Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Handmade Valentine's Cards

Hello there, crafty peeps! My name is Jennifer Holmes and I’m currently designing for Waltzingmouse Stamps and blogging at As a former SEI design team member, I was delighted to be asked to come back today to share a few things I’ve been working on.

I love creating for Valentine’s Day! I recently created these cards for a few special people in my life.

You may recognize the patterned paper from the Promise Me collection. I used the beautiful map paper from my 6 x 6 paper pad. The smaller scale of these pads works great for card makers.

On this card, I wanted the map details to shine, so I was sure not to cover too much of it up. I added a few layered elements using a hot trend right now – wood grain. I used the Woodgrain set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I think it adds something a little unexpected.

A lot of times I get my inspiration from sentiments included in my stamp sets. Take this next card, for example.

I was inspired by the “completed by your love” to create a card that would appear as if the heart was cut out from a piece of wood or tree. And, here’s something I like to do when I’m crafting. I keep a small basket on my craft table and put in it leftover pieces of die cut paper or trims that I didn’t end up using on a card. Then, when I’m in the middle of a project, I dig around in my basket to see what I can find that would work. It’s a great time saver! The aqua scalloped border on this card was in my stash already and I simply added it on my card with some red polka dotted washi tape!

If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll take the time to make a handmade card for your Valentine. Whether sweet or sappy, it will surely be appreciated by the ones you love!



Deborah Frings said...

Gorgeous cards! I do like the backing paper on the first card!

Claire Brennan said...

STUNNING cards Jennifer!! These are gorgeous!

Jill Norwood said...

So very beautiful Jennifer! Love them! And beautiful papers from SEI! Love the way you cut out the heart to fit the sentiment on the second card! Genius!


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