Yay – it’s time again to make cute Valentine’s cards! With some SNEAK PEEK items from the upcoming January to April Mini Catalogue no less!

Don’t you love this time of year? Maybe you’re like me.

While I love everything about the Christmas season, it’s always such a breath of fresh air to see some NEW stuff! And play with some different colours!

What’s the best part about it for you? Let me know by leaving a comment.

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Well, how about we start off with this adorable card made with the Adorable Owls free gift during Sale-a-Bration!

Cute cute card with a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set!

Now this isn’t an obvious Valentine’s Day card is it? That’s what makes it even better!

Whether you absolutely love the “day of romance” or really can’t wait until it’s over, this card fits the bill. Either tuck your February 14th wishes into the inside greeting, or use this just to make someone feel swell!

Play With New Stamps & Papers!

What items on this card are new?

  • Adorable Owls stamps for the owl and the greeting – free with a $60 order starting January 5th!
  • Country Floral Lane DSP (for the more blue pattern)
  • and Country Floral Lane DSP 🙂 for the little Sweet Sorbet heart background

I love the whimsical blue hearts in this new designer series paper! It’s ideal for both girl and guy cards! For instance, I think this card is destined for my hubby this year. That’s why I picked the owl with the bow tie for the main image. (There’s also an owl flying and one with a cute party hat.)

The Country Floral Lane DSP coordinates with a new heart builder punch as well. There’s a whole sheet you can punch out quickly for fast Valentine’s cards.

On top of that, with a colour palette and patterns like this, you’ll be crafting up scrapbook pages, 3D gift items, even home decor…so many possibilities!

Make Cute Valentine’s Cards

Tips You’ll Love to Use in Your Next Card

Use Stampin’ Blends to Colour

You can’t beat the shading you can get with these superb alcohol markers. Not only will you get realistic colour, they match our Stampin’ Up! colours so your image will tie together perfectly!

I pulled the colours from the designer series paper for my owl. Balmy Blue and Petal Pink are in the paper, with some Crumb Cake and a tiny bit of the Pale Papaya and Ivory Stampin’ Blends.

Get even more colouring ideas and click to learn how to make rubber stamped images POP with alcohol markers!

Create a Backdrop for Your Critter

Make the owl stand out even more, but giving him a more solid, but not completely solid, background. This Sweet Sorbet paper is actually the reverse of the blue hearts one I used.

Pull in punches like the Heart Punch Pack duo to add even more pow! The larger scalloped heart is cut from a piece of Orchid Oasis glimmer paper from the 2022-24 In Color Glimmer paper. While not a perfect match to the Balmy Blue, it’s pretty near impossible to tell!

Ohmigosh, he is so adorable!

Make a Different Card

Play with a slightly different layout for some variety. Here it’s hard to tell but there’s a nice stiff Window Sheet over top of the blue heart paper. It’s firm enough to stand up while allowing you to see every little bit of the pretty design.

Cut your Window Sheet to be 4 1/4″ by 5 1/2″ and take a sliver off the short end. Then line it right up with the fold and glue it to the small white section. (The white is 4 1/4″ x 7″, scored at 1 1/2″).

To complete the design, add some glue right onto the back of the Window Sheet just at the top and about 1/4″ in from the sides and attach your patterned paper. It will hide any adhesive wonderfully.

Add Some Fun With Baker’s Twine

Double up your twine for a fuller bow. Use about 12″ and fold it in half then make a small bow. After you’re happy with your bow, cut the ends so you have 4 lengths.

To make the bow even more special, use your Bone Folder to run the twine along its edge. It will curl the twine just a little bit.

Sale-a-Bration is Only Days Away!

All it takes to get these Adorable Owls stamps is a $60 order with me! Get your list ready for January 5th!

Even if “cute” isn’t your thing, you have to admit to having a tug of a smile, right?

Stampin’ Blends are Great for Colouring a Cute Card

So go ahead and whoop it up! It’s a new year with lots of fresh inspiration from Stampin’ Up!

Whether you settle on a Heart Day card or something else, you have all kinds of time to make cute Valentine’s cards and get them in the mail so they’ll arrive in plenty of time for February 14th!