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!
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.
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?
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!
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!
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?
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!
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!
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″
scored on the short side at 3/4″ and 3″
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.
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.
Which of these little darlings is your number one pick?
The Whisper White with a few kicks of DSP and two small scalloped hearts?
The sparkly layered hearts with the greeting? And some more of that cute Lovely Lipstick ribbon with the coloured heart epoxy droplet?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
For Front and Centre Friday, I want to show you how cute Pat’s heat embossed Valentine’s crate card is. She made it for me for my Occasions Open House using the delightful Wood Words bundle (which she got at a 10% discount!).
With a mix of shiny red embossing, crisp Whisper White and rustic wood textures designer series paper her card packs a sweet punch. Plus she showed how awesome the old time crate is on the front of a card! Talk about getting more bang for your buck with this suite. Wanna see?
Adorable right? Did you notice the heart cut out? She wanted a heart with a bit more body so she die cut a piece of chipboard first, then the same wood grain paper to glue on top. Just cutting the heart with the wood grain running in a different direction makes the heart stand out against the background crate.
What are Pat’s steps to create those glossy red flowers?
first stamp the pretty flower image in Real Red
clean your stamp then use stamp positioner to stamp directly over it in Versamark ink.
sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat emboss
Her pretty little leaf and berries come from the Flourish Thinlits dies. Set behind her fussy cut flowers, they’re the perfect finishing touch.
You know you might not want to even use this for Valentine’s. Call me quirky but I thought the shape of the top of the flowers looked a bit like a heart sitting in a flower box. Can you see it too?
Even if you don’t see it, don’t you love how this bundle takes all the work out of creating that “down home” feel? I’ll bet you’ve probably got a soft spot too for those old wood crates that are perfect for decorating, display and packing. They bring to mind nostalgic country fairs, farmer’s markets and fresh fruit stands. See how I dressed a crate up here for a masculine thank you treat holderfor a little different look.
Bundles like Wood Words are a fabulous way to save money and get tons of versatility – and coordination. Remember bundles stick around for one catalogue ONLY so make sure you snap this one up and save 10%. Just click here to get your own bundle – and all the supplies to make Pat’s design.
Thanks for spending time with me today. I hope you enjoyed Pat’s lovely card showcasing the Wood Textures suite. Maybe it’s been on your wish list for awhile and now you’ve seen its versatility, you’re ready to add it to your own stamping goodies. Then you can be designing a heat embossed Valentine’s crate card for someone special too.
Today I want to show you how quick and easy it is to make a Zentangle valentine with heart shaped cutouts.
But first, hands up if you’ve got a FEW creative past times to keep you busy. ME TOO! In fact I’ve got more than just a few…paper crafting, Zentangle, calligraphy, jewelry making, DIY home decor, cooking. So when I get a chance to double down on a couple of them, I’m doing a happy dance!
Zentangle and paper crafting, especially with Stampin’ Up! framelits are a match made in heaven. Take a look at the results.
I LOVE to wind down with Zentangle where I’m focussed on what I’m doing, but I haven’t got a CLUE what the final outcome is going to be! In fact, sometimes I zone out so much my family has to poke me to make sure I’m still breathing.
So who’s for saving time, getting utterly and wonderfully relaxed and combining two different artistic pursuits like I’ve done here? Sig you up right? …and the rest is history! (I’ll take full responsibility if you get addicted!)
Oh, and another thing. Zentangle uses practically NO supplies – and the ones you can use are available to order from my online store! So you don’t even need to get out of your pyjamas! Perfection!
So how do you get started with Zentangle so you can make a Zentangle Valentine with heart shaped cutouts?
Pull out a size .01 permanent black marker and some Whisper White card stock. Don’t have these supplies? Order yours here
Set aside an hour or two of time (believe me, it will go by in a wink!)
My number one TIP? Make a photocopy of your original tile onto another piece of regular Whisper White cardstock. Then use it again and again. It will look totally different depending on the framelit you choose AND where you place it. Talk about EASY!
So whether you choose to make a Zentangle Valentine with heart cutouts like I have here, or a birthday with the large numbers or letters, or something totally different, you’ll have mounds of gorgeous cards, be happy, stress-free and dancing the happy dance continually!