February 12, 2010
Make It : last-minute valentines!
Posted by Athena Preston
These are some miniature Valentine cards I made for our February issue's well opener. We needed just one very small valentine for the shot, and ended up choosing a version with a ric-rac edge... But I loved them all! See below for a description of the materials and a simple how-to that applies to all.
Its hard to be cynical about Valentine's day when you think of it as an occasion to make something sweet for someone you love. And also: pink! Anyway, I've made little cards for friends, family, even my pets. Hooray for valentines day!
1 these all have tiny ric-rac edges glued with craft glue, and bows made with silk embroidery ribbon.
2 On the left - punched edges stitched with more embroidery ribbon. I was attempting to make it look like piped frosting... not sure if it does! the other card is embellished with a paper dresden from D. Blumchen.
3 pleated tissue for a ruffled edge, and on the right scalloped edges cut from a doily and glued on.
4 a vellum card with a gold arrow (also from D. Blumchen), and a card tied closed with a satin ribbon. I was trying to make this one look like a tiny candy box...
5 These are all made by folding colored paper and tracing a heart shape on top so that the folded edge lines up with the left side, leaving the card intact when the shape is cut out.
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