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.

10 comments:

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

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

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  3. Adorable! Great ideas :)

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  4. 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! =)

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  5. I absolutely adore these. Handmade is always the best!

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

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  7. Oh my! Adorable!!! :)

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  8. 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
    mary

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  9. 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! :)

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  10. 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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