Friday, January 20, 2012

Guest Post: Valentine's Day Cards

I am so excited to be guest blogging for Sassy Baby.
My name is Tracy Rushton and I am a “do-it-yourselfer” and “Craftaholic” all rolled up into one little person. 
I love sharing crafts with others and over the past 20 years have taught sewing, tole painting and cake decorating classes to friends, neighbors and anyone who would sign up and listen to me.  However, my true passion is scrapbooking and paper crafts.  (There is just something about the smell of paper that sets my heart a flutter.) I have worked, designed and taught for a few of the Local Scrapbook stores in the Salt Lake and Bountiful areas and also in Wyoming.
I have been married to my best friend for almost 24 years and we have 6 children, although most are teens or young adults now.  We have 5 girls, who let me create all sorts of girly items for them; and 1 boy who tolerates the “craftiness” as best he can.  Our home is usually crazy and a little chaotic at times but I wouldn’t change a thing.
I hope you enjoy these fun little Valentine cards and envelopes.  They were a lot of fun to put together for you.
PS My baby (who is 11) can't wait to make some for her own class party this year :)

Products used to make 12 cards and envelopes:  We R Memory Keepers Love stuck Line

Additional Supplies:
White, pink, blue and green cardstock
ATG  Gun or other tape runner (glue sticks will not work well)
Scop-pal or trimmer with score blade

Optional Supplies:
1” Circle punch
Heart punch
Ribbon or other embellishments

1. Start by cutting apart the tags. 
2. If you would like you can decorate the fronts with more heart punch outs, ribbon or ink. 

3.  With staples or glue, add ribbon or circle cut outs to make tabs.
4.  You can add a 3.5 x 2.5 scrap of paper to the back to leave a message if you would like
5. to make the envelope cut a piece of cardstock 3.5 x 7.5
6. score at 2.25” and again at 5.5” on the long side of the card stock
7. Use a circle punch and punch a half circle in the middle section of the envelope. (optional)

8. fold on score lines

9. turn envelope over, run tape on the right side of the middle section (across from the circle cut out)  and the bottom.
10. Fold top of envelope down and then the bottom up.

11. Decorate the front of each envelope using strips of printed cardstock, heart punches, ribbon and other embellishments.
That’s all there is to it.  Decorate all your envelopes, slip the tags in.  Have your child sign his/her name and even add a message.  

To print of the PDF for these instructions, click below: 
Valentine Cards

Thanks Tracy!  Have fun making your own cards!  

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