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Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

Today I have beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals in some unexpected colours. Crumb cake? Soft Seafoam? What about Balmy Blue? Probably not the FIRST colours you reach for when you start dreaming up your Valentines ideas right?

 

But take a peek and see what you think!

 

Quick & EASY Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

 

Colours?

 

How did I come up with these colours you ask? From the All My Love DSP. And while I could have used that lovely DSP for my background, the Subtles DSP stack with lots of white was calling my name. Who knew they would work really well for anyone on your special list this Valentines. But especially for guys.

 

That sweet set of hearts? It’s THE “I gotta have it” die in the Be Mine Stitched framelits. Well OK maybe there might have been more than just one…😉

 

When you have a die this gorgeous, the rest of the card can be super simple and you still have a stunning design. Here are all of the dies in the Be Mine framelits so you can see them a bit more up close and personal.

 

Let’s Make Some Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys and Gals

 

There’s lots – 16! – to choose from. Stitched dies in two fun heart shapes (narrow and full), scalloped shapes, hearts with intricate designs, a pretty rose and a filigree-ish detail.

 

Plus a super saw-weet stitched scallop edgelit. Did you notice it on my card?

 

I LOVE to Make Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

 

The edgelit takes off about 1/4″ of the card front edge so the stripes in the designer series paper show its pretty face. Then all you need is a tiny linen thread bow on top to complete this beautiful Valentine card for a guy or gal!

 

See a few more of my TIPS below to make this fun inset card.

 

Design with Jo Tips for Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

 

  • Stamp your greeting on the front of the card first so you can get great placement with the hearts
  • Cut one of the hearts shapes directly from the cardfront (and save it for another use)
  • Choose a contrasting cardstock colour for your second heart shape so it shows up well
  • Save all the little hearts that fall out of the middle of the two die shapes for other projects (except for one little guy in the inside – see my pic below)
  • glue your DSP and Whisper White panel to the inside of your card first
  • use your silicone craft sheet, a sponge and liquid glue to adhere your die to the front of your card

 

Look how pretty the inside is with the reverse side of the patterned paper. And use a small scrap of the same DSP to complete the bottom flap. So sweet!

 

Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals INSIDE view

 

Make It At Home

 

Now it’s your turn to get busy with your Be Mine framelits. Here’s everything you need to get started creating right now!

 

 

Beautiful Valentines Card for Guys and Gals

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$150.00

 

 

We Made Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals

How about a couple different colour combinations?

 

This was our card design at my last Koffee and a Kard class. We all used different DSP and colours although one colour remained our staple…Crumb Cake.

 

A little stamping, Big Shot therapy, chatter and a few giggles. I’m not sure there’s a better way to spend a morning!

 

Leave me a comment. Which one of these is your favourite?

 

Let's See Some Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Pat’s baby dots on a Crumb Cake base?

 

I LOVE to make Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
My big dots with a Balmy Blue card?

 

NON-Traditional but Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Deborah’s large dots with the subtlety of Seafoam?

 

Let's Make Beautiful Valentines Cards for Guys or Gals
Leslie’s big dots peeking through Soft Seafoam hearts?

 

Do you want more ideas to help when it comes to making guy cards? Check out this post where I give you some hints.

 

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I hope you picked up an idea or two to keep your crafting fresh. Have fun making your own beautiful Valentines cards for guys or gals – and I’ll see you next time!

Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes | Facebook Live Replay

I LOVE these easy to make Valentines treat boxes for lots of reasons!

  • they really ARE super easy
  • you can make them in a flash!
  • they showcase the brand new Meant to Be cling bundle
  • they’re ultra ultra sweet
  • and…what a perfect size for a little treat!
I LOVE These Super Quick Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes!

The All My Love designer series paper is the star of all these little treats. Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White. Maybe not quite as bold as Real Red but perfect for this time of year with hearts and flowers.

Of all the paper, there’s only a couple that I think scream Valentines! The one with the larger bold hearts like the “You make me happy” treat box is the one that jumps out at me right away. Do you think there are others?

I’m pretty sure all the rest can be used for almost ANY occasion. Like on this pretty friend card I shared a few weeks ago. Take a peek at all of them here. Which one is your favourite?

OK, how about we get to the video so you can see how easy these are to make? I’ve got two different designs for you in my Facebook Live Replay.

Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

Cuttin’ It Up!

  • Cardstock or designer series paper – 4 1/2″ x 6″
  1. scored on the short side at 3/4″ and 3″
  2. turned 90 degrees and scored on the long side at 2″, 2 3/4″, 4 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick cardstock – scraps
  • Lovely Lipstick 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon or Polka Dot Tulle Whisper White – about 6-7″
  •  

Pin this template so it’s easy to remember your measurements and what you cut away.

Pin These Sweet and Oh So Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

It’s Up to You!

Now it’s your turn to make up a few of these. For Valentine’s or ANY time! Here’s everything I used. You can order these right now by clicking on any of the images below. Thanks so much for shopping with me.

Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

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$150.00

Time to Choose!

Which of these little darlings is your number one pick?

The Whisper White with a few kicks of DSP and two small scalloped hearts?

I LOVE These Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

The sparkly layered hearts with the greeting? And some more of that cute Lovely Lipstick ribbon with the coloured heart epoxy droplet?

NEW Video for Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes

Or this heart-shaped top made with the scalloped heart framelit and some DSP. With a few bits of rhinestone bling and tied with the pretty polka dot Whisper White tulle ribbon, it just might be the one to catch your eye.

What About Easy to Make Valentines Treat Boxes?

I know. It’s super hard to choose isn’t it? They’re all so sweet!

I hope you enjoyed this quick and cute project. If you did. be sure to join my Facebook Group Design with Jo VIPeeps! Every week I post a Facebook Live, plus I have exclusive popup videos for you to catch too.

We’ve got a super community of papercrafters having fun and every week I share a deal and tip to make your crafting easier. You might even see some different colours of these easy to make Valentines treat boxes show up on there in the next while!

 

Meant to Be Bundle

I’m just a bit behind this week, but I’m excited to share the Meant to Be Bundle with you as my product of the week!

Meant to Be Bundle

Is Valentine’s your special time to create for friends and family? Do you LOVE (no pun intended 🤗) to design fabulous cards for your significant other? Maybe you make treats for your little kidlits’ class?

If it is, you might like this reverse fold Valentine which has been one of my most popular cards. Plus it’s got a video so you can see exactly how to make it yourself.

And then you might want to check out my Facebook Live for a quick and fun treatholder project Wednesday (today!) at 4:30 MST.

Meant to Be Bundle

Plus I’ve got lots of ideas on how to stretch this super Meant to Be bundle beyond Valentine’s Day too so keep checking in here – see ya later!

 

 

Floral Romance Basket!

You won’t want to miss out on your chance at this beautiful Floral Romance Basket! Your $75 order gets you in the running!

Floral Romance Basket

Place a $75 order (pre S/H and GST) with me and your name will be automatically entered.

Or email me too! But don’t delay. Your chance at this basket is only available for two days. January 5th and 6th!

I’ll draw the lucky winner on January 7th at noon MST on my Facebook Page. Let’s see if YOU’RE the lucky winner of this Floral Romance Basket!

 

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Get off to a fab 2019 with this fun card!

Happy New Year 2019!

I pulled out my Journaling pens and the Celebrate You thinlits to wish you best wishes for 2019 – Zentangle style. I love the size of the celebrate. It really takes centre stage.

Have you used word dies as the focal point on YOUR cards? Being a calligrapher, I absolutely love words and letters, markers and writing. So it makes sense my Product of the Week is…

Happy New Year 2019

Over on my Facebook Group this week, I’ll be sharing a cool deal, my Live and tips and tricks for using word dies in your crafting. Why not join in to have some fun along with us?

Using Word Dies in Your Cardmaking

Happy New Year 2019!

With word framelits, lots of the creating is done for you already. You just need to add a little more decoration. But only if you like. This other congrats card is so vibrant all on its own, I didn’t think it really needed decoration.

And when you use words as your focal point, the rest is just gravy. Yummy, luscious gravy. Like:

  • the Swirls & Curls embossing folder on thick Whisper White
  • a bold Basic Black frame – and card
  • or the sparkly gold glimmer Starburst punch framed with a stitched circle shape
  • the swirly metallic gold thread popping up like fireworks
  • how about the metallic sequins dotted around for added glitz?

Here’s everything you need to make this fun card to celebrate a Happy New Year 2019 too! Or what about a great birthday card for a fab friend? Or a congrats for your kid brother who just graduated?

Happy New Year 2019 Zentangle Card

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$150.00
Happy New Year 2019 with Zentangle

My mom always says, you want to make sure to start the year off right. Don’t do anything on New Year’s Day that you don’t want to be doing all year!

So that means, shelve the laundry and dishes and the snow removal. And amp up the paper crafting! Make your own Happy New Year 2019 TO ME card to get your 2019 started off on the right foot!

 

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