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Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day...

I hope you have something fun and/or romantic planned for today. My DH and I are going to a movie tonight. I actually tried this morning to get dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant, but they are completely booked! Guess I'll go ahead and make something for our dinner.

On Wednesday, I learned that the thrift store had sold all of the Valentines I had made for them so I quickly made a few more.

These two were the most complicated ones I made. They are shutter cards with the little peek-a-boo mechanism on the inside. The ribbons are adhered to the backs of the cards with some double-sided adhesive. When tied, they hold the cards neatly closed.

I think it's so much fun to have the inside sentiment revealed behind the "shutter" when you open the card. I used a variety of stamps and dies on these cards.

For this card, I cut the image/sentiment with my Silhouette. This file was a freebie from the Silhouette School site. The heart border at the bottom was made with a Martha Stewart punch. I rounded the two bottom corners of the back of the card so that they didn't stick out behind the red border.

On the inside, I used a pierced label die-cut and a sentiment die-cut. I really didn't have time to get too fancy, especially since I made two of these cards.

This card was super easy. The "Love" came from a paper stack. I simply cut it out and matted it with gold. Then I used a Thank You die to just cut out the "You" from some upcycled gold packaging.

This sentiment was stamped with an old wooden stamp that I had purchased at the thrift store. It was just the right size for this card!

Finally, I made two of these 3.5" X 5" cards. I had the pre-cut card bases in my stash, so all I had to do was line them with a pale pink patterned paper (it's very hard to see any of the color or pattern inside the heart in this photo) and add some stickers (Love, You, and square gems).

Inside this one is a simple, stamped sentiment.

All in all, I made 7 Valentines in just 3 hours or so. I thought that was pretty quick--at least for me. I tend to be a slow and messy card maker.

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


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

You are so fortunate to have a place to sell your cards. I can see why they sold out! The Valentines are very pretty. I really need to try a shutter card.

Lynne in NI said...

Aww these are lovely Cheryl, I'm not surprised your cards all sold out in your
Hope you had a fun evening with your hubby for Valentine's Day - we just got a takeaway from our local Chinese so no fine dining for us either!

designbydonna said...

Your shutter cards are really pretty. What a nice surprise when it is opened. Great job with getting 7 cards donw in 3 hours. You make such pretty cards. I can see why they do so well at the thrift store.

Glittered Paws said...

Your were busy for a couple of hours. Love them all - especially the shutter card. Once you make one it is "simple". We tried to go out to dinner for Valentines day - here was an hour and a half wait so we ended up at KFC (for real). Promises of going one night this week for a nice Valentine dinner.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Valentine cards.

Lynette said...

Wow - that was an amazing feat of making seven cards in three hours! Way to go. And they are all such wonderful card, too! I ordered the shutter card dies and received them in December, but I haven't even used them yet.

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Your shutter cards are brilliant Cheryl, as are the rest. Take Care Michelle x