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Monday, February 12, 2018

Three Valentines...

I think I ended up making about 50 Valentines this year! I won't share all of them with you, as I didn't even photograph them all. I was too busy trying to get them made and dealt with. Twenty-eight of them were made for the thrift store where I work. I put them in amongst the jewelry displays, and they all sold quickly. I was so pleased about that.

Of the ones I sent to family, here are three of them that I really enjoyed making:

I love this little mailbox die set. It is simple but really looks great when added to a card.

The mailbox die set is one you can get on eBay that is basically an "unbranded" die. The tiny envelope and heart is also part of the set.

For the bit of grass on each card, I cut a grass border with a Fiskars border punch and used a short piece of it around each post. The heart-patterned DSP on this card had a larger heart in a corner of the 6" X 6" piece, so I decided to incorporate it into my design. I attached a red heart to it with a foam square.

My sentiment was a freebie, and the tiny hearts on either side of it were the negative pieces from a die-cut that I used on the inside of each card. They were so tiny and cute that I saved them to use here.
See those die-cut heart borders? That's where those tiny hearts came from. The inside of each card was the same except for the color of the heart border. Once I had these heart borders cut out, I ran four of them at a time through my 1.5" Xyron, which made them easy-peasy to adhere.

I got my computer back today, and it is working well. The technician said he just had to "re-seat" the screen cable. I guess it had gotten off its chair and was wondering around in there, causing all kinds of problems. A very naughty cable!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Mona Pendleton said...

Super cute valentines cards Cheryl! That little mailbox is the cutest! Love your mix of fun patterned papers as well!

designbydonna said...

Fun cards for anytime happy mail.I hadn't thought of donating to a thrift shop. Great idea. How much do you sell the cards for there?

Lynette said...

I love them all. Glad your cards sold at the thrift store.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww sweet little mailbox cards Cheryl! I only made 3!!!
Glad to hear your pc is back in the land of the living - don't you just love tech-speak - we swear that our IT guys in work speak a totally different language, most times we haven't a clue what they're on about!

Glittered Paws said...

What a darling mailbox - I have a mailbox die - but it was in my Christmas dies and I didn't even think to use it for anything else. Love all three of the cards you did. What would we do without our computers.