Happy Valentine’s Day! To me this day is all about reminding us to let others know we love and appreciate them. A card, a phone call, a kind word, lending a hand, or even a smile can change someone’s day for the better! I hope this day brings a smile to your face! I’m also hoping today’s card brings a smile to my daughter’s face.
If you follow my blog then you know I always make purple cards for my daughter. Plus, she loves books so this purple book fold card is so her! I used a beautiful pattern from the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper (FREE with a $50 purchase from my online store during Sale-A-Bration).
I love this paper and will share another project showcasing it this week. I paired it here with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. I always say you get the biggest bang for your buck with embossing folders! I love the texture it adds to a project! You can see I even embossed the envelope flap. Here’s a close up of the embossing on the card.
I added a little “frill” to the embossed layer using a die from Painted Labels. Love this special touch! Another thing I love is this sentiment from the Country Bouquet Stamp Set. This can be used on all different occasions (“I just wanted to say…” Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Good Luck, Congratulations, I miss you, etc.). I was disappointed the coordinating punch to the stamp set went on backorder; however, I found I could use what I had and the Heart Punch Pack was perfect for punching a heart from the DSP and layering it using the scallop heart. I stamped and fussy cut the small heart and adhered it to the sentiment. (I left a little white around it to cover a little smudge. LOL)
On the inside I used two other sentiments from the Country Bouquet stamp set along with one from another favorite stamp set, Lovely You. You can view the complete list of the products I used below.
I love how this card turned out. The Fresh Freesia ribbon adds a sweet finishing touch.
Here are the details to make this card.
- Card Base (Rich Razzleberry): 11 X 4-1/4, score at 4 1/4 & 5 1/2
- Cardstock Layer 1 (Fresh Freesia): 4 x 4 (cut 2), 1 x 4
- Designer Series Paper (Favored Flowers): 3 7/8 x 3 7/8, 7/8 x 3 7/8,
- Cardstock Layer 2 (Fresh Freesia): 3 x 3
- Cardstock Layer 3 (Basic White): 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 Embossed with Pretty Flowers
- Heart (Favored Flowers DSP): punch from 3 x 3
- Scallop Heart: *TIP- Punch from Fresh Freesia cardstock layer before adhering.
- Petal Pink 3/8″ Soft Polyester Ribbon: ~ 16 in.
- Inside Layer 1(Fresh Freesia): 4 x 4
- Inside Layer 2 (Basic White): 3 7/8 x 3 7/8
I really like this fun fold card design! Of course, I couldn’t just make a card for Valentines Day, I had to make a little treat to coordinate!
Can you guess what I put inside? The sentiment from Sending Smiles is a great hint.
Hershey Hugs & Kisses of course! The Cracker & Treat Box Dies make this project super quick & easy! I love all the different dies you get with this set!
This set of dies includes the box, five labels, two tags, and small hearts and stars you can use as embellishments or confetti. Use the box to contain treats or small gifts. It’s fun packaging you can create quickly and looks terrific!
Here are two more book fold valentine cards I made for my book club friends.
These two cards use pretty heart and floral patterns from the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at each one.
The inside sentiment from the Country Bouquet stamp set can be used all year long! Perfect for a friend card!
So, do you have a favorite color card from today? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below. Blackberry Bliss, Sweet Sorbet, or Balmy Blue?
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