart shape is easy to make.  It's basically like drawing a "V" as you squirt out the paint.  I love the 3D texture it gives the card.

For this second card I got out some buttons.

I used Aleene's Tacky dots to attach the buttons to the card.  

Then I wrote some words along the edges of the heart to outline it a bit.

 And that's it - two easy, fun valentine cards.  

I think both would make great framed prints for decor as well.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tiffany said...

Oh I really like these idea, the beads in a bottle ke-ute!

Аленушка said...

They are funny! I'd like to get something like this!
Aljonushka from faraway Belarus

rachkatt said...

Adorable! Great ideas :)

Sadaf H. said...

Handmade gifts and hand written letters have almost become a lost art, I find. They are so much more personal than e-mails/text. I have a lovely friend who lives across the country and I text her several times a day. But we still exchange letters ever so often! I have a whole shoebox full of letters she has sent me! =)

Unknown said...

I absolutely adore these. Handmade is always the best!

Haley @ Ever Never Again said...

I love the button card! You have perfect card handwriting : ) Thanks for sharing Cheri!

jBrink said...

Oh my! Adorable!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I have been watching your Silhouette Made simple video series and am having some problems- don't know if you have time to help but when you shared about the replicate window there was an option on yours to fill page. I am not finding it as an option on my replicate window area. Have they changed where this is at maybe? I just got my machine in Dec. I have been so discouraged trying to make this machine work for me and have been trying to watch the you tube videos but guess I am on a learning curve with never having something like this before! About ready to just hand cut all my valentines out I was wanting to make.

bee blessed

Lindsay said...

These are both so cute! Did you freehand the text under the jar print? If not, can you tell me what font you used? I love it! :)

Coley said...

I think I'm going to do the heart jar, and put it in a frame for my living room...just love that! Great job!


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