February 7, 2011

Valentine's Day cards

Hello, cardmakers.  Remember me?  I used to make cards until I got back into sewing, and I haven't made too many cards since.  I wanted to make some Valentine's Day cards to send my relatives so I could include birthday pictures of my son.  I found this adorable postage stamp paper at Michael's.

I wanted to be able to quickly make a bunch of cards, and the card sketch at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday was perfect:

My cards:

The card base is made from cardboard I rescued from work.  The patterned papers are from a really old Provo Craft slab, and the colors worked perfectly with the postage stamp paper.  I used my Cuttlebug hearts embossing folder to emboss the hearts onto pink Coredinations cardstock then sanded and inked it.  I wanted a vintge look so I inked the edges with Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.  I think I overdid it a bit.  I added some pink staples (from the office supply department at Target) on the corners of the postage stamps.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Those are GREAT!! Love the distress ink (I don't think you overdid it at all!) :)

  2. Those are so cute!! So jealous here... I'm horrible at all paper crafts lol!

  3. steph -
    check your yahoo email, i think you got hacked.
    unless you're stranded in spain and need people to send you cash :)

  4. What a beautiful batch of cards!!! Love them all!!! Gorgeous colors, and love the postage stamps!!!

  5. Genial!!!
    me encnata la forma en la que has jugado con el Sketch.
    Y esos sellos postales son una maravilla.

  6. what a fun batch of valentines!!!! way to go, those stamps are sooo fun and cute

  7. awesome use of paper!!! they are sure to be a hit :)

  8. These are wonderful - so glad you were inspired by the sketch!